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The Actress: A Short Story

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Previously published in the anthologies While The Light Lasts and Other Stories and The Harlequin Tea Set

In one of Agatha Christie’s earliest short stories, a plucky young actress must rely on her wits to thwart the machinations of a dark-hearted blackmailer…
ebook, 100 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by Witness Impulse
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Brooklyn Tayla
Short and sweet. The perfect short story to kick off my Agatha Christie one-story a night read <3 well, with breaks in between to read and re read full length AC books. I can't Fangirl enough over her. I'm just utterly in love with her writing <3
Shira Glassman
Jan 12, 2016 Shira Glassman rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone with impostor syndrome
Shelves: cis-hetero
This story is really meaningful to me because, while on the face of it the main "action" of the story is about a young actress who must stop a blackmailer from going public about a man she once killed in self-defense, the actual deep structure of the story is about her wondering if she's actually a good actress or do people just like her on stage because of her looks. During the course of the story, she does come to learn that yes, she's an actress, she can really act, and it's not all just ...more
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Apr 21, 2016 Serena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
the Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

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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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