The Mysterious Mr Quin

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HarperCollins Publishers, Oct 14, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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A mysterious stranger appears at a New Year’s Eve party, becoming the enigmatic sleuthing sidekick to the snobbish Mr Satterthwaite...

So far, it had been a typical New Year’s Eve house party. But Mr Satterthwaite – a keen observer of human nature – sensed that the real drama of the evening was yet to unfold.

So it proved when a mysterious stranger arrived after midnight. Who was this Mr Quin? And why did his presence have such a pronounced effect on Eleanor Portal, the woman with the dyed-black hair?

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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

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

Quasi-fantasy mystery short stores about Harley Quin, who seems in some way to be an agent for unsatisfied dead people, and the rather fussy old Mr. Satterthwaite, who appears elsewhere in Christie's writings. Read full review

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

User Review  - Flora Fuzi - Goodreads

Mr. Quin helps people focus on the important parts of mysteries, which may involve details that don't seem so important. This effect is mainly centered on his friend, Mr. Satterthwaite, who is a good ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.

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