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The Regatta Mystery by Agatha Christie
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The Regatta Mystery - Parker Pyne: Mr Parker Pyne catches a diamond thief during regatta festivities at Dartmouth Harbour.

The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest - Poirot: M. Poirot figures out how a dead body found its way into the titular chest in the midst of a dance party

How Does Your Garden Grow? - Poirot: M. Poirot finds the clue to the murder of an older woman who has written him for help just prior to her death

Problem at Pollensa Bay - Mr. Pyne: During his vacation, Parker Pyne solves a mother's dislike for her son's fiancee before an act of violence can occur

Yellow Iris - Poirot: Poirot follows an anonymous phone call to a restaurant table laden with the favourite flower of a woman who died mysteriously four years before. This story was expanded and made into the full-length mystery Sparkling Cyanide, featuring Colonel Race instead of Poirot

Miss Marple Tells a Story - Marple: Miss Marple recalls solving (without leaving her own chair) a seemingly impossible murder

The Dream - Poirot: An eccentric millionaire tells Poirot of a troubling dream in which he kills himself – and is found dead a week later

In a Glass Darkly - I have not read

Problem at Sea - Poirot: a rich woman is found dead in her cabin on a luxury ship off the shore of Alexandria. The story concludes with Poirot saying: "I do not approve of murder." ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
Some individual stories are good, but this collection irritates me because it is a reshuffling of stories which have appeared in other collections. ( )
  antiquary | Nov 22, 2014 |
While I prefer Agatha Christie's longer works, it's sometimes nice just have a sampling. My favorite of the short stories are the ones with Parker Pyne who in one story reluctantly admits that his first name is Christopher. Pyne is the opposite of fastidious and sometimes pompous M. Poirot or the ever congenial Miss Marple. No, he's in his line of work for the money and makes no apologies for it. ( )
  pussreboots | Sep 1, 2014 |
Contains a mixture of Poirot, Parker Pyne, and Miss Marple stories, with the rather different in tone supernatural addition of “In a Glass Darkly.” The audiobook is read by Hugh Fraser, who plays Captain Hastings in the BBC Poirot series, which adds a nice touch of authenticity. ( )
  jholcomb | Mar 28, 2014 |
A fine collection of Christie's short work. I enjoyed this, in particular, seeing old favorites once again go a-sleuthing. ( )
  empress8411 | Jan 21, 2014 |
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The Regatta Mystery:

Mr. Isaac Pointz removed a cigar from his lips and said approvingly: "Pretty little place."
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Do not combine with the short story The Regatta Mystery

This was originally published as the short story above, later other stories were added. This is the anthology, not the novella.
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The Regatta Mystery; (Mr. Parker Pyne)

The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest (Hercule Poirot);

How Does Your Garden Grow? (Hercule Poirot);

Problem at Pollensa Bay (Mr. Parker Pyne);

Yellow Iris (Hercule Poirot);

Miss Marple Tells a Story (Miss Jane Marple);

The Dream (Hercule Poirot);

In A Glass Darkly;

Problem at Sea (Hercule Poirot)

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A collection of classic stories featuring multiple victims, multiple mysteries, multiple suspects, and a multitude of talent to solve it all: Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne.

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A collection of stories by the mystery master features Christie's most famous detectives solving challenging cases with an interesting array of suspects.

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