Masterpieces in Miniature book
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  • Some of them are not really mysteries so much as interesting things the characters do - the first few Parker Pyne stories aren't really mysteries so much as adventures, in my opinion
  • And while none of them, in my opinion, is as good and suspenseful as Agatha Christie's full-length novel, they are still enjoyable and a bit of a lighter read for summer

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      This book, Masterpieces in Miniature by Agatha Christie, is a collection of short stories. Many of them are mysteries featuring her main detectives - Hercule Poirot, Parker Pyne, Harley Quin, and Miss Marple. Some of them are not really mysteries so much as interesting things the characters do - the first few Parker Pyne stories aren’t really mysteries so much as adventures, in my opinion.

      The advantage of this book, assuming you like short


      stories, is that you get a lot of them. And while none of them, in my opinion, is as good and suspenseful as Agatha Christie’s full-length novel, they are still enjoyable and a bit of a lighter read for summer. Each short story can stand on its own as an excellent story.

      Much like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, sometimes it seems like Agatha Christie gives her characters a bit too much ...


      • insight - especially Parker Pyne, who seems to be able to guess what people are. Miss Marple is fairly believable as a particularly observant elderly lady, though. The Harley Quin stories are a bit mysterious and supernatural, which I wasn’t really expecting. I think Mr. Sattherwaite is a very interesting character though, and some of the Harley Quin mysteries were very satisfying to read - a neat puzzle for the reader to try
        to solve. In some of the mysteries, the crime only gets solved because of something the detective knows, perhaps from long ago, but in others, all the clues are there for the reader to figure it out. And the nice thing is, if the detective has private knowledge that others do not, he quite clearly mentions it, so you know you aren’t supposed to be able to solve it by puzzling it out.




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