The Harlequin Tea Set

The Harlequin Tea Set

And Other Stories

Book - 1997
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Poirot is joined by the mysterious problem solver Harley Quin in the pages of The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories—a collection of ingenious short masterworks of mystery and suspense that showcase the legendary Christie at her very best.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1997
Branch Call Number: FICTION CHR
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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