The Seven Dials Mystery - Agatha Christie Reviews
Description:ISBN 0007122594 / Author: Agatha Christie / Genre: Crime / Thriller / Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd / A healthy young man dies ... more
The Seven Dials Mystery - Agatha Christie ... in his sleep, despite the ringing of eight separate alarm clocks...Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper; so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences. For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words 'Seven Dials' were to take on a new and chilling significance!
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by - written on 18/09/09, updated on 08/05/10 (Very useful, 59 readings)
The author: Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair At Styles, which introduced the now famous Hercule Poirot was published in 1920. Her other well known creation, Miss Marple, first appeared in a short story in 1927 but she also created a number of other detectives who appeared in her novels. During her lifetime Christie wrote a number of novels, short stories, poetry & plays. Her play "The Mousetrap" holds the world record for the longest run in history as it has been performed since 1952. Christie is estimated to have sold around 4 billion copies of her collected works, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/02/09 (Very useful, 31 readings)
Published in 1929 and clinging determinedly on to the vestiges of that Roaring decade, "The Seven Dials Mystery" might be better described as an adventure, rather than a murder mystery story. Certaintly murders do oocur within the story and a solution needs to be found, but the roles of the detectives in the story are either understated or amateur, leaving the focus of the narrative on the "gripping yarn" than Christie seems to have attempted. In this way it is similar to its prequel, "The Secret of Chimneys" and to "The Man in the Brown Suit", both of which were also published in the 1920's. "The Seven Dials ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/02/08 (Very useful, 145 readings)
Gerry Wade is not known for his early mornings, so his friends decide to play a joke on him by setting eight alarm clocks by his bed. When the alarm clocks are due to have gone off and there is still no sign of Gerry, they presume he rumbled their plan and is turning the tables on them. Then someone goes into his room. Gerry is dead, apparently murdered, and one of the clocks is missing. When another young man dies, Bundle Brent becomes convinced that something is going on - and it seems to be linked to an organisation called The Seven Dials. Can Bundle, with the help of her friends and Superintendent Battle, work out what the members of The Seven Dials are up to before . Read the complete review
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