• The Secret of Chimneys (AmazonClassics Edition)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Cash-strapped drifter Anthony Cade agrees to two jobs at the behest of an old friend. He is to deliver an unpublished memoir to a publisher and return a cache of letters to a woman. The simple errands soon plunge Cade into dangerous international intrigue that draws together Scotland Yard, the French Sûreté, and the heir to the Herzoslovakian throne. But it’s at the historic estate of Chimneys in the English countryside that the dark secrets of a treacherous conspiracy erupt in murder.

Clandestine societies, ciphers, hidden passages, body doubles, and questionable detectives are just part of a deviously clever puzzle - part mystery, part treasure hunt - devised by the unparalleled Agatha Christie. First published in 1925, The Secret of Chimneys marked the debut of Superintendent Battle - the stolid investigator who appeared in five classic Christie mysteries.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Secret of Chimneys, this edition of The Secret of Chimneys (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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A fine murder

A different version of the usual Agatha Christie. More of a puzzle than a murder.

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Delightful entertainment

It is amusing and a delight to listen as my imagination explores the fantasy of English life and society of a pretend bygone era and experience astonishment at the overt racism revealed in the conversations of the elite as portrayed.

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  • Gordon Barclay
  • 01-23-21

Not one of her greatest, but good fun

This was a fun listen, and Steven Crossley is one of my favourite narrators - but of course that's only personal taste. It's not the sort of audiobook that would bear a second listen, but enjoyable enough.

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  • Philippa
  • 01-20-21

A great disappointment

Do not buy this book. The narrator has an annoying voice which is very difficult to listen to. The story is disappointing. The lack of updating some of the language used is a further disappointment.