The Complete Christie: An Agatha Christie Encyclopedia by Agatha Christie

The grand dame of the golden age of mysteries, Christie's characters capture the minds of young readers with each new generation.

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The Complete Christie: An Agatha Christie Encyclopedia by Agatha Christie


Features

  • Paperback: 464 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.98 x 9.14 x 7.41
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; (August 29, 2000)
  • ISBN: 0671028316


    Book Description

    Which poison was used most frequently in Agatha Christie's novels? How many of her novels featured a butler? Exactly where on the train were the suspects located in Murder on the Orient Express? How many actors have portrayed Hercule Poirot?

    Get a clue...or a lot of them, in
    THE COMPLETE CHRISTIE
    simply the most comprehensive guide to the life and works of the immortal Dame Agatha Christie.

    Join author Matthew Bunson, whose Encyclopedia Sherlockiana was compared to "a box of the best chocolates" by mystery author Anne Perry, in this entertaining and highly enjoyable tour of the vast world of mystery created by Christie, and discover...

  • a comprehensive biography of Christie, including new theories on her strange disappearance in 1926
  • plot synopses that offer colorful capsules of the stories (without giving away the solutions!)
  • A-to-Z entries on characters from vicars to butlers, police sergeants to maids, each cross-referenced to the story or novel
  • detailed listings of all films, television programs, radio shows, and documentaries of Christie and her works
  • up-to-date entries on the most recent releases of previously unpublished Christie writings
  • sixty illustrations, including book covers, shots from movies, and stage productions. Whether you've read every title in the giant Christie canon, or are just discovering her writing, The Complete Christie reveals in delectable detail why the mystique, fascination, and brainteasing fun of the mysteries penned by the century's most successful writing remain forever undiminished.

    Reader Reviews
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful: A Must for Christie Fans, May 22, 2003 Reviewer: lisa bahrami from orlando, fl USA As one who worships at the altar of Agatha Christie, I found this book to be a comprehensive reference guide to the greatest mystery writer of all time. Everything relating to Christie and her immortal creations of Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence et.al. is here. Well-written,well-organized and extremely informative, this book is a must for any Christie fan or mystery lover. Highly recommended.

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