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    Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making: More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks (Paperback) By (author) Lecturer in the School of Classics and Ancient History John Curran

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    DescriptionAs he did in the Edgar(R)-nominated and Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards-winning Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks, Christie expert and archivist John Curran once again examines the unpublished notebooks of the world's bestselling author to explore the techniques she used to surprise and entertain generations of readers.Drawing on Christie's personal papers and letters, he reveals how more than twenty of her novels, as well as stage scripts, short stories, and some more personal items, evolved. Here are wonderful gems, including Christie's essay on her famous detective, Hercule Poirot, written for a British national newspaper in the 1930s; a previously unseen version of a "Miss Marple" short story; and a courtroom chapter from her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which was edited out of the published version in 1920; plus an insightful, well-reasoned analysis of her final unfinished novel, based on the author's notes and Curran's own deep knowledge of Christie and her work.A must-read for every Christie aficionado, Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making is a fascinating look into the mind and craft of one of the world's most prolific and beloved authors.

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    Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making
    More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lecturer in the School of Classics and Ancient History John Curran
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 430
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780062065438
    ISBN 10: 0062065432

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC21: 823.912
    DC22: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    DC22: 823/.912
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004230
    B&T Approval Code: C25101852
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    LC classification: PN6005.H66 Z594 2012
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    frontispiece, figures
    William Morrow & Company
    Imprint name
    William Morrow & Company
    Publication date
    11 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Curran sheds light on the method of crafting a mystery story by the world's most popular writer of whodunits."--"Iron Mountain Daily News" on "Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making"