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

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, (15 September 1890 - 12 January 1976) was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Christie also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery, The Mousetrap, and, under the pen name Mary Westmacott, six romances. In 1971 she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her contribution to literature. Christie was born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon. Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches. During the Second World War, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, acquiring a good knowledge of poisons which feature in many of her novels. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books, behind only Shakespeare's works and the Bible. She remains the most-translated individual author, having been translated into at least 103 languages. In 1955, Christie was the first recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's highest honour, the Grand Master Award. Most of her books and short stories have been adapted for television, radio, video games and comics, and more than thirty feature films have been based on her work.

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