Parker Pyne Investigates (Ariadne Oliver #1)
Equally adept at putting together the fragments of a murder mystery or the pieces of a broken marriage, Mr. Parker Pyne is possibly the world's most unconventional private investigato ...more
This isn't Agatha Christie's typical who-dunnit mystery. Half the people that come to "investigator" Parker Pyne for help are just bored. Makes sense since that's who he advertises for, those who are unhappy and don't know what to do about it. So, his clients are often people with money who want someone else to make life interesting again for them...
That is difficult for me to swallow. I come from a background where money had to be hard-earned, penny by penny. ...more
The first half of the short stories in this anthology are the best. The second half involve Pyne trying to take a vacation and constantly getting to another case, which becomes trying. Especially in the complexity in so few pages.
The writing is great, especially the first half. S ...more
Agatha Christie’s Parker Pyne Investigates is a collection of fourteen short stories featuring, as detective (a term applied somewhat loosely in several of these stories) C Parker Pyne. A retired government employee who has spent his life working with statistics, Parker Pyne has come to the conclusion that all human happiness (and unhappiness) can be categorized, sifted, dealt with in a logical way. He therefore advertises in the newspaper: Are you happy? I ...more
Not surprising, really. The back blurb states that there are two billion copies of Christie’s books in print, and that was written in 1984. Obviously, I’m not the only one who likes her writing.
What is interesting though is that I had been trying to read several different books before this one. I tried a classical novel, a mainstream novel, a mystery novel, all ...more
Esta é uma coletânea de contos protagonizados por Parker Pyne, um investigador privado que se interessa pela felicidade alheia, principalmente pelos encontros e desencontros, amores e desamores da vida.
Nos primeiros seis casos, Parker Pyne atua de forma indireta, proporcionando os meios para que tudo corra da forma estipulada. Nos restantes, a sua intervenção já é mais direta, na medida em que é abordado, pelos países em que passa, por pess ...more
He endeavours to reunite husbands and wives who have drifted apart - with mixed results it has to be said. He creates adventures for those who are bored with everyday life ...more
Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne.This personal ad in The Times brings a series of interesting cases to Parker Pyne's door in this collection of short stories. I enjoyed all the stories although the ones that were actual mysteries were more satisfying than those in which we saw the labyrinth ways Mr. Pyne had to make his clients happy. I especially enjoyed the second half of the book when Mr. Pyne goes abroad on vacation only to find himself continually recognized and asked to make ...more
Parker Pyne adalah tokoh yang sangat menarik. Apakah Anda tidak bahagia? Kalau begitu, mintalah nasihat Mr. Parker Pyne, Richmond Street nomor 17. Mengenai pekerjaannya, saya juga kurang yakin. Konsultan hati? Psikolog? Part-time detective (if he's need ...more
Some of these were more along the lines of lonely people looking for adventure, thereby engaging Mr. Parker Pyne to the rescue, but other were more mystery. Hence, a nice, and very different selection.
Plus we get to see Miss Lemon work for Parker Payne before she quit the job and went to work for Hercule Poirot ;)
This is a collection of short stories featuring her third detective; Mr. Parker Pyne. I didn't warm to him at all, I'm afraid. He is by nature a very reserved man, who likes to be incognito, but at the same time a reader should feel that they get to know him during the course of a book.
Some sto ...more
My first impression was that these stories are written in a totally un-Christie fashion. They are r ...more
Щастлив ли сте?
Ако не сте, обърнете се към господин Паркър Пайн…
Съответно нямаме някаква блестяща ...more
الكتاب ممتع جدااا
مش هحتاج أعلق على المؤلف.... اجاثا أسلوبها معروف ودايما مبدعة
الكتاب عبارة عن مجموعة قصص بطلها هو باركر باين
السيد باركر هو ملاذ المكتئبين والتعيسين وذو المشكلات ،،،، وباركر بيساعدهم فى حل مشكلاتهم
تتنوع المشاكل فى الكتاب ففى اول قصة المشكلة اجتماعية وتصنيف القصة يندرج تحت قصص المغامرات وبعض القصص تصنف
من القصص البوليسية
بعض القصص كانت تنافس فيها كونان دويل فى كتابة القصة البوليسية لكنها كانت بتقع فى نقطه
مثال ( قصة قضية المرأة الحزينة (
كانت حلوة بس كشف كذبة ايرنستين ريتشارد كان ...more
"Siete felici? Se la risposta è no, consultate Mr. Parker Pyne, Richmond Street, 17". Ogni mattina questo annuncio pubblicitario appare sulla prima pagina dei più noti quotidiani inglesi e ogni giorno decine di persone si riversano nello strano ufficio di Richmond Street. A riceverle trovano l'insuperabile Parker Pyne, uno strano individuo un po' detective e un po' stregone. Mr. Pyne, dal canto suo, ama definirsi "medico", ma è certamente un medico assai particolare, abilissimo nel rimettere a p...more
قرأتها كنسخة إلكترونية
رابط تحميل الرواية ..
هل أنت سعيد؟ إن لم تكن سعيدآ فاستشر السيد باركر باين ، 17 شارع ريتشموند
:) الكتاب عبارة عن قصص قصيرة لأناس قرؤا هذا الإعلان الصباحي المتميز
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 ...more