Free Read The Mystery of the Blue Jar: A Short Story - by Agatha Christie Світлана Зайковскі

  • Title: The Mystery of the Blue Jar: A Short Story
  • Author: Agatha Christie Світлана Зайковскі
  • ISBN: 9667437493
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback

  • Free Read The Mystery of the Blue Jar: A Short Story - by Agatha Christie Світлана Зайковскі - The Mystery of the Blue Jar: A Short Story, The Mystery of the Blue Jar A Short Story
    Agatha Christie Світлана Зайковскі
    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 the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre 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 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande


    Brooklyn Tayla
    Definitely shows that Dame Agatha Christie will always stand the test of time as the Queen of Crime 3

    interesting, typical Agatha Christie twist at the end

    Sherry Wolfe
    This book is very well written and kept my interest nicely it wasn t a really scary mystery it was short and the ending made me laugh I really wasn t expecting what happened until the very end If you re looking for a quick fun read, you will enjoy this book.

    Great story Really clever villains.

    Kathryn Baron
    The protagonist is far far too credulous.

    Quick and enjoyable read.

    Alisha Ali

    Emily Weigel
    Good short story once you get into it Classic Christie does it again

    Published in The Hound Of Death And Other Stories and The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories.Very clever Wasn t expecting that ending.

    I very nearly solved itarly The conclusion was a little bit convoluted, but still very enjoyable Definitely recommend listening to this one, if for no other reason than Christopher Lee has the greatest voice, which positively vibrates through you.

    Abeer Albossany
    Being in this collection makes the trick works really well on the reader I loved how the whole story was so obvious yet so mysterious, definitely an Agatha piece of work.

    Clever short story from Christie Once again she gives you only the details you need then puts you right into the action where you must keep up till the end What a great storyteller

    Linda Slates
    Very clever Published in a magazine in the 1920s.

    Short and goodThis is a very short story, but it has the typical Agatha Christie twist at the end I enjoyed it.

    Stephen Floyd
    Favorite Quotes All may not be as it seems, Mr Turner

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