The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories - Agatha Christie


The Harlequin Tea Set is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by G. P. Putnam's Sons on 14 April 1997. It contains nine short stories each of which involves a separate mystery. With the exception of The Harlequin Tea Set, which was published in the collection Problem at Pollensa Bay, all stories were published in the UK in 1997 in the anthology While the Light Lasts and Other Stories.

The collection of nine stories include:
"The Edge" - 36:39
"The Actress" - 8:00
"While the Light Lasts" - 21:10
"The House of Dreams" - 36:37
"The Lonely God" - 31:16
"Manx Gold" - 47:41
"Within a Wall" - 42:46
"The Mystery of the Spanish Chest" (a Hercule Poirot story) - 89:29 (1:29:29)
"The Harlequin Tea Set" (a Harley Quin story) - 70:59 (1:10:59)


ISBN 0-399-14287-8
OCLC 35990407
Dewey Decimal 823/.912 21

Publicated by
Putnam, 14 April 1997, Hardcover, 281 pp; ISBN 0-399-14287-8
Berkley Books, 1 December 1998, Paperback; ISBN 0-425-16515-9


Manx Gold is given here:

Two cousins, Fenella Mylecharane and Juan Faraker, are engaged. When their eccentric Uncle dies they eagerly return to the Isle of Man for the reading of the will. Having grown up hearing tales of buried treasure on the island they are excited when the Will reveals their Uncle had found it. But where?

In 1930 Christie accepted the grand sum of £60 to write this story. It came as a request from the people responsible for boosting tourism on the Isle of Man. The clues were written in a ‘treasure hunt’ format and were published by Manchester’s Daily Dispatch, and distributed in pamphlet form to hotels throughout the island

Published also in While the Light Lasts and Other Stories in the US.



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