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Detectives and Young Adventurers: The Complete Short Stories

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  66 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Includes all the Tommy & Tuppence, Harley Quinn and Parker Pyne stories!

While Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are Agatha Christie's best known creations, it was her other detectives which she admitted were her personal favourites:

Partners in crime TOMMY & TUPPENCE are the husband-and-wife team who advertise as Young Adventurers Ltd. The mysterious MR QUIN has the kn
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Paperback, 676 pages
Published 2008 by Harper
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Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader)
Dec 20, 2014 Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) marked it as partially-read
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I will be chipping away at this in small doses as I come to Agatha's short story collections whilst reading through her works chronologically.

Short Story Collections Read:

- Partners In Crime (Tommy & Tuppence). 15 Stories. Read 16/11/12-21/11/12
- The Mysterious Mr. Quinn (Mr. Sattherwaite & Mr. Harley Quinn). 12 Stories plus "The Love Detectives" and "The Harlequin Tea Set". Read 11/12/12-31/12/12
- Parker Pyne Investigates (Parker Pyne). 12 Stories plus "Problem at Pollensa Bay" and "The
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Laura
Sep 24, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it
Lovely collection of short stories by Agatha Christie. I really have to rate the stories according to main character, since they differ a lot.

*Tommy & Tuppence: these are very humorous and therefore fun to read. Not the best whodunits though, the reader is often left in the dark while the detective comes up with the solution. It's not really possible to try and be the detective yourself.

*Harley Quinn: great stories! These were my favourites. In these, it is actually possible to arrive at th
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Krisz
Jan 21, 2015 Krisz rated it it was amazing
Well, I love AC, so I knew what'd be in this book!
However I do give it 5 stars because the volume is, although of course big and heavy, really readable in every kind of way. Can be held in one hand, paper not too thin, lettering not too small.
And I love the extra info on all the short stories' publication details!
Arati
Oct 21, 2010 Arati rated it liked it
It's a good book, and a fascinating insight into the more popular Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple books - I can see a great deal of similarity, though these short stories are written in a far more condensed manner.

Highly recommend it.
Hannah
Nov 04, 2009 Hannah rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Great little collection of short stories. I particularly liked the inclusion of all the Tommy and Tuppence ones, and found the notes at the beginning of each story which detailed the name of the detective parodied and when/where the story was originally published, particularly helpful.
mandy
Feb 12, 2010 mandy rated it really liked it
Some charming short tales, some recognisable from future extended stories, but a whole lot of newies. A lovely selection of Christmas Tales, which are intriguing in the fact that, how could she possibly understand the enigma without having known it herself. Hmmmmm.
John Moulton
Sep 02, 2015 John Moulton rated it really liked it
It was fascinating to read a 'Who-Done-It written 'the old-fashioned way. The writing style amused me just a little as I continued to be pulled in by the plot!
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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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