Midwinter Murder: Fireside Tales from the Queen of Mystery (Paperback)
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
"Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.” —Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of the Dublin Murder Squad novels
An all-new collection of winter-themed stories from the Queen of Mystery, just in time for the holidays—including the original version of “Christmas Adventure,” never before released in the United States!
There’s a chill in the air and the days are growing shorter . . . It’s the perfect time to curl up in front of a crackling fire with these wintry whodunits from the legendary Agatha Christie. But beware of deadly snowdrifts and dangerous gifts, poisoned meals and mysterious guests. This chilling compendium of short stories—some featuring beloved detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple—is an essential omnibus for Christie fans and the perfect holiday gift for mystery lovers.
“Agatha Christie [is] the maestro of murder tales.” —People
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.
"It is a pleasure to spend some cold winter nights in the comfort of Agatha Christie's special stories, where the holiday spirit is helped along by some expert detectives who make sure that things remain merry and all is made right again by Christmas Day." — Book Reporter
"Amply display the author’s storytelling gifts. . . . Both fans and newcomers looking for suspenseful escapism will be pleasantly diverted." — Publishers Weekly
“Agatha Christie’s books are both wonderful crime novels and studies in contrast and duality, and I adore them still. Underestimate them at your peril.”
— Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache novels
“Agatha Christie taught me many important lessons about the inner workings of the mystery novel before it ever occurred to me that I might one day be writing mysteries myself.”
— Sue Grafton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kinsey Millhone novels
“Any mystery writer who wants to learn how to plot should spend a few days reading Agatha Christie. She’ll show you everything you want to know.” — Donna Leon, New York Times bestselling author of the Commissario Brunetti novels
“Agatha Christie’s indelibly etched characters have entertained millions across the years and a love of her work has brought together generations of readers—a singular achievement for any author and an inspiration to writers across the literary landscape.”
— Jacqueline Winspear, New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs novels
“Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.” — Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of the Dublin Murder Squad novels
“I always wanted to be Agatha Christie when I grew up. I still do.” — J. A. Jance, New York Times-bestselling author of the Joanna Brady and J. P. Beaumont novels
“I read everything by Agatha Christie.” — Gillian Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl
"Winter months are a great time to stay in and read a great book and one that is sure to please is Midwinter Murder. Christie is at the top of her game with many different types of short mysteries with some of her most famous characters. Christie continues to dominate the genre and it is easy to see why her works continue to thrill. Midwinter Murder is a welcome addition to the succession of Agatha Christie." — Midwest Book Review