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Double Sin and Other Stories (Miss Marple mix 9 story)

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  2,435 Ratings  ·  137 Reviews
In one of London's most elegant shops, a decorative doll in green velvet adopts some rather human, and sinister, traits... A country gentleman is questioned about a murder that has yet to be committed...In summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever imagined possible... In a small country church, a dying man's last word, sanctuary, be ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 16th 2002 by Minotaur Books (first published 1961)
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Caidyn (BW Book Reviews)
Double Sin - 4/5: I was about halfway through this short story when I distinctly remembered watching it on Agatha Christie's Poirot about a few months back. Of course, I remembered the general idea of the case, but I couldn't remember whodunnit. An enjoyable short little mystery. And, why is it that every time Poirot tries to have a little vacation, he winds up having to solve a mystery?

Wasps' Nest - 4/5: Short, sweet, and to the point. This was the perfect length for this mystery. And, as usual
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Double Sin and Other Stories
کتاب شامل داستانهای: «گناه مضاعف»، «لانه ی زنبور»، «سرقت یاقوت سلطنتی»، «حماقت گرین شاو»، «سرنخ اضافی» و «تحصن» است، معمای سه داستان اول و «سرنخ اضافی» با کفایت «هرکول پوارو»، و داستانهای «حماقت گرین شاو» و «تحصن» را خانم مارپل حل میکنند. ا. شربیانی
Kim Kaso
Feb 02, 2016 Kim Kaso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining and fun, an Agatha Christie is always a treat during a month of reading. Poirot and Miss Marple had stories, plus some creepier tales.
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Dipti
Sep 20, 2007 Dipti rated it it was amazing
Really great classic Agatha Christie. I was surprised to discover a few stories were less mystery and more gothic/horror. Between Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock, can you beat the English for knowing what's supremely creepy?
Cerize Sicat
Sep 01, 2016 Cerize Sicat rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
My favorite would definitely be the The Thief of the Ruby Stone which is a Poirot story. It's highly entertaining. The play the kids set up for Hercule Poirot is kind of funny, though it reminded me of a movie that sounds exactly like it (but it's a new film, so they might have gotten the idea elsewhere). Well played Poirot, well played.

I didn't like the story of The Dressmaker's Doll and The Last Seance. They somehow do not tie up well with the other stories. They somehow doesn't make sense to
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Chris
Sep 02, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Several fascinating mysteries and even a few ghost stories, which was a pleasant surprise. I had no idea that Christie wrote ghost/supernatural stories.

My favorites mysteries were two of the Poirot tales: Wasp’s Nest, The Theft of the Royal Ruby, and the very interesting Ms. Marple story Sanctuary. I also very much enjoyed The Dressmaker’s Doll, which was a classic English style ghost story very elegantly told.

Some were weaker than others, but not a bad story in the bunch. Very enjoyable colle
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Stories
Jan 07, 2016 Stories rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blog Stories Review: http://storiesbooksandmovies.blogspot...

Quando inizio a seguire e ad appassionarmi di uno/a scrittore/scrittrice sono sempre curiosa di conoscere le sue molteplici sfumature. Non voglio fermarmi alla superficie,- o meglio - ai titoli ed ai lavori più famosi e popolari. Agatha Christie, per esempio, è nota al grande pubblico soprattutto per i romanzi che vedono come protagonisti Hercule Poirot e Miss Marple. Non molti sanno che, in realtà, l'autrice inglese ha esplorato più g
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Mike Page
Sep 25, 2013 Mike Page rated it it was ok
Short stories can be good when you have been reading novels/novellas and these are decent. The two "supernatural" stories do not really make the impression I think they meant to, especially the seance one which you could see the ending coming a mile away. Also, I think since they are shorter, it is easier to guess the outcomes for all of them.
Vesper
Jan 30, 2016 Vesper rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giallo
Una raccolta interessante di storie con due personaggi ricorrenti della Christie.
Sono presenti anche racconti senza un detective predefinito, dai quali traspare l'interesse dell'autrice per l'elemento paranormale.
Anushree
Dec 24, 2015 Anushree rated it it was amazing
Reminded me why I love Christie. What a fantastic bunch of stories; plus, The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding came at just the right time. :D
Orient
Jun 07, 2015 Orient rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: tiems kam patinka detektyvai, meilės istorijos ir pasukti galvelę
Recommended to Orient by: mama
Shelves: agatha-christie
Ar ieškote laimės? O gal gerų detektyvinių istorijų? Patekote ten kur ir reikia.Telieka tik perskaityti
Bookworm Erica
Mar 29, 2016 Bookworm Erica rated it really liked it
enjoyable. odd to read non mystery stories from her tho. the doll story was very good...and very creepy
Sarah
Nov 26, 2016 Sarah marked it as abandoned
I just couldn't get into this one. I really wanted to like it and to get into it, but I just couldn't. I will probably try again later.
Alireza.lampard
Jun 04, 2010 Alireza.lampard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
واقعا جالب و پر از داستان های مهیج و زیبا بود
Maria
Mar 04, 2017 Maria rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Eight short stories, four with Hercule Poirot, two with Miss Marple, and two with neither of them, both of which were distinctly odd. All the stories are entertaining and satisfy a quick read for those who like to be able to pick up a book and put it down again in less than an hour without feeling that they have left something unfinished.
Sohini Sarkar
Two stories, The Dressmaker's Doll and The Last Seance, are quite different from the rest of the stories and do not feature either Hercule Poirot or Jane Marple. The rest of the stories are delightful little thrillers of either of the two detectives.
Elise
Mar 07, 2017 Elise rated it really liked it
Fun short stories that are quick and easy to read.
Evan Williamson
Feb 07, 2017 Evan Williamson rated it really liked it
the audio book is excellent, with one story read by Christopher Lee that is great. very Poroit heavy.
An Odd1
Mar 10, 2012 An Odd1 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
8 short stories, 2 Miss Marple also included in "Miss Marple Complete Short Stories", 4 Hercule Poirot, and 2 supernatural horror: dressmaker's doll and seance spirits come to life. Humbug.

Better is Fredric Brown https://www.goodreads.com/review/show..., master of suspense, horror, humans of possible and impossible abilities or real and unreal beings - dinosaur, mouse or alien - in possible and impossible situations, every ending a shake-up surprise to our sensibilities, should not be stifled,
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Jamie
Jun 27, 2013 Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Today I'll be continuing both the short story collection theme and the Agatha Christie theme and reviewing Double Sin and Other Stories , mostly because two of the stories were in the collection reviewed previously and I intend to skip them since this book has more stories to cover than The Christmas Pudding.

In Double Sin a woman is travelling with expensive miniatures to deliver them to their new owner, but they are stolen during the trip and the thief is found to have delivered the pieces to
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Bev
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Madelynn
Jan 05, 2016 Madelynn rated it it was amazing
Double Sin and Other Stories Review
Have you been searching for a mystery that will have you guessing up until the very end? Well, Double Sin and Other Stories has not just one of these stories, but eight! You will not want to set this collection of short stories down for even a moment. Dame Agatha Christie is a bestseller for mystery stories, and this book is no exception. These stories are full of plot twists and readers who want well written mysteries will thoroughly enjoy reading them.
The sh
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Kimberly Ann
Jan 25, 2016 Kimberly Ann rated it really liked it
Double Sin: Poirot & Marple, Christie

★ ★ ★

Double Sin: Waylaid on the way to visit a client, M. Poirot & Hastings come across a niece selling a valuable piece for her aunt and a young man w/ a "feeble" mustache

Wasp's Nest: A dying man, caught in a love triangle, plots a murder... seemingly his own.... M. Poirot heads him off at the pass

The Theft of the Royal Ruby (also known as The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding): A missing ruby ends up in the Christmas Pudding, M. Poirot grabs it and
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Kerrie
Jul 14, 2015 Kerrie rated it really liked it
A collection of eight short stories, first published 1961.

Double Sin
First published as By Road or Rail September 1928
A Hercule Poirot.
Wasps' Nest
First published November 1928.
A Hercule Poirot story.
The Theft of the Royal Ruby
First published as The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding December 1923.
A Hercule Poirot story.
1960 The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (six short stories - UK only)
Christmas Adventure (aka The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding) - Hercule Poirot - While the Li
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LobsterQuadrille
Feb 05, 2016 LobsterQuadrille rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all Agatha Christie fans, or mystery lovers in general
3.5 stars

It's been a while since I last read this collection of mysteries(featuring good old Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple), but I can safely say it was worth reading a second time! The stories are pretty clever, Poirot and Miss Marple are as likable as ever(though it would have been nice to see a bit more of Miss Marple in her stories), and there are even a couple of supernatural stories, which is an interesting departure for the Queen of Mystery. But maybe the best way to break down this rev
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Hermioneginny
Feb 28, 2012 Hermioneginny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Raccolta di otto racconti.
DOPPIA COLPA
Una ragazza confida a Poirot di portare con sé delle miniature molto preziose. Sorprende un giovanotto con una valigia simile alla sue, e quando scopre che le miniature sono sparite chiede aiuto al celebre investigatore belga.
NIDO DI VESPE
Poirot si reca in visita da un vecchio amico per metterlo in guardia: l'ex fidanzato della sua futura moglie, ormai suo amico, ha acquistato del cianuro per distruggere il nido di vespe...si fermerà a quello?
L'AVVENTURA DEL
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Nial
Feb 20, 2017 Nial rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
More great stories from the master
Elmar
Apr 05, 2010 Elmar rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews, in-english, crime
Double Sin / Die Doppelsünde is a nice story about a rather unspectacular crime. Hastings talks the detective Hercule Poirot into going together to Ebermouth and taking a one week holiday. Then Poirot has to go to the nearby Charlock Bay because he wants to settle some things over there. So, together they take the bus to Charlock Bay. On the trip, they meet the pretty and young Mary Durrant who tells them that she is carrying some precious miniatures to a client of her aunt who is a dealer in an ...more
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