A Deadly Affair : Unexpected Love Stories from the Queen of Mystery
Author(s): Agatha Christie
“[We] can’t get enough of Christie’s plush and murderous thrills.” —Entertainment Weekly
From the Queen of Mystery—this all-new collection of stories about love gone horribly wrong will get your heart racing.
Love can propel us to our greatest heights . . . and darkest depths. In this new compendium of Agatha Christie short stories, witness the dark side of love—crimes of passion, games of the heart, and deadly deceits. This pulse-pounding compendium features beloved detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, master of charades Parker Pyne, the enigmatic Harley Quin, and the adventurous Tommy and Tuppence, all at the ready to solve tantalizing mysteries.
In “The Face of Helen,” a night at the Royal Opera could reach a fatal crescendo for a woman caught in a dicey love triangle; “Finessing the King” delivers a curious ad in the personals that could mask sinister intentions; who’s in danger of getting stung in “Wasps’ Nest” depends on rounding up suspects and solving a murder—before it even happens. These are just a few of the tales in this collection featuring essential reading that Christie fans old and new will simply love to death.
“If you’re thinking murder on Valentine’s Day, ask Cupid for a copy of A Deadly Affair. This new paperback collects 14 of Christie’s short stories. You’ll find it in the library by the candlestick."
“Agatha Christie [is] the maestro of murder tales.”
“I read everything by Agatha Christie.”
"A Deadly Affair is not to be missed for fans of Dame Agatha’s work, as well as those who are just discovering the Mistress of Murder."
"Amply display Christie’s gifts as a short-form storyteller . . . By linking mysteries that have affairs of the heart at their center, this volume allows the reader to appreciate better Christie’s facility at crafting variations on a theme."
“With its gorgeous and moody cover, this themed collection of Agatha Christie's short stories would be a delightful introduction for new readers or a lovely return for those long familiar with the Queen of Mystery's work.”
"The diversity of the stories, both in terms of plot as well as the multiple detectives featured, made this feel a bit more fresh than many of her other short story groupings.”
"It is a pleasure to spend some cold winter nights in the comfort of Agatha Christie's special stories, where the holiday spirit is helped along by some expert detectives who make sure that things remain merry and all is made right again by Christmas Day."
"Amply display the author’s storytelling gifts. . . . Both fans and newcomers looking for suspenseful escapism will be pleasantly diverted."
"Winter months are a great time to stay in and read a great book and one that is sure to please is Midwinter Murder. Christie is at the top of her game with many different types of short mysteries with some of her most famous characters. Christie continues to dominate the genre and it is easy to see why her works continue to thrill. Midwinter Murder is a welcome addition to the succession of Agatha Christie."