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Agatha Christie's secret notebooks : fifty years of mysteries in the making /

by Curran, John; Christie, Agatha; Christie, Agatha.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Harper, 2009Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: 492 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780061988363; 0061988367.Subject(s): Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc | Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976 | Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character) | Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship | Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship | Notebooks | Fiction | Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship
Contents:
A murder is announced : the beginning of a career -- Dumb witness : the evidence of the notebooks -- Exhibit A : the Detection Club -- The moving finger : Agatha Christie at work -- Exhibit B : other crime writers in the notebooks -- Cat among the pigeons : the nursery rhyme murders -- Exhibit C : Agatha Christie in the notebooks -- Blind man's buff : a game of murder -- Exhibit D : true crime in the notebooks -- The girl in the train : murder abroad -- Elephants can remember : murder in retrospect -- Exhibit E : N or M? : a titles quiz -- Destination unknown : murder abroad -- In a glass darkly : the unknown Christie -- Exhibit F : the house of dreams ; unused ideas -- Sanctuary : a holiday for murder -- Poirot investigates : the labours of Hercules -- Exhibit G : murder is easy : seeds of inspiration -- The body in the library : murder by quotation -- Appendix: Swan song : two last stories: The capture of Cerberus ; The incident of the dog's ball.
Summary: A fascinating exploration of the contents of Agatha Christie's long hidden notebooks, including illustrations, analyses, and two previously unpublished short stories. This was first published in the UK--Provided by publisher.
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Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 2009.

Includes bibliographical references (page 485) and index.

"Includes two unpublished Poirot stories"--Jacket.

A murder is announced : the beginning of a career -- Dumb witness : the evidence of the notebooks -- Exhibit A : the Detection Club -- The moving finger : Agatha Christie at work -- Exhibit B : other crime writers in the notebooks -- Cat among the pigeons : the nursery rhyme murders -- Exhibit C : Agatha Christie in the notebooks -- Blind man's buff : a game of murder -- Exhibit D : true crime in the notebooks -- The girl in the train : murder abroad -- Elephants can remember : murder in retrospect -- Exhibit E : N or M? : a titles quiz -- Destination unknown : murder abroad -- In a glass darkly : the unknown Christie -- Exhibit F : the house of dreams ; unused ideas -- Sanctuary : a holiday for murder -- Poirot investigates : the labours of Hercules -- Exhibit G : murder is easy : seeds of inspiration -- The body in the library : murder by quotation -- Appendix: Swan song : two last stories: The capture of Cerberus ; The incident of the dog's ball.

A fascinating exploration of the contents of Agatha Christie's long hidden notebooks, including illustrations, analyses, and two previously unpublished short stories. This was first published in the UK--Provided by publisher.

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