“The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

There are nine short stories in this book by Agatha Christie. These stories were published mainly in the 1920s in magazines. These were compiled and released in 1997.

The Harlequin Tea Set was the main story for this book and was the last of Agatha Christie’s short stories that was first published in 1971, a few years before her death. This was an unusual title for a story. It did not give reader a clue as to what to expect.

Mr Satterthwaite was going to visit his childhood friend Tom Addison at his home. It was a meeting to catch up and to be acquainted with the extended family of Tom Addison. As I progressed with the story, I was wondering whether there was going to be a murder.

Agatha Christie was good at telling stories from the angle of human behaviours. Reading human nature often resulted in solving crimes and misdeeds in the numerous stories of Agatha Christie. She was such a popular writer of her time and I only began to appreciate her books recently. It is not too late and I am still enjoying the creative mind of Agatha Christie.

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