Monday, July 29, 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet: Q is for The Mysterious Mr Quin


The Mysterious Mr Quin by Agatha Christie

Book Description:

Harley Quin is an enigma. Even his friend Mr Satterthwaite is unable to understand how the man seems to appear and disappear almost like a trick of the light - and when he does appear it's usually in the sparkle of sunshine, or surrounded by a spectrum of coloured light pouring through a stained glass window...

In fact, the only consistent thing about the Mysterious Mr Quin is that his presence is always a harbinger of love ... or death.

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The Mysterious Mr. Quin is a collection of 12 short stories Each story has a separate mystery that is solved by interesting interaction between Mr Satterthwaite and the  Mr Quin who appears at the most opportune moments and disappears just as mysteriously. 

Quotes by Mr. Quin

"You believe in a life after death, do you not? And who are you to say that the same wishes, the same desires, may not operate in that other life?"

"I'm not a magician. I'm not even a criminologist. In any time of crisis, there is always one moment that stands out from all the others, one picture that remains when all else has faded."

2 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Gautami - Oh, I've always thought Mr. Quin was a great character. So unusual! And I love the way he's always 'just passing through...' A great choice for Q.

TracyK said...

Haven't ever read the Mr. Quin stories. When I finish the Agatha Christie novels, I will try some short stories.