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    The ABC Murders

    Trda - 04. sep 2006
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    ISBN/EAN:P_9780007234431
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    A facsimile first edition hardback of one of the very best Poirot books, published to mark the 80th anniversary of his first appearance.

    There’s a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim’s corpe the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place.

    Having begun with Andover, Bexhill and then Churston, there seems little chance of the murderer being caught – until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans…

    To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this launch title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family's own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.

    The murderer is also playing a game with Hercule Poirot, alerting him in advance to the locations of the murders. But each time Poirot arrives it is already too late. Intrigued by the psychopath’s mind and methodology Hercule Poirot, with the help of Hastings and Japp, travels the length and breadth of England - determined to track this ruthless killer down. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    About the Author
    Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.

    Review
    “There is no more cunning player of the murder game than Agatha Christie”
    Sunday Times

    “A masterwork of carefully concealed artifice… most stunningly original”
    Julian Symons

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    A facsimile first edition hardback of one of the very best Poirot books, published to mark the 80th anniversary of his first appearance.

    There’s a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim’s corpe the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place.

    Having begun with Andover, Bexhill and then Churston, there seems little chance of the murderer being caught – until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans…

    To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this launch title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family's own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.

    The murderer is also playing a game with Hercule Poirot, alerting him in advance to the locations of the murders. But each time Poirot arrives it is already too late. Intrigued by the psychopath’s mind and methodology Hercule Poirot, with the help of Hastings and Japp, travels the length and breadth of England - determined to track this ruthless killer down. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    About the Author
    Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.

    Review
    “There is no more cunning player of the murder game than Agatha Christie”
    Sunday Times

    “A masterwork of carefully concealed artifice… most stunningly original”
    Julian Symons

    O avtorju

    -Agatha Christie-

    Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller, Lady Mallowan, angleška pisateljica, * 15. september 1890, Torquay, Devon, Anglija, † 12. januar 1976, Cholsey, Oxfordshire, Anglija, bolj znana kot Agatha Christie.

    Agatha je pisateljica kriminalnih romanov, v katerih primere rešujeta med drugimi Hercule Poirot in Miss Marple. Občasno je pisala tudi pod psevdonimom Mary Westmacott.

    Agatha Christie se je rodila z imenom Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller, v Torquayu, v Devonu, ameriškemu očetu in angleški materi. Njen oče, Frederich Alvah Miller, je bil bogat ameriški borznik, njena mati, Clarissa Margaret Boehmer, je bila hči britanskega vojaškega kapitana. Oče je umrl, ko je imela Agatha 11 let, in jo je zaradi tega mati učila doma, ter jo že pri zgodnjih letih vzpodbujala k pisanju. Pri 16 letih so jo poslali na učenje petja in klavirja v Pariz.

    Njen prvi, nesrečen zakon, je bil leta 1914 s polkovnikom Archibaldom Christiom, imela sta eno hčerko, imenovano Rosalind Hicks. Ločila sta se leta 1928, dve leti po tem, ko je Agatha odkrila, da jo mož vara.

    Med prvo svetovno vojno, je Christijeva delala v bolnišnici in kasneje v farmaciji. To delo je močno vplivalo na njeno delo, saj se veliko umorov v njenih romanih zgodi s strupom.


    Izginotje
    3. decembra 1926, je Agatha izginila za 11 dni, in povzročila mnogo polemik med mediji. Našli so jo v nekem hotelu, v katerem je bila pod imenom Theresa Neele. Njen mož je pred kratkim priznal, da jo je varal z žensko, imenovano Nancy Neele. Prav tako je utrpela smrt svoje matere, in moževa nezvestoba sta povzročila napad panike. Zaradi amnezije se ni spomnila nobene informacije glede izginotja.

    Druga poroka in poznejše življenje
    Leta 1930 se je Christijeva poročila z arheologom Sirom Maxom Mallowanom. Bil je 14 let mlajši od nje, in bil rimsko katoliške vere, medtem, ko je bila ona anglikanske vere. Zakon je bil srečen, čeprav jo je Mallowan kasneje varal.

    Agathina potovanja z Mallowanom so pripomogla k številnim romanom, ki so se dogajali na bližnjem vzhodu. Drugi romani, kot je In potem ni bilo nikogar več, so se dogajali v Torquayu, v kraju, kjer je bila rojena. Christijin roman, ki ga je napisala leta 1934, Umor na Orient Expressu, je bil napisan v hotelu, v Istanbulu, v Turčiji.

    Leta 1971 je prejela britanski Red, imenovan Dame Commander.

    Agatha Christie je umrla 12. januarja 1976, pri starosti 85 let, zaradi naravnih vzrokov.


    Hercule Poirot in Miss Marple
    Prvi roman Agathe Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles, je bil izdan leta 1920, in je v njem prvič nastopil Hercule Poirot, ki je kasneje nastopil še v 33 romanih in 54 kratkih zgodbah.

    Druga znana osebnost, Miss Marple, je prvič nastopila v romanu The Murder at the Vicarage, v letu 1930.

    Med drugo svetovno vojno je Christijeva napisala dva romana, ki sta bila namenjena kot zadnja primera njenih velikih detektivov. Obe knjigi sta bili zaklenjeniv bančnem sefu več kot 30 let, in sta bili izdani šele po njeni smrti.

    Kot Arthur Conan Doyle, se je Christie naveličala svojega najslavnejšega detektiva, Poirota. V koncu 1930 let je v dnevnik napisala, da je neznosen. Ampak, za razliko od Doyla, se Christie ni odločila ubiti svojega detektiva, ko je bil še popularen.

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    Podrobnosti o izdelku

    • Jezik: angleški
    • Leto izida: 2006
    • Število strani: 256
    • ISBN/EAN: 9780007234431
    • Mere izdelka vxš: 19,3 x 13,4
    • Vezava: Trda
    • Datum Izida: 04.09.2006
    • Založba: HarperCollins Publishers
    • Avtor: Agatha Christie
    • Zbirka: Poirot
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