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Summary

An all-new collection of summer-themed mysteries from the master of the genre, just in time for the holiday season.         

Summertime - as the temperature rises, so does the potential for evil. From Cornwall to the French Riviera, whether against a background of Delphic temples or English country houses, Agatha Christie’s most famous characters solve even the most devilish of conundrums as the summer sun beats down. Pull up a deckchair and enjoy plot twists and red herrings galore from the best-selling fiction writer of all time.

Includes the stories:

  • 'The Blood-Stained Pavement'
  • 'The Double Clue'
  • 'A Death on the Nile'
  • 'Harlequin’s Lane'
  • 'The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman'
  • 'Jane in Search of a Job'
  • 'The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim'
  • 'The Idol House of Astarte'
  • 'The Rajah’s Emerald'
  • 'The Oracle at Delphi'
  • 'The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger'
  • 'The Incredible Theft'
©2021 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Without a doubt, the greatest mystery writer of all time." (Ragnar Jonasson)

"Agatha Christie is the gateway drug to crime fiction both for readers and for writers." (Val McDermid)

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Disappointing selection of stories. I thought would be a good basis to re listen to some forgotten favourites. Alas many were not worry the listen. Better collections available. Feels a poor collection and commercial production. Not sure any relevance midsummer has to do with selection of stories and just a poor excuse to rebadge a collection

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brilliant audio.

loved it, classic Agatha Christie with fab performances from the actors. I'd definitely recommend it

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Good stories but I already own most of them in other collections. Worth investigating the contents, next time.

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*Chef's Kiss*

Classic Christie read by some of the most recognisable voices of Marple, Poirot, and Hastings.
Astoundingly written and perfectly read, these stories transport the reader into the world of Agatha Christie, the sleepy little English villages, the civilised London of the early to mid 20th Century, and the great houses populated by the upper crust and their constant backdrop of servants, butlers, and hangers on. Even 100 years after her first novel being published, Christie delights, mystifies, and gently confuses right up until the moment of denouement when all is gloriously revealed and the reader is left wondering how they missed the clues so expertly strewn throughout the tale.