Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie Plots, Clues and Misdirections : Thirty-Three Ways the Queen of Crime Deceives Us

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Publisher's Synopsis

<p>Why do Agatha Christie’s novels continue to inspire each generation? The answer is the quality and range of her puzzles: her rich and varied structures of deception.</p> <p>Christie broke the mould of detective fiction and rewrote the implicit rules of the whodunnit. <em>Agatha Christie: Plots, Clues and Misdirections</em> examines Christie’s skills as a whodunnit writer. It analyses her methods in setting her puzzles. It shows how she uses a combination of diverse <em>plots</em>, cunning <em>clues</em> and subtle <em>misdirections</em>. In the sheer variety and profusion of each of these elements Christie is without peer, and her combining genuine puzzles with entertaining narratives has never been surpassed.</p> <p>In this unique analysis of how Christie sets her puzzles, two medical professionals and enthusiastic Christie fans explore the greatest of Christie’s deceptions – the impression that her writing is simple.</p>

Book information

ISBN: 9781915853189
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
Imprint: The Book Guild Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 14189
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 240g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 28mm