2020 marks 100 years since the publication of Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles– the book that introduced Hercule Poirot to the world. DC Books celebrates the best anniversary of the best-selling mystery writer and world’s most translated author through the Agatha Christie special Rush Hours.
THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN
The Mystery of the Blue Train is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, focuses on a mysterious woman, a legendary cursed jewel, and a night train to the French riviera.
4.50 FROM PADDINGTON
4.50 from Paddington is a detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, The novel was published in serial form before the book was released in each nation, and under different titles. The 1961 film Murder, She Said was based on this novel as were several television programs.
THE ABC MURDERS
Featuring her characters Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp, as they contend with a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as “A.B.C.”
THE MYSTERIOUS MR QUIN
The Mysterious Mr Quin is a short story collection by Agatha Christie, Each chapter or story involves a separate mystery that is solved through the interaction between the characters of Mr Satterthwaite, a socialite, and the eponymous Mr Quin who appears almost magically at the most opportune moments and disappears just as mysteriously.
Endless Night is a crime novel by Agatha Christie. It was one of her favourites of her own works and received some of the warmest critical notices of her career upon publication.
THE MIRROR CRACK’D FROM SIDE TO SIDE
It is set in the fictional English village of St. Mary Mead and features Miss Marple. It was dedicated by Christie: “To Margaret Rutherford, in admiration.” The novel received good reviews on publication, for “the shrewd exposition of what makes a female film star tick”, and being easy to read, though the plot was not as “taut” as some of Christie’s novels.
AT BERTRAM’S HOTEL
At Bertram’s Hotel is a work of detective fiction, it features the detective Miss Marple, takes a two-week vacation in London, at Bertram’s Hotel, where she stayed in her youth.
MISS MARPLES FINAL CASES
Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories is a short story collection of eight short stories.