Sleeping Murder (Paperback)

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780451200990
SKU 227378909
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0451200993
Release Date 12/12/2011
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Agatha Christie
One of the best-selling authors of all time, Agatha Christie spearheaded the golden age of mysteries with the creation of such unforgettable characters as Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Known for her suspenseful yet cozy mysteries, Christie was a master at keeping the reader guessing until the very last pages, establishing many of her genre's most classic and popular devices. Born in Torquay to an American father with a modest inheritance, she spent most of her life in England with frequent trips to the Middle East, where some of her novels are set. In 1914 she married her first husband, air force pilot Colonel Archibald Christie. After the war, she gave birth to her only child, Rosalind. She published her first book, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles", in 1920. Creating one of the greatest controversies of her career, she mysteriously disappeared in 1926, and though people feared the worst, she turned up in a hotel room with what she claimed to be a case of amnesia brought on by stress, and refused to ever talk about the incident again. In 1930 she met and married an archaeologist, Sir Max Mallowan, and her first play, "Black Coffee", was produced. Christie went on to write "Mousetrap", which debuted in 1954 and was the longest-running play in the history of London's West End. That year, she also served as president of the Detection Club and was awarded the first of many Grand Master Awards from the Mystery Writers of America.
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First Line Gwenda Reed stood, shivering a little, on the quayside.
Annotation This book, which is presented as an autobiographical account, tells the tale of a depressed teen who became involved with a Satanic group. After participating in several occult rituals, "Jay" believed that he was being stalked by a demon named Raul. Several readers have challenged the authenticity of this story, claiming that the real "Jay" was simply a depressed kid who abused illegal drugs and eventually committed suicide.
Editors Note First published the year of the author's death, the final Miss Marple mystery transcends the mystery genre in delightful, surprising ways as the elderly sleuth comes to the aid of her nephew's new wife, who is experiencing a strange feelings and dreams about their new Victorian home. Reprint.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0217
Publisher New American Library
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