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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 |
The Regatta Mystery is a collection of short stories featuring three of Christie's detectives: Hercule Poirot, Parker Pyne, and Miss Marple. One story is a stand-alone suspense story with supernatural elements. The audio version uses various readers, including Hugh Fraser (Hastings in the British TV series), David Suchet (Poirot in the British TV series), and Joan Hickson (my favorite Miss Marple).

This collection would be a good introduction to Christie's works for newbies. Christie was at the top of her game when this collection was first published. The Poirot stories are all classics. The Miss Marple story is delightful, particularly since it is one of her few appearances in Christie's works up to this point in their publication history. Although Parker Pyne isn't my favorite Christie detective, his two stories in this collection are both entertaining. I don't care for supernatural fiction in general, and Christie's works in this genre are no exception. The single story in this collection is more tolerable than most. ( )
  cbl_tn | Jun 4, 2012 |
An interesting bunch of short stories featuring Christie's main sleuths, Poirot, Miss Marper and Parker Pyne. Some ofthe stories have a supernatural twist and others are fiarly straightforward mysteries which makes this an interesting and varied collection. ( )
  riverwillow | Jul 27, 2008 |
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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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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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