The Unexpected Guest

The Unexpected Guest

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A new full-length novel adapted by Charles Osborne from Agatha Christie's acclaimed play, presented in the new Christie livery. When a stranger runs his car into a ditch in dense fog near the South Wales coast, and makes his way to an isolated house, he discovers a woman standing over the dead body of her wheel-chair bound husband, a gun in her hand. She readily admits to murder, and the unexpected guest offers to help her concoct a cover story. But is it possible Laura Warwick did not commit the crime after all? If so, who is she shielding? As the gallant unexpected guest, Michael Starkwedder, looks for other enemies of the dead man he certainly isn't disappointed by a lack of possible suspects -- all with very potent motives...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 110 x 174 x 18mm | 140.61g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0007154895
  • 9780007154890
  • 1,000,737

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'Like a Martini -- crisp, dry, sophisticated, habit-forming -- will satisfy all devotees of Christie neat plotting' Booklist
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About Charles Osborne

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, the most popular detective since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime and her works have sold over two billion copies -- 80 crime books, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
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5,458 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 37% (2,005)
4 37% (2,012)
3 21% (1,168)
2 4% (215)
1 1% (58)
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