The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

Book - 1997
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Nine previously uncollected stories by the world's most famous mystery writer include The Mystery of the Spanish Chest, in which Hercule Poirot uses psychology to unravel a killer's motives, and the title story, in which Mr. Harley Quinn helps a man protect his loved ones from murder.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1997.
ISBN: 9780399142871
Branch Call Number: FIC Chris 3578au 1
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Characteristics: 281 p.


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Aug 27, 2010

An interesting set of stories not quite what I expected but well written stories that show how good a writer Christie was.

Oct 05, 2005

This collection of stories, gathered posthumously, showcases Agatha Christie?s versatility. Not just an author of mysteries, although one Poirot is included, these are affairs of the heart in all its beauty and ugliness. For instance in ?The Edge? and spinster?s heart is revealed, and in ?The lonely god? a pair of lonely lovers is exposed. ?Within a wall? creates a set of characters and circumstances that keep the pages turning until the last page. ?The Spanish chest? reveals the dark interior of jealousy and obsession which is not always the providence of Poirot while the last one, ?The harlequin tea set? brings a strangely psychic character to play, unusual for Christie, to an enigmatic but spooky ending. All are deeply satisfying.

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