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Samuel French, Inc., 2010 - 106 pages
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Melodrama Characters: 6 male, 4 female Interior Set The Hendryks, refugees in England, have lost everything. Karl with his talents, charm, and hard work rebuilds their lives. But Anya, his wife, is fatally ill and so her old friend, Lisa, who secretly loves karl, lives with them and runs the house. The three are very close. Their serenity is shattered when wealthy, brainless but headstrong Hellen Rolander bribes her way into taking private lessons from Karl. Her infatuation for him being unreturned she doesn't stop at murder to clear the way. But after Anya's dead, Hellen realizing her schemes were futile commits suicide. So Anya's death is pinned on Lisa backed by evidence from a scandal mongering char lady. Lisa's found not guilty and after their mutual agony she and Karl build a new life from the wreckage.
 

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Not really much of a mystery. More of a domestic story. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
59
Section 2
102
Section 3
107
Section 4
109
Section 5
111
Section 6
112
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One of the most successful and beloved writer of mystery stories, Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was born in 1890 in Torquay, County Devon, England. She wrote her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1920, launching a literary career that spanned decades. In her lifetime, she authored 79 crime novels and a short story collection, 19 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language with another billion in 44 foreign languages. Some of her most famous titles include Murder on the Orient Express, Mystery of the Blue Train, And Then There Were None, 13 at Dinner and The Sittaford Mystery. Noted for clever and surprising twists of plot, many of Christie's mysteries feature two unconventional fictional detectives named Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Poirot, in particular, plays the hero of many of her works, including the classic, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), and Curtain (1975), one of her last works in which the famed detective dies. Over the years, her travels took her to the Middle East where she met noted English archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan. They married in 1930. Christie accompanied Mallowan on annual expeditions to Iraq and Syria, which served as material for Murder in Mesopotamia (1930), Death on the Nile (1937), and Appointment with Death (1938). Christie's credits also include the plays, The Mousetrap and Witness for the Prosecution (1953; film 1957). Christie received the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for 1954-1955 for Witness. She was also named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1971. Christie died in 1976.

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