The Unexpected Guest: Travels in Afghanistan (St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries)

by Agatha Christie | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0312975120 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingheartthumperwing of Hutchinson, Kansas USA on 8/30/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wingheartthumperwing from Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Saturday, August 30, 2014
Bought for a mystery book box.

Clarissa, the young wife of a Foreign Office Diplomat, delights in tweaking the sensibilities of her more serious friends and for playing a game she calls "supposing" - imagining a difficult situation and figuring out how people would respond. But Clarissa's lighthearted game becomes deadly serious when she discovers the dead body of an unknown person in her own drawing room. If that wasn't bad enough, her husband is on the way home with an important foreign politician and the attendant scandal of the dead body would irrevocably damage his career at the very least. Therefore, Clarissa decides to dispose of the body and persuades her three houseguests to help.

But before she can get the body off the premises, a policeman arrives at her front door. The police received an anonymous tip about a murder in the house and have shown up to investigate. Now Clarissa must keep the body hidden, convince the skeptical police inspector that there has been no murder, and, in the meantime, find out who has been murdered, why, and what the body is doing in her house.

Journal Entry 2 by wingheartthumperwing at Crime Scene Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, August 30, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (8/29/2014 UTC) at Crime Scene Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Added to the Crime Scene Book Box.

Journal Entry 3 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, October 07, 2014
I am taking this out of the Crime Scene book box.

Journal Entry 4 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, March 03, 2019
Written as a play by Agatha Christie and novelized by Charles Osborne. It read very much as a play that had been turned into a novel; it had that stage set feel, the dialogue read like a play, the scenes changed as they would in a play. But I still enjoyed it more than most Agatha Christie books that I have read. The plot was somewhat transparent, the character's actions were unrealistic, the emotions laughable -- and still I enjoyed it. Partly it was just short, fictional and a quick read but it was also to the point, missing all the red herrings and excess verbiage. I liked the lack of nonsense, just get to the point, it had brevity and clarity even if it was silly.

Journal Entry 5 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, May 05, 2019
Am going to offer this in the ABC VBB

Journal Entry 6 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Wednesday, May 08, 2019
This book has been selected in the ABC VBB

Journal Entry 7 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (5/14/2019 UTC) at Seattle, Washington USA

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Evidently I forgot to say that I had mailed this book. I'm 99% sure that I did mail it to the bookcrosser who requested it.

Journal Entry 8 by debnance at Alvin, Texas USA on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
I received this book in the mail as part of the ABC VBB. I plan to share it with my sister-in-law, who just lost her husband recently. She is a big Agatha Christie fan.

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