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A grand treasure for fans of the grande dame of mystery, this collection brings together nine rare and brilliant Christie tales of murder and detection that span nearly half a century of storytelling genius. The Edge The Actress While the Light Lasts The House of Dreams The Lonely God Manx Gold Within a Wall The Mystery of the Spanish Chest The Harlequin Tea Set


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A grand treasure for fans of the grande dame of mystery, this collection brings together nine rare and brilliant Christie tales of murder and detection that span nearly half a century of storytelling genius. The Edge The Actress While the Light Lasts The House of Dreams The Lonely God Manx Gold Within a Wall The Mystery of the Spanish Chest The Harlequin Tea Set

30 review for The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

  1. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    #11 in my Agatha Christie Challenge Well, this is listed as Hercule Poiriot #44 and while there is a HP short story, I felt each of these short stories are worth the reading time. As per my usual style, I will provide a brief synopsis of each story and rate thrm accordingly. 1. The Edge(1927) 4 stars By a pure accident she had come into possession of facts that affected vitally the man she loved and the woman who she disliked and-----yes, one might as well be frank----of whom she was bitterly jea #11 in my Agatha Christie Challenge Well, this is listed as Hercule Poiriot #44 and while there is a HP short story, I felt each of these short stories are worth the reading time. As per my usual style, I will provide a brief synopsis of each story and rate thrm accordingly. 1. The Edge(1927) 4 stars By a pure accident she had come into possession of facts that affected vitally the man she loved and the woman who she disliked and-----yes, one might as well be frank----of whom she was bitterly jealous. She could ruin that woman. Was she justified in doing this? A.C. wields the old green eyed monster to explain the conflict between two small village women who love the same men. The climax of the story was pure Christie gold. 2. The Actress (1923) 3 stars Nancy Taylor! he muttered.By the Lord, little Nancy Taylor! A down on his luck fella thinks his luck has changed when he spies a woman from his past. The only problem is that she wants her past to stay in the past. A.C left me wondering which of her characters pulled off the more skillful con. 3. While the Light Lasts (1923) 3.5 stars Even though I had a feeling about how it was going to finish, this particular storyline obviously spun the web for future writers. 4. The House of Dreams (1926) 4 stars Twists and turns and descents into madness, oh my! 5. The Lonely God (1926) 3.5 stars Wowza! This took me by surpriseas it was more love story than mystery, but I certainly enjoyed it.. 6. Manx Gold (1930) 3.5 stars Based on actual occurrences, Agatha Christie penned this as part of a commission for an Alderman who wanted to beef up tourism on the Isle of Man. People actually took up the challenge to solve the clues in the story that A.C had left. How cool is that? 7. Within a Wall (1925) 5 stars It was Mrs. Lempriere who discovered the existence of Jane Haworth. I won't say too much about the plot but oh my goodness this was AWESOME! 8. The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (1939) 4.5 stars Our favorite Belgian detective returns! Hercule Poiriot finds himself called to a cocktail party where a recent widow is not convinced the right person has been accused of murdering her husband and asks HP to do his magic. With a little help from Shakespeare, Poiriot solves the case. 9. The Harlequin Tea Set (1971) 3.5 stars A new to me detective, Mr. Harley Quin finds himself in the midst of a murder plot.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Vikas Singh

    The only reason this book deserves a 5 star is because it has the last short story Agatha Christie wrote. Most of the stories in this collection have appeared in other collections as well- some are romantic short stories while some are also supernatural themed. One unique story included in the collection is the "Mystery of the Spanish chest" which is an expanded version of the original short story- :Mystery of the Baghdad chest. The only reason this book deserves a 5 star is because it has the last short story Agatha Christie wrote. Most of the stories in this collection have appeared in other collections as well- some are romantic short stories while some are also supernatural themed. One unique story included in the collection is the "Mystery of the Spanish chest" which is an expanded version of the original short story- :Mystery of the Baghdad chest.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    This was a nice, diverse set of short stories that show Christie's range of writing. The stories range from the more traditional mysteries Christie is known for to straight up psychological stories to what I might even describe as a Lovecraftian tale. I was also introduced to one of Christie's less well known characters, Harley Quin, who I found delightful. All in all it was a very good listen with some very good stories and some that just fell a bit flat for me. I would say my favorites were 'T This was a nice, diverse set of short stories that show Christie's range of writing. The stories range from the more traditional mysteries Christie is known for to straight up psychological stories to what I might even describe as a Lovecraftian tale. I was also introduced to one of Christie's less well known characters, Harley Quin, who I found delightful. All in all it was a very good listen with some very good stories and some that just fell a bit flat for me. I would say my favorites were 'The Lonely God' and the eponymous 'The Harlequin Tea Set'. The voices were pleasant and did not distract from the stories at all. This is a nice audiobook to while away a car trip with.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Morgan Maria

    Okay, I think I get what the fuss is about Agatha Christie now. Hint: the fuss is totally earned. The Harlequin Tea Set is a collection of rarely published, thematically wide ranging stories. There are, of course, the murder mysteries which she's so famous for, including a story about her famous detective Poirot, The Spanish Chest. But there are also stories which edge into the domain of the supernatural and ephemeral, where some cosmic force is helping move things along to aid or bring justice t Okay, I think I get what the fuss is about Agatha Christie now. Hint: the fuss is totally earned. The Harlequin Tea Set is a collection of rarely published, thematically wide ranging stories. There are, of course, the murder mysteries which she's so famous for, including a story about her famous detective Poirot, The Spanish Chest. But there are also stories which edge into the domain of the supernatural and ephemeral, where some cosmic force is helping move things along to aid or bring justice to a character, stories about love and love lost, of betrayal and guilt. And of course stories about buried treasure. There is something heavy in Christie's writing that goes beyond just subject matter. There were many times where I felt like I could have been reading Poe or, in the case of The House of Dreams, H.P. Lovecraft - albeit better written than Lovecraft. What surprised me most about Agatha Christie's writing was that, while I could definitely sense the era of the settings, the writing itself was as fresh and clear as though someone had written it now. I can't wait to read some of her full novels.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    I have to say I was really disappointed in this collection as I'm a huge Agatha Christie fan. It is obvious that these are some of her earlier works as they are not as well written, the characters are flat and quite frankly I was able to figure out who 'did it' by the halfway points in these stories. I'd give this one a pass as she has far, far greater books out there than this one. I have to say I was really disappointed in this collection as I'm a huge Agatha Christie fan. It is obvious that these are some of her earlier works as they are not as well written, the characters are flat and quite frankly I was able to figure out who 'did it' by the halfway points in these stories. I'd give this one a pass as she has far, far greater books out there than this one.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shiloah

    This is a complication of short stories. We meet Harley Quin in the last story. One I’ve read in another collection. I wish there were more of Poirot.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tom

    The Edge - 4 Stars The Actress - 5 Stars While the Light Lasts - 3 Stars The House of Dreams - 3.5 Stars The Lonely God - 4 Stars Manx Gold - 3 Stars Within a Wall - 4 Stars The Mystery of the Spanish Chest - Poirot Short Story 5 Stars The Harlequin Tea Set - 5 Stars

  8. 4 out of 5

    ShanDizzy

    Like others reviewers have said, the hype surrounding Agatha Christie is most certainly appropriate. She absolutely knew how to write a story. In this series of short stories, the one which blew me away and moved me to the core was The Lonely God. I teared up at this powerful and amazing story. She cut to the heart of the human condition of loneliness and painted a beautiful enduring love story.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Greg

    A varied mix of genres, and of mixed quality. The title story is a beauty, easily one of Christie's best short stories. Unfortunately, "Manx Gold" is a senseless scavenger hunt: a mess of a story. There is even an odd foreword and afterword by Tony Medawar that only adds to the confusion. "The Lonely God" is a simple romantic story: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, then there is a surprise twist. "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest" is typical Christie, a satisfying murder mystery. I must say that A varied mix of genres, and of mixed quality. The title story is a beauty, easily one of Christie's best short stories. Unfortunately, "Manx Gold" is a senseless scavenger hunt: a mess of a story. There is even an odd foreword and afterword by Tony Medawar that only adds to the confusion. "The Lonely God" is a simple romantic story: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, then there is a surprise twist. "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest" is typical Christie, a satisfying murder mystery. I must say that Dame Agatha really knew what subjects/ideas make a short story vs a novel vs a stage play. No one would ever accuse her wasted words. Without "Manx Gold", this is a four-star collection. Oddly, "Gold" was first published in 1930 in the Daily Dispatch (I suppose that was/is a London newspaper/tabloid) while the others in this collection were previously published in magazines and other short story collections. "Gold" feels like a throw-away work, and should have stayed that way. I've a feeling this "Tony Medawar" wrote most, if not the entire, story, as it is so unlike Christie's body of work.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Steve

    Nine short stories: The Edge, The Actress, While the Light Lasts, The House of Dreams, The Lonely God, Manx Gold, Within a Wall, The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (Hercule Poirot), and The Harlequin Tea Set (Harley Quin). I enjoyed the mysteries in this collection the most but the stories such as While the Light Lasts, The House of Dreams and The Lonely God, and Within a Wall that deal with love, lost or unobtainable, and personal ambition were also enjoyable. The Edge grabbed me and pulled me in Nine short stories: The Edge, The Actress, While the Light Lasts, The House of Dreams, The Lonely God, Manx Gold, Within a Wall, The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (Hercule Poirot), and The Harlequin Tea Set (Harley Quin). I enjoyed the mysteries in this collection the most but the stories such as While the Light Lasts, The House of Dreams and The Lonely God, and Within a Wall that deal with love, lost or unobtainable, and personal ambition were also enjoyable. The Edge grabbed me and pulled me into this collection right off the bat with it's story of secret knowledge leading to power and tragedy. Manx Gold was the weakest story, the treasure hunt and unknown relatives of dubious integrity didn't really keep me interested. Overall an entertaining and quickly readable collection of short stories.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I really liked some of these stories, particularly "The House of Dreams". This story was really rather sad, not a mystery but a sort of unrequited tragic love story. John and Allegra have a connection, but Allegra is tormented by a "monster" - John recognizes this sleeping monster in her, but never stops to consider why he can recognize this Thing, and is continually haunted by his beautiful house of dreams. "The Lonely God" is a really sweet love story, I feel bad for the god though, I hope his I really liked some of these stories, particularly "The House of Dreams". This story was really rather sad, not a mystery but a sort of unrequited tragic love story. John and Allegra have a connection, but Allegra is tormented by a "monster" - John recognizes this sleeping monster in her, but never stops to consider why he can recognize this Thing, and is continually haunted by his beautiful house of dreams. "The Lonely God" is a really sweet love story, I feel bad for the god though, I hope his worshippers went back to visit from time to time!

  12. 4 out of 5

    DD

    Sadly, not at all what I expected, but some of the stories were really good.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    I really enjoyed The Actress, The Lonely God, The Edge and The Harlequin Tea Set. I was surprised how much I enjoyed these.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dane Cobain

    This book is a bit of a weird one because I basically only bought it to make sure that I’ve finished reading all of Agatha Christie’s books. The problem is that this is one of those examples where the books were published slightly differently in the UK and the US. This is basically just the UK short story collection While the Light Lasts, but with a couple of other extra stories that are from other books that I’ve already read. When I picked it up to get going and read through the list of stories This book is a bit of a weird one because I basically only bought it to make sure that I’ve finished reading all of Agatha Christie’s books. The problem is that this is one of those examples where the books were published slightly differently in the UK and the US. This is basically just the UK short story collection While the Light Lasts, but with a couple of other extra stories that are from other books that I’ve already read. When I picked it up to get going and read through the list of stories, I was pretty sure that they sounded familiar. It turns out that I’ve already read them all, and so it’s almost a bit of a cheat to mark this one as “read”. I certainly didn’t read the whole thing from cover to cover. But I did get to dip in and out of some of the stories that I’ve enjoyed in the past, so that was quite nice. At the same time, I wasn’t really the biggest fan of While the Light Lasts, to the point at which my favourite stories in here were the two or three that came from other collections. There are definitely better places to start with Christie, and in fact if you read all of the UK releases then you won’t miss anything out by skipping this one. I’m not even sure if it’s still available, which might explain why it took me so long to track it down. It’s really best suited to big collectors.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Dkovlak

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Unfortunately, this is not a very good book. Each chapter introduces interesting characters and an interesting situation, but does not arrive at a conclusion. I thought that the various characters introduced in each story would have a tea party at the end where someone was murdered. That was not the case. In essence, this is a series of 9 partial stories. There is no overall theme and no resolution to any of these stories. Each story leaves you hanging and does not have a conclusion. I have read nu Unfortunately, this is not a very good book. Each chapter introduces interesting characters and an interesting situation, but does not arrive at a conclusion. I thought that the various characters introduced in each story would have a tea party at the end where someone was murdered. That was not the case. In essence, this is a series of 9 partial stories. There is no overall theme and no resolution to any of these stories. Each story leaves you hanging and does not have a conclusion. I have read numerous Agatha Christie books in the past. Each of those were excellent. I think that this book was actually published many years after Agatha Christie's death. I don't think she would have been happy having her name associated with this book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sasha Bell

    I'll give each story a short rating: The Edge - 5 This story was my favourite. It has a lot of character development and self-discovery and plot twists, and an unexpected ending. It also moved quickly, and had characters reveal information without any pretense, which was great because sometimes Agatha Christie's stories drag on. The Actress - 4 This story was clever and entertaining, but I had to read it twice to understand what had happened. I didn't think what happened was explained very well, bu I'll give each story a short rating: The Edge - 5 This story was my favourite. It has a lot of character development and self-discovery and plot twists, and an unexpected ending. It also moved quickly, and had characters reveal information without any pretense, which was great because sometimes Agatha Christie's stories drag on. The Actress - 4 This story was clever and entertaining, but I had to read it twice to understand what had happened. I didn't think what happened was explained very well, but other people might disagree. Also, the plot of this story is set in motion by the occurrence of a coincidence which was very unlikely and unrealistic. While The Light Lasts - 3 This story is stupid. It deals a lot with inner conflicts, which is interesting but leads to a conclusion which makes no sense. The action of a character completely contrasts everything we knew about him so far. Thankfully, this story is short. The House Of Dreams - 5 I love this one. It's slightly too long, but the premise and the twist at the end are amazing. It's beautifully written, and made scary by all the mystery and foreboding worked into the plot. The Lonely God - 2 This story is boring, and kind of sad. It mostly consists of awkward dialogue between two characters while the supposed protagonist simply watches. The conflict seems to have been added in at the last second, and is resolved in less than a page. This story is too long. Manx Gold - 3.5 This isn't a real short story, but a collection of clues for a scavenger hunt, placed in the context of a story. Manx Gold was written to contain the clues of a scavenger hunt which occurred on the Isle Of Man years ago. There is a conflict, but no real plot. The characters are one-dimensional. Manx Gold read like a set of clues for a scavenger hunt, and not like a short story. It doesn't belong in this book. Within A Wall - 4.5 I liked this story because it has a wonderful and varied group of characters, and a few paintings are described, which sound great and give the story more flavour. The premise is interesting, but I can't decide whether it's plausible or not. This story is just the right length, and it's beautifully written. The Mystery Of The Spanish Chest - 3.5 This reads like a conventional murder-mystery. While it was clear who the murderer was for a while, it was still interesting to watch the detective interview people and slowly reveal information. There were four suspects, but I felt that two of them were really an unnecessary addition to the story. They had no motives, didn't really know any of the other characters, and seemed to be only there as space-fillers. The Harlequin Tea Set - 4.5 This is a great story! The crime in it is clever and surprising, yet plausible. Of all the stories in the book, this one is the most well thought-out. It did contain certain elements that I thought were sort of unnecessary, and one character went into a long explanation of a family's history - but that was, at least, relevant. This story felt long, but it had to be to include all of the backstory and explaining that was necessary for a reader's understanding of the plot.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Zee

    Three stars for this mixed bag of Christie short stories. Most stories will curl your toes just through her prose alone, whether the topic is murder or love. All have twists and turns, taking the reader to unexpected realms. The opening story, The Edge, is a great unsettler. The final story, the Harlequin Tea Set, leans toward tradition with an air of mystery about it, but certainly is not the typical murder mystery. In between are seven other stories that vary in length and quality. The worst i Three stars for this mixed bag of Christie short stories. Most stories will curl your toes just through her prose alone, whether the topic is murder or love. All have twists and turns, taking the reader to unexpected realms. The opening story, The Edge, is a great unsettler. The final story, the Harlequin Tea Set, leans toward tradition with an air of mystery about it, but certainly is not the typical murder mystery. In between are seven other stories that vary in length and quality. The worst is Manx Gold - I recommend skipping that one; its plot is a confusion of treasure hunt and murder mystery that never gels. One that has nothing to do with murder is The Lonely God. It's a love story of sorts. Several of these stories have a romantic or darkly romantic tinge. Three stars for the inconsistency of the quality of the stories. Worth reading for Christie fans.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Terrific collection of Christie's short stories, including one Poirot story (a reworked version of the Baghdad Chest mystery) and one involving the mysterious, possibly supernatural, Mr. Harley Quin. Some of these aren't mysteries, but all of them are great reading. Terrific collection of Christie's short stories, including one Poirot story (a reworked version of the Baghdad Chest mystery) and one involving the mysterious, possibly supernatural, Mr. Harley Quin. Some of these aren't mysteries, but all of them are great reading.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Crookes

    Enjoyed this book as I do most of Agatha Christie’s books. Some of short stories have appeared in other collections. But still contains s good range of stories. Especially enjoy The Harlequin Tea set story which is the reason I bought the book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Devi Nair

    Truly psychological thriller by Dame Christie. This is unlike any other mysteries of her series. Totally addictive and at times, scary too

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mary Ann

    Agatha Christie Short Stories This book contained 8 of Agatha Christie's short stories that had been published in magazines.   "The Edge" "The Actress" "While the Light Lasts" "The House of Dreams" "The Lonely God" "Manx Gold" "Within a Wall" "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest" "The Harlequin Tea Set"   I had started out trying to listen to the stories, but due to noise and time constraints, I just finally gave up on the listening and borrowed a Kindle copy of the book and read the stories for myself. I thor Agatha Christie Short Stories This book contained 8 of Agatha Christie's short stories that had been published in magazines.   "The Edge" "The Actress" "While the Light Lasts" "The House of Dreams" "The Lonely God" "Manx Gold" "Within a Wall" "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest" "The Harlequin Tea Set"   I had started out trying to listen to the stories, but due to noise and time constraints, I just finally gave up on the listening and borrowed a Kindle copy of the book and read the stories for myself. I thoroughly enjoyed the stories. She wove such interesting stories and allowed the reader to go along with her and see if they come to the same conclusion.   I was able to go into the story and follow along with the line of reasoning of the main character and while not drawing the same conclusion, being close to the one that they were thinking. I was also charmed with the Hercule Poirot short story. This is my first time reading these short stories. It was nice to find them all in the same place.    At the end of the book was a list of all the stories she wrote. I recommend this to anyone who wants a quick read and wants to experience the master without reading a whole book.       

  22. 5 out of 5

    Teri-K

    I'm not a fan of psychological mysteries with tormented heroes or heroines who are slowly losing their minds. Especially in short stories I want a few interesting characters, traditional clues and a clear beginning and ending. Old fashioned? Perhaps, but that's what I like. :) So I mostly didn't enjoy the stories in this book, except for the one set on the Isle of Manx, which was written and published in sections as a publicity stunt for the island. The final story featuring Harley Quin, a chara I'm not a fan of psychological mysteries with tormented heroes or heroines who are slowly losing their minds. Especially in short stories I want a few interesting characters, traditional clues and a clear beginning and ending. Old fashioned? Perhaps, but that's what I like. :) So I mostly didn't enjoy the stories in this book, except for the one set on the Isle of Manx, which was written and published in sections as a publicity stunt for the island. The final story featuring Harley Quin, a character Christie only used a few times, was pretty good also. The Spanish Chest is in a lot of her short story collections and I've read it so many times recently I'm tired of it. The rest of the stories weren't my type at all. But other readers would probably really enjoy them. Christie didn't just write the same plot over and over, so there's something for about anyone interested in mysteries. Just don't judge her on one or two books or stories, you really need to sample a range of her writings, I think.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Eva

    3/5 This is the first full-length book of short stories from Agatha Christie I've read. It was certainly enjoyable, though I did miss the slow build and accumulation of clues and character quirks in them. My favorite was probably The House of Dreams (which is a delicious descent into madness) and the Spanish Chest with Hercule Poirot. I also really enjoyed the Harlequin Tea Set, but I've decided I would have liked it better as a longer, standalone novel. I just wish some of them were longer, and 3/5 This is the first full-length book of short stories from Agatha Christie I've read. It was certainly enjoyable, though I did miss the slow build and accumulation of clues and character quirks in them. My favorite was probably The House of Dreams (which is a delicious descent into madness) and the Spanish Chest with Hercule Poirot. I also really enjoyed the Harlequin Tea Set, but I've decided I would have liked it better as a longer, standalone novel. I just wish some of them were longer, and others shorter. It wasn't my favorite Christie book of all time by any means, but she is the Queen of Mystery for a reason. I'm glad I got to read these short drabbles that took me to another place for a little while. They really made you think. Recommended for fans of Christie, mystery and {a smidgen of} psychology.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    After a break from listening to Christie on disk in my car, I borrowed this from a library to listen on a long drive. As other reviewers have noted, some of these stories are good, others just not. However, I'm not sure how much longer I will be turning to this author when I need a break from the news while I drive. As the title story confirmed for me, Dame Agatha was an incredible snob. It's so clear that so long as the upper classes remain in their old homes surrounded by land and money, all w After a break from listening to Christie on disk in my car, I borrowed this from a library to listen on a long drive. As other reviewers have noted, some of these stories are good, others just not. However, I'm not sure how much longer I will be turning to this author when I need a break from the news while I drive. As the title story confirmed for me, Dame Agatha was an incredible snob. It's so clear that so long as the upper classes remain in their old homes surrounded by land and money, all will be right in this world. There is no notice of coal miners, shop keepers, servants unless they are the guilty party or necessary for questioning to reveal a clue. The rest of the world does not exist as far as Christie is concerned. If a character is not friends with a Duchess, what use are they? Though I guess that's what makes these stories a fantasy.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

    Other than being very entertaining, this collection of short stories doesn't really have a unifying principle that I can spot. We have love stories, murder mysteries, and even a supernatural story, which I didn't expect from Christie at all. Each one is a delight to read, but I have to say my favorite was "The Actress" because I have a serious weakness for clever women triumphing over men trying to give them a hard time. All of these are charming, however, and I highly recommend them. Other than being very entertaining, this collection of short stories doesn't really have a unifying principle that I can spot. We have love stories, murder mysteries, and even a supernatural story, which I didn't expect from Christie at all. Each one is a delight to read, but I have to say my favorite was "The Actress" because I have a serious weakness for clever women triumphing over men trying to give them a hard time. All of these are charming, however, and I highly recommend them.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Andree

    I would say most of these weren't detective stories - they were stories about people committing crimes, the reasons for them, and the consequences. While they're generally well written, I also found them fairly unpleasant and unsettling. Essentially, not what I was in the mood for when I read this. And I don't really get Harley Quinn. I would say most of these weren't detective stories - they were stories about people committing crimes, the reasons for them, and the consequences. While they're generally well written, I also found them fairly unpleasant and unsettling. Essentially, not what I was in the mood for when I read this. And I don't really get Harley Quinn.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    Is it to give women power that Christie makes them so vindictive or manipulative, or is it just misogyny? These mostly atmospheric creepy tales aren’t often puzzles to be solved, just crimes or ghosts told as they go. Madness is hereditary and inevitable, no one says what they really mean, and most importantly: u cannot trust women. GAH.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    2.5 I was not impressed with this short story collection. The stories were predictable and only one included Hercule Poirot. From the GR description I mistakenly assumed that he was in all of the stories. That was the only one I liked and even at that, it was not plausible. Disappointing.

  29. 4 out of 5

    OjoAusana

    Actually liked most of these short stories! Normally im not too into short stories but decided to give this book a try and it wasn't like amazing but i did end up enjoying most of the stories and i know why its named after the Harlequin tea set that was my favourite! Actually liked most of these short stories! Normally im not too into short stories but decided to give this book a try and it wasn't like amazing but i did end up enjoying most of the stories and i know why its named after the Harlequin tea set that was my favourite!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ketutar Jensen

    Some short stories, of different kinds. There are a couple of Poirot stories, a Harley Quinn story, a ghost story, and some others. The ghost story was heart breaking. :´( Reliable Agatha Christie quality. Works for me :-D I want a harlequin tea set like that... sounds wonderful.

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