Love can propel us to our greatest heights . . . and darkest depths. In this new compendium of Agatha Christie short stories, witness the dark side of love—crimes of passion, games of the heart, and deadly deceits.
With the exciting publication of A Deadly Affair, we are gifted with a number of stories, most of which were written for magazines and newspapers ... There is also a special treat at the end of the book ... Christie fans will especially appreciate the short story version of her classic novel, Death on the Nile ... A Deadly Affair is not to be missed for fans of Dame Agatha’s work, as well as those who are just discovering the Mistress of Murder.
The 14 entries in this fine collection amply display Christie’s gifts as a short-form storyteller, though it’s a bit of stretch to label them all love stories ... By linking mysteries that have affairs of the heart at their center, this volume allows the reader to appreciate better Christie’s facility at crafting variations on a theme.