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Philomel Cottage: A Short Story

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  377 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
The recently married Alix Martin is obsessed with a recurring dream of her new husband’s murder. Each time she can see the murderer clearly, and it’s the mild-mannered man she had previously been engaged to, taking his revenge. But, what’s worse is that at the end of the dream she thanks the murderer. Perplexed, Alix tries to calm herself by spending time in the garden of ...more
ebook, 100 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 1995)
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Bettie☯
Description: The recently married Alix Martin is obsessed with a recurring dream of her new husband’s murder. Each time she can see the murderer clearly, and it’s the mild-mannered man she had previously been engaged to, taking his revenge. But, what’s worse is that at the end of the dream she thanks the murderer. Perplexed, Alix tries to calm herself by spending time in the garden of her picturesque cottage. But her gardener confuses her further by wishing her well on her trip to London—a trip ...more
Bekah
Well, what the hell was that!? Was that a twist ending? Was it a cliff-hanger? Am I hallucinating? What did I just listen to? Oh, Agatha, why do you do this to me? I really don't know what to think. I definitely enjoyed listening to the story, which was read by Hugh Fraser, but that ending...
Laura
Jan 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Bettie, Carey, Wanda
From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
Alex meets Terry and is coaxed to start a business out in the country. Mike Walker's revamped whodunnit with Lizzie McInnerny.
Brooklyn Tayla
A quick intriguing read. One I hadn't read before, so that was cool. Very cool. These mini stories are perfect in between other books :)
Yuthika
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Philomel Cottage has been an interesting experience. Different from Agatha Christie's other works, but highly engaging. I loved it.
Tatiana
Apr 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really liked it.
Sherri Smith
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wonderful short mystery!!
Alicia
I have a copy of Philomel Cottage in the "Christie Classics" compilation.
Tia Raina
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
The most boring thing she's ever written. read it in a "Collection of Halloween Stories" and it was a complete waste of my time.
Keira_observer
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
it's always unexpected in the end..
Nicoll Campbell
A unusually story by Mrs Christie. This short novella in the The Listerdale Mystery Collection, has a elements of a supernatural. This is lost in the translation of the modern radio dramatization. Your left wondering.....
Preethi Venugopala
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short, interesting read!
Guadalupe
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4,5 / 5
Saravanan Mani
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it
The kind of short story that twists exactly as you expect and still surprises you a little.
Shahd Anwar
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Chilly and perfect for the Halloween spirit. Not the best of Christie's work, but certainly worth it and the ending was so unexpected even though I discovered the plot almost halfway through but never saw that ending coming, I loved that!
Jay
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While the performance of this short story is very well done by the BBC, for purists, Agatha Christie stories cannot be given a 21st century makeover.
Sara
Nov 15, 2015 added it
BBC radio adaptation and modern update.
Angie
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was really intrigued...especially at the end. Another great read by Agatha Christie. I listened to this on Audible, and loved every minute.
Abed
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
A little boring but the ending is just amazing ^_^. Christie is one amazing writer!
Margaret Mechinus
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lots of fun
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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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