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The Unexpected Guest - Charles Osborne, Agatha Christie
The Unexpected Guest
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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time with her works outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. She is regarded by generations of fans as the greatest mystery writer ever, and her novels are read and cherished the world over.Clarissa, the young wife of a Foreign Office... show more
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time with her works outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. She is regarded by generations of fans as the greatest mystery writer ever, and her novels are read and cherished the world over.Clarissa, the young wife of a Foreign Office Diplomat, delights in tweaking the sensibilities of her more serious friends and for playing a game she calls "supposing" - imagining a difficult situation and figuring out how people would respond. But Clarissa's lighthearted game becomes deadly serious when she discovers the dead body of an unknown person in her own drawing room. If that wasn't bad enough, her husband is on the way home with an important foreign politician and the attendant scandal of the dead body would irrevocably damage his career at the very least. Therefore, Clarissa decides to dispose of the body and persuades her three houseguests to help. But before she can get the body off the premises, a policeman arrives at her front door. The police received an anonymous tip about a murder in the house and have shown up to investigate. Now Clarissa must keep the body hidden, convince the skeptical police inspector that there has been no murder, and, in the meantime, find out who has been murdered, why, and what the body is doing in her house.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312975128 (0312975120)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
1.5 The Unexpected Guest
The Unexpected Guest is another play by Agatha Christie that was adapted as a novel Charles Osborne - so in short, it is not that great. Of course I am peeved that I ended up with this book because it was advertised as an Agatha Christie novel, and it is not, but I am also astounded Osborne got to...
lacerta
lacerta rated it
5.0 Niespodziewany gość
Niby wszystko już wiemy, bo autorka podsuwa nam zabójcę już na samym początku książki, a jednak to tylko złudna wiedza, bo sprawy tak się komplikują, że w końcu nie wiemy nic. Mistrzostwo, a zakończenie podane dosłownie na ostatnich stronach książki jest tak zaskakujące, że aż otwiera się szeroko oc...
Vanilla Moon
Vanilla Moon rated it
Avem parte din nou de un roman povestit din prisma celor implicați în această crimă. Totul începe când un bărbat pe nume Starkwedder călătorește în sudul Wales-ului (Țara Galilor) și se blochează cu mașina pe drum, în fața unei case. Cum afară e și ceață, el hotărăște să dea un telefon. Nu răspunde ...
adelacacovean
adelacacovean rated it
5.0 The Unexpected Guest: A Play In Two Acts
Avem parte din nou de un roman povestit din prisma celor implicați în această crimă. Totul începe când un bărbat pe nume Starkwedder călătorește în sudul Wales-ului (Țara Galilor) și se blochează cu mașina pe drum, în fața unei case. Cum afară e și ceață, el hotărăște să dea un telefon. Nu răspunde ...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
3.0
Kat's review of Madame Bovary reminded me of this story. The wife is discovered standing over her husband's body and holding a smoking gun. Then she confesses to killing him. Well, given that it's an Agatha Christie, you'll have guessed it still isn't completely straightforward. To start with, it so...
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