A talent to deceive: an appreciation of Agatha Christie

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Collins, 1980 - Literary Criticism - 203 pages
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Dinah Taylor and Garret Miller are professionals with busy careers who find themselves drawn into the world of Jonah and his dog, Mutt. Through a turn of events, Dinah finds herself in a guardianship ... Read full review

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Reviewed Jan 2005 Barnard attempts to show shy Christie should be appreciated. He quotes critics who compare her books to novels and wolds of fictions nothing like the detective story. He takes the ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
7
Counsel for the Prosecution
9
Their Aim is World Domination
18
Copyright

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About the author (1980)

British writer, Robert Barnard was born in 1936 in Essex, England. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was a professor. He writes primarily mystery novels. His novels include "A Cry from the Dark," "The Bones in the Attic," "The Mistress of Alderley," and "Unholy Dying." Some of his other works are Stranger in the family, A Brontė Encyclopedia (with Louise Barnard) and The Killings on Jubilee Terrace. His works has earned him numerous awards. Among them are the Nero Wolfe, Anthony, Agatha, Edgar and Macavity Awards. In 2003, he won the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for a lifetime of achievement.

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