The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie's 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel's geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie's overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot's French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie's novels so much of their flavor.A Readera#39;s Guide James Zemboy ... In Appointment with Death Lady Westholme, another Member of Parliament, is the ultimate ridiculous politician and she was apparently modeled after a ... who speaks of nothing but adutya and has married a mindless bimbo twenty years younger who thinks of nothing but her clothes.
|Title||:||The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2008-05-05|