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Publisher's Summary

Six short stories from the Queen of Crime, telling, amongst other things, of Pink Pearls and Sinister Strangers.

Bonus Feature: Includes an exclusive Q&A session between Hugh Fraser and David Brawn, Publishing Operations Director at HarperCollins.

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford were restless for adventure, so when they were asked to take over Blunt’s International Detective Agency, they leapt at the chance. After their triumphant recovery of a pink pearl, intriguing cases kept on coming their way: a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course; cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers; and even a box of poisoned chocolates.

©2007 Agatha Christie (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Sherlock Holmes, John Thorndyke, Father Brown and even Poirot are amiably parodied, and once or twice the solution as well as the dialogue is deliberately facetious." ( Times Literary Supplement)
"Required reading.’Books‘Distinctly worthwhile." ( New York Times)

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  • mr kieran j murphy
  • 29-05-2020

very weak story

this book really was just Agatha Christie getting rid of a few ideas which went no where. they are well read

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  • Amir Hussain
  • 13-09-2015

Enjoyable escapades

Enjoyable escapades from T and T although at times they display genius akin to HP, but good fun all round. Hugh Fraiser excellent as always

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  • Mrs
  • 26-07-2015

great read

superbly narrated. spellbinding set of short stories. Fast paced and captivating. Agatha Christie at her story telling best

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  • E L R
  • 23-11-2016

Love it!!!

What a fab book! Each story funny and gripping. With a delightful end to the whole book! Wish it would have gone on longer!!!

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  • John
  • 31-05-2015

Flows from crime to crime with ease.

Short elegant stories read beautifully. Not major crimes against the world but enjoyable every chapter.

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  • Jenny B
  • 20-03-2021

Enjoyable and lighthearted detective stories

Hugh Fraser is the perfect narrator. He captures an essence of the era and portrays a variety of characters with aplomb.

The many stories in this book are short and sweet, with an underlying plot running through them. Each story gives Tommy and Tuppence the opportunity to investigate crimes and mysteries in a most engaging and jolly manner - involving disguises, fake personas and japes galore!

I love all of AC’s writing - but she seems to have particular fun with these two characters. Highly recommended!

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  • Joanne Hurst
  • 09-07-2019

A fun book of deduction

This is quite hilarious in parts. Christie’s lesser known Tommy and Tuppence are heading up a detective agency in order to foil a spy. In order to gain credence they emulate the great detectives of history as they solve a number of cases. The funniest being Sherlock Holmes where Tommy even attempts to play the violin. Even Christie’s own Poirot doesn’t escape. This is a fun book of collected short stories and a nice easy listen.

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  • Jane
  • 19-04-2015

Loved the book, love Hugh Fraser reading it

I have loved this book since I first read it on my early teens, Hugh Fraser"s reading of it is excellent

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