Midwinter murder Fireside tales from the queen of mystery

Agatha Christie, 1890-1976

eAudio - 2020

There's a chill in the air and the days are growing shorter . . . It's the perfect time to curl up in front of a crackling fire with these wintery whodunits from the legendary Agatha Christie. But beware of deadly snowdrifts and dangerous gifts, poisoned meals and mysterious guests. This chilling compendium of short stories-some featuring beloved detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple-is an essential omnibus for Christie fans and the perfect holiday gift for mystery lovers.

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Published
[United States] : HarperAudio 2020.
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 54 min.)) : digital
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9780063050655
006305065X
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Main Author
Agatha Christie, 1890-1976 (author)
Corporate Author
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Other Authors
Fenella Woolgar (narrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Narrator Fenella Woolgar is a perfect choice to voice this collection of winter-themed short stories from crime-fiction master, Agathie Christie. The audiobook includes stories featuring favorites like Poirot and Miss Marple as well as lesser-renowned detectives in Christie's catalog. No stranger to the genre—or to bringing Christie's characters to life on both screen and in audio—Woolgar makes this just what it should be: an easy listen. The narrator's voice and diction indicate a real familiarity with the genre, and she moves effortlessly among characters, making them distinct but retaining the air of a storyteller. Her pacing is expert. While the urgency and tension are certainly apparent when appropriate, Woolgar understands these are, for the most part, the kind of parlor-room mysteries one listens to on a Sunday afternoon and not edge-of-your-seat thrillers and provides just what is called for: familiarity, comfort, and charm. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!"Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.” —Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of the Dublin Murder Squad novelsAn all-new collection of winter-themed stories from the Queen of Mystery, just in time for the holidays—including the original version of “Christmas Adventure,” never before released in the United States!There’s a chill in the air and the days are growing shorter . . . It’s the perfect time to curl up in front of a crackling fire with these wintry whodunits from the legendary Agatha Christie. But beware of deadly snowdrifts and dangerous gifts, poisoned meals and mysterious guests. This chilling compendium of short stories—some featuring beloved detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple—is an essential omnibus for Christie fans and the perfect holiday gift for mystery lovers.“Agatha Christie [is] the maestro of murder tales.” —People