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The Shadow on the Glass: A Short Story

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Previously published in the print anthology The Mysterious Mr. Quin

At Mr. and Mrs. Unkerton's party in Greenway's House, Mr. Satterthwaite learns of a haunted window: no matter how many times it is replaced, it always contains the image of a gentleman in a plumed hat. When gunshots are heard, Satterthwaite finds that two of the guests have been shot dead, which is shortly
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ebook, 100 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published April 12th 2012)
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Emilia Barnes
Sep 12, 2016 Emilia Barnes rated it it was amazing
Very short, very Christie, but a fun little mystery. I just realised that rhymed.
Jocelyn
Sep 07, 2016 Jocelyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Harley Quin saves the day!

I enjoy these short stories of Agatha Christie, which pack in them all my favorite parts: psychological insights, romantic twists, good guys winning, fun characterization, familiar characters...just like her novels but without the red herring scenes or lengthy 'maybe this could have happened' chapters.
Ruth
Apr 14, 2015 Ruth rated it liked it
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A good short story which my heart says I wish had been a novel, but I think my head knows it couldn't be any longer than it is. Some things were meant to be short stories and this might have suffered from elongation.

I do think there were maybe too many characters for its brevity -- it took a couple flips backwards and forwards to get who is with who and who ought not to be with who straight. All in all I would have been happy to have this appear in a magazine, but is it in my pantheon of great s
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Caroline
Previously published in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.

Not really a fan of the Satterthwaite/Quin stories. This was OK.
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Good development of the event, as expected of Agatha.
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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t
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