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While the Light Lasts (Hercule Poirot Series #41)

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  1,106 ratings  ·  66 reviews
A macabre recurring dream...revenge against a blackmailer...jealousy, infidelity and a tortured conscience ... a stolen gemstone ... the haunting attraction of an ancient relic ... a race against time... a tragic love triangle ... A body in a box ... an unexpected visitor from beyond the grave
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Published August 18th 1997 by HarperCollins Audio (first published 1997)
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[NOTE: despite title/description, this is NOT a Poirot novel, it's a collection of early Christie stories, only two of which are Poirot stories, one short story, one a novella; the remainder are not truly mysteries, they're sweet-but-spooky short stories]

WHILE THE LIGHT LASTS and other Stories, Agatha Christie
1997, Nine creepy/supernatural stories, all initially published in magazines in the 1920s and 1930s; This collection was only published in the UK but all the other stories except one were p
I will not pass any time on the two Poirot story included here, for one thing I have read them in other anthologies of Agatha Christie's work with different titles, but it is the same stories (or variations of, I'm not sure since I haven't read them right before and compared them). Update on first review : Curious as I am, I verified which versions they are and if they predated the other versions with other names. These included here are actually the originals : Christmas Adventure (the later ex ...more
Hadi Wijaya
This book contains compilation of variety of Christie's novel. Not all of them are detective stories. Even there is a supernatural story and also a love story. All of them are still full of mystery. Some of them are also Christie's beginning works so they are very shallow (yes because they are short stories). But from these beginnings, a masterpiece is developed. Also there is always a description at back of each story, which tell us the history of writing and how this writing affect the style o ...more
I've been a true Christie fan in my younger years and decided to read this newly published collection now after all these years. not surprisingly I found myself most drawn to the Poirot stories of this collection. I guess they brought back memories... The rest of the collection was ok, but I must confess The foremst reason for finishing this book was my annoying compulsion of not quitting a book halfway through. And I must confess that I think I've also passed my murder mystery stage - I feel I' ...more
Sheetal Dash
This collection is of some of her earliest works, with commentary on the background of either the story itself or the circumstances around publication. Many of these have appeared reworked in other collections, some of them have appeared as-is, I don't believe any of them are not available elsewhere. The originals are interesting because they show some of the creative...The collection as a whole is of interest in showing Christie's development and her forays into romance and horror writing, but ...more
One for Christie fans only

Being a big fan of Agatha Christie (even my cats are called Tommy & Tuppence!), I expected to enjoy this collection. However, I’m afraid I found it a little disappointing. While some of the stories were near to her usual standard, it seemed to me that some of the others had only been included as padding.

The stories contained in this collection are:-

The House of Dreams – a mild horror story
The Actress – a story about blackmail and revenge
The Edge – a story about tw
While the Light Lasts is an excellent collection of some of Agatha Christie's finest short stories, all of which were previously published between 1923 and 1932, during one of Christie's most prolific and commercially successful periods. Each of these stories is worth reading on literary merit alone, but some are more interesting than others.

Manx Gold, in particular, stands out as one of Christie's more interesting pieces, written on commission for the Isle of Man. The story contains coded refer
Mochammad Bintang
Can't believe that there were just a bunch of people who write the review about this masterpiece .first thing first i want to tell you the reason for why i could give five star for this book ,it is because i realy fell in love with the gloomy aura that was poured by christie in her 9 story this time.While you read this book you can't help but felt a mixture of feeling from sadness,anxious,pitty,and all of the gloomy tone that will pervaded your mind, a collection of story about life that you don ...more
Gláucia Renata
Esse livro reune nove contos de Agatha Christie antes dela ser grande, tendo sido publicados em revistas nas décadas de 20 a 30. Hercule Poirot aparece em dois deles e o conto que dá nome ao livro é interessante por se tratar de trama sobrenatural, terror, gênero não relacionado à autora.
Ahmad Sharabiani
While the Light Lasts (Hercule Poirot #41), Agatha Christie
The House of Dreams, The Actress, The Edge, Christmas Adventure, The Lonely God, Manx Gold, Within a Wall, The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest, While the Light Lasts.
It was really really good! Almost four stars good, but four stars seems like so many stars... But I liked the stories - some more than others - they were all wonderfully written. I must say I was expecting something completely different, more shady and difficult to comprehend, but it was a smooth read from beginning to finish, and some of the ideas are just really beautifully created and just yes. Agatha Christie is good. I recommend to absolutely everyone. I thought it would all be crime, but t ...more
It feels like ages since I last read Agatha Christie's short stories.
While I love all her works, I prefer reading her novels most. Short stories are awesome nonetheless.
Ummul Chair
kumpulan cerita pendek yang menarik dan agak tidak biasa bagi pembaca setia Agatha Christie. Paling suka cerita the lonely God.
Buku Agatha Christie yang menarik untuk sekedar teman perjalanan. Ada variasi roman diantara usaha tebak-tebakan pembaca.
February Four
Her talent was immeasurable. These stories illustrate that.
Yet another collection of short stories and compared to the ones included in the Problem at Pollensa Bay collection, these felt strangely ineffective. A couple of the stories featured Poirot and these had cropped up in collections of his stories that I had read before. The rest though felt a bit short, even for short stories. There's an incompleteness to them that makes their endings really quite unsatisfactory. Out of all of these I liked Manx Gold the best, although then apart from the Poirot ...more
David Harris
OK about sums it up, not her best work by a long shot. It is a short collection of short stories.
Sejak dulu belum pernah membaca dan meragukan kumpulan cerpen Agatha Christie, apalagi sejak tidak berhasil dengan Poirot's Early Cases yang terkesan 'nanggung'. Tapi ternyata yang satu ini brilian!

Cerita pendek di sini tidak melulu kisah detektif dan kriminal, ada juga thriller, misteri sehari-hari, juga romansa. Sedikit banyak cerpen bernuansa mistery-romance menjawab rasa penasaran saya pada novel yang ditulisnya dengan nama Mary Westmacott.

Sebenarnya saya ingin memberi 5 bintang, tapi...seme
Hate short stories with ambiguous ending
This book was interesting, because it contained some Christie stories that weren't mysteries - The Lonely God, The House of Dreams and Within a Wall really stand out.
I also really appreciated the little editor's notes after or before each story to add context (especially in Manx Gold) or tell us what Christie thought of her own stories.
I read the whole thing in an afternoon, because it had just arrived in the mail as the final book in my Christie collection and it was lying around.
A delightful collection of early Christie short stories. Some I had read in later incarnations as she refined and retold them in later collections, some never before published in book form. Not all murder mysteries and certainly not all Poirots, these stories betray Agatha's romantic sensibilities; a genre in which she delighted and which she would have happily indulged to a far greater extent if not for the demands of publishers and the multitude of fans of her murder mysteries.
Emily Hale
It was a collection of short stories I had already read in other collections, but the "notes" about the stories at the end of each were really interesting so worth the time and fortunately the stories chosen were ones I liked the first time around.
Les nouvelles rassemblées dans ce recueil datent des années 1923-1932.

Déjà Agatha Christie dévoile toute la richesse de son talent :

une touche de paranormal dans "La maison des rêves",

un jeu de piste à l'intention du lecteur avec "L'or de Man",

un éblouissant suspense psychologique dans "Tant que brillera le jour".

Bref, neuf petits chefs-d'œuvre...
I gave this a four mostly because this was a departure for me from typical Christie (of whom I am a fan, despite some works being infinitely superior to others).
This is an unusual collection of short stories; Poirot makes a couple of appearances, but it was the non-Poirot stories I enjoyed the most as they showed a different facet to Christies writing.
This short story collection contains: The House of Dreams, The Actress, The Edge, The Christmas Adventure, The Lonely God, Manx Gold, Within a Wall, The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest and While The Light Lasts.
If you want to read the creepy side of Agatha Christie, this book is for you , short stories that are perfect for dark nights.
Suka banget sama kisah yang dilabeli The Artist. Humm, melebihi dari kisah-kisah lainnya dibuku ini. :p
Alasan? Aih, masih perlukah alasan? Cobain baca aja gih. *senyum2 imut*
Ngga deh, alasannya simpel, karena walau singkat, cerita itu sama sekali ngga ketebak endingnya seperti demikian. Hebat amat seh penulisnya. :D
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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 Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three. The Millers had two other children: Margaret Frary Miller (1879–1950), called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha's senior, and Louis Montant Miller (1880
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