The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

Large Print - 2013
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Brings together nine rare and brilliant tales of murder and detection that span nearly half a century. In "Mystery of the Spanish Chest," Hercule Poirot unravels the psychological conundrums that motivate a killer. In "The Actress," a great star's shady past becomes the plaything of a blackmailer. In "The Harlequin Tea Set," Harley Quin helps a man save his loved ones from the greedy hand of murder. These and six other stories of intrigue and danger complete this collection.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine :, Center Point Large Print,, 2013
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781611737691
Branch Call Number: LPF CHR NVD
Characteristics: 271 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Aug 27, 2010

An interesting set of stories not quite what I expected but well written stories that show how good a writer Christie was.

Oct 05, 2005

This collection of stories, gathered posthumously, showcases Agatha Christie?s versatility. Not just an author of mysteries, although one Poirot is included, these are affairs of the heart in all its beauty and ugliness. For instance in ?The Edge? and spinster?s heart is revealed, and in ?The lonely god? a pair of lonely lovers is exposed. ?Within a wall? creates a set of characters and circumstances that keep the pages turning until the last page. ?The Spanish chest? reveals the dark interior of jealousy and obsession which is not always the providence of Poirot while the last one, ?The harlequin tea set? brings a strangely psychic character to play, unusual for Christie, to an enigmatic but spooky ending. All are deeply satisfying.

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