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Double Sin and Other Stories (edition 2012)

by Agatha Christie (Author)

Series: Miss Marple (15.5 as contains some of the short stories from Miss Marple's Final Cases), Hercule Poirot (short stories)

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In one of London's most elegant shops, a decorative doll in green velvet adopts some rather human, and sinister, traits. . . . A country gentleman is questioned about a murder that has yet to be committed. . . . While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever imagined possible. . . . In a small country church, a dying man's last word, sanctuary, becomes both an elegy and a clue to a crime. Only the Queen of Mystery could have conceived such delicious treats for suspense lovers. Only the inimitable Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple could solve them with such chilling perfection.… (more)
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Title:Double Sin and Other Stories
Authors:Agatha Christie (Author)
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2012), Edition: Reissue, 224 pages
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The wonderful thing about short stories is that they're finishable in a couple of minutes and you don't usually wake up at 2am wondering who did the horrible deed.

The terrible thing about short stories is that they are often combined in hodge-podge collections and overlap between various published works. Therefore you are buying or borrowing a completely new book but it might really only contain 7 pages of new story. Such a gamble. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
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  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
Short stories with Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple.
  taurus27 | Dec 17, 2020 |
Meh. This wasn't a great collection of short stories (nothing like The Regatta Mystery), but it also wasn't the worst Christie I've read. "The Dressmaker's Doll" and "The Last Seance" were the only truly awful stories, the rest were ok. Overall feelings = meh. ( )
  melissa_faith | Mar 16, 2019 |
A very small collection of Agatha Chriistie stories; Poiriots and Marples of the light but enjoyable type and two quite awful supernatural tales. I esp. found the dressmaker's doll bizarre and strange and not near as creepy as I'm guessing she wanted it to be.
  amyem58 | Aug 20, 2017 |
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I had called into my friend Poirot's room to find him sadly overworked.
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Contains: Double sin, Wasp's nest, The theft of the royal ruby, The dressmaker's doll, Greenshaw's folly, The double clue, The last seance, Sanctuary.
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In one of London's most elegant shops, a decorative doll in green velvet adopts some rather human, and sinister, traits. . . . A country gentleman is questioned about a murder that has yet to be committed. . . . While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever imagined possible. . . . In a small country church, a dying man's last word, sanctuary, becomes both an elegy and a clue to a crime. Only the Queen of Mystery could have conceived such delicious treats for suspense lovers. Only the inimitable Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple could solve them with such chilling perfection.

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CONTENTS:
Double Sin [Poirot]
"Double Sin" was first published as "By Road or Rail" in the Sunday Dispatch, 23 September 1928
Wasps' Nest [Poirot]
"Wasps' Nest was first published as "The Wasps' Nest in the Daily Mail, 20 November 1928
The Theft of the Royal Ruby [Poirot]
"The Theft of the Royal Ruby was first published as "The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding" in The Sketch, 12 December 1923. This is an expanded version of the story.
Dressmaker's Doll
First published in Woman's Journal, December 1958.
Greenshaw's Folly [Miss Marple]
Double Clue [Poirot]
"The Double Clue was first published in The Sketch, 5 December 1923
Last séance 
First published in the USA in Ghost Stories magazine, November 1926, and as "The Stolen Ghost" in The Sovereign Magazine, March 1927
Sanctuary [Miss Marple]

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