The Adventure of the Cheap Flat: A Short Story

The Adventure of the Cheap Flat: A Short Story Agatha Christie
  • Title: The Adventure of the Cheap Flat: A Short Story
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780062298102
  • Page: 344
  • Format: ebook
  • The Adventure of the Cheap Flat: A Short Story Agatha Christie The Adventure of the Cheap Flat A Short Story Previously published in the print anthology Poirot Investigates When a redheaded stranger gossips to party guests that she has rented an amazing apartment at a bargain rate Poirot smells a rat
    Previously published in the print anthology Poirot Investigates.When a redheaded stranger gossips to party guests that she has rented an amazing apartment at a bargain rate, Poirot smells a rat.
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    About Agatha Christie


    1. 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


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    1. Rating 3.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time as an ebook.Poirot is fascinated by Hastings talk of an unusually dirt cheap flat in an expensive part of London With his suspicion aroused Poirot cannot resist investigating, much to Hastings dismay who thinks nothing of it My Review The Kindle Single is 99 the Agatha Christie s Poirot episode from the second season is free on Acorn TV.Honestly, Christie was a snobbish pill, was [...]

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    2. Audiobook This was part of Poirot InvestigatesThis one was a little confusing to me Why mention the cheap flat with all the furniture 3 stars.

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    3. Classic Poirot crime story In this story Poirot commits a little crime

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    4. As ever, I greatly enjoyed the relationship between Poirot and Hastings I love when Hugh Fraser narrates, but the version I listened to was narrated by Poirot himself David Suchet , which makes it extra special for me Poirot was active in this tale, which I liked and him saying the rosbif tickled me he meant the actual food, but it reminded me of the French term for the English le rosbif His little tea cosy oops, no it was a telephone cover joke was amusing too Hastings endless naivety is alway [...]

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    5. When Captain Hastings hears a story about a insanely cheap flat, he tells Poirot all about it Poirot thinks there must be to this story So Poirot and Hastings investigate and find that there could a international crime plot afoot I m enjoying all the different short stories featuring Poirot, some with or without murder, and with or without his usual cast of characters It was nice to see Hastings involved here and Inspector Japp makes a brief appearance too Poirot Investigates was a intriguing s [...]

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    6. Hastings is at a party where he hears that a couple, Mr and Mrs Robinson, have rented a flat apartment for us Americans for 80 a year Poirot is quite interested in this very unusual term of events as well as how the couple obtained such a very cheap flat Poirot rented another flat in the same building, and then, using the inner workings of the flat building, he spied on the inhabitants of the Cheap Flat He uses information not known to the reader to reveal a spy ring.

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    7. Wrong and full of errors in transcriptions I think the publisher failed in his obligation to present this novella with honesty and correctness The passages were broken, pictures imposed in the pages non relevant and silly just to said it is illustrated Regret to purchase it

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    8. Short story previously published in Poirot Investigates.

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    9. One of the better Hercule Poirot short stories

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