Nadina, a dancer in Paris, receives a visit from Count Sergius Paulovitch. Both are in the service of «the Colonel», an international agent provocateur and criminal. «The Colonel» is retiring, leaving his agents high and dry. Nadina has a plan to blackmail the Colonel. Anne Beddingfeld is an orphan after the sudden death of her archaeologist father. Longing for adventure, she jumps at the chance live in London. Returning from an unsuccessful job interview, Anne is at Hyde Park Corner tube station when a man falls onto the live track, dying instantly. A doctor examines the man, pronounces him dead, and leaves. Anne picks up the note he dropped, which reads «17.1 22 Kilmorden Castle». The inquest of L B Carton brings a verdict of accidental death. Carton carried a house agent's order to view Mill House in Marlow, and the next day the newspapers report that a dead woman has been found there, strangled. The house belongs to Sir Eustace Pedler MP. A young man in a brown suit is identified as a suspect, having entered the house soon after the dead woman.
At the request of George Lomax, Lord Caterham reluctantly agrees to host a weekend party at his home, Chimneys. A murder occurs in the house, beginning a week of fast-paced events with police among the guests…
The Secret of Chimneys, by master-author Agatha Christie, introduces the much-loved characters of Superintendent Battle and Lady Eileen «Bundle» Brent.
Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors.
For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Agatha Christie which are The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Murder on the Links.
Agatha Christie, was a British writer who acted as a novelist, short story writer, dramaturge and poet. She stood out in the subgenre of detective novels, having popularly won the nicknames «Queen of Crime», «Duchess of Death» and «Mistress of Mystery». According to the Guinness Book, Christie is the most successful novelist in the history of world popular literature in total number of books sold, whose total numbers are only behind the works sold by William Shakespeare and the Bible.
Novels selected for this book: The Mysterious Affair at Styles; The Murder on the Links.
This is one of many books in the series Essential Novelists. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the authors.
Schreckliche Gerüchte stören die Beschaulichkeit des Altenheims, in dem Tommy Beresfords Tante Ada lebt. Spätestens als eine der alten Damen spurlos verschwindet, glauben Tommy und Tuppence nicht mehr an bloße „Schauermärchen“. Und tatsächlich sind die beiden bald einem lange gesuchten, eiskalten Mörder auf der Spur, was für Tuppence sehr gefährlich wird… Der dritte Fall für Tommy und Tuppence – „genial und fesselnd“ (The Guardian)!
This eBook edition of «The Mysterious Affair at Styles» has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. It was written in the middle of World War I, in 1916 and was Christie's first published novel, introducing Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings. The story is told in first person by Hastings and features many of the elements that have become icons of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, largely due to Christie's influence. It is set in a large, isolated country manor. There are a half-dozen suspects, most of whom are hiding facts about themselves. The book includes maps of the house, the murder scene, and a drawing of a fragment of a will, as well as a number of red herrings and surprise plot twists.
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Great War is over, and jobs are scarce. Tommy Beresford and Prudence «Tuppence» Cowley meet and agree to start their own business as The Young Adventurers. They are hired for a job that leads them both to many dangerous situations, meeting allies as well, including an American millionaire in search of his cousin…
Musaicum Books presents to you this unique and meticulously edited mystery collection: The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Secret Adversary The Murder on the Links The Affair at the Victory Ball The Curious Disappearance of the Opalsen Pearls (The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan) The Adventure of King of Clubs The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim The Mystery of the Plymouth Express The Adventure of «The Western Star» The Tragedy at Marsden Manor The Kidnapped Prime Minister The Million Dollar Bond Robbery The Adventure of the Cheap Flat The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge The Clue of the Chocolate Box The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb The Case of the Veiled Lady The Kidnapping of Johnnie Waverly The Market Basing Mystery The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman The Case of the Missing Will The Submarine Plans (The Incredible Theft) The Adventure of the Clapham Cook The Lost Mine The Cornish Mystery The Double Clue The Lemesurier Inheritance
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