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Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective (Agatha Christie Mystery Collection)

Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective (Agatha Christie Mystery Collection)

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Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective (Agatha Christie Mystery Collection)

by Christie, Agatha

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0553350617
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9780553350616
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Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective (Agatha Christie Mystery Collection) Black faux leather binding. First Edition Thus, Bantam Books Inc., NY, June, 1987. Number line: 0987654321. USED. As New. (aka Parker Pyne Investigates). SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY Summary: Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective (1934) by Agatha Christie. A collection of twelve short stories featuring Mr. Parker Pyne, Christie's heart specialist: Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne, 17 Richmond Street. Pyne is not your typical detective (at least in most of these stories). As he tells one of his clients, "But my dear lady, you must remember, I am not a detective. Theft and crime are not in my line at all. The human heart is my province."

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Mr. Parker Pyne states quite clearly that he is not a detective but 'a heart specialist'. Deception, accomplices and manipulation are all part of his method of operation and he works to cure unhappiness more frequently than to investigate crime.The short story collection was published in 1934 by William Collins Sons & Co. in London, and as Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective by Dodd, Mead & Co. in New York in 1934. Two of the stories, The Case Of The Middle-Aged Wife and The Discontented Soldier, were adapted for television in 1982 by Thames Television in England.The first six stories take place in England and focus on Parker Pyne as a 'detective of the heart'. The remaining six stories occur in foreign settings where Parker Pyne is on holiday and unwilling to deal with clients. In these stories he is confronted with crimes, and must serve as an advisor to individuals in distress.Explore these stories: The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife, The Case of the Discontented Soldier, The Case of the Distressed Lady, The Case of the Discontented Husband, The Case of the City Clerk, The Case of the Rich Woman, Have You Got Everything You Want?, The Gate of Baghdad, The House of Shiraz, The Pearl of Price, Death on the Nile, The Oracle at Delphi.

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Bookseller
Mary Riversong Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
685ChristiePyne
Title
Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective (Agatha Christie Mystery Collection)
Author
Christie, Agatha
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
New As New
Jacket Condition
None Issued
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Printing Thus
ISBN 10
0553350617
ISBN 13
9780553350616
Publisher
Bantam Books, Inc.
Place of Publication
NY
Date Published
1987
Pages
195
Size
5 5/8 X 8 ¾
Keywords
Parker Pyne, Detective Fiction, Mystery, Sleuth, Great Britain, Collection, Faux Leather, Motive, Motivation, Reason
Bookseller catalogs
Mystery; Anglophilia; Agatha Christie; Detective Fiction; Parker Pyne; 20th Century Literature; Mystery Anthology;

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