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There's a body in a trunk; a dead girl's reflection is caught in a mirror; and one corpse is back from the grave, while another is envisioned in the recurring nightmare of a terrified eccentric. What's behind such ghastly misdeeds? Try money, revenge, passion, and pleasure. With multiple motives, multiple victims, and multiple suspects, it's going to take a multitude of talent to solve these clever crimes.

In this inviting collection, Agatha Christie enlists the services of her finest - Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Parker Pyne - and puts them each to the test in the most challenging cases of their careers.

©1939 Agatha Christie (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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Short but sweet!

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

While this is a good collection of short mysteries, many of which have been dramatized for television quite successfully, I miss the more leisurely read of the longer Agatha Christie works.

The colorful worlds and characters she invites us into are too quickly gone leaving me feeling less satisfied at the end than I have been with others of her stories. Don't get me wrong, she still has the knack of writing a compelling short story but I guess I was left wanting more at the end of these.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Perhaps the best use of this book would be for someone looking for a short but fun diversion whilst on short car trips or for someone wanting a little "bedtime story". If that is your goal then you will most likely thoroughly enjoy these little peeks in to Agatha's creative mind.

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  • Michelle
  • HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
  • 11-15-12

well done

Would you listen to The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories again? Why?

I like the actors in the TV shows reading the books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Miss Marple

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes, just as good as the others

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Interesting Collection of Short Stories

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This is a collection of 8 short stories, with different narrators. I always enjoy listening to Hugh Fraser and Joan Hickson narrate books. Featured characters are Mr. Parker Pine, Hercule Poirot and the ever lovely Miss Marple. Overall, an enjoyable listen.

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  • George
  • Annapolis, Maryland, United States
  • 02-16-13

Classic Christie!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Any mystery lover will enjoy all the quirks of Poirot and Marple.

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

Twists and turns are never ending

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Accents added all the more to the book's entertainment.

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Wonderful as usual.

Mind boggling and entertaining as usual. I love the way she wrote - murder without all the violence. Just the solving of the mystery.

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enjoyable

Nice to have some short stories narrated by some great voices from the BBC series.