An X-Mas Teaser Tuesday: December 22

Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays – a weekly feature hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Expect a new teaser every week! 

| Teaser Tuesdays: December 22 |


The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

by Agatha Christie

Crime | Classics | 363 Pages | Published by Harper in 2002

“Then once more his eyes returned to Northway House, relic of an earlier age – an age of space and leisure, when green fields had surrounded its well-bred arrogance. Now it was an anachronism, submerged and forgotten in the hectic sea of modern London, and not one man in fifty could have told you where it stood.”

~ p. 283, The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie

| Synopsis |

An English country house at Christmas time should be the perfect place to get away from it all – but nothing is ever simple for Hercule Poirot, as he finds not one but five baffling cases to solve.

First comes a sinister warning on his pillow to avoid the plum pudding… then the discovery of a corpse in a chest… next, an overheard quarrel that leads to murder… the strange case of a dead man’s eating habits.. and the puzzle of a victim who dreams of his own suicide.

And an extra bonus – Miss Marple investigates Greenshaw’s Folly.

Agatha Christie’s seasonal Poirot and Marple short story collection, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (a.k.a The Theft of the Royal Ruby)
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest
The Under Dog
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
The Dream
Greenshaw’s Folly

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15 thoughts on “An X-Mas Teaser Tuesday: December 22

  1. I have been wanting to read more of her work for ages (I’ve only read And Then There Were None so far), and this sounds like a very interesting Christmas read! Great teaser.

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  2. Don’t you just love this title – although, I don’t want my Christmas pudding to have an adventure – unless being cooked and eaten can be considered an adventure! I bought a Christie book recently but can’t remember which one – I will have to go and look for it.
    Great Christmas Teaser.
    Lynn 😀

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  3. Hi there and thanks for stopping by Fiction Books this week. I love meeting new people, so your visits and comments will always be valued and most welcome.

    I love Agatha Christie books, although much of my reading of her, was done many years ago as a teenager and long before my blog ever came into being, so you won’t find many reviews there.

    I have also never read a short story compilation by the author, so this is definitely one for my list – no matter what time of year! I can never really choose between her characters, although I always enjoyed watching Hercule Poirot on television, perhaps a little more than Miss Marple.

    Thanks for sharing such good teasers and for the recommendation. Enjoy your Christmas 🙂


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    1. Thank you! I always like to intersperse my ‘big reads’ with classics and Christie is always perfect for that.

      And I too love watching them on television (very much looking forward to And Then There Were None on Boxing Day) and find it hard to choose a favourite! But at least this collection contains them both!

      Hope you have a very Merry Christmas 😀


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