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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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galueth28
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Another short story collection, featuring the mysterious Mr. Quinn, who shows up at the right time to help Mr. Satterthwaite solve the mistery of the day. Mr. Satterthwaite is a very lovable detective and his relationship with Mr. Quinn develops in an interesting way.

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Linsy
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I really liked the stories in this one, but I'm of two minds about Mr. Quin. At first, I thought there were way too many coincidences; then it seemed impossible that this wasn't supernatural. And for some reason, even though I usually love supernatural everything, I wanted a real-life explanation from Christie -- probably because thats what I expect from her. I liked seeing Mr. Satterthwaite again. I didn't expect that! 💛

#agathachristieclubr2

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Linsy
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I was on a bit of a roll this week, so I listened to this early. I loved it!!! I kept thinking I knew exactly what was going on, but the rug was pulled out from under me EVERY TIME. And yet, as is the magic of Christie, the solution felt completely fair. A crime is committed at a party that happens to have Hercule Poirot, Superintendent Battle, Colonel Race and Ariadne Oliver all in one room. It was so fun!

#agathachristieclubr2

Ruthiella This is one of my favorites. 13mo
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BarbaraJean
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I haven‘t really enjoyed Christie‘s short stories in the past (too much Hastings), but I really enjoyed this collection of short mysteries featuring Mr. Satterthwaite and the mysterious Mr. Quin, who seems to appear just when a “drama” is unfolding. Mr. Satterthwaite grows a bit through each successive story, and the mystery of Mr. Quin is nicely handled as just a little quirk of Mr. Satterthwaite‘s life. (Also I just like saying Satterthwaite.)

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catsuit_mango
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After a few French books, going back to Lady Agatha

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Bookish_Gal
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I do not like extending library book due dates, so I finished this one right before walking in
Did enjoy this collection of short stories though. Think it should‘ve been named after Mr Satterthwaite, as it followed his growth from being an observer to interacting with drama. They call it that. I like how these stories make it that all the information you need to solve it is in front of you. All you need is to rethink it unbiased. #AgathaChristie

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KathyWheeler
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Thanks so much @robinb ! This arrived today. I can‘t wait to read it, and I love the happy pink and banana bag. 😊 No reason for the beach picture — I‘m not there — I just wanted a beach picture to make me even happier.

robinb Yay!! Thanks for letting me know it arrived. Enjoy! 2y
KathyWheeler @robinb I‘m sure I will! 😊 2y
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Charityann
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Mehso-so

I did not enjoy this one as much as some of Agatha Christie‘s books. I think because of the way it seemed like a lot of short stories strung together to make a book. #agathachristieclubr2 #merryreaders #wintergames @Clwojick

veritysalter I struggled with this one too, far too fantastical, I suppose because in every other novel of Christie‘s magic and the supernatural are always hoaxes, so I had difficulty accepting that this time she wanted us to believe? 2y
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Scochrane26
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Short stories about Mr Satterthwaite & Mr Quin. I wish Christie had given Mr Satterthwaite a less complicated name & used it less in each story. Mr Quin shows up when needed & sometimes is only seen by Satterthwaite. A little bit different from her other books.

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ferskner
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4. How did you feel about Mr. Satterthwaite, both on his own and as a companion to Mr. Quin? What did you make of their relationship at the end of the last story?

#agathachristieclubR2

TheAromaofBooks I really liked Mr. Satterthwaite. He was a bit of a departure from some of Christie's other characters. I did think it was funny how she stated multiple times that he had “feminine“ characteristics of intuition & insight. In some ways this book almost had an alternate-identity vibe - as though Mr. Quin is just another side of Mr. Satterthwaite's psyche. 2y
janeycanuck I liked Mr. Quin more than Mr. Satterthwaite. He was just kinda... dull and boring. @TheAromaofBooks 2y
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @janeycanuck I confess that the end of the last story is one of my favorite moments of Christie. I found it so bittersweet and touching, and I listened to that scene several times on audiobook. Okay and I cried!! This may be TMI, but I identify with Mr. Satterthwaite a lot, in him being on the sidelines of other people's love stories, and I loved how that was addressed with generosity by Mr. Quin. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I like Mr. Satterthwaite as well, and you're right - I did like the way that Mr. Quin always made sure that Mr. Satterthwaite understood how important he (Mr. S) was. @ferskner @janeycanuck 2y
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3. The Mysterious Mr. Quin is unabashedly supernatural, in contrast with most of Christie's other work. Did you enjoy this departure? Did you think it worked?

#agathachristieclubR2

Laughterhp I did really enjoy the supernatural storytelling, but I don‘t think I realized it was supernatural until the end. I was also listening to this on audio, so I could have missed some clues. After I saw that it was supernatural, I had to make sure they weren‘t included in the Last Seance book I have of Agatha Christie spooky stories. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I liked the way that that aspect was kept vague in many ways. It's implied, but not overt. I also loved the way that Christie didn't try to get bogged down in explanations. Mr. Quin just IS. @Laughterhp 2y
janeycanuck Yeah, it wasn‘t for me. But wouldn‘t life be dull if we all liked the same thing? @Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks 2y
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TheAromaofBooks @janeycanuck - So true!! And I will say that while I enjoyed these at the time, I don't see myself returning them like I do so many of Christie's other books. @Laughterhp 2y
janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks I‘m hoping we don‘t see any more of Mr. Quin..... 2y
ferskner @Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks @janeycanuck That's a great description, Sarah. I like that Christie doesn't try to make it into a thing. He's just a quirk of Mr. Satterthwaite's life. I also like that she's clearly trying something new, not a straight detective story nor a thriller. If feel that it connects well with Miss Marple coming up next, that she was trying to find new aspects to the genre that she was perhaps growing bored with. 2y
TheAromaofBooks And maybe in some ways this book was a response to Poirot's popularity - the anti-Poirot in many ways - all about feelings and intuition rather than logic and deduction. @ferskner @Laughterhp @janeycanuck 2y
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2. How did Mr. Quin stack up against the other detectives we've met so far (Poirot, Tommy and Tuppence, etc.)?

#agathachristieclubR2

Laughterhp He was very clever and kind of let people work out the issues and clues for themselves. I didn‘t at first like the past storytelling, where they were in the future and solving past cases. But I liked how Quin helped them work through issues. 2y
TheAromaofBooks It was a really strange style, where Mr. Quin isn't really the detective exactly - Mr. Satterthwaite does most of the work! But I still liked him as a character.
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janeycanuck He‘s at the bottom of my list, Tommy & Tuppence are my favs. I did like his sort of Socratic method for helping solve the little mysteries, that was very unique. @Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks 2y
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TheAromaofBooks @janeycanuck - Tommy & Tuppence are the top of my list, too! I love them so hard!! @Laughterhp 2y
janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks they just make me laugh so much, I love it! 2y
ferskner @Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks @janeycanuck I really like him! You're right, Mikala, that Mr. Quin seems to be more of a guide than a detective, and Mr. Satterthwaite is kind of his agent. He's not my favorite by any means, but I was so pleasantly surprised by this collection that I have a huge soft spot for him. 2y
janeycanuck Have you stepped away from #agathachristieclubr2 or will it be resuming? There‘s a couple of us still reading but none of us are sure what the order we‘re supposed to be following is! 2y
ferskner @janeycanuck GAH yes. 🤦🏻 I had family emergency at the end of September that went on for a while (all good now!) and just forgot about it. I remembered after the holidays and I've had it on my list of things to catch up on for two weeks. Thank you for checking in! I also need to figure out where we are after I accidently swapped two books, but I'll get some posts up tomorrow night. 2y
janeycanuck @ferskner I‘m so sorry to hear about the emergency but happy things are good now! Will watch for your post! 2y
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OH. MY. GOSH. I flipped my months in my head and skipped The Mysterious Mr. Quin! I can't believe I screwed this up for one of my favorites. At least I'm a month ahead now? 🤣

Please comment on the discussion questions for LAST month's #agathachristieclubR2 book! As always, please tag any previous commenters, and use the hashtag to see all the question posts.

1. Did you enjoy this collection? Why or why not? What was your favorite story?

TheAromaofBooks haha I really just thought I missed the Mr. Quin questions already! 😂 I'm currently reading Quin, so I'll be back for these questions quite soon - maybe tomorrow!! Vicarage will still probably be a week or two though! 2y
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Laughterhp I wasn‘t sure what to expect from this book having never heard of Mr. Quin before but I really liked this book. I actually enjoyed the short story set up for this one. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I enjoyed this one as well! I really thought I had read all of Christie's mysteries before, but this one did not ring a bell for me. I thought the short story format worked great here. @Laughterhp 2y
janeycanuck Haha... I wondered if I had messed up! I did not enjoy this one at all. I found most of the stories non-sensical and dull. I‘m glad @TheAromaofBooks @Laughterhp found something they liked in it, though. 2y
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @Laughterhp @janeycanuck Haha a mixed bag this time with our enjoyment of the book! This is a surprise favorite for me. There's something kind of bittersweet about the stories and characters that I find really appealing. I'm not terribly interested in the mysteries, but I think the characters are charming. 2y
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janeycanuck
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Even reading this outside on the loveliest of days didn‘t make it better. I didn‘t love it in the beginning and it just went downhill from there for me. The stories were long and dull and hard to follow. The mysteries were boring and nonsensical. The odd story here or there was okay but generally, yulch. On the bright side, I‘m caught up with #agathachristieclubr2!

ferskner Yay, so glad to have you with us! 2y
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Laughterhp
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I had never heard of Mr. Quin before reading this. I really enjoyed the supernatural/potentially fantasy mystery stories. At first I didn‘t think I was going to like these stories because they were talking about what was happening but you weren‘t experiencing it. However, the more I listened the more I liked the different stories.

#BookSpinBingo - 12 boxes crossed off and no bingo.

#AgathaChristieClubR2

catiewithac The Love Detectives are two of my favs!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! I have this one on the shelf and need to get to it... after I read July's Christie book! 😂 2y
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ferskner
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It's not too late to join in on the #agathachristieclubR2 pick for August, The Mysterious Mr. Quin! It's one of my favorites, so I hope you'll read it.

(Plus Miss Marple is just around the corner! 😍)

janeycanuck I‘m a couple of books behind - hoping to catch up by the end of August! 2y
TheAromaofBooks @janeycanuck - Me, too!! I still haven't read Partners in Crime for July!! 2y
janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks that‘s what‘s up next for me. I finished Seven Dials last week. 2y
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Jen2
Pickpick

These are always great!!

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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. 3y
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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. 4y
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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! 4y
batsy 😍😍 4y
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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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Rachbb3
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My favorite short story collection yet from Agatha Christie. Who is Mr. Quin? I've come up with Mr. Satterthwaite's invention or invisible friend, (but other people see him) an angel, Death himself. If you've read this book, what are your thoughts?
In any case, excellent stories!

mabell It's been so many years since I read this, but I think I thought of Mr. Quin as an angel/demi-god? Quite a departure from the classic Christie! 4y
Rachbb3 @mabell Yes, definitely different from the norm. 4y
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Rachbb3
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Up next....this is my first time reading this one.

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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. 4y
batsy I loved this too! 💜 It was surprising in the most delightful way. 4y
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! ♥️ 4y
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batsy
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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 4y
readordierachel That cover is so charming 🙂 4y
Moray_Reads I've never heard of these stories, they sound wonderful 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve not seen this cover, so nice! 4y
TrishB Love that cover ❤️ 4y
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. 4y
Tanisha_A That cover is so good! Very eye-catching! 4y
Dragon My favourite of her short story collections. I love 🖤 the Mysterious Mr. Quinn 🎭 4y
mabell Great cover! 4y
batsy @Dragon It's my new favourite by her! So glad I read it ☺️ 4y
Dragon 👍🐉😀 4y
Cathythoughts What an amazing cover 4y
batsy @Cathythoughts These editions have some great covers! 4y
rubyslippersreads I would buy that just for the cover! 😍 4y
Centique Great review! And I‘m in love with the cover too 😍 4y
batsy @rubyslippersreads @Centique I did a naughty thing by getting it purely for the cover. I'm so glad I loved reading it too 😂❤️ 4y
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. 4y
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 😁 4y
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. 4y
batsy @CSeydel I'm not sure how this one passed me by but I'm very glad to have finally read it 😊 4y
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. 4y
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DGRachel
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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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DGRachel
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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 :) 4y
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dsfisher
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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
#friyayintro
@jesshowbooks

Godmotherx5 Why fear? 4y
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. 4y
Godmotherx5 Bless you for your good deeds. 4y
DGRachel {{hugs}} 4y
CarolynM 1.❤️ 4y
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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 😎 6y
LeahBergen Haha! Yes! 👏🏻 6y
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Cinfhen Dame Agatha & her #mysteriousways🙌🏻🙌🏻 (edited) 6y
Hobbinol A fine vintage!❤️❗️ 6y
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tracyramone
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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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bmsddk
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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!!! 6y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 Awesome, me too!! What is your favourite sleuth of hers? 6y
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!! 6y
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BookDragon14 And who's the other one again? It's a woman isn't it? 6y
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). 6y
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). 6y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 What are some of the Agatha Christie's you're looking at next picking up at the library? 6y
BookDragon14 I'm not sure. Do you have any suggestions? 6y
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). 6y
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. 6y
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! 6y
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! 6y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 Sorry about the extensive response!! 6y
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!!! 6y
bmsddk @BookDragon14 Excited to hear updates 😀 6y
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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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kristina_with_a_k I wish we could 'stack' bookstores the way we stack books here on Litsy. #suggestions 6y
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BookishFeminist Agreed, love this bookstore👍🏼 6y
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drokka I want to go there. Spending a day in a shop full of mystery novel sounds like breathing to me 6y
Lidia I'd love to go there! I could get lost there for hours and hours 6y
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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! 😁👏🏻👍🏻 6y
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 😁👏🏻👍🏻! 6y
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 😎👌🏻. 6y
MrBook @basis One road trip! Coming right up! @Denise WOOHOO 😁👍🏻🙌🏻 #KindredSpirits! @theladygreer Yes 😁🙌🏻👌🏻! #KindredSpirits @Grrlbrarian Absolutely! 2020 could present a distinct opportunityyyy 😉😆👍🏻! 6y
Grrlbrarian Oh yes: if I can make it to #LitsyGoesPostal meetup in 2020, The Mysterious Bookshop is one of must-visit shops! 😍📚 6y
katedensen @MrBook I'm very predictable. At least as far as bookstores are concerned. 6y
SusanInTiburon @MrBook Makes sense, since it's his shop, no? 6y
UwannaPublishme Omg! It's a glimpse of heaven. 😍👍🏻 6y
NovelGirl82 I could die in here! 6y
CoffeeAndABook Just another reason for wishing I lived in NYC....🎈 6y
JessieReadsInBK Had no idea about this place! Looks like a must-visit! Thanks! 6y
Tav A great store. 6y
LibrarianJen @MrBook 😂😂😂 6y
Cupofjo @MrBook YES, this helps, but I don't need much nudging! My budget may tho!! Lol 6y
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 😂👏🏻! 6y
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!! 6y
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? ☺️ 6y
ultrabookgeek @MrBook I am down for a photo op there too! 6y
Procrastireader Is this the bookstore that started its own imprint to bring back mysteries that had gone out of print? 6y
MrBook @Procrastireader Hmmmmm, perhaps? When I'm there next I'll ask! Or @sharimichele , if you can spare the moment 😁. 6y
ultrabookgeek @MrBook @Procrastireader I can stop by on Monday and ask! 6y
MarticaMustRead Oh man, i must make it there some day! 6y
MrBook @ultrabookgeek You keep changing your Litsy handle, AAHH 😂! @MarticaMustRead Definite bucket list placeholder 😎👍🏻. 6y
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. 6y
MrBook @ultrabookgeek Awesome! You are a superstar in my eyes ☺️👏🏻👍🏻🙌🏻👌🏻! Thank you for the info! 6y
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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! 6y
Dragon Thanks @MrBook , believe it or not there's even more 6y
MrBook 😎👍🏻 Very cool. 6y
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Looking forward to getting stuck into another novel by the Queen of Crime.

Thebookmage Follow for follow?😘 7y
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. 7y
thecurioushedgehog @Thebookmage sure! @AprilQuid And Then There Were None is my favourite book of hers. It's absolutely wonderful! 7y
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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! 7y
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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.