By Agatha Christie
The Hound of dying and different tales is a suite of twelve brief tales by way of Agatha Christie first released within the uk in October 1933. strangely, the gathering used to be no longer released by way of Christie's ordinary publishers, William Collins & Sons, yet via Odhams Press and used to be no longer to be had to buy in retailers (see booklet of e-book assortment below).
This used to be the 1st time Christie booklet have been released within the united kingdom yet now not within the US even supposing all the tales contained inside of it seemed in later US collections (see US booklet appearances of reports below).
Unusually, almost all these are stories of destiny and the supernatural with relatively little detective content.
This assortment is so much awesome for the 1st visual appeal in a booklet of Christie's well-known brief tale The Witness for the Prosecution. the writer accordingly wrote an award-winning play in line with this tale which has been tailored for movie and two times for tv.
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Love them and leave them. ' He paused, waiting for some kind of response. When Jennie said nothing, he shrugged. 'Well, I don't think you're like that. Then there's the other kind. Full of plans for social reform. Women's equality, equal opportunity. I'm all for it, even help where I can. It's the humourlessness for the approach which is so stultifying. Though inevitable, I suppose. I haven't met too many social campaigners of either sex who are particularly endowed with wit. Still, when the earnestness intrudes into everyday relations, I groan.
Her mind was a jumble of irrational fears which fused into only one clear thought: how would she rid herself of Derek once they had reached her flat? His arrogance seemed to be such that a straightforward no made no impact whatever, and she couldn't, just couldn't chance the possibility of that all over again. She felt dizzy with the pressure of it. A hand on her shoulder made her flinch. 'Let's stop a minute, Jennie,' Derek said, making her turn towards him. They were on the Embankment and he guided her towards the river's edge.
Her flat was just over the river. As always, she approached it with a slight anxiety. She brought her bicycle into the hall, looked around quickly, but no, there was no dark figure looming. She breathed her relief, locked the bicycle securely and went up the two flights of stairs to her flat. ' She heard the sound of slow shuffling footsteps and waited. The door opened on the latch and a pair of bright blue eyes peered out of a lined face. ' Jennie nodded and watched Mrs Owen's trembling fingers rise to the latch and open it clumsily.
The Hound of Death by Agatha Christie