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Summary

Six short stories from the Queen of Crime, telling, amongst other things, of Pink Pearls and Sinister Strangers.

Bonus Feature: Includes an exclusive Q&A session between Hugh Fraser and David Brawn, Publishing Operations Director at HarperCollins.

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford were restless for adventure, so when they were asked to take over Blunt’s International Detective Agency, they leapt at the chance. After their triumphant recovery of a pink pearl, intriguing cases kept on coming their way: a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course; cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers; and even a box of poisoned chocolates.

©2007 Agatha Christie (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Sherlock Holmes, John Thorndyke, Father Brown and even Poirot are amiably parodied, and once or twice the solution as well as the dialogue is deliberately facetious." ( Times Literary Supplement)
"Required reading.’Books‘Distinctly worthwhile." ( New York Times)

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Enjoyable escapades

Enjoyable escapades from T and T although at times they display genius akin to HP, but good fun all round. Hugh Fraiser excellent as always

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Love it!!!

What a fab book! Each story funny and gripping. With a delightful end to the whole book! Wish it would have gone on longer!!!

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great read

superbly narrated. spellbinding set of short stories. Fast paced and captivating. Agatha Christie at her story telling best

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Flows from crime to crime with ease.

Short elegant stories read beautifully. Not major crimes against the world but enjoyable every chapter.

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  • Jane
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  • 19-04-15

Loved the book, love Hugh Fraser reading it

I have loved this book since I first read it on my early teens, Hugh Fraser"s reading of it is excellent

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