The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

Agatha Christie / Dec 11, 2019

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding Agatha Christie s seasonal Poirot and Marple short story collection reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers The Adventur

  • Title: The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780007313525
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Agatha Christie s seasonal Poirot and Marple short story collection, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding a.k.a The Theft of the Royal Ruby The Mystery of the Spanish ChestThe Under DogFour and Twenty BlackbirdsThe DreamGreenshaw s Folly

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        Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande


    1. استمتعت ببعض الحبكات القصيرةرغم ان القصص الطويلة اجمل وأروع ولكن للتغيير وهو مطلوب

    2. A nice little collection of short stories, mostly starring Hercule Poirot and one about Miss Marple. The title story about the Christmas pudding was the best one with a clever idea and a number of possible murderers. A couple of the other stories were not so effective. I must admit I do not really enjoy short stories. I always feel they stop just when I want them to get going. These ones however were not bad!

    3. The home stretch of my Poirot run! #33, and the story, “The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding” (a.k.a. The Theft of the Royal Ruby) is not a story I would normally want to read in August. Well, I guess I might never want to read a light-hearted family tale set at Christmas-time, truthfully. Oh, with a murder, of course, but hey, it’s Christmas, so it’s the least grisly murder mystery. The story is part of a short story collection, which I read quickly, not that interested in most of the [...]

    4. Esse foi meu primeiro contato com Agatha Christie. Não foi um livro surpreendente mas me deixou bem curioso pra ler os casos mais famosos da autora! É difícil avaliar livros de contos porque sempre tem uns que se sobressaem mais do que outros mas acho que nesse compilado todos seguem o mesmo nível. "O mistério da Arca Espanhola" foi meu favorito!Só me decepcionei um pouco porque achei que seriam contos de natal mas só o primeiro (que da titulo ao livro) tem essa temática.Ainda assim, est [...]

    5. A short story collection featuring 6 stories incl The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding,The Mystery of the Spanish Chest, The Under Dog, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, The Dream and Greenshaw's Folly.All the stories were good. But of all the stories, The Mystery of the Spanish Chest, The Under Dog ,The Dream and Greenshaw's Folly really stood out. The plot, the characters and the main mystery, all were truly excellent and unique. If you are a Poirot fan and if you enjoy short stories, you will sur [...]

    6. This Hercule Poirot short story was first published in, “The Sketch,” on the 12th December, 1923. This is an expanded version of that story and begins with M. Poirot being approached in London by the discreet Mr Jesmond and the heir to an unnamed, but rich and important State. It is revealed that this young prince brought some family jewels to London, to be re-set by Cartier for his future bride. However, his head was turned by a pretty girl and he allowed her to wear a famous ruby; only to [...]

    7. These short stories were all exquisite - I couldn't choose a favourite one, for I loved them all. Poirot and Aunt Jane Marple never disappoint, nor does their creator, Agatha Christie. Each mystery was fabulous as they were intriguing! I recommend this to any fan of 'cozy crime', or anyone who's just looking for a great set of mysteries to read :)

    8. The first story about the Christmas Pudding is great! If you wanted to make Mr. Poirot feel at home, what can be better than stirring up a murder mystery for him during his Christmas holiday? And all these old fashioned British Christmas customs are so endearing! However, the rest of the stories are stillry standard, not bad but nothing special. I even DNF-ed one of the stories. So, 3 stars only.

    9. I jos jedna fina kolekcija kracih prica o M. Poarou (mada se mis Marpl usunjala kao uljez u zadnjoj prici :P). Mada ove kolekcije imaju sve manje i manje prica: kod ove samo 6, sto nije ni lose posto ima vise mesta da nas uvuce u svaku.Po meni naj prica jeste prva po kojoj kolekcija i nosi ime. Daleko od toga da je najbolja misterija ali ljubav i detalji kojej je mis Agata ubacila iz ljubavi prema starom dobro engleskom bozicu cini ovu pricu izuzetno zabavnom za citanje. Plus budem nostalgican z [...]

    10. همیشه کتابای آگاتا کریستی رو دوست داشتم ولی اصلا از این یکی خوشم نیومدفقط دو داستان اول (صندوق اسپانیایی و نگون بخت) رو پسندیدمنسخه اصلی کتاب شامل داستان های کوتاه از خانم مارپل و پوآرو است ولی در این کتاب خبری خانم مارپل نیست ! و فقط داستان های پوآرو آورده شدهدر مقایسه با نسخه [...]

    11. As much as I love audiobooks, I’ve never been a fan of dramatizations. HOWEVER, I have to make an exception for this BBC Radio 4 dramatization of The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding. I don’t know that it was much of a mystery – I could spot whodunnit as soon as the characters were introduced, but it was still fun, fun, fun. This is only the second Poirot that I’ve read, but I can see why he has such a following. Audiobook from my public library, via Overdrive. Full cast production was [...]

    12. Ai, šis bija tik jauki! Ātri lasāmi un interesanti. Stāsti kā tādi nav mana mīļākā daiļliteratūras forma, bet ar kriminālstāstiem man problēmu nav, kā izrādās. Kārtējais pierādījums, ka labs rakstnieks pat 20 lappusēs var uzburt izteiksmīgāku ainu, nekā daži labi skribenti 3 sējumos.

    13. 3.5 stars. A fun collection of crime mysteries solved by Hercule Poirot, with a bonus one solved by Miss Marple. Sadly only one story in the collection of 6 is actually set at Christmas time, so this wasn't as 'Christmassy' as I was hoping. Overall the stories are well structured for such short crime snippets, revealing and resolving themselves in Christie's signature dramatic style.As with all Christie's novels the attitudes towards servants being best when they have no discernible personality, [...]

    14. acabo el 2015 con Agatha christie. Mi mejor descubrimiento del año. haber como comenzamos 2016. FELIZ AÑO a TODOS !!! HAPPY NEW YEAR! ( ˘ ³˘)❤

    15. Another Christmas Mystery- involving a theft of a Royal Ruby. Quiet transparent as to the cuplrit but a good read.

    16. Around Christmastime, I figured it'd be nice to start a tradition and read something light and Christmasy (but not fluffy), and Christie knocked on my door again. Because the collections have a confusing publication history, I noticed I had actually read some of the stories before in another collection, but I couldn't remember the murderers anymore, so a reread was in order.The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding was the only one set during Christmas, and in her foreword Christie explains how her [...]

    17. 5 historias cortas de la magnífica Agatha Christie. Una delicia reecontrarse con Poirot (4 historias) y Miss Marple (1 historia).Entretenido, en la línea de esta autora.

    18. 3.5⭐Uma óptima leitura para esta época do ano, com um toque de suspense ideal. Super divertido de se ler. Os contos são curtos mas muito bem conseguidos. Aconselho e muito.

    19. Merupakan koleksi cerita pendek yang sebagian besarnya merupakan kasus Hercule Poirot (ada 1 di paling akhir tentang Miss Marple).Saya suka sekali cerita "Yang Tak Diperhitungkan". Mungkin bukan karena motif atau cara pembunuhannya, tetapi lebih karena background ceritanya. Membaca cerpen yang dijadikan judul novel ini sendiri (Skandal Perjamuan Natal) juga cukup seru (seperti sepotong kue/ piece of cake).Meskipun selama membaca buku ini, saya menyadari ternyata saya belum terlalu 'mengenal' Her [...]

    20. I read this book in portuguese. This books are translated by RBA and I think that their translator is quite good. (Usually I am against reading translated books but I have this collection so)First of all I have a theory don't know if it's true or not but three of these stories Agatha Christie complains or criticize the new age she was living. This book was written when she was 70 years old and since she had been born and live her adult life with a mentality I think the new age of the 40's 50's a [...]

    21. Casi interessanti, alcuni mi tenevano incollata al libro, come il primo Il caso del dolce di Natale. È la prima volta che leggo un libro con protagonista Poirot e non si può non amare!

    22. I wanted to read at least one seasonal book during this Christmas time, and this seemed a nice choice. Christie’s books seem appropriate for this season due to their tone and settings alone, regardless of the time of year they take place in.As it turned out, in this collection of stories only the first is set during Christmas celebrations, but that didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book at all.In “The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding” Hercule Poirot is invited to join a traditional cou [...]

    23. 2015 reading challenge - a book of short storiesI've been meaning to read this book for over a year, but it was always checked out of the library when I wanted to borrow it But now I've finally read it and I enjoyed it very much!The book consists of 6 short stories.The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding was an enjoyable story and I especially liked how the plot was in-cooperated in the seasonal setting.In The Mystery of the Spanish Chest, Poirot is faced with a deeply emotional case, along with [...]

    24. I enjoyed this book. I don't think I have ever given a collection of short stories 4 stars. But this one was a fun read. The stories were from the Hercule Poirot series. Two of these were 5 star worthy, the others, not so much. The ones I really liked always leave me with the feeling of wanting more. But overall, I enjoyed this.

    25. A nice little collection of short stories from my favourite mystery writer and featuring two of my favourite detectives, Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple. Of all the stories, I enjoyed The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding best.

    26. Yes! I did guessed rightly on a few mysteries. HahaActually, it might be because these are short stories, so the plot can't be developed much and thus makes them easier to catch on.But still, I'm really proud of myself! Hahaha

    27. 3.5 starsNice, short mystery with a twist. Loved the Christmas ambience and, of course, the Pudding!! Poirot does it again!

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