The Complete, Annotated Mysterious Affair at Styles

Peschel Press
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Best-selling mystery writer Agatha Christie created intricate stories of murder and mayhem that have enchanted readers worldwide. Bill Peschel, author of "The Complete, Annotated Whose Body?" (by Dorothy L. Sayers) and "Writers Gone Wild," illuminates the obscure references in Christie’s debut novel and tells the fascinating stories behind it and its creator.

"The Complete, Annotated Mysterious Affair at Styles" contains:

● Nearly 500 footnotes describing words, idioms, people, places and contemporary events.
● Essays on Christie’s life and the world of Styles.
● A detailed chronology of her life and work.
● Lists of her novels and short-story collections, organized by year of publication and by detective.
● A bibliography of resources, including books about Christie that will delight fans.

“Though this may be the first published book of Miss Agatha Christie, she betrays the cunning of an old hand.” — The New York Times, Dec. 26, 1920
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About the author

Bill Peschel is a recovering journalist who shares a Pulitzer Prize with the staff of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. He also is a mystery fan who has run the Wimsey Annotations at www.planetpeschel.com for nearly two decades. He is the author of “Writers Gone Wild” (Penguin). Through Peschel Press he publishes Sherlock parodies and pastiches in the 223B Casebook series and annotated editions of Dorothy L. Sayers’ “Whose Body?” and Agatha Christie’s “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” and “The Secret Adversary.” He lives with his family, dog and two cats in Hershey, where the air really does smell like chocolate.

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Publisher
Peschel Press
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Published on
Dec 19, 2013
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Pages
371
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ISBN
9781484010006
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
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