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From the Queen of Crime, the first time all of her spookiest and most macabre stories have been collected in one volume.

‘From behind the curtains there still sounded the terrible high long-drawn scream - such a scream as Raoul had never heard. It died away with a horrible kind of gurgle. Then there came the thud of a body falling....'

For lovers of the supernatural and the macabre comes this collection of ghostly and chilling tales from Agatha Christie. Acknowledged the world over as the undisputed Queen of Crime, in fact she dabbled in her early writing career with mysteries of a more unearthly kind - stories featuring fantastic psychic visions, spectres looming in the shadows, encounters with deities, eerie messages from the Other Side, even a man who switches bodies with a cat.... 

This haunting compendium gathers together all of Christie’s spookiest and most macabre short stories, some featuring her timeless detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Finally together in one volume, it shines a light on the darker side of Agatha Christie, one that she herself relished, identifying 10 of them as ‘my own favourite stories written soon after The Mysterious Affair at Styles, some before that’.

©2019 Agatha Christie (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction." (Tana French)

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An excellent book

This collection of short stories, were a God send, as I was confined to my bed, over a couple of weeks. although I had heard a couple of the stories, because of them being on recent tv programmes, it was still excellent to hear them again. You won’t need to be ill to enjoy these Offering. Well read, beautifully craft by the Queen of Crime. Can’t recommend them highly enough.

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Loved every story

Fenella Woolgar is an excellent narrator and really brought the stories to life. I love Agatha Christie, it was her novels that got me into reading books instead of comics, many years ago.

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Fantastic find!

I really enjoyed this, the narrator was excellent, very pleasant voice and well suited to the stories. Some of these are lesser known Christie stories and some are only indirectly related to the supernatural - but all are enjoyable.

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agatha christie at her best

I've listened to the whole audio book twice and could happily do so again. amazing plots and twists, fabulous characterisation, old friends and new popping up all over the place. everything you expect from agatha, but a bit different at the same time. unmissable for any christie fan. happy reading x

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