The Sittaford Mystery


Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007422806

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 716

A seance in a snowbound Dartmoor house predicts a grisly murder...

Women Writers of Great Britain and Europe

An Encyclopedia


Author: Katharina M. Wilson,Paul Schlueter,June Schlueter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135616701

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

View: 7097

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Everyman's Guide to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie


Author: Bruce Pendergast

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412023041

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 445

View: 2818

Everyman's Guide to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie is a reference book covering Christie's 238 stories. It provides data never before published about both important and trivial facts. Dedications, time periods, and locations have been laboriously researched, and provided with "time warp" explanations. Even trivial data such as newspapers (100 in all), pubs (95) and automobiles (136) are shown as well as each story in which they are listed. English sayings totalling 259 are shown with the book(s) in which they appear, including a brief explanation of their meaning. Yet Guide is much more than a list of facts. It is an informative reference book about Christie's writings. As well, different perspectives on many of the perplexing mysteries within her mysteries are provided. Finally, Guide is not an alphabetical list of stories or characters. Instead, it lists many entrancing "errors" of sketches and text with comments explaining where possible the reasons for their existence. Most importantly, "Guide" does not betray any book's endings nor the identity of the villain, a rule that genuine Christie devotees always try to uphold.

Information, Knowledge and Agile Creativity


Author: Stéphane Goria,Pierre Humbert,Benoit Roussel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1786304023

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 6582

Information, Knowledge and Agile Creativity will enlighten entrepreneurs, and is ideal for facilitating an organization’s ability to react and adapt to its environment. Creativity is a system that engenders innovation. While integral at the conception stage, it is also important before and after this phase. This book offers a collection of tools, as well as a methodology, to estimate the agility of an organization to generate and transform ideas into solutions that are not only new but also adapted to their users. To this end, this book presents strategic foresight and problem comprehension methods; tools of sharing and visual information formatting; animation tips for creativity workshops; techniques for generating ideas; and tools for visualizing and mapping ideas, information, and knowledge.

Agatha Christie

Investigating Femininity


Author: M. Makinen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230598277

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

View: 591

Christie's books depict women as adventurous, independent figures who renegotiate sexual relationships along more equal lines. Women are also allowed to disrupt society and yet the texts refuse to see them as double deviant because of their femininity. This book demonstrates exactly how quietly innovatory Christie was in relation to gender.

Agatha Christie: Power and Illusion


Author: R.A. York

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230590780

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 175

View: 5850

This study shows how she sought to reconcile her attachment to the Victorian past with her recognition of a new society that undermined established order and in doing so gave more opportunities to women, confused class-boundaries, extended tolerance, allowed the cult of pleasure and self-assertion and revealed the ambiguities of respectability.

A Misty Mourning


Author: Rett MacPherson

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429977272

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4809

A ten-hour car trip with your eighty-year-old grandmother is never much fun, especially if you're seven months pregnant. But when Torie O'Shea's longtime family friend Clarissa Hart Campbell insists that she and Grandma Gert come for a visit at her West Virginia boarding house, they just can't say no to the 101-year-old dynamo. Upon their arrival, Torie and Gert find Clarissa has called together her entire family for the reading of her new will. But everything's happening too fast, even for Clari: the next morning, she's found murdered in bed. The new will stands, and her lawyer follows through on the old woman's wishes to settle an eighty-year-old debt to Torie's great-grandmother: The Panther Run Boarding House now belongs to Torie. Mystified, Torie must put her genealogy skills to work to determine what secrets worth killing for may be hiding in the dilapidated boarding house and the Campbell family story-before it's too late. A comical blend of history and homicide, A Misty Mourning is another delightfully witty entry in Rett MacPherson's popular cozy series.

Miss Marple: Christian Sleuth

The Woman for Others at the Heart of Agatha Christie's Classic Mystery Series


Author: Isabel Anders

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 178099544X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 1134

The rage for crime fiction today mysteriously includes a wide and enduring attraction to the few remaining wholly admirable role models still available to readers. The iconic Miss Marple, ‘faved’ by traditionalists and pop fans alike, deftly models her love of God and neighbor in concrete terms—and stands boldly for Truth and Good. This beloved, enigmatic, mild-mannered spinster champions the triumph of order over chaos in society, through her process of detection in which the solution rests in provable fact.