Hercule Poirot, pass over Marple, and Christie’s wildly unconventional investigator, Parker Pyne, all make appearances in The Regatta secret and different Stories—a riveting number of brief tales that includes a number of murderous crimes of ardour, excitement, and profit.
There's a physique in a trunk; a useless girl's mirrored image is stuck in a replicate; and one corpse is again from the grave, whereas one other is anticipated within the routine nightmare of a terrified eccentric. what is at the back of such ghastly misdeeds? try out cash, revenge, ardour, and enjoyment. With a number of factors, a number of sufferers, and a number of suspects, it will take a mess of expertise to unravel those smart crimes.
In this inviting assortment, Agatha Christie enlists the providers of her finest—Hercule Poirot, omit Marple, and Parker Pyne—and places them every one to the try out within the such a lot tough situations in their careers.
By Robert L. Fish
The world-famous novice detective Schlock houses is making his means via breakfast whilst a telegram arrives. It takes yet a moment’s deduction for the intense sleuth to figure out that it was once despatched through a girl named pass over Wimpole, and that she is very disillusioned. houses is aware this as the telegram reads, “I am extraordinarily upset,” and is signed, “Miss Wimpole.” pass over Wimpole brings a case that stretches from the tombs of Egypt to the deserts of Mexico, with a cease on the racetrack in among, and it really is however the first misadventure during this riotous selection of tales.
no matter if chasing a counterfeit sovereign or an “Adam Bomb,” Schlock houses and Dr. Watney by no means fail to have a wonderful time—even in the event that they don’t rather seize their man.
By Lynda La Plante
Detective leader Inspector Jane Tennison has moved up the ranks, battling each step of how to wreck via Scotland Yard's glass ceiling. Now, on her first day because the head of the Vice Squad, this high-profile case threatens to break every little thing she has labored for.
For while Tennison's research finds an influential public determine as her best suspect, a guy with connections to politicians, judges, and Scotland backyard, she's given a truly transparent message concerning the path a few extremely important humans would prefer her research to take. unexpectedly, in a case outlined by way of murky information, one truth turns into undoubtedly transparent - that for Tennison, going after the reality will suggest risking her happiness, her profession . . . or even her life.
A vintage Agatha Christie brief tale, that includes leave out Marple, from the gathering Miss Marple: the whole brief Stories.
At a gathering of the Tuesday evening membership, legal professional Mr. Petherick relates an incident related to the overdue Simon Clode, a prosperous customer. Obsessed by means of his granddaughter’s loss of life, Clode became to spiritualist Eurydice Spragg to touch her within the afterlife, after which determined to jot down a brand new will leaving Eurydice because the benefactor and except his kin. To everyone’s shock, whilst the envelope containing the need is opened, the paper is clean. The Tuesday evening membership is going at the case…
Previously released within the print anthology Poirot's Early Cases.
When little Johnnie Waverly is abducted, there's just one guy his mom and dad belief with the case—the inimitable Hercule Poirot!
By Leslie Charteris
When the Saint visits Arizona, he battles a Nazi scientist whose curiosity in ranching is brought on by means of the mercury deposits beneath the ranch. In Palm Springs, an alcoholic millionaire hires him after a sequence of near-fatal injuries. And actual possibility ensues in Hollywood whilst an enterprising manufacturer comes to a decision the Saint will be a film star—but then the manufacturer turns up useless.
Previously released within the print anthology Poirot’s Early Cases.
Poirot investigates a homicide during which the single clue is a field of chocolates
By Ellery Queen
The brokers of the FBI are fierce, remarkable, and brave—but not anything of their records can evaluate to the confusing mysteries which were tackled through Ellery Queen. he's a one-man crime-fighting strength, whose components of craftsmanship variety from homicide and blackmail to infrequent books and buried treasure. on the headquarters of the Queen’s Bureau of research, or QBI, there’s no crime that can’t be solved.
even if investigating a trio of widows, a bumbling Shakespearean actor, or a blackmailed Sicilian, Queen is fast to install his mystery weapon within the struggle opposed to crime: his mind. every one of those eighteen tales is a chic puzzle, crafted with the entire wit that has made Queen the main recognized detective of his age.
Art for Art's Sake
My Brother's Keeper
Cause and Effect
Friends in Low Places
and blameless Blood.
Determined to supply justice, the 2 trigger to solve the internet surrounding the mysterious situations that have been offered to them.
By L C. Tyler
But with A merciless Necessity, the 1st within the John gray sequence, Tyler takes a pointy become the shadows. There are nonetheless a few chuckles on hand, yet now not many: this can be England within the 12 months 1657, Oliver Cromwell is in energy, and pleasure has basically been outlawed. a tender legal professional with a style for beer and lovely girls, gray reveals pleasures sufficient, even during this backwater Essex city, yet he’d be clever to maintain his enjoyment to himself: A Royalist secret agent has been stumbled on lifeless in an area ditch, and Cromwell’s brokers are keen – distressingly keen – to provide an explanation for to gray that this can be not anything to chortle about.