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by Agatha Christie

  • ISBN: 0006125506
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Subcategory: Mystery
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; n.i. edition (March 1971)
  • Pages: 192 pages
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Sittaford House had been built ten years ago by Captain Joseph Trevelyan, . on the occasion of his retirement from the Navy.

with whom I discussed the plot of this book, to the alarm of those around us. Contents. Sittaford House had been built ten years ago by Captain Joseph Trevelyan, . He was a man of substance, and he had always had a great hankering to live on Dartmoor. He had placed his choice on the tiny hamlet of Sittaford. It was not in a valley like most of the villages and farms, but perched right on the shoulder of the moor under the shadow of Sittaford Beacon.

The Sittaford Mystery is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1931 under the title of The Murder at Hazelmoor and in UK by the Collins Crime Club on 7 September of the . .

The Sittaford Mystery is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1931 under the title of The Murder at Hazelmoor and in UK by the Collins Crime Club on 7 September of the same year under Christie's original title. It is the first Christie novel to be given a different title for the US market.

The Sittaford Mystery book. A pretty standard Agatha Christie mystery. I liked the snowy winter atmosphere and the mystery was intriguing throughout. Emily, the amateur detective, felt pretty much interchangeable with any other young female detective in any other Agatha Christie novel though and I wasn't a fan of that.

Читать онлайн - Christie Agatha. The Sittaford Mystery Электронная библиотека e-libra. ru Читать онлайн The Sittaford Mystery. The Sittaford Mystery. 1931) Chapter 1 SITTAFORD HOUSEMajor Burnaby drew on his gum boots, buttoned his overcoat collar round his neck, took from a shelf near the door a hurricane lantern, and cautiously opened the front door of his little bungalow and peered out. The scene that met his eyes was typical of the English countryside as depicted on Xmas cards and in old-fashioned melodramas

The Sittaford Mystery by Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was published in London in 1931. Seeing Agatha Christie's portrait on my Kindle, I decided to give her a try - I had only read a couple of her books in my life, when I was a teen

The Sittaford Mystery by Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was published in London in 1931. It is one of those Christie novels without the services of Miss Marple or Detective Hercule Poirot on duty to solve mystery. The Plot:" Mrs Willett a recent émigré to England from her home in South Africa holds a party at Sittaford House. Present are her daughter Violet and four guests. Seeing Agatha Christie's portrait on my Kindle, I decided to give her a try - I had only read a couple of her books in my life, when I was a teen. She certainly kept me guessing, and I felt the book stood the test of time despite outdated words and phrases like "Hark!" and "the gay life in London.

and John Moffatt as Mr Rycroft. Dramatised and directed by Michael Bakewell. From the book first published in 1931.

The Sittaford Mystery is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1931 under the title of The Murder at Hazelmoor and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 7 September of the same year under Christie's original title. It is the first Christie novel to be given a different title for the US market The novel was well-received, with praise for the character Miss Emily Trefusis

Агата Кристи The Sittaford Mystery. Chapter 6 At the Three Crowns The Inspector noted it down in his book. That will do to get on with,’ he said.

Агата Кристи The Sittaford Mystery. Chapter 6 At the Three Crowns. Inspector Narracott was not destined to see Major Burnaby until he had had a protracted interview with Mrs Belling-licensed proprietor of the Three Crowns. I, Joseph Arthur Trevelyan, of Sittaford House, Sittaford, in the County of Devon, declare this to be my last will and testament which I make this thirteenth day of August nineteen hundred and twenty-six. (1) I appoint John Edward Burnaby of 1 The Cottages, Sittaford, and Frederick Kirkwood of Exhampton, to be the executors and trustees of this, my will. The Inspector noted it down in his book.

The Sittaford Mystery The book is one of four novels that Agatha Christie dedicated to her second husband Max Mallowan.

The Sittaford Mystery. In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a small table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: ‘Captain Trevelya. ea. urder. The book is one of four novels that Agatha Christie dedicated to her second husband Max Mallowan.

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Reviews about The Sittaford Mystery (7):
Xmatarryto
The seller lists this item under an Agatha Christie collection that shows more than fifty (50) books as part of this order. Without sufficient clarification, the seller only offers twelve books, so beware and read the listing closely. Many buyers have fallen prey to this listing oversight. "Caveat emptor." LOOK TO ANOTHER SELLER that adheres to the product listing.
Realistic
Got just 12 books while the main description says otherwise. Turtlecreek is not a vendor I recommend. I didn't even get to choose my books.
Zut
The Sittaford Mystery by Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was published in London in 1931. It is one of those Christie novels without the services of Miss Marple or Detective Hercule Poirot on duty to solve mystery.
The Plot:" Mrs Willett a recent émigré to England from her home in South Africa holds a party at Sittaford House. Present are her daughter Violet and four guests. A séance is held and a turning table spells out a spooky message reading, ';Trevelyan Dead-Murder.": Major Burnaby an acquaintance of Captain Trevelyan calls the police and the doctor. They arrive at the Trevelyan estate called Hazelmoor. There they find the dead Trevelyan. The retired murder victim has been bludgeoned to death with a sandbag used to keep out winter drafts. All of this occurs during a terrific snowstorm that has shut down travel in the gloomy Dartmoor region of Great Britain. The police arrest Jim Pearson the nephew of the murder victim. Jim';s fiancée is beautiful and brainy Emily Trefusis. Emily along with newspaper reporter Charles Enderby put on their thinking caps to solve the mystery.
Emily is a fascinating woman reminding this reader of an older version of America s Nancy Drew. The plot is complex with many characters and there pasts to sort out in typical Christie fashion. However, the explanation of the murder is simple and easily understood. This is one of the lesser known Christie novels but I found it to be a page turner. An excellent introduction to the delights of Agatha Christie!
Phenade
Seeing Agatha Christie's portrait on my Kindle, I decided to give her a try - I had only read a couple of her books in my life, when I was a teen. She certainly kept me guessing, and I felt the book stood the test of time despite outdated words and phrases like "Hark!" and "the gay life in London." The book had some fun self-irony ("Like in books there ought to be some little incident that I should remember that would be a clue," said one of the characters). Another line reminded me of Dr. House from tv: "Everybody tells lies one way or another, and Mrs. Willett is perfectly entitled to do the same as everybody else."
fetish
Clever plot, no doubt, but no reality to Miss Christie's protagonists, they don't come to life as do Miss Marple and Hercules Poirot. I initially liked the setting, the weather, the isolation, the cosiness, I guess, but it was not developed. Subsequent scenes felt formulaic. All in all a disappointment. I like to immerse myself in a story, I couldn't do so in this case. In future I will just reread the Poirot and Marple stories.
Reggy
Agatha Christie's 1954 stand-alone novel "Destination Unknown (Mr. Jessop series Book 1)" is a spy thriller instead of a detective mystery. It's a well done book that focuses on aspects of the Cold War (with a bit of a twist). Outside a the occasional paragraph of un-translated French that authors of Christie's era like to dump on us, the only thing that bothered me was that the ending was just a tad weak. Besides my desire that Christie would have followed the protagonist just a bit further after the end, the fact that she basically ignored a protagonist/antagonist conversation that she could have used irked a bit. Still, all-in-all, I'm rating it at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5.

Note: AFAIK, this is the only book that Jessop appears in. So, I have no idea why Amazon lists the book as Book 1 in the Mr. Jessop series.
Malakelv
One of the better Christie stand-alones (my personal favorite, so far, is "Crooked House"). Good spy story. I honestly don't know if this was ever made into a movie; it should be. Cold-War era, good characters, exotic locales. Dame Agatha's bread-and-butter were her series characters, but she shows greater range in her non-series novels. Very worthwhile.
This collection has been released before and always enjoyed it. The reason I purchased a new edition was because I was hoping for two things. On the plus side, I am grateful for a larger and easier opening book. My old copy was very compact and falling to bits. On the negative side, I was hoping this edition might have been updated to include her plays which Christie never got round to novelizing but were eventually by another author ("Black Coffee", "Spider's Web, and "The Unexpected Guest"). I would like to read the original plays someday, but at least this book will suffice in the meantime

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