Soon, thanks to the detective work of Superintendent Battle, everyone’s secrets—and the secret of Chimneys itself—will be on display.
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Open Road Media
International intrigue leads to murder at an English manor house in this classic mystery introducing the detection skills of Superintendent Battle. Never do favors—that’s the lesson it would’ve behooved Anthony Cade to learn before getting himself wrapped up in a case of conspiracy and murder. Politician George Lomax has persuaded Lord Caterham to host a weekend party at Chimneys, his country estate. Lomax hopes to cement plans to reinstate the monarchy in Herzegovina. But when the prince of Herzegovina turns up dead, Cade has a lot of explaining to do. After all, his footprints were found on the grounds . . . though not inside the house. As one criminal conspiracy leads to another, both Scotland Yard and the French Sûreté are on the scene to set things right. Soon, thanks to the detective work of Superintendent Battle, everyone’s secrets—and the secret of Chimneys itself—will be on display.
Romance, politics, mystery, and murder collide at a British country home In this lengthy annotated edition of the classic Agatha Christie novel, adventurer Anthony Cade returns to Britain to deliver a politician's memoirs and to rescue a ...
Author: Agatha Christie
Romance, politics, mystery, and murder collide at a British country home In this lengthy annotated edition of the classic Agatha Christie novel, adventurer Anthony Cade returns to Britain to deliver a politician's memoirs and to rescue a woman from a blackmailing scheme. But when he arrives, he finds himself enmeshed in international intrigue and murder. The answer to these mysteries, as well as his pursuit of a beautiful spirited woman leads him to Chimneys, the country home. There, another murder puts him in the middle of the investigation that will require all of his wits and intelligence to keep him from the gallows. Meanwhile, the forces of Scotland Yard and the French Sûreté converge on Chimneys in pursuit of a master criminal, a missing British crown jewel, and the ultimate Secret of Chimneys. Published in 1925, "The Secret of Chimneys" was hailed as "a capital detective story," "bright and cleverly written" and "an engrossing and entertaining yarn." This new annotated edition, edited by Bill Peschel comes with more than 30,000 words in footnotes and essays that delves into the background of the story and the life of its author. Learn about Abney Hall, the inspiration of all of Christie's country homes, the real-life manor where major Hollywood productions are filmed, and the life of Agatha Christie during her most happiest time, before it all fell apart. "The Complete, Annotated Secret of Chimneys," the fifth book in Peschel Press' Complete, Annotated series, will entertain, educate, and enlighten you. You'll see an Agatha Christie at her wittiest and in a way you've never seen her before.
A slipcase containing five classic Agatha Christie novels, all sporting the stunning '21st Century' Christie livery and featuring the redoubtable Superintendent Battle. Superintendent Battle's impassive expression misleads many new aquantances into underestimating the determined lawman -- but it is not nothing that one of Scotland Yard's finest detectives is assigned the most volatile and mysterious cases of murder. In his first adventure, The Secret of Chimneys, the Superintendent is concerned with a missing packet of letters -- and their vital connection to murder and control of the throne of Herzoslovakia. In The Seven Dials Mystery Battle returns to Chimneys, the sprawling country house with a dark secret, to investigate the existence of a secret organisation and the numerous deaths linked to it. Cards on the Table is considered the best of Christie's 'closed-door' murders and centres on an evening of Bridge with four successful murderers and four crime experts. It's up to the Superintendent and Hercule Poirot to discover who exactly killed the host -- and why. The quiet, English, rural village depicted in Murder is Easy is shocked by a series of brutal murders -- and Superinte
Tommy and Tuppence Beresford erstmals in The Secret Adversary ( 1922 ) ,
Lady Eileen ( Bundle ) Brent in The Secret of Chimneys ( 1925 ) , Chief Inspector
James Japp in The Mysterious Affair at Styles ( 1920 ) , Superintendent Battle in
'It's called The Secret Chimneys or something like that, isn't it?' 'You're very close
– it's The Secret of Chimneys.' 'I must remember that. Is it as good as her others?'
Miss Moran nodded enthusiastically. 'It's excellent. Her books just seem to get ...
Author: Geraldine O'Neill
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Liverpool, 1925: Can a chance meeting lead to a fresh start? Lillian Taylor dreams of a world beyond the locked gates of the convent orphanage. For ten years she has survived the hard faith of the Mother Superior, but the arrival of a glamorous visitor changes everything. Claiming to be her aunt, Anna Ainsley offers the little orphan girl a home and opportunities she never could have dreamed of. But can Lillian seize her chance of happiness without facing the secrets of her past? A heartwarming Liverpool saga, perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Katie Flynn and Maeve Binchy. Praise for Geraldine O'Neill: 'Absolutely brilliant. I couldn't put it down. A real triumph' Lyn Andrews
Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel's geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story.
Author: James Zemboy
Category: Literary Criticism
“thoughtful and entertaining...highly useful...achieves its goal”—Booklist “may be the most thorough guide to the 60 novels published between 1920 and 1976...provides thoughtful and helpful commentary”—ARBA “a very worthwhile book for...a good encyclopedic introduction to the world of this most prolific and well loved crime author”--Reference Reviews “excellent”--GAdetection “the writing is lively, the author’s enthusiasm infectious”--Mystery Scene The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie's 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel's geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie's overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot's French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie's novels so much of their flavor.
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" The influence of these thrilling narratives is perfectly wholesome and ...
Other crime writers may come and go, but Agatha Christie maintains her enduring appeal, and for her millions of fans, this book is the next best thing to a new Christie novel.
Author: Vanessa Wagstaff
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Other crime writers may come and go, but Agatha Christie maintains her enduring appeal, and for her millions of fans, this book is the next best thing to a new Christie novel. The authors have assembled a mouthwatering feast of period memorabilia—jackets and bindings of first editions from both sides of the Atlantic, stills from films and television series, photographs of the places and buildings that Christie used as settings for her stories, reviews and magazine features—all of which transports the reader back into the world inhabited by Christie and her characters. Each of her novels is discussed in the order of its publication, with a plot summary, background information on Christie's own life at the time the book was written, an account of its critical reception, and details of subsequent films and TV series. The reader is thus able to trace Christie's career as an author, and the way in which her detectives were introduced and developed, while following, in parallel, her own life and travels.
In a word , it was sometimes his practice to exchange his complexion and
habiliments for those of a negro and a chimney - sweep , and to call at certain
doors for employment . This he generally secured by importunity and the
cheapness of his ...
Like The Secret Adversary ( 1922 ) , The Man in the Brown Suit ( 1924 ) , and The Secret of Chimneys ( 1925 ) , Agatha ' s later thrillers would always contain some
element of mystery to be solved and usually some master villain to be ...
Author: Martin Fido
Category: Detective and mystery stories, English
Denne boken tar for seg livet til Agatha Christie, hennes arbeider og tiden hun levde i. Christie bragte krim-sjangeren videre, og hun la grunnlaget for detektivromanens gullalder. Flere av hennes historier har blitt klassikere. Selv var hun en diskret og dannet kvinne som unngikk oppmerksomhet, men livet hennes var langt fra kjedelig. Hun reiste mye og hun skapte store overskrifter da hun forsvant i 1926. Boka er lett tilgjengelig og har en mengde illustrasjoner. Den henvender seg både til dem som har studert Christie, til dem som har blitt kjent med henne via filmatiseringer og til dem som har gledet seg over hennes spennende bøker.
3Agatha Christie , An Autobiography ( New York : Dodd , Mead , 1977 ) , p . 3 . *
Christie , An Autobiography , pp . 353 - 369 . 5Agatha Christie , The Secret of Chimneys ( New York : Dell , 1953 ) , p . 73 . 6Christie , The Secret of Chimneys ,
These facts were as follows: "At the precise moment predicted by a sorcerer"--
case of revenge--"a violent clap of thunder was heard above one of the chimneys
of the presbytery, after which the fluid descended with a formidable noise through
Author: Helena Blavatsky
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This edition uncovers the fundamental unity from which everything springs and shows the Occult side of Nature that has never been approached by the Science of modern civilization. Isis Unveiled The Secret Doctrine The Key to Theosophy The Voice of the Silence Studies in Occultism From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Nightmare Tales
Since there's somebody at High Chimneys who knows the secret of Harriet
Pyke's child , and that's the person we're bound to question , “ In case it has
escaped your attention , ” yelled Clive , “ you've mentioned the matter several
The pirate's design was now only too evident: he wished to bring her broadside
to bear on the Chimneys and from there to reply with shell and ball to the shot
which had till then decimated her crew. Soon the Speedy reached the point of the
Author: Peter Thompson (Carpenter.)Publish On: 1863
A chimney which smokes at the wrong end is a great nuisance , a cause of
discomfort , vexation , and annoyance to all ... built many chimneys in all possible
situations , and have found one simple plan everywhere succeed , the secret
Here is the answer to the question of what Agatha Christie might have been had she not invented Poirot or Marple âe" and the answer undoubtedly is still The Queen of Crime!
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Category: Detective and mystery stories
A brand new Agatha Christie omnibus collection. This collection of five omnibuse books gathers together the twenty stand-alone novels, presenting them chronologically and providing a fascinating window on a changing world though six decades of investigation. This title bringing together all four stand-alone novels she wrote in the 1920s.
There was not a whole building standing in the square , only the pitifully
blackened fingers of the chimneys that seemed to claw upwards out of the
wreckage . It was evi. dent that the bombers had missed their objective , the 16 • THE secret ...