The Sittaford Mystery


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Titel en schrijver The Sittaford Mystery, Agatha Christie
ISBN nr. 0-00-616816-7
Uitgeverij, drukjaar en drukversie William Collins Sons & Co., 1983, 11e druk
Paperback of hardcover Paperback
Aantal pagina’s 190 pagina’s
Taal en categorie Engels, Thrillers, Detectives, Horror
Korte samenvatting The Sittaford Mystery:

Sittaford is a tiny village on the fringe of Dartmoor. Mrs Willett and her daughter Violet are the newly installed tenants of Sittaford House, a residence owned by Trevelyan, a retired Navy captain. They invite four people to tea on Friday afternoon: Captain Trevelyan’s long-standing friend, Major Burnaby, Mr Rycroft, Mr Ronnie Garfield, and Mr Duke. At the suggestion of Mr Garfield, the six of them decide to play a game of table-turning. During this séance, at 5.25 pm, a spirit announces that Captain Trevelyan has just been murdered.

Over de auteur Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, (Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections.

Christie was born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon, and was largely home-schooled. She was initially an unsuccessful writer with six consecutive rejections, but this changed in 1920 when The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring detective Hercule Poirot, was published.

Her first husband was Archibald Christie; they married in 1914 and had one child before divorcing in 1928. Following the breakdown of her marriage and the death of her mother in 1926 she made international headlines by going missing for eleven days. During both World Wars, she served in hospital dispensaries, acquiring a thorough knowledge of the poisons that featured in many of her novels, short stories, and plays. Following her marriage to archaeologist Max Mallowan in 1930, she spent several months each year on digs in the Middle East and used her first-hand knowledge of this profession in her fiction.

Recensies Evening Standard: ‘As many twists as Hampton Court Maze.’
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Gewicht 0.11 kg
Afmetingen 18 × 10.8 × 1.5 cm