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Agatha Christie

Strange and Mysterious
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Lauren G.

on 2 March 2012

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Agatha Christie Life september 15, 1890 World War I Colonel Archibald Christie January 27, 1976 Work Novelist and playwright Edgar Allen Poe Sir Arthur Conan Doyle What details about scary stories motivate
the reader to keep reading? What draws us to reading
suspenseful stories? What is it about our human nature that makes us curious? knowledge of medicines Mary Westmacott Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire "'We're not going to leave the island... None of us will ever leave... It's the end, you see - the end of everything...'" "'Why make me say it? When it's on the tip of your own tongue. Anthony Marston was murdered, of course.'" original and relatable characters baffling mysteries foreshadowing reversal mystery dilemma "'He's nearer the day of judgement than I am!' But there as it happens, he was wrong...'" "'It is perfectly clear. Mr. Owen is one of us...'" short scenes shifts viewpoints Opinions "the most baffling mystery Agatha Christie has ever written" "a towering figure in the history of crime literature" Critics: "The very best Christies are like a magician's tricks, not only in the breathtaking sleights of phrase that deceive us but also in the way that, looking back afterward, we find the tricks to have been handled so that our deceit is partly self-induced." Self: life experiences never excluded any characters logic and reasoning intricate puzzles logical and consistent Bibliography http://pumpkinfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/agatha_Christie.jpg

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