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Double Sin and Other Stories

Double Sin and Other Stories


Double Sin and Other Stories

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4.5/5 (27 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
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Released:
Aug 21, 2012
ISBN:
9780062243799
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Description

Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot both make appearances in Agatha Christie's Double Sin and Other Stories, a sterling collection of short mystery fiction that offers double the suspense, surprise, and fun.

In one of London's most elegant shops, a decorative doll dressed in green velvet adopts some rather human, and rather sinister, traits.

A country gentleman is questioned about a murder yet to be committed.

While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever dared imagine possible.

In a small country church, a dying man's last word becomes both an elegy and a clue to a crime.

These chilling stories, and more, cleverly wrought by master Agatha Christie and solved by the inimitable Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple.

Publisher:
Released:
Aug 21, 2012
ISBN:
9780062243799
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.



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  • (4/5)
    This was a random collection of short stories by Agatha Christie. Some of the stories were great, and some left me wondering "what just happened here?", but not in a good way. Her mysteries starring Poirot and Miss Marple were what I expected. However, I was not expecting her gothic horror short stories. "The Dressmaker's Doll" was a decent supernatural story. I thought the conclusion was a great way to end the story. I found myself smiling when it was over. "The Last Seance" was one of the stories left me scratching my head. I'm still not sure what happened at the ending. But they were all brief, short stories so I don't feel like I wasted too much time on the duds.
  • (4/5)
    In the long run I had actually already read five of these short stories in other collections, and I also realised that I had actually seen television versions of the other three.Double Sin is the story of a young woman and her aunt who sell antiques and who run an insurance scam, looking for gullible travellers who will back up their claim that their wares have been stolen. In this case though they pick on Poirot and Hastings.Wasps' Nest. Hercule Poirot becomes convinced that someone of his acquaintance is about to commit murder and he sets out to prevent it.The Double Clue is the first of the stories that features the Countess Vera Rossakoff, a Russian lady who becomes involved in the theft some rubies and an emerald necklace. She makes the mistake of leaving two clues.
  • (3/5)
    8 stories. REFUSED to read the Last Seance. Dressmaker's Doll was creepy!
  • (4/5)
    Double Sin: Poirot & Marple, Christie

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    Double Sin: Waylaid on the way to visit a client, M. Poirot & Hastings come across a niece selling a valuable piece for her aunt and a young man w/ a "feeble" mustache

    Wasp's Nest: A dying man, caught in a love triangle, plots a murder... seemingly his own.... M. Poirot heads him off at the pass

    The Theft of the Royal Ruby (also known as The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding): A missing ruby ends up in the Christmas Pudding, M. Poirot grabs it and proceeds to solve the case

    The Dressmaker's Doll: A doll appears in the shop—a floppy, long-legged doll that sits itself on the best sofa. But where did it come from, and why does it appear to watch them?

    Greenshaw's Folly: An old woman who likes to play games, shot in the back w/ an arrow; a Lady's Companion owed back wages; a disinherited nephew; and Miss Marple as a witness to the will.....

    The Double Clue: M. Poirot is asked to attend a dinner party of a famous collector... After dinner the safe is found to have been rifled and its contents removed. For some reason there are two very obvious clues.... Why would a thief be so careless as to leave two personal belongings behind?

    The Last Seance: "Raoul Daubreuil insists his fiancée give up her activities as a talented and successful medium when they marry. However, he agrees to attend what is to be her last séance—with Madame Exe. But even Raoul can't foresee the tragedy ahead." -- Amazon

    Sanctuary: "Bunch, engrossed in her flower arrangements for the church, is placing the chrysanthemums when she sees a man crumpled over on the chancel steps, dying. The man can only utter one word, “sanctuary.” No one at the vicarage understands what he means, and nothing can be done to stop his death. But, when his relatives promptly arrive to pick up his possessions, Bunch can’t get the word out of her head. She knows just who to turn to, her godmother, Miss Marple. What Bunch and Miss Marple discover is more exciting than anything that could be expected to happen in a sleepy village like Chipping Cleghorn. Who is this man, and what does “sanctuary” mean?" --Amazon
  • (2/5)
    Overall, not among the best offerings by the "Grand dame of murder". A fair variety of stories with Poirot and Miss Marple putting in appearances.
  • (4/5)
    Collection of short mysteries. Some include Miss Marple, and some include Hercule Poirot.Not read her short stories before, but these were mostly entertaining.