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The Mysterious Mr. Quin: A Harley Quin Collection | [Agatha Christie]

The Mysterious Mr. Quin: A Harley Quin Collection

It had been a typical New Year's Eve party. But as midnight approaches, Mr. Satterthwaite - a keen observer of human nature - senses that the real drama of the evening is yet to unfold. And so it proves when a mysterious stranger knocks on the door. Who is this Mr. Quin? Mr. Satterthwaite's new friend is an enigma. He seems to appear and disappear almost like a trick of the light. In fact, the only consistent thing about him is that his presence is always an omen - sometimes good, but sometimes deadly....
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Publisher's Summary

It had been a typical New Year's Eve party. But as midnight approaches, Mr. Satterthwaite - a keen observer of human nature - senses that the real drama of the evening is yet to unfold. And so it proves when a mysterious stranger knocks on the door. Who is this Mr. Quin?

Mr. Satterthwaite's new friend is an enigma. He seems to appear and disappear almost like a trick of the light. In fact, the only consistent thing about him is that his presence is always an omen - sometimes good, but sometimes deadly....

©1930 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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    Mollie United States 03-04-13
    Mollie United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Harley Quinn or harlequin?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed this book, and think most Christie fans would as well.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No. It's a collection of short stories featuring Harley Quinn & Mr. Satterthwaite. Each story is interesting, but it's easy to put the work aside after each chapter/story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked a few of the stories more than the others, but nothing truly stood out.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I would not make it into a film.


    Any additional comments?

    I like Harley Quinn; he reminds me of Poirot. Mr.Satterthwaite reminds me of Miss Marple,, my favorite Christie character.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Spokane, WA, United States 02-06-13
    Kathy Spokane, WA, United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2014

    Kathy

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    "After I caught on! Or did I?"

    I love these stories, and actually listen to them more than once, because I'm sure I
    missed a clue, same as poor Mr. Satterthwaite .

    Luckily, he gets some mysterious help!

    Can't tell you more, but get it and
    listen, you won't be disappointed!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Linda PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 09-15-14
    Linda PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 09-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Different"

    My enjoyment of the stories varied. Some were fantastic. Others just sat there. Thus the 4. Mr. Quin is a bit magical. His powers include knowing when a young lover needs his special help, and showing up to direct Mr. Satterthwaite. They do not include knowing the key to the mystery (I don't think), so the detection in the story is not ruined.

    My favorite was The Man from the Sea

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Coaldale, AB, Canada 02-07-14
    Heather Coaldale, AB, Canada 02-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it."
    What made the experience of listening to The Mysterious Mr. Quin the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoy Agatha Christie's short stories. Though I do agree with some other reviewers that the characters are not as developed in this book as others by Agatha Christie, I really enjoy the mystery of Mysterious Mr. Quin.


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    Hugh Fraser is one of my favorite narrators of all time. The way he reads adds to the book in a way that other narrators just don't seem to.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 11-06-12
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 11-06-12 Member Since 2011

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Not my favourite Agatha Christie"

    These short stories were quite bland and tended to blend into one, with no distinct, strong characters. This was my least favourite Agatha Christie book.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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