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by Agatha Christie

  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 1611734010
  • ISBN13: 978-1611734010
  • ePub: 1183 kb | FB2: 1278 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery
  • Publisher: Center Point; Large Print edition (June 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 319
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 311
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Ordeal by Innocence ePub download

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Agatha Christie Ordeal by Innocence Chapter 1 It was dusk when he came to the ferry. He could have been there much earlier. The truth was, he had put it off as long as he could

Agatha Christie Ordeal by Innocence Chapter 1 It was dusk when he came to the ferry. The truth was, he had put it off as long as he could. First his luncheon with friends in Redquay; the light desultory conversation, the interchange of gossip about mutual friends - all that had meant only that he was inwardly shrinking from what he had to do. His friends had invited him to stay on for. 5. "I did not mean that," said Tina.

Ordeal by Innocence is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on November 3 1958 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year.

Ordeal by Innocence is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 3 November 1958 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. A crucial witness is unaware of his role as such until two years after a man is found guilty of a murder

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In her autobiography, Agatha Christie described Ordeal by Innocence as one of her books that satisfies her the most. The 1984 film adaptation starring Christopher Plummer as Leo Argyle and Donald Sutherland as Arthur Calgary was filmed on location in Dartmouth

In her autobiography, Agatha Christie described Ordeal by Innocence as one of her books that satisfies her the most. The 1984 film adaptation starring Christopher Plummer as Leo Argyle and Donald Sutherland as Arthur Calgary was filmed on location in Dartmouth. The ferry bell at Greenway Quay features in the story, and the town of Drymouth represents nearby Dartmouth.

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While serving a sentence for killing his foster mother -- a crime he insisted he didn't commit -- Jacko Argyle dies in prison. Two years later, the man who could have supported Jacko's alibi suddenly turns up. Recovering from amnesia, Dr. Arthur Calgary discovers what happened in his mental absence -- and that he alone could have provided an alibi in a scandalous murder trial that ended in the conviction of Jacko Argyle for killing his mother. But the young man's innocence means that someone else killed the Argyle matriarch, and that person would certainly kill again to remain in the shadows.
Wenyost
Christie rarely disappoints, but of her works I've read so far, this is one of my favorites. Many of her mystery novels, while well-plotted, are a little cut and dried for my taste--flat characters, stale dialogue, etc. The romances she wrote under her pen name, Mary Westmacott, have gorgeous language and fascinating characters but sometimes fall a little short in the story department. "Ordeal By Innocence," in my opinion, is the best of both worlds. Definitely worth a read.
fire dancer
I'm not a Christie aficionado, but Ordeal by Innocence is surprisingly good. Though two-dimensional, the main characters are fairly interesting, the story is well told, and the central theme (implied by the title) is thoughtfully illustrated.
September
Another great book by Agatha Christie! Two years after the murder of their adopted mother and subsequent imprisonment of one of her children, a witness steps forth to clear the man found guilty. Alas, it's too late for him, as he died 6 months into his sentence. That means, though, that someone else did it. A burglary gone wrong is out of the question, so it can only be one of them...but which one? As in several of her other books, Christie focuses on what suspicions can do to those that are innocent. Mrs. Argyle can't have children, and in the way that women do who have too much money (yes, Angelina and Madonna) do, she adopts several children. Most of these children had unfortunate starts, but she doesn't care about that. She will ensure they want for nothing. And while she never tried to make them feel they weren't her children, she did expect them to be grateful for everything they'd been given. And people don't like to be reminded constantly of how grateful they should be. I don't like being beholden to anyone for this very reason. Each of her children dislike her, and the "nature over nurture" controversy is squarely settled on the side of nature in this book. The ending is a little far fetched. I don't pretend to know how police worked in the 50's in England, but I find it hard to believe that they'd give a civilian details in an ongoing case, whether he's the witness and a doctor or not. It's a bit reminiscent of "Towards Zero" but overall, a great read.
Usishele
Ordeal By Innocence shows that even in her later years the inimitable Dame Agatha Christie could write an exciting story of murder! The novel was first published in 1959 and was one of Dame Christie s favorite novels. Poirot and Miss Marple do not appear in the story but that does not impede its suspense and surprising ending.
The Plot": Jacko Argyle was an orphan rescued by the matronly Mrs Argyle. Years later she was found murdered after being bludgeoned to death. Jacko had a bad reputation and was quickly arrested for the crime. He died of pneumonia whilst in prison. After several years a man named Dr. Arthur Calgary turns up at the Argyle home. He suffered from amnesia at the time of the murder but now remembers Jacko was a hitchhiker the night of the murder'; Calgary picked him up so Jacko could not be the murderer. That leaves the rest of the Argyle family and friends as suspects
of the dastardly dead. Those suspects are":
Mary Durrant who is the Argyles daughter. Her husband Philip Durrant was a pilot in World War II but is now crippled. He is also an amateur sleuth who seeks to solve the murder case.
Michael Argyle works as a car salesman but dreams of working the oil fields of Persia.
Tina Argyle is of mixed race . She works as a quiet librarian.
Hester Argyle is a rebellious daughter who has appeared on the stage. (all these adult children were adopted by the Argyles when they were children)
Widower Leo Argyle is involved in a romantic relationship with Gwenda Vaught his longtime secretary
Miss Kirsty Lindstrom is the longtime housekeeper for the wealthy Argyles.
The Argyles are a very dysfunctional family! Match your wits with the police and Doctor Arthur Calgary in solving this case. Christie shows more psychological depth and develops her characters more in this book than in many of her works. Recommended!
The widower Leo Argyle is in a romantic relationship with his secretary Gwenda Vaughn
Rainbearer
This was a good audio book, the narrator was excellent and the mystery was top rate. The only thing that struck me was that the children had a very remote relationship with the their mother who was very attached to them. It may have been that she was too controlling but I thought it odd that out of 5 people no one seemed to be affectionate toward their mother until she was dead. I enjoyed the story, even though i figured out who it was a little before it was revealed. This is one of Ms. Christie's better stories and I recommend it for someone who likes English mysteries
Uafrmaine
My favorite author, read all her books in the 1940's, this one was the usual Christie novel. Very enticing, can t put down, a really great book.
Netlandinhabitant
Christie is such a prolific writer but never formulaic. The premise of this book is unusual and fascinating. Two years after a murder, and a year after the man convicted of the crime has died in prison, evidence comes forth that proves he couldn't have committed the murder. Relationships are strained/destroyed as the parties of interest begin to doubt or suspect each other. And don't forget that there is a killer on the loose. Asthma Christie spins a tale like no other!
I know Agatha Christie is supposedly the most popular writer ever in the English language. But I don't get it. The book just left me cold. The dialog was so stiff. "So you think that I murdered _____?" "Well, where you between 7:15 and 7:22 when _____" The characters seemed like cardboard figures to me. By the end I really could've cared less who was the killer.
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