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


The Lonely God is given here:

Frank Oliver returns to England from years of overseas service only to realise he no longer knows anyone there. On visiting the British Museum he encounters ‘the lonely god’ who seems to be experiencing the same sense of isolation that he is. Will this strange deity help relieve him of his loneliness?

This story was first published in 1926 in Royal Magazine. A romantic story, Agatha Christie later considered it to be ‘regrettably sentimental’.

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



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