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    Agatha Christie
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Evan entered Mr Parker Pyne’s office on the Friday morning in a considerable turmoil

Evan entered Mr Parker Pyne’s office on the Friday morning in a considerable turmoil. Hope and scepticism fought for mastery. Mr Parker Pyne rose to meet him with a beaming smile. Good morning, Mr Llewellyn. Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was written towards the end of the First World War, in which she served as a VAD. In it she created Hercule Poirot, the little Belgian detective who was destined to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. It was eventually published by The Bodley Head in 1920. In 1926, after averaging a book a year, Agatha Christie wrote her masterpiece.

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Readers should be forewarned - Parker Pyne is not a detective - he is a retired clerk who advertises to make people happy. Published on March 23, 2008.

Parker Pyne is a detective who appears in Agatha Christie's anthology Parker Pyne Investigates, and the short stories "Problem at Pollensa Bay" and "The Regatta Mystery". His quote and sales pitch is always "Are you happy? If not consult Mr Parker Pyne, 17 Richmond Street. Most don't notice this ad, some chuckle, and read on. And just a few make their way to Mr Parker Pyne's modest office and meet the world's most unusual, baffling and intriguing detective.

217 pages ; 22 cm. Short stories about an assortment of people who respond to an ad in the paper worded: Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne, 17 Richmond Street. The case of the middle-aged wife - The case of the discontented soldier - The case of distressed lady - The case of the discontented husband - The case of the city clerk - The case of the rich woman - Have you got everything you want? -. - The gate of Baghdad - The house at Shiraz - The pearl of price - Death on the Nile - The oracle at Delphi.

Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense-creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters-brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexin. What others are saying. A few years a ago I bought a second-hand copy of every Agatha Christie book ever published.

Читать онлайн Parker Pyne Investigates. Shall we diagnose your case?" said Mr Parker Pyne, smiling. He leaned back in his chair and brought the tips of his fingers together. Parker Pyne Investigates. The trouble concerns your husband.

Your choice of Agatha Christie paperback books featuring Hercule Poirot. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe: Hercule Poirot Mystery" (VG). Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective"-Berkley Book-1984 (G-VG). They Came To Bagdad"-Berkley Book-1987 (VG). Please use the drop down box, Select an Option to choose the one you want. If you want more than one paperback from this list, choose the number from the drop down menu, and then make your selections. The Witness For The Prosecution and Other Stories"-Berkley Book-1984 (VG).

parker pyne, detective. A Berkley Book, published by arrangement with G. P. Putnam's Sons. Book design by Virginia M. Smith. This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part, by mimeograph or any other means, without permission. For information address: G. Putnam's Sons, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016.

Parker Pyne is a detective who appears in Agatha Christie's anthology Parker Pyne Investigates, and the short stories "Problem at Pollensa Bay" and "The Regatta Mystery". His quote and sales pitch is always "Are you happy?

Very unusual stories. I'm enjoying this book!
Nice edition of a classic book.
Great book
Good read.
good, as you would accept of Agatha Christie
I love this book - and, when I placed it on my bookshelf, I realized I already owned a copy! These are great Agatha Christie stories - so different from her Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple series (which I also love to devour!). I have read the book numerous times over the years and plan on doing so again and again and again!
Light frilly very short stories. No detective, no crimes. Totally unlike AG. Reminded me of old 30 minute TV shows. Everybody's happy at the end. I didn't make it through. I'll stick to her murder mysteries.
These stories are unusual for Agatha Christie in that they are well-thought-out and well-written. Much of her more popular stuff, particularly Poirot and Marple, was dashed off to keep things on the boil and many of them are, in my view, not worth reading. The Parker Pyne stories are different, but I will never understand why he is referred to as a detective. This gentleman is a former British Civil Servant who sets up an agency - an agency to help people with their problems - real or imaginary. So, I guess he's a bit like an agony aunt, but his solutions are real! For example, he fixes it for people very bored with their lives to have some excitement - using actors - but it seems real to the individual. He sorts out errant husbands - and wives, he even finds a way to make a miserable wealthy woman happy, living in relative poverty. Parker Pyne has a novel approach to fees, he charges what people can afford to pay. This is usually done by getting the client to unwittingly perform some service for a paying customer. In some cases this leads to the client getting paid! All in all, these are little morality plays, handled with great humour, skill, and compassion. They may be a bit innocent for modern tastes but I have read them many times and still enjoy them. Sex and violence are not essential to a good read. There are 14 stories in all, so find an edition that has them all if you can.