The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie Summary
When a blizzard strikes the village of Sittaford, the guests at Sittaford House gather for a seance that quickly turns into terror when a ouija board game warns of the impending murder of Captain Tevelyan, a prophecy that turns out to be only too true. Reprint.
The Sittaford Mystery - Misteri Sittaford by Agatha Christie Summary
"""Pemanggilan Roh di Sittaford… Terdengar ada yang menahan napas. Dan dalam keheningan, meja itu mulai bergoyang lagi. Ronnie mengeja huruf-huruf itu. “P-E-M-B-U-N-U-H-A-N….” Mrs. Willett terpekik dan mengangkat tangannya dari meja itu. “Aku tak mau lagi meneruskan permainan ini. Mengerikan sekali.” Terdengar suara Mr. Duke, lantang dan jelas, menanyai meja itu. “Apakah maksudmu… Kapten Trevelyan dibunuh?” Baru saja pertanyaan itu selesai diajukan, jawabannya langsung diberikan. Meja itu bergoyang demikian kuatnya, hingga nyaris jatuh. Hanya sekali goyangan. “Ya….”"
Misteri Sittaford (The Sittaford Mystery) by Agatha Christie Summary
Di sebuah rumah terpencil di tengah badai salju, enam sosok duduk merapat di sekeliling meja kecil untuk melakukan pemanggilan roh. Ketegangan di ruangan itu semakin meningkat ketika roh mengeja huruf demi huruf yang membentuk pesan tak terduga: “Kapten Trevelyan… mati… pembunuhan.” Permainan yang awalnya dianggap tak lebih dari lelucon konyol berubah menjadi serius ketika Kapten Trevelyan ditemukan tak bernyawa sembilan kilometer jauhnya dari sana…
Best Detective Stories of Agatha Christie by Agatha Christie Summary
This series offers students a bridge from simplified fiction to the original writings of famous literary figures. This complete text edition has an introduction and glossary and is suitable for students preparing for Cambridge Proficiency.
Information, Knowledge and Agile Creativity by Stéphane Goria,Pierre Humbert,Benoit Roussel Summary
Information, Knowledge and Agile Creativity will enlighten entrepreneurs, and is ideal for facilitating an organization’s ability to react and adapt to its environment. Creativity is a system that engenders innovation. While integral at the conception stage, it is also important before and after this phase. This book offers a collection of tools, as well as a methodology, to estimate the agility of an organization to generate and transform ideas into solutions that are not only new but also adapted to their users. To this end, this book presents strategic foresight and problem comprehension methods; tools of sharing and visual information formatting; animation tips for creativity workshops; techniques for generating ideas; and tools for visualizing and mapping ideas, information, and knowledge.
Mysteries Unlocked by Curtis Evans Summary
In honor of the 70th birthday of Professor Douglas G. Greene, mystery genre scholar and publisher, this book offers 24 new essays and two reprinted classics on detective fiction by contributors around the world, including ten Edgar (Mystery Writers of America) winners and nominees. The essays cover a myriad of authors and books from more than a century, from J.S. Fletcher’s The Investigators, originally serialized in 1901, to P.D. James’ Death Comes to Pemberley, published at the end of 2011. Subjects covered include detective fiction in the Edwardian era and the “Golden Age” between the two world wars; hard-boiled detective fiction; mysteries and intellectuals; and pastiches, short stories and radio plays.
Bodies from the Library by Agatha Christie,Georgette Heyer,A. A. Milne,Nicholas Blake,Christianna Brand Summary
This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together 16 tales by masters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Agatha Christie crime story that has not been seen since 1922. At a time when crime and thriller writing has once again overtaken the sales of general and literary fiction, Bodies from the Library unearths lost stories from the Golden Age, that period between the World Wars when detective fiction captured the public's imagination and saw the emergence of some of the world's cleverest and most popular storytellers. This anthology brings together 16 forgotten tales that have either been published only once before - perhaps in a newspaper or rare magazine - or have never before appeared in print. From a previously unpublished 1917 script featuring Ernest Bramah's blind detective Max Carrados, to early 1950s crime stories written for London's Evening Standard by Cyril Hare, Freeman Wills Crofts and A.A. Milne, it spans five decades of writing by masters of the Golden Age. Most anticipated of all are the contributions by women writers: the first detective story by Georgette Heyer, unseen since 1923; an unpublished story by Christianna Brand, creator of Nanny McPhee; and a dark tale by Agatha Christie published only in an Australian journal in 1922 during her 'Grand Tour' of the British Empire. With other stories by Detection Club stalwarts Anthony Berkeley, H.C. Bailey, J.J. Connington, John Rhode and Nicholas Blake, plus Vincent Cornier, Leo Bruce, Roy Vickers and Arthur Upfield, this essential collection harks back to a time before forensic science - when murder was a complex business. Freeman Wills Crofts and A.A. Milne, it spans five decades of writing by masters of the Golden Age. Most anticipated of all are the contributions by women writers: the first detective story by Georgette Heyer, unseen since 1923; an unpublished story by Christianna Brand, creator of Nanny McPhee; and a dark tale by Agatha Christie published only in an Australian journal in 1922 during her 'Grand Tour' of the British Empire. With other stories by Detection Club stalwarts Anthony Berkeley, H.C. Bailey, J.J. Connington, John Rhode and Nicholas Blake, plus Vincent Cornier, Leo Bruce, Roy Vickers and Arthur Upfield, this essential collection harks back to a time before forensic science - when murder was a complex business.
The Cornish Mystery by Agatha Christie Summary
Poirot receives a visit from a Mrs Pengelley, a middle-aged woman who fears that she is being poisoned by her husband. She has no proof , only that she only suffers when her husband is at home, not when he is away at the weekends -- and a bottle of weedkiller, supposedly unused, is half-empty...
Miss Marple by Agatha Christie Summary
A stunning omnibus that gathers together every short story featuring one of Agatha Christie's most famous creations, Miss Marple. Described by her friend Dolly Bantry as the typical old maid of fiction, Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in the sleepy hamlet of St. Mary Mead. Yet, by observing village life she has gained an unparalleled insight into human nature and used this incredible ability to ferret our murderers and solve crimes. As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex-Commissioner of Scotland Yard has been heard to say, She's just the finest detective God ever made.
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie Summary
In the classic mystery by Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie, an elderly priest is murdered, quite possibly doomed by a woman’s deathbed confession and by the secrets kept safely locked behind closed doors of a mysterious local pub. When an elderly priest is murdered, the killer searches the victim so roughly that his already ragged cassock is torn in the process. What was the killer looking for? And what had a dying woman confided to the priest on her deathbed only hours earlier? Mark Easterbrook and his sidekick Ginger Corrigan are determined to find out. Maybe the three women who run The Pale Horse public house, and who are rumored to practice the “Dark Arts,” can provide some answers?
Miss Marple: Christian Sleuth by Isabel Anders Summary
The rage for crime fiction today mysteriously includes a wide and enduring attraction to the few remaining wholly admirable role models still available to readers. The iconic Miss Marple, ‘faved’ by traditionalists and pop fans alike, deftly models her love of God and neighbor in concrete terms—and stands boldly for Truth and Good. This beloved, enigmatic, mild-mannered spinster champions the triumph of order over chaos in society, through her process of detection in which the solution rests in provable fact.
Endless Night by Agatha Christie Summary
Agatha Christie's disturbing 1960s mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Gipsy's Acre was a truly beautiful upland site with views out to sea - and in Michael Rogers it stirred a child-like fantasy. There, amongst the dark fir trees, he planned to build a house, find a girl and live happily ever after. Yet, as he left the village, a shadow of menace hung over the land. For this was the place where accidents happened. Perhaps Michael should have heeded the locals' warnings: 'There's no luck for them as meddles with Gipsy's Acre.' Michael Rogers is a man who is about to learn the true meaning of the old saying 'In my end is my beginning...'