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The Unexpected Guest
The Unexpected Guest
Author: Agatha Christie
Along a mist-shrouded country road in South Wales on a chilly November evening, engineer Michael Starkwedder's car stands hopelessly stuck in a muddy ditch.  Ambling up to the nearest house for help, Starkwedder gets no reply when he knocks on the French doors of the elegant, darkened home.  With a push, the doors open, and inside ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312975128
ISBN-10: 0312975120
Publication Date: 9/15/2000
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Unexpected Guest on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A very quick read, totally unexpected ending, really good book
ACE-10 avatar reviewed The Unexpected Guest on + 14 more book reviews
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I've read several of Christie's plays, this one is an enjoyable read, but not the most hardest crime to solve. Nevertheless, I would recommend it to any mystery fan.
nitsua avatar reviewed The Unexpected Guest on + 24 more book reviews
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I really liked this book. It was the first one I read based on an Agatha Christie play. Osborne did a great job making it sound like one of Christie's books. The ending was unexpected (ha-ha!) and a book I've enjoyed reading again and again.
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Adaptation by Charles Osborne of her play of the same title. Richard Warwick is dead. Who shot him in the head? His wife? Her lover? The distraught litigant? The gardner? His valet? The nurse? His mother? His loony half-brother? Suspicion shifts among them scene by scene. So does the motive for whacking him. See if you can outwit Auntie Agatha.
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Maya33 avatar reviewed The Unexpected Guest on + 225 more book reviews
Ingenious plot, vintage Christie mystery !
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A novelization of Christie's play.
reviewed The Unexpected Guest on + 359 more book reviews
Charles Osborne adapts the Christie play into a novel. You will never know Dame Agatha herself did not write it.
txbeck avatar reviewed The Unexpected Guest on + 64 more book reviews
Very good adaptation of the play. Classic Christie


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