The Mysterious Mr Quin

by Agatha Christie | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0007422598 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 12/6/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, December 06, 2019
I got this vintage '70s paperback from Better World Books, for another release copy.

Though he's not one of Agatha Christie's better-known characters, Mr. Harley Quin is my favorite of her creations. This collection includes most of the Quin stories, each one a tale of love and death - though the dead, and the lovers, are not always the characters one thinks they are - and each featuring the "looker-on of life," Mr. Satterthwaite, as he tries to unravel things before the inevitable appearance of the enigmatic Mr. Quin. A woman "cursed with a beautiful face", a ghostly cavalier, a mysterious disappearance, a grief-stricken widow haunted by a painting, and more...

The mood of the Quin stories is more romance-noir than traditional mystery, and by the end of the stories Quin's always-mysterious nature seems to build to something glorious - and terrifying. "...his comfortable little soul shrank back, appalled..." I adore this collection!

[There's a very good audiobook version of this collection, read by Hugh Fraser. And the TV Tropes page on the stories has some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at -- somewhere in Fall River in Fall River, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, December 08, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (12/8/2019 UTC) at -- somewhere in Fall River in Fall River, Massachusetts USA


I plan to leave this book somewhere in Fall River, possibly at the Fall River Historical Society, while in town for tea and history. Hope the finder enjoys the book!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

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