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  • Author:
    Agatha Christie
  • ISBN:
    0553350641
  • ISBN13:
    978-0553350647
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    Bantam Doubleday Dell; 1st Edition edition (January 1, 1987)
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The Secret of Chimneys, . Part of Superintendent Battle series by Agatha Christie. In memory of an inscription. at Compton Castle and a day.

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The Secret of Chimneys is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by The Bodley Head in June 1925 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. It introduces the characters of Superintendent Battle and Lady Eileen "Bundle" Brent.

Christie Agatha Читать онлайн The Secret of Chimneys. Anyway, here I am, passage booked and everything, on the way to Cape Town - and then you blow along!' Anthony got up and lit a cigarette.

Chapter 1 ANTHONY CADE SIGNS ON 'Gentleman Joe!''Why, if it isn't old Jimmy McGrath. Castle's Select Tour, represented by seven depressed-looking females and three perspiring males, looked on with considerable interest. Evidently their Mr Cade had met an old friend. Читать онлайн The Secret of Chimneys.

The Secret of Chimneys is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by The Bodley Head in June 1925 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. Anthony Cade takes an offer to bring a manuscript of Count Stylptitch’s memoir to a publisher in London. He is also trusted with love letters signed by ‘Virginia Revel. The only key as to whom she might be is the word ‘Chimneys’ in one of the letters

The Secret of Chimneys is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by The Bodley Head in June 1925 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year.

The Secret of Chimneys is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by The Bodley Head in June 1925 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. It introduces the characters of, among others, Superintendent Battle and Lady Eileen "Bundle" Brent.

The Secret of Chimneys marks the first appearance of Inspector Battle and was the last book to be published by Bodley Head, thus fulfilling the terms of Agatha Christie's six book option. While Inspector Battle would only appear in a further four novels, Collins (later HarperCollins) would remain Christie's publisher for the rest of her life. Her new agent Edmund Cork of Hughes Massie had negotiated much more favourable terms with Collins (a £200 advance per title for the next three books)

Agatha Christie's "The Secret of Chimneys" is one of her earlier works (published in 1925) and is the first in her "Superintendent Battle" series. It's a fun romp of a book, but I hesitate to actually call it a mystery.

Agatha Christie's "The Secret of Chimneys" is one of her earlier works (published in 1925) and is the first in her "Superintendent Battle" series. There are mysterious things happening, but the sleuthing aspect of the book is really underdone. I'd really call it an Adventure book. Also, the characters are not exactly deep.

автор: Агата Кристи (Agatha Christie). Читать на английском и переводить текст. The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Secret Adversary, by Agatha Christie. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever

автор: Агата Кристи (Agatha Christie). This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Title: The Secret Adversary. Author: Agatha Christie. Release Date: September 14, 2008 Last updated: January 29, 2013. Produced by Charles Keller, and David Widger. The secret adversary.

Hatfield House was used as the location for Chimneys. The Old Palace as nicknamed was the home of Elizabeth The First when she was a young child. And today, the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury call it home.

The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie was a very fun read revolving around revolutionists, royalty, mistaken and false identities, a spectacular missing jewel and, of course murder.

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Quinthy
I own quite a few Agatha Christie stories, but I somehow missed this one.

My wife and I watched the "new" Miss Marple series that was "based on" this book -- very loosely based on, I should say, as Miss Marple is not even mentioned in the book (in general, the new Miss Marple series takes a lot of liberties with the stories). Anyway, I couldn't remember how the "real" story went, so I purchased this one.

This is the first book with Superintendent Battle.

Many of the same characters return in "The Seven Dials Mystery", but we meet them here for the first time.

I did have some suspicion as to what was going on, but I wasn't 100% certain - her settling everything up always has surprises for me.
Yggfyn
Agatha Christie's "The Secret of Chimneys" is one of her earlier works (published in 1925) and is the first in her "Superintendent Battle" series. It's a fun romp of a book, but I hesitate to actually call it a mystery. There are mysterious things happening, but the sleuthing aspect of the book is really underdone. I'd really call it an Adventure book. Also, the characters are not exactly deep. Probably my biggest quibble with the book is that Superintendent Battle (the namesake of the series) is about as exciting as a rock. He might have 20 lines in the book and does almost nothing. Besides his mere presence, I'm not sure why the book and series bear his name. Again, it's a light and fun book and I'm rating it at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5. But, I'd give it a more ambivalent 3-1/2 stars if I could.

The books in the "Superintendent Battle" series are:

1. The Secret of Chimneys (Agatha Christie Mysteries Collection)
2. The Seven Dials Mystery (Agatha Christie Mysteries Collection)
3. Cards on the Table: Hercule Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
4. Murder Is Easy
5. Towards Zero
GWEZJ
I find little to add to the positive reviews of this early light-hearted effort by (later) Dame Agatha. It is an excellent example of the old truism that " it ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it". The elements of the story were, in her era, commonplace in novels, both serious and humorous, mystery and adventure: the hero of mysterious origins who gets a kick out of danger, the lovely ladies, each adored by multiple admirers, the beleaguered Master of the House, a murder or two to spice the story, strange foreigners who are up to no good, stiff necked officials, a solid representative of law and order who must be avoided if possible, and others too humorous to mention (sic!). Out of these well-worn parts, Christie melds a lively story, playful, tongue in cheek, suspenseful, romantic, adventurous and just plain fun. While there is only Inspector Battle, not Poirot, Miss Marple,or Tuppence, it moves along quite nicely. Certainly I can recommend it to anyone in the mood for something that does not deal with the more repellent aspects of people and society.
Qwne
Most of Agatha Christie's stories have been made into movies or t.v. episodes so we think we know all about them, but that isn't true! Reading the original story is so much better! She reveals so much more about her characters than can be shown on film, and some of her characters are cut out of the story altogether on film! So reading her original work is a real joy and because she writes such a carefully constructed mystery story it gives me a deeper appreciation for her work. I recommend reading her stories in chronological order (whatever series you choose to start with) so that you don't miss any references her characters make to previous interactions with other characters. It just adds to the enjoyment when you feel you have grown to know the characters. This book is the first book of the Superintendent Battle series.
Liarienen
This is one of Christie's earlier novels and it shows. The action doesn't move as smoothly as her later novels but Supt. Battle is great character and, as always, the mystery is fun. Christie is always a great, whether it's an early novel or one of her later ones I always enjoy them.
Wal
My sister and I have been listening to many audio books while we sew in the afternoons. Lately, we have been listening to a bunch of Agatha Christie mysteries. This really stands above all the others! Hugh Fraser (who plays Capt. Hastings in the "Poirot" TV series) is an excellent reader and makes you forget that it is only one person reading the book. His voices for different characters are amazing and he can do multiple accents with ease!

This story is an amazing mystery, which will leave you gasping for breath by the time the end comes around! Fabulous! Mr. Fraser's rendition adds to the whole effect and leaves you feeling like you've just watched a movie! Really a grand work! For any Christie fans, this is a must!
Zorve
An excellent story, with many surprises. Christie is up to her usual form, if you like Agatha Christie read this book.
Neither Poirot nor Miss Marple is involved in this convoluted, fast-paced mystery that stands out as a gem among Dame Agatha's engaging stories. Anthony Cade is a protagonist with so much charm, energy and guile that one can't help but wish he'd appear again somewhere. There are supporting characters to provide interesting juxtapositions with Cade as he travels through this labyrinth of multiple identities and misleading clues..