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  2. Masterpieces of murder

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This edition issued in faux leather, gilded binding, without dustjacket.Contains 4 novels: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, And Then There Were None, Witness for the Prosecution, Death on the Nile.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Agatha Christie
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780396074120
Edition
1st THUS
ISBN
039607412X
Label
Dodd, Mead
Manufacturer
Dodd, Mead
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
594
PublicationDate
1977
Publisher
Dodd, Mead
Studio
Dodd, Mead
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

_Masterpieces of Murder_ (1977) is an aptly titled omnibus of four Agatha Christie mystery classics: _The Murder of Roger Ackroyd_ (1926), _And Then There Were None_ (1939), _Death on the Nile_ (1937), and _Witness for the Prosecution_ (1924). The first three are novels. The last is a short story.

_Roger Ackroyd_ and _Nile_ are Hercule Poirot mysteries. _None_ and _Witness_ are singletons. The singletons were converted by Christie into plays that are not precisely the same as the original stories. (I once had a small part in a stage play of _Witness for the Prosecution_, and I have a certain fondness for that play.) All of these mysteries have been filmed at least once, and some of them have been filmed multiple times.

In classical mysteries of this sort, plot is everything. And make no mistake. These are four of Christie's most cunningly plotted mysteries, where she plays absolutely fair with the reader, yet still manages to surprise. After multiple readings of... Read more
Masterpieces of Murder

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Only the Bible and Shakespeare sold more copies. Over a billion copies of her books have been sold in English. Some may prefer individual books which are easier to handle while reading.

This 1977 book contains her most famous works: “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”, “And Then There Were None”, and “Death on the Nile”. They are novels. “Witness for the Prosecution” is a short story (also made into a play and movie). You can find more details in the reviews for each separate work.
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