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    Cards on the Table (Poirot) (Hardback) By (author) Agatha Christie

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    DescriptionA facsimile first edition hardback of the Poirot book, introducing Ariadne Oliver in Christie's exemplary 'murder in a locked room' scenario. Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's private collection. Indeed, what began as an absorbing evening of bridge was to turn into a more dangerous game altogether...To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family's own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.


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    Title
    Cards on the Table
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Agatha Christie
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007234455
    ISBN 10: 0007234457
    Classifications

    DC22: 823.912
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11200
    BIC subject category V2: FFC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FFC
    Edition
    Facsimile
    Edition statement
    Facsimile edition
    Illustrations note
    8 col plates (8pp)
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    05 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.