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The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories

by Agatha Christie (Author)

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Most of the stories were rather more Alfred Hitchcockian to me. ( )
  Rich_B | Jun 2, 2016 |
Review: The Witness For The Prosecution by Agatha Christie. It’s always enjoyable reading one of Agatha Christie’s books. This is one of her books that have short mystery stories. Christie relates her stories in a taut, fast paced and satisfying manner and more than once brings her stories to quite an unexpected climax. Most short story books have one or two that don’t meet the reader’s high expectations. I appreciated the great unique writing style and the development of the characters. Some of the stories in this collection include straightforward deception, murder, spiritualism, and a classic wise mystery featuring Hercule Poirot. Some of the stories are certainly old, but the sheer enjoyment of uncovering the truths behind Christie’s mysteries is worth the read. ( )
  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
Great book, wonderful movie.
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
Most all of these stories were written for various magazines.... The most famous is the title of the book & a movie starring Marlene Dietrich.

The stories, many of which deal with "spiritualism" are interesting enough, but much unlike her murder mysteries they are often dark & filled w/ foreboding.

I did not like most of the characters, nor did I feel empathy for any of them.....

The stories are:


The Fourth Man

The Mystery of the Blue Jar

The Mystery of the Spanish Shawl (a.k.a. Mr. Eastwood's Adventure)

Philomel Cottage

The Red Signal

The Second Gong

Sing a Song of Sixpence


Where There's a Will (a.k.a. Wireless): This I liked, an Aunt gets even & justice after her death.....

The Witness for the Prosecution

However, if you are tired of T&T, Marple, & Poirot, this might be the break you're waiting for........ ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
An excellent set of short Christie mysteries, including one with Poirot and the story she turned into a popular play with a twist ending, The Witness for the Prosecution. ( )
  SF_fan_mae | Jan 15, 2016 |
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The Witness for the Prosecution; The Red Signal; The Fourth Man; S.O.S.; Where There's a Will; Mystery of the Blue Jar; Philomel Cottage; Accident; The Second Gong. The Witness for the Prosecution was initially published as Traitor Hands in Flynn's Weekly in 1925.
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A murder trial takes a diabolical turn when the wife of the accused takes a stand...A woman's sixth--and a loaded revolver--signal premonitions of doom...A stranded motorist seeks refuge in a remote mansion, and is greeted with a dire warning...Detective Hercule Poirot faces his greatest challenge when his services are enlisted--by the victim--in a bizarre locked-room murder. From the stunning title story (which inspired the classic film thriller) to the rarest gems in detective fiction, these 11 tales of baffling rime and brilliant deduction showcase Agatha Christie at her dazzling best.

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