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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

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The ABC Murders Agatha Christie First published in the UK by William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1936 This edition, Pan Books, 1958 ISBN: 0330256521 192 pages Source: City Bookshop, Norwich The ABC Murders opens with Captain Hastings coming back to England from his ranch … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles Agatha Christie First published in the US, 1920, John Lane 296 pages (in the first edition) Source: Project Gutenberg ‘Look after her, Mr. Hastings. My poor Emily. They’re a lot of sharks – all of them… … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: Mrs McGinty’s Dead

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Mrs McGinty’s Dead Agatha Christie First published in the UK by William Collins & Sons, 1952 This edition: Published as part of  The Agatha Christie Crime Collection (with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and They Do It With Mirrors) 1969, Hamlyn Publishing … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: The Clocks

The Clocks Agatha Christie First published in the UK 1963 by Collins This edition Fontana, 1966 ISBN: 9780006161738 250 pages Source: Mrs Offences At the end of May, I had the bright idea of proposing a theme for my monthly round-up of classic crime … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express

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Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie First published in the UK 1934 This edition Fontana, 1974 ISBN: 0006137121 192 pages Source: Mrs Offences By the step leading up into the sleeping-car stood a young French lieutenant, resplendent in uniform, conversing … Continue reading

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Ze little grey sells: A new Poirot deal for Sophie Hannah

I guess this shouldn’t come as a surprise after authorised James Bond and Sherlock Holmes novels. The Rap Sheet this morning alerted me to this press release: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers today announced plans to publish the … Continue reading

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Classic crime in the blogosphere, September 2012

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This is my second month of my monthly ‘best of the blogs’ devoted to classic crime, and my task has been complicated by two factors: 1. I forgot to make notes as I went along. 2. The crime ‘zine Crime … Continue reading

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