The Mysterious Mr. Quin: A Short Story Collection (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Feb 10, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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It had been a typical New Year's Eve party. But as midnight approaches, Mr. Satterthwaite—a keen observer of human nature—senses that the real drama of the evening is yet to unfold. And so it proves when a mysterious stranger knocks on the door. Who is this Mr. Quin?

Mr. Satterthwaite's new friend is an enigma. He seems to appear and disappear almost like a trick of the light. In fact, the only consistent thing about him is that his presence is always an omen—sometimes good, but sometimes deadly. . . .

  

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My all time favorite mystery writer. - Goodreads
Agatha Christie was lazy about writing this book. - Goodreads
Easy conclusions and no character development. - Goodreads

Review: The Mysterious Mr. Quin (Harley Quin #1)

User Review  - Sarah Williams - Goodreads

This book is full of short stories yet reveals more about the figure of Mr Quinn, finally culminating in a slightly disturbing ending pointing to his true nature. A good read especially if you just ... Read full review

Review: The Mysterious Mr. Quin (Harley Quin #1)

User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this little collection of stories. Several times, Christie mentioned how atmosphere is to understanding. She accepted her own challenge and told stories where the atmosphere ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
The Coming of Mr Quin
The Shadow on the Glass
At the Bells and Motley
The Sign in the
The Soul of the Croupier
The Man from the
The Voice in the Dark
The Dead Harlequin
The Bird with the Broken Wing
The Worlds
Harlequins Lane
About the Author
Other Books by Agatha Christie Copyright
About the Publisher
Copyright

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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976. Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers, which have been published in more than 20 countries and adapted for television. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and as a poet has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

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