The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories

The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories

And Other Stories

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Beschreibung

Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories is a collection of eleven tantalizing tales of murder and other criminal pursuits?including the classic title story, the basis for the 1957 Oscar-nominated Billy Wilder film starring Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power, and Charles Laughton.

A murder trial takes a diabolical turn when the wife of the accused takes the stand. . . . A woman's sixth sense?and a loaded revolver?signal premonitions of doom. . . . A stranded motorist seeks refuge in a remote mansion and is greeted with a dire warning. . . . Detective Hercule Poirot faces his greatest challenge when his services are enlisted?by the victim?in a bizarre locked-room murder.

From the stunning title story (which inspired the classic film thriller) to the rarest gems in detective fiction, these eleven tales of baffling crime and brilliant deduction showcase Agatha Christie at her dazzling best.

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.

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Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

07.08.2012

Verlag

Harper Collins (US)

Seitenzahl

272

Maße (L/B/H)

21/13,6/1,8 cm

Beschreibung

Details

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

07.08.2012

Verlag

Harper Collins (US)

Seitenzahl

272

Maße (L/B/H)

21/13,6/1,8 cm

Gewicht

210 g

Reihe

Agatha Christie Mysteries Coll

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-0-06-209444-5

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This was a treat!

Bewertung aus Neuenhof am 08.01.2022

Bewertet: Buch (Gebundene Ausgabe)

Two friends of mine have recommended Agatha Christie to me independently of each other. Naturally, I had to check her books out. "Unfortunately" I had watched the new 'Murder on the Orient Express' film before reading the book which took away some of the "shock value" in the end. Still, I LOVED this story very much! Her writing style is right up my alley, and I really vibe with her use of minimal description of places. Because even if there’s not much to go on, she writes the rest around it so well that you automatically picture the different settings and scenes. She knows what she writes (as this style wouldn’t work with Fantasy) and delivers beautifully! As I don’t want to spoiler anyone by giving away too much I’ll just say that I was AMAZED at the way she placed the snippets that later turned into evidence - which none of them I could’ve figured out (safe one, maybe). One thing that stood out in a less 'all positive' way was her use of stereotypes in regards to the different nationalities. BUT, I know that this was a different time then, it was a way of writing which people enjoyed, and it didn’t take away very much of my reading experience. Hence my 5-star rating. If you are a fan of the genre 'Mystery' then I heartily recommend this book. Even if you haven’t read any Mystery yet and are trying to dip your toes in I would say this story lends itself perfectly for that.

This was a treat!

Bewertung aus Neuenhof am 08.01.2022
Bewertet: Buch (Gebundene Ausgabe)

Two friends of mine have recommended Agatha Christie to me independently of each other. Naturally, I had to check her books out. "Unfortunately" I had watched the new 'Murder on the Orient Express' film before reading the book which took away some of the "shock value" in the end. Still, I LOVED this story very much! Her writing style is right up my alley, and I really vibe with her use of minimal description of places. Because even if there’s not much to go on, she writes the rest around it so well that you automatically picture the different settings and scenes. She knows what she writes (as this style wouldn’t work with Fantasy) and delivers beautifully! As I don’t want to spoiler anyone by giving away too much I’ll just say that I was AMAZED at the way she placed the snippets that later turned into evidence - which none of them I could’ve figured out (safe one, maybe). One thing that stood out in a less 'all positive' way was her use of stereotypes in regards to the different nationalities. BUT, I know that this was a different time then, it was a way of writing which people enjoyed, and it didn’t take away very much of my reading experience. Hence my 5-star rating. If you are a fan of the genre 'Mystery' then I heartily recommend this book. Even if you haven’t read any Mystery yet and are trying to dip your toes in I would say this story lends itself perfectly for that.

Sehr empfehlenswert!!!

Bewertung am 14.06.2021

Bewertet: Buch (Taschenbuch)

schönes, leicht verständliches Englisch, die Story ist absolut perfekt und bis zum letzten Blatt einfach nur spannend!

Sehr empfehlenswert!!!

Bewertung am 14.06.2021
Bewertet: Buch (Taschenbuch)

schönes, leicht verständliches Englisch, die Story ist absolut perfekt und bis zum letzten Blatt einfach nur spannend!

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