British Mystery Multipack Volume 4 - The Secret Adversary, Tales of Chinatown, Egyptian Cigarette and A Study In Scarlet

British Mystery Multipack Volume 4 - The Secret Adversary, Tales of Chinatown, Egyptian Cigarette and A Study In Scarlet

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Fans of British Mysteries are in for a treat with Volume 4 of British Mystery Multipacks.

THE SECRET ADVERSARY by Agatha Christie

Jobless and penniless, Thomas Beresford and Prudence "Tuppence" Cowley place an ad in the paper marketing themselves as adventurers, leading to an encounter that starts their career as spies for an unnamed British intelligence agency.

TALES OF CHINATOWN by Sax Rohmer

All ten stories are presented here:

THE DAUGHTER OF HUANG CHOW
KERRY'S KID
THE PIGTAIL OF HI WING HO
THE HOUSE OF GOLDEN JOSS
MAN WITH THE SHAVEN SKULL
THE WHITE HAT
TCHERIAPIN
THE DANCE OF THE VEILS
THE HAND OF THE MANDARIN QUONG
THE KEY OF THE TEMPLE OF HEAVEN

AT THE VILLA ROSE by A. E. W. Mason

A heinous crime has been committed at the Villa Rose in Aix-les-Bains, France. A wealthy woman has been savagely murdered and the young Englishwoman who was her companion has disappeared. Authorities suspect that the Englishwoman played a role in the crime, but her fiancé, Harry Wethermill, is unconvinced and hires a private French detective in an attempt to prove her innocence.

From the author of The Four Feathers.

"A real page turner - One of the best 'fair play' detective novels of all time."

AN EGYPTIAN CIGARETTE by Kate Chopin

This short but haunting short story is included as a divertissement. It is a superb example of fin de siecle despair and a favorite of mystery anthologies.

A STUDY IN SCARLET by Arthur Conan Doyle

The first Sherlock Holmes story!

Dr. Watson, a military surgeon lately returned from the Afghan War, needs a flat-mate and a diversion. Holmes needs a foil. And thus a great collaboration begins. Watson and Holmes move to a now-famous address, 221B Baker Street, where Watson is introduced to Holmes's eccentricities as well as his ability to deduce information about his fellow beings. Somewhat shaken by Holmes's egotism, Watson is nonetheless dazzled by his seemingly magical recall skills. Then murder. Facing a deserted house, a twisted corpse with no wounds, a mysterious phrase drawn in blood on the wall, and the buffoons of Scotland Yard--Lestrade and Gregson--Holmes measures, observes, picks up a pinch of this and a pinch of that, and generally baffles his faithful Watson. Later, Holmes explains: "In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backward.... There are few people who, if you told them a result, would be able to evolve from their own inner consciousness what the steps were which led up to that result." Holmes is in that elite group.

AUDIO BOOKS

Also included are links to free full-length audio recordings of the following 21 mystery classics:

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Borough Treasurer by J. S. Fletcher
I Say No by Wilkie Collins
The Mystery of Mary by Grace Livingston Hill
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Bishop's Secret by Fergus Hume
The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green
The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung
The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Czar's Spy by William Le Queux
The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green
The Fortieth Door by Mary Hastings-Bradley
The Four Pools Mystery by Jean Webster
The Ghost Breaker by Charles Goddard and Paul Dicky
The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Riddle Ring by Justin McCarthy
The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
The Mystery of Mary by Grace Livingston Hill

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151073400
Publisher: Enhanced E-Books
Publication date: 10/21/2015
Series: British Mystery Multipack , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 662,770
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple and Tommy and Tuppence. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, 'The Mousetrap.' The Guinness Book of World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time.

Arthur Henry Ward (15 February 1883 – 1 June 1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is best remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu.

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels.

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