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Agatha Christie
The Listerdale Mystery

First Published

UK
Collins, London, Jun. 1934

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

Twelve tantalising cases ... the curious disappearance of Lord Listerdale; a newlywed's fear of her ex-fiance a strange encounter on a train; a domestic murder investigation; a mild man's sudden personality change; a retired inspector's hunt for a murderess; a young woman's impersonation of a duchess; a necklace hidden in a basket of cherries; a mystery writer's arrest for murder; an astonishing marriage proposal; a soprano's hatred for a baritone; and the case of the Rajah's emerald.

All have one thing in common: the skilful hand of Agatha Christie.

Link

  1. Official Site: The Listerdale Mystery
  2. Wikipedia: The Listerdale Mystery

The Listerdale Mystery

a.k.a. 'The Benevolent Butler'
Grand Magazine, Dec. 1925

Link

  1. Official Site: The Listerdale Mystery

Philomel Cottage

Grand Magazine, Nov. 1924
Play
adapted by Frank Vosper, 1936.

Film & TV Dramas

Love from a Stranger, 1937 (USA)
director Rowland V. Lee
writer Frances Marion
cast Ann Harding(Carol Howard), Basil Rathbone(Gerald Lovell), Binnie Hale(Kate Meadows), Bruce Seton(Ronald Bruce), Jean Cadell(Aunt Lou), Bryan Powley(Doctro Gribble), Joan Hickson(Emmy), Donald Calthrop(Hobson), Eugene Leahy(Mr. Tuttle)
Love from a Stranger, 1938 (UK/TV)
cast Edna Best(Cecily Harrington), Bernard Lee(Bruce Lovell), Eileen Sharp(Mavis Wilson), Esma Cannon(Ethel, the maid), Miles Otway(Nigel Lawrence), Morris Harvey(Dr. Gribble), Beatrice Rowe(Louise Garrard), Sam Lysons(Hodgson, the gardener), Henry Oscar
Love from a Stranger, 1947 (USA)
director Richrd Whorf
writer Philip MacDonald
cast John Hodiak(Manuel Cortez), Sylvia Sidney(Cecily Harrington), Ann Richards(Mavia), John Howard(Nigel Lawrence), Isobel Elsom(Auntie Loo-Loo), Ernest Cossart(Billings), Anita Sharp-Bolster(Ethel, the maid), Philip Tonge(Dr. Gribble), Frederick Worlock(Insp. Hobday)
Love from a Stranger, 1947 (UK/TV)
cast Joy Harington, Elisabeth Kirkby, Henry Oscar, Arthur Wontner
Ein Fremder klopft an, 1967 (W.Germany/TV)
director Kurt Frueh
writer Horst Kloes
cast Gertrud Kueckelmann(Cecily), Heinz Bennet(Bruce), Edda Seippel(Aunt Loo-Loo), Gudrun Thielemann(Mavis), Rudolf Krieg(Nigel), Karl-Georg Saebisch(Dr. Gribble)

Link

  1. Official Site: Philomel Cottage
  2. IMDb: Love from a Stranger (1937)
  3. IMDb: When Strangers Marry (1944) ????
  4. IMDb: Love from a Stranger (1938)
  5. IMDb: Love from a Stranger (1947)
  6. IMDb: Love from a Stranger (1947/TV)
  7. IMDb: Ein Fremder klopft an (1967)

The Girl in the Train

Grand Magazine, Feb. 1924

Film & TV Dramas

The Girl in the Train
Agatha Christie's Hour, 1982 (UK/TV)
director Brian Farnham
writer William Corlett
cast Osmond Bullock(George Rowland), Sarah Berger(Elizabeth)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Girl in the Train
  2. IMDb: Agatha Christie's Hour: The Girl in the Train (1982)

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Holly Leaves, Dec. 1929

Link

  1. Official Site: Sing a Song of Sixpence

The Manhood of Edward Robinson

Grand Magazine, Dec. 1924
a.k.a. 'The Day of His Dreams'
a.k.a. 'Mr Eastwood's Adventure'

Film & TV Dramas

The Manhood of Edward Robinson
Agatha Christie's Hour, 1982 (UK/TV)
director Brian Farnham
writer Gerald Savory
cast Nicholas Farrell(Edward), Anne Thornton(Maud), Tom Mannion(Herbert), Rupert Everett(Guyb), Cheri Lunghi(Lady Noreen)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Manhood of Edward Robinson
  2. IMDb: Agatha Christie's Hour: The Manhood of Edward Robinson (1982)

Accident

The Daily Express, 1929
a.k.a. 'The Uncrossed Path'
The Sunday Despatch, Sep.22 1929

Link

  1. Official Site: Accident

Jane in Search of a Job

Grand Magazine, Aug. 1924

Film & TV Dramas

Jane in Search of a Job
Agatha Christie's Hour, 1982 (UK/TV)
director Christopher Hodson
cast Elizabeth Garvie(Jane Cleveland), Amanda Redman(Grand Duchess Pauline), Andrew Bicknell(Inspector Farrell)

Link

  1. Official Site: Jane in Search of a Job
  2. IMDb: Agatha Christie's Hour: Jane in Search of a Job (1982)

A Fruitful Sunday

Daily Mail, Aug.11 1928

Link

  1. Official Site: A Fruitful Sunday

Mr. Eastwood's Adventure

a.k.a. 'The Mystery of the Second Cucumber'
Novel Magazine, Aug. 1924
a.k.a. 'The Mystery of the Spanish Shawl'

Link

  1. Official Site: Mr Eastwood's Adventure

The Golden Ball

a.k.a. 'Playing the Innocent'
Daily Mail, Aug.5 1929

Film & TV Dramas

The Golden Ball, 1950 (USA/TV)
"Fireside Theatre" Season 2, Episode 18
cast Eve Miller, George Nader

Link

  1. Official Site: The Golden Ball
  2. IMDb: Fireside Theatre: The Golden Ball (1950)

The Rajah's Emerald

Red Magazine, Jul.30 1926

Link

  1. Official Site: The Rajah's Emerald

Swan Song

Grand Magazine, Sep. 1926

Link

  1. Official Site: Swan Song
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