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The Mysterious Mr. Quin
The Mysterious Mr. Quin: A Short Story Collection | Agatha Christie
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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspensecreator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable charactersbrings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. The inimitable Christie intrigues, surprises, and delights once again with The Mysterious Mr. Quina riveting collection of short stories centered around the enigmatic Harley Quin, whose unpredictable comings and goings are usually a good indication that something is about to happenand rarely for the best.
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catiewithac
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My wife and I just finished a 3000 piece opera puzzle. This “little” pulp fiction puzzle (1000 pieces) was a lot of fun to solve 🤓 There are 2 Agatha Christie book covers. I love the tagged book; Harley Quin and Mr. Satterthwaite AKA the Love Detectives are two of my favorite Christie characters. 🖤

ljuliel I like jigsaw puzzles but I‘m not good at them. This one would literally take me the rest of my life. 4mo
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Librarybelle
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My second book finished for #24in48 . I liked this Christie...I pictured Satterthwaite as a Jessica Fletcher, as he tends to show up when there is trouble. And Quin is mysterious! Several short stories featuring the two characters. #agathachristieclub

ferskner This was a surprise favorite for me. The ending of the last story is so so so beautiful. 13mo
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Librarybelle
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#24in48 update: just finished tagged book (review to come). Next up, a book I borrowed forever ago from a friend - a little suspense romance by Krentz. #Vladimir and #Zeke helped me stage this photo. #catsoflitsy

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BarbaraJean
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Just one of my Hay-On-Wye purchases—an Agatha Christie from the Murder and Mayhem bookshop. Of course!

LauraBrook So envious, Hay-on-Wye is on my UK travel list! 1y
batsy 😍😍 1y
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eshchory
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My next Agatha Christie. This is an old paperback from 1965 and nearly falling apart.

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ferskner
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Oh my gosh, I LOVED this. I started out thinking it would be dumb (Harley Quin? Come on.), but I found each story lovely, and even teared up at the end (and rewound it about five times, thanks to Hugh Fraser's affecting narration). A totally pleasant surprise.

#agathachristieclub #ermadlibs #personsname @EclecticReaders

DGRachel Hugh Fraser is a terrific narrator of the Agatha Christie novels! I‘m always disappointed when one is not narrated by him. 2y
batsy I loved this too! 💜 It was surprising in the most delightful way. 2y
ferskner @DGRachel I agree! The other narrators haven't been bad, they just aren't as good as he is. @batsy I think we always agree on these Christies! ♥️ 2y
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I've never read the Satterthwaite/Quin stories before & I was absolutely delighted with this collection. Sometimes, even in the Poirot & Marple books, Christie can seem like she's phoning it in stylistically. These stories felt fresh. Mr. Satterthwaite is written with a deft, loving touch & I love the sense of fabulism that permeates these almost gothic & romantic puzzle stories. Christie flirts with fantasy here & it pays off. #agathachristieclub

JazzFeathers Sounds so interesting. I'm going to check it out. Never heard of it before 2y
readordierachel That cover is so charming 🙂 2y
Moray_Reads I've never heard of these stories, they sound wonderful 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve not seen this cover, so nice! 2y
TrishB Love that cover ❤️ 2y
batsy @JazzFeathers @Moray_Reads Me too! Just reading along chronologically with #agathachristieclub and probably wouldn't have picked this up otherwise. It's so different from her usual style. 2y
Tanisha_A That cover is so good! Very eye-catching! 2y
Dragon My favourite of her short story collections. I love 🖤 the Mysterious Mr. Quinn 🎭 2y
mabell Great cover! 2y
batsy @Dragon It's my new favourite by her! So glad I read it ☺️ 2y
Dragon 👍🐉😀 2y
Cathythoughts What an amazing cover 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts These editions have some great covers! 2y
rubyslippersreads I would buy that just for the cover! 😍 2y
Centique Great review! And I‘m in love with the cover too 😍 2y
batsy @rubyslippersreads @Centique I did a naughty thing by getting it purely for the cover. I'm so glad I loved reading it too 😂❤️ 2y
ferskner @batsy @rubyslippersreads @Centique Hahaha it's so funny that y'all loved the cover, when it TERRIFIED me. 😂 I also really loved this! I thought it'd be cheesy but it was lovely. I listened to the ending paragraphs several times. 2y
batsy @ferskner Yes, it's got that creepy element that also disturbs me if I stare at it for too long 😅 I was thinking it was going to be cheesy as well so it was nice to be proven wrong 😁 2y
CSeydel Oh this is one of my favorites too! Oddly it was one of the first Christies I read - my mom had a copy when I was at that age that I read everything in the house. 2y
batsy @CSeydel I'm not sure how this one passed me by but I'm very glad to have finally read it 😊 2y
CSeydel I can remember reading this one and a collection of Isaac Asimov‘s Black Widower mysteries around the same time. Loved them. Funny how these things become linked in memory. 2y
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Finished my last book for June and managed to stay caught up with #agathachristieclub. I enjoyed this selection of stories of Mr. Satterthwaite‘s encounters with Mr. Quin. I‘m still not sure what to make of the character, but I loved Hugh Fraser‘s narration. This also seemed to have less of the in-your-face racism that have been in some of the other early Christie novels. 3 stars.

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Because I just read it last year, I skipped the reread of Partners in Crime last month for #agathachristieclub. Now that I‘ve finished Duma Key, I can start the June book. So thrilled to have Hugh Fraser back as the audiobook narrator! #currentlyreading

batsy I skipped the last two because I'd reread them quite recently, too. But this one I haven't read before & I'm looking forward to it :) 2y
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1. Today I think Peter‘s Amelia Peabody series
2. Code Black, Dr Who
3. Yes
4. I fear breakfast sausage & eggs
5. Yes, he was a reader
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@jesshowbooks

Godmotherx5 Why fear? 2y
dsfisher @Godmotherx5 I am taking care of my elderly Mother and anything I fix sounds great to her until we sit down to eat. Meals are becoming stressful as she is not eating much. But I‘m blessed to be able to come out to Arizona to help her. 2y
Godmotherx5 Bless you for your good deeds. 2y
DGRachel {{hugs}} 2y
CarolynM 1.❤️ 2y
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Librarybelle
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Mr Quin moves in #MysteriousWays. I have not read this one by Christie yet, but how can you not get excited when the back cover says Quin arrives from now where then vanishes when he finishes the job? Classic Christie! #RockinMay

@LeahBergen I see great minds think alike for today's prompt!

Cinfhen Cool cover 😎 3y
LeahBergen Haha! Yes! 👏🏻 3y
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Cinfhen Dame Agatha & her #mysteriousways🙌🏻🙌🏻 (edited) 3y
Hobbinol A fine vintage!❤️❗️ 3y
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More catch up posts! Bout of books, day 2 book 4. Fantastic read! #boutofbooks

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Kalaria
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The Quin stories are some of the purest face-value mysteries you can read. Satterthwaite is a surrogate for the reader, a reasonably intelligent man without Sherlock or Hercule's superpowers. Like us, he's given everything he needs to see the answer; Mr. Quin simply provides a subtle nudge in the right direction. This may not be a Christie masterpiece, but it offers a more accommodating environment for literary sleuths to hone their own skills.

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A strange mystery from the Queen of Mystery herself 🔎 Really enjoyed this book that collects the series of shorts written about the mysterious Mr. Quin -- it is a bit different from her usual! ~ #FunFridayPhoto #Mystery

BookDragon14 I LOVE Agatha Christie!!! 3y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 Awesome, me too!! What is your favourite sleuth of hers? 3y
BookDragon14 Well, technically I'm still waiting to get to the library, so I've only read the one that I own which is The Murder On The Orient Express, but I really do love Hercule Poirot!! 3y
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BookDragon14 And who's the other one again? It's a woman isn't it? 3y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 It only takes one to be hooked ? Murder on the Orient Express was a great Poirot (for some reason that was one of the later ones I read)! There's also Miss Marple, who's more a physically sneak around and search for clues rather than focused on "the little grey cells." Tommy and Tuppence are a mix between logic and searching crime solving. The Superintendent is a people oriented investigator (he's my second favourite after Poirot). 3y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 She has a couple other reoccurring sleuths too, but I'm not sure who they are (haven't gotten to them yet, haha, she has so many books). Her plays are brilliant!! And her singles... from the ones I've read...just WOW (Crooked House is definitely a top pick for me). 3y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 What are some of the Agatha Christie's you're looking at next picking up at the library? 3y
BookDragon14 I'm not sure. Do you have any suggestions? 3y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 If you want to continue with Poirot, then Murder in Mesopotamia or Death on the Nile are great ones to go with next, in my opinion (Five Little Pigs, Hickory Dickory Dock, and One Two Buckle My Shoe are other of my faves with him, but people tend to love or hate those). 3y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 It you want to go with a single, Crooked House. And Then There Were None is also brilliant, but Crooked House drew me in more (I might be in the minority on this?). Her plays and short story collections are fun, but if you want to get more of a sense of her style, might be good to read a couple more of her novels, as I find she tended to experiment a bit (very successfully!) with her single shorts and plays. 3y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 Here more unusual full books, like Mr. Quin or Endless Night, I would classify similarly add her single shorts. With Miss Marple, as I understand from others, reading the first book is a good start. Past that, I'm not sure. The Tommy and Tuppence books are, in my opinion, acquired flavours. I recommend trying them out sooner rather than later though, because they're fun reads if you do like them! 3y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 I've read a couple Colonel Race books, but didn't realize it, so the character didn't stand out to me. But they were good. The book that sparked my interest in the Superintendent was Towards Zero -- that is a great one to go with too! 3y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 Sorry about the extensive response!! 3y
BookDragon14 That's ok I'm glad you can tell me about them!! Especially since no one I know reads them. This is awesome! I can't wait to start reading them!!! 3y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 Excited to hear updates 😀 3y
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Dragon
Mysterious Mr. Quin | Agatha Christie
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No one will be surprised that Dame Agatha is my favourite short story writer. The Mysterious Mr. Quin has been my most loved collection since my first reading ( too many years ago ) #somethingforsept #shortstories #throwbackthursday

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One of my all-time favorite bookshops is one that even most New Yorkers don't know about! Nestled downtown, within a few blocks of the WTC, is The Mysterious Bookshop. Nothing but mystery and suspense books! Most of that back wall: nothing but Sherlock Holmes. And these guys know their stuff! Whether it's a specific title or topical recommendation, they are spot on without missing a beat. And the couches are very comfy 😎👍🏻. #getindie

kristina_with_a_k I wish we could 'stack' bookstores the way we stack books here on Litsy. #suggestions 3y
NovelPairing That book store looks amazing! 😍 3y
SusanInTiburon Haven't been there, but I'm a great admirer of Otto Penzler, and particularly 3y
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BookishFeminist Agreed, love this bookstore👍🏼 3y
PatriciaU This is my definition of heaven! 3y
Dogearedcopy I love that place! We snagged a UK copy of 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest' when the person who had placed it on hold failed to show! (This was December 2009, months before the US edition was released.) I also bought some OOP SoHo Crime books, and a couple titles in Iain Pears' Art History series. *LOVE* this place and glad to see it has survived 😍 3y
LeahBergen Oooo! Bucket list. 3y
SarahK I'm going to have to go here next time I'm in nyc! 3y
LibrarianJen That's so awesome! 3y
MamaGina OMG ... an SH wall?!? My nirvana❣❣❣ 3y
RebeccasReading I want to go soooo badly! 3y
ultrabookgeek Wait... I work downtown - no idea about this shop. Going to find it at lunch tomorrow!!! 3y
katedensen Love this one! 3y
Cupofjo Oh, how I would love to visit!! 3y
drokka I want to go there. Spending a day in a shop full of mystery novel sounds like breathing to me 3y
Lidia I'd love to go there! I could get lost there for hours and hours 3y
ValerieAndBooks Wow! Will have to look for this place next time I'm in the city, maybe combined with a visit to The Strand -- haven't been there yet either! 3y
[DELETED] 3216391035 Oh, so very jealous! Might have to take a road trip! 3y
denise ahhh, love this place! 3y
theladygreer A-plus, Number One store. 3y
Grrlbrarian Bucket list bookshop! 3y
MrBook @kristina_with_a_k 😂👏🏻👍🏻 I took a screenshot of your comment 😊👍🏻. @NovelPairing It is absolutely wonderful 😁! @SusanInTiburon I have never seen so many Otto Penzler titles as in this shop. It's like an OP shrine 😎👌🏻. @BookishFeminist Yay 😁👍🏻! #KindredSpirits @PatriciaU It's one room I could wait out the apocalypse in, whichever kind of apocalypse, lol 😊👍🏻. @Dogearedcopy It's one of the last Manhattan hold-outs! 😁👏🏻👍🏻 3y
MrBook @LeahBergen Definitely put it at the top 😁👍🏻! @SarahK It alone makes the trip worthwhile 😉👍🏻. @LibrarianJen When I first stumbled across its threshold, the proprietor asked @BookBabe if I was alright and needed some water, lol. @MamaGina YES 😁😁😁!!! @Writergal Some day, my friend, some day 😉👍🏻👌🏻. @sharimichele It's only 5 blocks north of the Memorial! 58 Warren Street. Ooh, I'd love to hear your thoughts after visiting 😁👏🏻👍🏻! 3y
MrBook @katedfisher I visit it at least twice a year 😁👍🏻. And if course I knew you'd love it: #kindredspirits 😉👌🏻. @Cupofjo Does this nudge you along toward our 2020 #LitsyGoesPostal reunion in NYC 😂👏🏻😁👍🏻? @drokka It sounds like a mystery to me 😆😜😂👍🏻! @Lidia And hours and hours and...😉👍🏻! @ValerieAndBooks No, one day for TMBS and 192 Books, 2nd day The Strand 😂👏🏻👍🏻👌🏻. 3rd day, McNally-Jackson and B&N at Union Square 😎👌🏻. 3y
MrBook @basis One road trip! Coming right up! @Denise WOOHOO 😁👍🏻🙌🏻 #KindredSpirits! @theladygreer Yes 😁🙌🏻👌🏻! #KindredSpirits @Grrlbrarian Absolutely! 2020 could present a distinct opportunityyyy 😉😆👍🏻! 3y
Grrlbrarian Oh yes: if I can make it to #LitsyGoesPostal meetup in 2020, The Mysterious Bookshop is one of must-visit shops! 😍📚 3y
katedensen @MrBook I'm very predictable. At least as far as bookstores are concerned. 3y
SusanInTiburon @MrBook Makes sense, since it's his shop, no? 3y
UwannaPublishme Omg! It's a glimpse of heaven. 😍👍🏻 3y
NovelGirl82 I could die in here! 3y
CoffeeAndABook Just another reason for wishing I lived in NYC....🎈 3y
JessieReadsInBK Had no idea about this place! Looks like a must-visit! Thanks! 3y
Tav A great store. 3y
LibrarianJen @MrBook 😂😂😂 3y
Cupofjo @MrBook YES, this helps, but I don't need much nudging! My budget may tho!! Lol 3y
MrBook @SusanInTiburon Aye, that! There's a handful of staff that pop out of seemingly hidden doors once in awhile. Cool place 😊👍🏻! @UwannaPublishme @NovelGirl82 lol, between you two, you've got the rest of eternity figured out 😁👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻! @CoffeeAndABook 😁👏🏻👍🏻!!! @JessieReadsInBK You're welcome, let me know what you think of itn😊👍🏻! @Tav 😁👍🏻🙌🏻! @Cupofjo 😂👏🏻! 3y
ultrabookgeek @MrBook I just visited - and it was lovely! Definitely going back. Thanks so much for adding this bookstore because I don't know that I would ever have found it!! 3y
MrBook @sharimichele WOOHOO!!! *big hug* Fantastic!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻🙌🏻! You, me, @BookBabe , & any other Litsy-ers who want to should do a #LitsyPhotoOp there. You up for that? ☺️ 3y
ultrabookgeek @MrBook I am down for a photo op there too! 3y
Procrastireader Is this the bookstore that started its own imprint to bring back mysteries that had gone out of print? 3y
MrBook @Procrastireader Hmmmmm, perhaps? When I'm there next I'll ask! Or @sharimichele , if you can spare the moment 😁. 3y
ultrabookgeek @MrBook @Procrastireader I can stop by on Monday and ask! 3y
MarticaMustRead Oh man, i must make it there some day! 3y
MrBook @ultrabookgeek You keep changing your Litsy handle, AAHH 😂! @MarticaMustRead Definite bucket list placeholder 😎👍🏻. 3y
ultrabookgeek @MrBook @Procrastireader whoops! I totally went in and asked - they do have a few imprints - one for old editions, one for requested works by selected authors and I think one for existing works but special covers or unique features just for the imprint. 3y
MrBook @ultrabookgeek Awesome! You are a superstar in my eyes ☺️👏🏻👍🏻🙌🏻👌🏻! Thank you for the info! 3y
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My fun Friday books. @Liberty I reread my Christie's when I need a bit of an escape

MrBook Nice collection! 4y
Dragon Thanks @MrBook , believe it or not there's even more 4y
MrBook 😎👍🏻 Very cool. 4y
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Looking forward to getting stuck into another novel by the Queen of Crime.

Thebookmage Follow for follow?😘 4y
Bornwithabookinmyhand I am once again reading "AND THEN THERE WERE NONE". I haven't read it since high school; it is better than I remember. She was truly brilliant. 4y
thecurioushedgehog @Thebookmage sure! @AprilQuid And Then There Were None is my favourite book of hers. It's absolutely wonderful! 4y
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As a literary British Harlequinade, Agatha Christie‘s The Mysterious Mr. Quin blends aspects of medieval morality plays and Italian commedia dell'arte to create a drama of crimes of the heart, recasting the buffoonish harlequin as an enigmatic figure who rectifies the plights of aggrieved lovers.

sleuthsandspies See full review at www.sleuthsandspies.wordpress.com! 4y
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What I sometimes think of people I meet in the course of my work! 😱 - so succinctly put Ms. Christie

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Enjoyed these short stories which revolved around Mr. Quin and Mr. Satterthwaite.

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Perfect Saturday afternoon - rediscovering the magnificence of Agatha Christie by joining @maidensofmurder IG April readalong of The Mysterious Mr. Quin whilst enjoying a cup of ginger spiced tea and the stunning scent of Glasshouse Fragrances limited edition La Maison No. 7 scent 'Soirée Privée'

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Agatha Chris-tea, anyone? 📖☕️ I'm halfway through The Mysterious Mr. Quin for my Maidens of Murder reading group, and I've been exploring the Mr. Quin app. It's remarkable how easily Christie's story updates to a modern setting and medium.

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It's been a while since I read an Agatha Christie book. So this is my current read for this week!

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