Agathas Alibi

Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492965675
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Fiction

Im Dezember 1926 verschwindet Agatha Christie spurlos. Eine groß angelegte Suchaktion beginnt, an der sich sogar Arthur Conan Doyle beteiligt. Doch Christie, deren jüngstes Buch »Alibi« gerade zum Welterfolg lanciert, bleibt verschwunden. Erst elf Tage später wird sie in einem Hotel gefunden, in das sie sich unter dem Namen der Geliebten ihres Mannes einquartiert hat. Bis heute weiß niemand, was damals geschah. Was, wenn Christie an einen bösartigen Widersacher geraten ist? Was, wenn sie erpresst worden ist? Was, wenn die Königin der rätselhaften Morde selbst gezwungen worden ist, ein Verbrechen zu begehen? Auf intelligente und unterhaltsame Weise erzählt Andrew Wilson in einer Mischung aus Fakten und Fiktion von einem rätselhaften Fall, in dem die größte Krimiautorin der Welt selbst zur Protagonistin wird.


Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 9783455170191
Release Date: 2014-09-08
Genre: Fiction

Roger Ackroyds große Liebe Mrs. Ferrars soll ihren ersten Ehemann ermordet haben. Nun ist sie selber tot, gestorben an einer Überdosis Veronal. War es Selbstmord? Ist sie erpresst worden? In der Zeitung findet Ackroyd einen letzten Hinweis auf die Umstände ihres Todes. Doch bevor er sein Wissen teilen kann, wirder ermordet. Und sein Stiefsohn ist spurlos verschwunden.


Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104021621
Release Date: 2013-11-21
Genre: Fiction

Einmalige E-Book Aktion! Zwei Monate lang können Sie diesen Spitzentitel zum Preis von 2,99 € kaufen! Mit einem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. «Jeder hat etwas zu verbergen», erklärt Hercule Poirot. Und tatsächlich wird gemunkelt in dem beschaulichen Dorf, in das sich Poirot zurückgezogen hatte, um Kürbisse zu züchten: Mrs Ferrars soll ihren Mann vergiftet haben. Dann stirbt sie selbst an einer Überdosis Veronal. Wurde sie vielleicht erpresst? Und hatte sie tatsächlich eine Affäre mit Roger Ackroyd? Der wird schließlich mit einem tunesischen Dolch erstochen aufgefunden. Und sein Stiefsohn ist spurlos verschwunden. Vielleicht weiß ja der Vertrauen erweckende Dr. Sheppard wo er sich aufhält, doch der nimmt es mit der ärztlichen Schweigepflicht sehr genau...


Author: Kristin Butcher
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781459807709
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Fifteen-year-old Christine is visiting her eccentric great-aunt in historic Witcombe, where a pickpocket has been victimizing tourists. Aunt Maude owns an antique store and also runs the town’s ghost walk, which gives Christine the opportunity to meet local characters and visitors, including a mysterious young man who seems to know far too much about the crimes. When the pickpocket targets Aunt Maude’s store, Christine is determined to find out who is behind the thefts. Her search takes her through the nooks and crannies of the quaint town full of stories, and she unearths more than one surprise.

Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam

Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429901578
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Fiction

When a fortune teller from a previous case informs Agatha Raisin that her destiny--and true love--lies in Norfolk, she promptly rents a cottage in the quaint village of Fryfam. No sooner does she arrive than strange things start happening. Random objects go missing from people's homes, and odd little lights are seen dancing in the villagers' gardens and yards. Stories soon begin circulating about the presence of fairies. But when a prominent village resident is found murdered, and some suspicion falls on her and her friend Sir Charles Fraith, Agatha decides she's had enough of this fairy nonsense and steps up her sleuthing for a human killer. The prickly yet endearing Agatha will have fans dangling in suspense: Will she catch her crook--and a husband? M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam.

Plays by Agatha Christie

Author: Source Wikipedia
ISBN: 1230485902
Release Date: 2013-09

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (plays not included). Pages: 45. Chapters: And Then There Were None, Alibi, Spider's Web, Cards on the Table, The Hollow, The Mousetrap, Black Coffee, Akhnaton, Murder Is Easy, Personal Call, Witness for the Prosecution, Towards Zero, Murder on the Nile/Hidden Horizon, Butter in a Lordly Dish, Peril at End House, Love from a Stranger, Appointment with Death, The Unexpected Guest, Three Blind Mice, Murder at the Vicarage, The Yellow Iris, A Daughter's a Daughter, Chimneys, Verdict, Wasp's Nest, Fiddlers Three. Excerpt: And Then There Were None is a detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939 under the title Ten Little Niggers which was changed by Dodd, Mead and Company in January 1940 because of the presence of a racial epithet to the title And Then There Were None. In the novel, ten people, who have previously been complicit in the deaths of others but have escaped notice or punishment, are tricked into coming onto an island. Even though the guests are the only people on the island, they are all mysteriously murdered one by one, in a manner paralleling, inexorably and sometimes grotesquely, the old nursery rhyme, "Ten Little Niggers." The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7 6) and the US edition at $2.00. The novel has also been published and filmed under the title Ten Little Indians. It is Christie's best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time (Publications International lists it as 7th best-selling). It has been adapted into several plays, films, and a video game. Justice Wargrave, Vera Claythorne, Philip Lombard, General Macarthur, Emily Brent, Anthony Marston, Doctor Armstrong and William Blore have been invited to a...

Deutsches B cherverzeichnis

ISBN: UOM:39015059873151
Release Date: 1981
Genre: German literature

Bde. 16, 18, 21, and 28 each contain section "Verlagsveränderüngen im deutschen Buchhandel."

Agatha Raisin und die tote G rtnerin

Author: M. C. Beaton
ISBN: 9783838753935
Release Date: 2014-07-18
Genre: Fiction

ENGLISCHER LANDHAUS-KRIMI MIT KULTSTATUS Home Sweet Home. Als Agatha Raisin nach einer anstrengenden Weltreise ihr Cotswolds-Cottage betritt, ist sie heilfroh, endlich wieder zu Hause zu sein. Die Freude währt allerdings nicht lange, denn in Agathas Abwesenheit hat ihr attraktiver Nachbar James doch tatsächlich mit einer anderen Frau angebandelt. Mary Fortune heißt das blutjunge Ding, das leidenschaftlich gern gärtnert - ganz im Gegensatz zu Agatha. Trotzdem ist diese sich sicher, die unliebsame Konkurrentin in der bevorstehenden Gartenschau zu übertrumpfen. Doch dazu kommt es erst gar nicht, denn ausgerechnet Agatha stolpert eines Nachts über Marys Leiche - und die steckt kopfüber in einem Blumenkübel. AGATHA RAISINS DRITTER FALL. "Ein absolutes Juwel" PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Deutsche Bibliographie D 2 Deutsche Bibliographie D F nfjahres Verzeichnis B cher u Karten Bibliographie aller in Deutschland erschienenen Ver ffentlichungen u d in sterreich u d Schweiz im Buchhandel erschienenen deutschsprach Publikationen sowie d deutschsprach Ver ffentlichungen anderer L nder unter Mitw d sterreichischen Nationalbibliothek in Wien f r d sterr u d Schweizerischen Landesbibliothek in Bern f r d schweizer Titel bearb von d Deutschen Bibliothek Frankfu

Author: Frankfurt am Main Deutsche Bibliothek
ISBN: 3765714402
Release Date: 1988

Agatha Christie

Author: Mary Wagoner
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN: 0805769366
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Literary Criticism

Profiles the life and career of the mystery writer, and analyzes her works

Agatha Christie A Biography Creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple

Author: Keely Bautista
Publisher: Hyperink Inc
ISBN: 9781614645580
Release Date: 2012-03-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This book is part of Hyperink's best little books series. This best little book is 3,800+ words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we'll send a free copy to all previous buyers. ABOUT THE BOOK Agatha Christie's own life was, in many ways, as mysterious as those of her characters. Assuredly it was her predilection for the cryptic that led her to create the fiery-yet-unfathomable Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. Yet, while Poirot epitomizes the image of the enigmatic detective, his creator was just as inscrutable, making her own life a story worthy of a novel of its own. Agatha Christie's other great creation, Jane Marple, seems far more accessible, but she keeps her own counsel as well, a trait that Agatha Christie perfected in her own life. It came as no great surprise to her fans that, after her death, secrets from Christie's life suddenly tumbled out in the form of newly-discovered archived recordings she had made decades before. These recordings, completely unknown to the public, provide a new insight into her creations, and created a fascinating denouement that Agatha would have loved. Why have the writings of this exacting, rather reclusive author resonated with the public for so many generations? The secret is one that Agatha knew well: her stories are about people we can relate to in real life. As Hercule Poirot was fond of saying, everyone has the makings of a criminal in him; the key to success in life is in how we master those darker feelings. As we read an Agatha Christie novel, we realize that we ourselves could easily be one of the characters - and yes, even the murderer. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Other than its inventive plot, a major reason for the success of this first novel was the quirky yet captivating character of Hercule Poirot, who was inspired by the Belgian refugees living in England whom Agatha had met during the First World War. She recalled that they had a hard time understanding the British way of doing things, and preferred to assimilate as little of British life as possible. Throughout the 1920s Agatha completed to write, and produced one of her greatest successes, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, in 1926. This novel was a sensation with the reading public because of its unexpected and even shocking ending, and was so popular that it was made into a movie in 1931, Alibi, which marked the first film appearance of Hercule Poirot. The 1930s, however, proved to be Agatha's most productive time as a writer. During this decade she wrote a total of 14 Poirot novels and two Miss Marple novels, as well as two books featuring the character Superintendent Battle, two story collections featuring the characters Harley Quin and Mr. Parker Pyne, four additional mystery books, two plays and a novel under her pseudonym, Mary Westmacott... Buy a copy to keep reading!