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كلب الموت

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  2,202 ratings  ·  123 reviews
مجموعة من الألغاز الغريبة التي لا يبدو لأي منها تفسير منطقي مقبول. علامة دخانية يشبه شكلها شكل الكلب، وبيت مسكون، وحالة غريبة من حالات انفصال الشخصية، وكابوس يتكرر مرة بعد أخرى، ورسالة غريبة عبر الأثير، وشاب يتعرض لفقدان ذاكرة مفاجئ، ونداء استغاثة غريب... إذ أردت متابعة هذا الفيض الغريب من الألغاز فتعال معنا إلى هذه المجموعة المثيرة من أقاصيص أغاثا كريستي.
287 pages
Published by الأجيال للترجمة والنشر (first published 1933)
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حماس
Apr 25, 2015 حماس rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rofida Osama

(بالنسبة لرجل يعشق القوة , يا لها من طاقة ! أن تمسك بين قبضة يدك روح كل كائن حي)
إذا فكرت فى قرائتها،أذكرك أن ..تتنفس
Tahmeena
Interesting collection of stories. Some are better than the others. Not the usual garden-variety whodunit plots...although I am a sucker for those!!!

Most of the stories are psychological thrillers and/or deal with the supernatural, one way or the other. I suppose after watching TV shows like the X-Files and Supernatural, the stories were pretty tame. However, for the time when they were written, I thought the plots were quite impressive in how dark they were.

One thing though that is starting to
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Tiina
After having dealt with the classic doggie of Baskervilles, I figured out I might continue with the theme for a bit longer. I also thought it would be nice to read a real book for a change - instead of an ebook, that is.

The Hound of Death is a collection of 12 short stories that despite their differing themes and genres (!) form a nice, clean ensemble. The stories consist of "classic" ghost stories, ghost stories or mysteries with a touch of Scooby Doo (you know, in which there is a criminal of
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Gaby
The first Agatha Christie book I read as an adult was chosen randomly at a bookshop. It turned out to be a collection of short stories: mysteries dealing with the supernatural and, more often, with con artists and criminals. The stories were very easy to read and had some interesting plots that made you keep going, but my main impression is that Christie’s work has not aged well. And I don’t mean obvious things (such as a character’s fear of cutting-edge technology such as a lift and a radio). R ...more
Dawn
I thoroughly enjoyed several of these stories, particularly The Red Signal and Witness for the Prosecution. Both of them were more of the typical Christie murder mystery with a twist than many of the other stories in the collection.
I liked the paranormal twist to the stories though personally I preferred the ones where it was rationally explained at the conclusion. Mysteries that aren’t really solved but are left to the unexplained aren’t a favorite of mine.
Célia
Já anteriormente tinha lido um livro de Agatha Christie composto por vários contos (As Investigações de Poirot) e lembro-me que, apesar de ter gostado, na altura não fiquei muito impressionada. Este O Cão da Morte é uma compilação de vários contos que fogem à temática e ao estilo normal da autora, porque a maioria dos contos não é policiail nem ao estilo whodunnit. São antes contos com um forte pendor paranormal, vários deles ao jeito de thriller psicológico.

O conto mais famoso dos doze é “Teste
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Uncle
The Hound of Death would seem to be the literary intersection of Agatha Christie's interest in the paranormal, and her interest in exploring the form of the short story. Published in 1933, the book is comprised of twelve tales, eleven of which deal directly with supernatural themes.

I would argue, however, that many of the stories also deal with abnormal psychology, including "Witness for the Prosecution", the most well-known tale in the collection, and arguably Christie's most famous short stor
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Tali
Another short story collection, this time with a slant towards the supernatural and horror. I have to say that although I read this book fairly easily, I didn't especially enjoy any of the stories. In most cases the endings feel rushed and incomplete and I wasn't sure whether this was because of the short story format or whether Christie was trying to inject some suspense into the endings. I don't know whether it's just that this type of novel isn't my typical genre of reading but I just didn't ...more
Catty
O colectie de povestiri interesante,pline de mister din care nu poate lipsi Miss Marple.
Hannah
Dark, haunting and chilling; I honestly couldn't get it out of my head after I finished it. Some of the stories were extremely creepy and is guaranteed to give you the shivers. Others are rather confusing, and the spiritual element makes you wonder whether it is all in the mind of the narrator, or whether it's a truly inexplicable event.
Alberto
Not the usual stuff I read Christie for. I said the same thing about Mr Quin, except the stories in this collection are better. And it contains one of her absolute best ... Witness for the Prosecution.
Hannah
Didn't finish 5 of the 12 short stories - skimmed through them - I'm not much of a short story fan.

Richa
More occult than common human fallacies. Nonetheless, interesting read. Gripping to the last story.
Arushi Bhaskar
Oh, how I love Agatha Christie's style of writing! I feel as if I can read her my whole life, and never be tired of the way she chooses to arrange her words. Even though she's written more than 80 novels and short story collections, I keep on wishing she'd written more, so I never have to run out of Christies to read!

The stories in this collection are not the typical fare you'd expect from the Queen of Crime. All of them have a touch of supernatural about them, except perhaps Witness for the Pro
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Socialbookshelves.com
If you’re only a fan of Christie because of Poirot and Miss Marple then this book is not the book for you – indeed, if you only read her because of her crime writing then it’s not the book for you either. The Hound of Death is a collection of some of Christie’s finest short stories, and they’re mainly supernatural thrillers although there are a few other genres and a few hybrids included.

I actually enjoyed reading this more than some of her detective stories, because it gives you an interesting
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Abbey
1933, twelve sweet/sentimental stories, most also somewhat creepy/spooky. Four were first published in this collection and the remainder originally written for and published in magazines in the 1920s. This collection was published in 1933 in the UK only but is currently available at some libraries as an ebook. All the stories are available in print in other Christie short story collections.

Includes [date= when first published]:

1924 06 The Hound of Death
— "Angel of Mons"-type creepy story, with a
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Ibis3
Rather a mixed bag of short stories mostly incorporating paranormal themes. Sometimes where the supernatural turns out to be not so much (for example, (view spoiler)), sometimes where there really does seem to be ...more
Giorgio
**1/2

"Il segugio della morte" è una serie di racconti intrisa dell'interesse per i fenomeni paranormali, per lo studio dell'occulto e per gli studi in generale della psicanalisi che fiorirono proprio tra la fine del XIX secolo e i primi decenni del '900 (periodo di scrittura di questi racconti).

Il punto di forza è senza dubbio il "tocco leggero"(usando l'espressione di Giuseppe Lippi, curatore dell'edizione italiana Mondadori) della prosa di Agatha Christie, che si rivela brillante nei flussi di
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Simon Taylor
The Hound of Death is the first set of short stories to feature in The Agatha Christie Collection. I’m not generally a fan of short stories, although Christie offers up some rather good ideas in this supernatural portfolio. Although some of the themes begin to get repetitive, there is enough to distinguish them from one another. Christie successfully resolves some of the stories with “natural” solutions, while others are more open-ended and suggestive, meaning the reader can play along without k ...more
Mónica Silva
Opinião no blog http://howtoliveathousandlives.blogsp...

Nesta coletânea de pequenos contos, a Rainha do Crime revela-se também numa mestre do sobrenatural, produzindo enigmas aterradores e aparentemente irresolúveis.

Estes doze contos são perfeitamente assustadoras e ideais para quem procura uma leitura leve e gosta de estórias insólitas. Não é propriamente uma obra de terror puro, mas deixará certamente qualquer leitor arrepiado.

Como favoritos posso eleger o “O Cão da Morte” que partilha o títul
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Frida
Awalnya, saya kira ini adalah novel seperti biasanya karya Agatha. Ternyata, ini merupakan kumpulan beberapa cerita (12 kalau tidak salah), dengan satu tema besar, yaitu dunia gaib. Dengan lihai, Agatha menggabungkan dunia misteri penuh logika dengan dunia gaib berkaitan dengan makhluk halus. Beberapa ceritanya ironis, mengangkat isu perebutan harta warisan.
Saya tidak bisa meletakkan e-booknya sebelum selesai baca! Sangat menarik untuk diikuti!
Sammy
Points for trying, okay? Anyone who has written 70-odd books in the one genre can’t be faulted for trying their hand at something else. In her earlier years, Dame Agatha sought to experiment with the supernatural and macabre. Many of these short stories are supernatural in nature, and all but one of them are forgettable. Elements of the otherworldly would end up creating some of her finer books in the late period – "Endless Night", "Hallowe’en Party" - but Christie’s writing style simply doesn’t ...more
Sumit Anvekar
Definitely gives you scares. Agatha Christie definitely was able to create the scares needed for a book titled the way it is. Out of the 12 some are a lot better than others. Good read for someone looking for a break from detective novels. The grip that Agatha Christie 's books have over its readers is unmatched for detective fiction lovers. And she was able to keep that grip on supernatural fiction too.
أحمد الناغي
شخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخخ تفووووووووو..

طعمها وحش أوي..

بدأت بداية سيئة جدا مع الاساذة اجاثا كريستي..

قصة مش مسلية، مش مفيدة، وتجميع لقصص قصيرة كمان :v

وبعدين انا غلطت في العنوان كمان، قولت هقرأها بالعربي عشان اكون اسرع، ترجمة فوزي شاهين أسوأ مترجم على الاطلاق..

ترجم المعنى، وساب في النهاية جمل جنب بعضها لا تحمل اي معنى..

ده غير الاخطاء الاملائية، شكلي كده هكره الولية :v
M.C. Dulac
The Hound of Death contains none of the usual detectives or whodunits of Agatha Christie. Instead it is a selection of 12 supernatural tales, which showcase her extraordinary imagination, versatility and talent. “The Red Signal” and “The Witness for the Prosecution” are crime stories with a twist while “The Hound of Death” and “The Last Seance” are marvelous horror stories. All of the stories are superb.
Sid McCandless
Although she managed to write it in a proper way, the stories are all the more similar to each other. Too much unrealistic and no curiosity of what happens in the next page. The story where the multi-personality disorder thing is there, its a good one. Compared to that everything else is boring piece.
Lulu
Assolutamente intrigante, misterioso, ed anche un pò angosciante per chi, come me, è facilmente impressionabile (spero non suggestionabile, altrimenti ne vedrei delle belle).

Il racconto più bello e magnetico è sicuramente "Il Segugio della Morte"; poi, viene "Il Quarto Uomo", "Il Richiamo delle Ali", "L'ultima seduta", e il giallo (ma spettacoloso) "Testimone d'Accusa".

In ogni caso, oltre le singole preferenze, tutti i racconti sono piacevolissimi e meritano di essere letti: la scrittura è facil
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محمد الناغي
- جلسات تحضير الأرواح هي القاسم المشترك في معظم القصص.

- لا تخلو القصص من الحبكة البوليسية المميزة لأجاثا كريستي.

- قصتي "شاهد الإثبات" ، "لغز الزهرية الزرقاء"، هما الأعلى إحكاما، لذا هما أكثر ما أعجبني في قصص المجموعة.

Tiina
These were short stories, all with a mysterious/supernatural slant. Suitable reading at Halloween time.

They were probably written around the 1920's so some stories were clearly dated.
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