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So far, it had been a typical New Year's Eve house party. But Mr. Satterthwaite, a keen observer of human nature, sensed that the real drama of the evening was yet to unfold. So it proved when a mysterious stranger arrived after midnight. Who was this Mr. Quin? And why did his presence have such a pronounced effect on Eleanor Portal, the woman with the dyed-black hair?
©1930 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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By Diana on 06-19-17

Better to read than listen

For some reason, this collection of stories is much better read than listened. I would recommend picking up the book instead.

Hugh Fraser is wonderful as always but the stories have too much detail that even a moment of inattention ruins it.

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By Anniebligh on 03-15-12

"Ah Love Could thou and I with Fate conspire.."

These are stories of murder and mystery where Mr Quin inspires an older batchelor of some means to alter a seeming Fate. Again and again. A delightful listen. For me this is a very different Christie. Having written that, there still are, the trip to Egypt, the country homes, weekend guests, young Americans doing Europe, a troupe of robbers, rural hotels, motoring through the countryside, thunderstorms, a Duchess, quiet islands in the sun and Casino. And then some.

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By melanie on 02-02-13

Good listen

I love anything by Agatha Christie and if your a fan you will love it too. I was'nt expecting lots of short stories, I'm not sure if it tells you this in the description, but it is still a great book by the Crime Queen.

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By Kingston1919 on 04-13-13

Short Story Gems

Mr. Harley Quin is one of Agatha Christie`s most engaging characters together with Mr.Satterthwaite who appears in each story as the vehicle by which wrongs are righted and justice is done. The stories are intriguing and entertaining. This is Agatha Christie at her short story best and one laments that there are not more of them. Hugh Fraser`s narration is, as always, excellent.

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