Midwinter Murder: Fireside Tales from the Queen of Mystery

Agatha Christie (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
October 20, 2020
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780063030367

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About the Author

Agatha Christie, in full Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, nΓ©e Miller, (born 15th September 1890, Torquay, Devon, England - died 12th January 1976, Wallingford, Oxfordshire), English detective novelist and playwright whose books have sold more than 100 million copies and have been translated into some 100 languages. Educated at home by her mother, Christie began writing detective fiction while working as a nurse during World War I. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), introduced Hercule Poirot, her eccentric and egotistic Belgian detective; Poirot reappeared in about 25 novels and many short stories before returning to Styles, where, in Curtain (1975), he died. The elderly spinster Miss Jane Marple, her other principal detective figure, first appeared in Murder at the Vicarage (1930). Christie's first major recognition came with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), which was followed by some 75 novels that usually made best-seller lists and were serialized in popular magazines in England and the United States. Christie's plays include The Mousetrap (1952), which set a world record for the longest continuous run at one theatre (8,862 performances - more than 21 years - at the Ambassadors Theatre, London) and then moved to another theatre, and Witness for the Prosecution, which, like many of her works, was adapted into a successful film. Other notable film adaptations include Murder on the Orient Express (1933; film 1974 and 2017) and Death on the Nile (1937; film 1978). Her works were also adapted for television. In 1926 Christie's mother died, and her husband, Colonel Archibald Christie, requested a divorce. In a move she never fully explained, Christie disappeared and, after several highly publicized days, was discovered registered in a hotel under the name of the woman her husband wished to marry. In 1930 Christie married the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan; thereafter she spent several months each year on expeditions in Iraq and Syria with him. She also wrote romantic nondetective novels, such as Absent in the Spring (1944), under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.

Reviews

"Agatha Christie is the reigning Queen of Suspense, her tales always the perfect addition to any list of books to read for Halloween. "--Women.com
"The Last Seance shows that Christie could pull off stories of supernatural suggestion, and that she was fantastic at creating atmosphere."--New York Journal of Books
"This collection overall gets that balance between horror and mystery exactly right...That's part of Dame Christie's spooky brilliance, knowing when to satisfy readers with the mundane monstrosity of a human murderer and when to leave us with the chilling touch of the unknowable."--Criminal Element
"What better way to pre-game for Halloween than with a compilation of spooky stories from none other than Agatha Christie?"--InStyle
"Agatha Christie's books are both wonderful crime novels and studies in contrast and duality, and I adore them still. Underestimate them at your peril."

--Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache novels
"Agatha Christie taught me many important lessons about the inner workings of the mystery novel before it ever occurred to me that I might one day be writing mysteries myself."

--Sue Grafton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kinsey Millhone novels
"Any mystery writer who wants to learn how to plot should spend a few days reading Agatha Christie. She'll show you everything you want to know."--Donna Leon, New York Times bestselling author of the Commissario Brunetti novels
"Agatha Christie's indelibly etched characters have entertained millions across the years and a love of her work has brought together generations of readers--a singular achievement for any author and an inspiration to writers across the literary landscape."

--Jacqueline Winspear, New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs novels