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Publisher's Summary

Mrs Packington felt alone, helpless, and utterly forlorn. But her life changed when she stumbled upon an advertisement in The Times/i> which read: "ARE YOU HAPPY? IF NOT, CONSULT MR PARKER PYNE".Equally adept at putting together the pieces of a marriage or the fragments of a murder mystery, Mr Parker Pyne was possibly the world's most unconventional private eye, and certainly its most charming, as this collection of short stories reveals.
©1934 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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"Crimes of the heart were his forte." (Observer)
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By Anonymous User on 04-10-17

Brilliant collection, excellent narrator

Parker Pyne is one statistician you must get acquainted with! Love this collection of short stories. Will become a much listened to audiobook.

Hugh Fraser is perfect pitch as usual.

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By Kristine on 11-22-11

Great stories and well read

I do love a good murder mystery (or a few in this case) to listen to and Hugh Fraser reads the Parker Pyne stories brilliantly. Agatha Christie keeps you guessing as always. Entertaining and good value for money.

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By Jaye Hardy on 06-10-15

Parker Pyne

Well read by Hugh Fraser
it was really interesting having stories inside a bigger story.
Easy to listen to

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By Amazon Customer on 04-22-16

Parker Pyne Investigates

Very good interesting and varied plots in the different stories linked together with Parker Pyne ? Detective Agency

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