The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

Nine tales of murder and subsequent investigation cover nearly fifty years of Agatha Christie's writing career, in an anthology that includes "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest," "The Actress," and the title story. Reissue.

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 0425165159

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Nine tales of murder and subsequent investigation cover nearly fifty years of Agatha Christie's writing career, in an anthology that includes "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest," "The Actress," and the title story. Reissue.
Categories: Fiction

The Complete Christie

The Complete Christie

Outside the Harley Quin stories, Harlequin and Columbine, with other figures from the commedia dell'arte, also appeared in "The Affair at the Victory Ball." "The Harlequin Tea Set" publishing history: First published by Macmillan London ...

Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671028312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 454

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Offers biographical details about the mystery writer's life, A-to-Z plot summaries of her novels, character listings, and film and television listings.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Brief Guide To Agatha Christie

A Brief Guide To Agatha Christie

'The Love Detectives' appeared in Three Blind Miceand Other Stories in 1950. 'Next to aDog' and 'Magnolia Blossom' appear in The Golden Ball and Other Stories in 1971. And 'The Harlequin Tea Set' appears in The Harlequin Tea Set in ...

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472110695

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Agatha Christie’s 80 novels and short-story collections have sold over 2 billion copies in more than 45 languages, more than any other author. When Christie finally killed off her Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, the year before she herself died, that ‘detestable, bombastic, tiresome, ego-centric little creep’ in Christie’s words, received a full-page obituary in the New York Times, the only fictional character ever to have done so. From her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, a Poirot mystery, to her last, Sleeping Murder, featuring Miss Marple, Crawford explores Christie’s life and fiction. Cawthorne examines recurring characters, such as Captain Arthur Hastings, Poirot’s Dr Watson; Chief Inspector Japp, his Lestrade, as well as other flat-footed policemen that Poirot outsmarts on his travels; his efficient secretary, Miss Felicity Lemon; another employee, George; and Ariadne Oliver, a humorous caricature of Christie herself. He looks at the writer’s own fascinating: her work as a nurse during the First World War; her strange disappearance after her first husband asked for a divorce; and her exotic expeditions with her second husband, the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan. He examines the author’s working life – her inspirations, methods and oeuvre – and provides biographies of her key characters, their attire, habits and methods, including Poirot’s relationships with women, particularly Countess Vera Rossakoff and Miss Amy Carnaby. In doing so, he sheds light on the genteel world of the country house and the Grand Tour between the wars. He takes a look at the numerous adaptations of Christie’s stories for stage and screen, especially Poirot’s new life in the eponymous long-running and very successful TV series.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Short Story Index

Short Story Index

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ISBN: UOM:49015003032829

Category: Short stories

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Categories: Short stories

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

This is a collection of stories first published in various magazines in the 1920s but despite Christie citing Harley ... Bay and Other Stories (1991†) Cases: 'The Love Detectives': See Three Blind Mice (1950*) 'The Harlequin Tea Set': ...

Author: Mark Campbell

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843444244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Marking the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth, this new edition offers an informed introductin to the chief proponent of the English village murder mystery. Although she created two enormously popular characters - the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and the inquisitive elderly spinster and amateur sleuth Miss Jane Marple of St Mary Mead - it is not generally acknowledged that Agatha Christie wrote in many different genres: comic mysteries (Why Didn't They Ask Evans?), atmospheric whodunits (Murder On The Orient Express), espionage thrillers (N or M?), romances (under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott), plays (The Mousetrap) and poetry. This guide examines all of Christie's novels and short stories and lists the various TV and film adaptations of her works.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary Afterlife

Literary Afterlife

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) Murder on the Links (1923) Poirot Investigates (1924) short stories The Murder ... Stories (1991) short stories While the Light Lasts and Other Stories (1997) short stories The Harlequin Tea Set ...

Author: Bernard A. Drew

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457212

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

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This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and "biographies" of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author's characters.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sequels

Sequels

Hercule Poirot's Casebook (dodd, 1984) This book contains 50 Poirot stories. 45. Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories, The (Putnam, 1997) nine never-before-collected Christie magazine stories, one of them involving Poirot. ii.

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

True Crime Parallels to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

True Crime Parallels to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

Appendix B: Alphabetical List of Christie Mystery Novels and Story Collections 4:50 from Paddington (What Mrs. ... The Golden Ball and Other Stories: Collection Hallowe'en Party The Harlequin Tea Set: Collection Hercule Poirot's ...

Author: Anne Powers

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476679464

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, the works of Agatha Christie stand as some of the most celebrated crime fiction of our era. This book takes ten of her most famous works and shows their relationship to ten of crime history's most famous and sensational cases--cases whose notoriety still resounds to this day. Addressing both novels and short stories, the author illuminates the relationship between Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and the sensational Lindbergh Kidnapping Case of 1932; the connections between Christie's Mrs. McGinty's Dead and the horrific true case of England's most loathed wife-killer, the American Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen--and eight more engrossing pairings of Christie's ingenious mystery puzzles with vintage true crime's most sensational events.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Gentle Art of Murder

The Gentle Art of Murder

In the last two stories of The Mysterious Mr. Quin and the late " The Harlequin Tea - Set , ” there is the suggestion that Quin is a personification of death , an idea that is absent from all other stories .

Author: Earl F. Bargainnier

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879721596

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This study of the technique of Agatha Christie’s detective fiction—sixty-seven novels and over one hundred short stories—is the first extensive analysis of her accomplishment as a writer. Earl F. Bargannier demonstrates that Christie thoroughly understood the conventions of her genre and, with seemingly inexhaustible ingenuity, was able to develop for more than fifty years surprising variations within those conventions.
Categories: Social Science

Everyman s Guide to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

Everyman s Guide to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

The Golden Ball and other Stories. (A collection of 15 short stories, 13 of which were previously published in other collections. ... (Collection of 8 previously published stories and one new story, “The Harlequin Tea Set” No. 83— X-ix.) ...

Author: Bruce Pendergast

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412023047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 445

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Everyman's Guide to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie is a reference book covering Christie's 238 stories. It provides data never before published about both important and trivial facts. Dedications, time periods, and locations have been laboriously researched, and provided with "time warp" explanations. Even trivial data such as newspapers (100 in all), pubs (95) and automobiles (136) are shown as well as each story in which they are listed. English sayings totalling 259 are shown with the book(s) in which they appear, including a brief explanation of their meaning. Yet Guide is much more than a list of facts. It is an informative reference book about Christie's writings. As well, different perspectives on many of the perplexing mysteries within her mysteries are provided. Finally, Guide is not an alphabetical list of stories or characters. Instead, it lists many entrancing "errors" of sketches and text with comments explaining where possible the reasons for their existence. Most importantly, "Guide" does not betray any book's endings nor the identity of the villain, a rule that genuine Christie devotees always try to uphold.
Categories: Literary Criticism