The Mysterious Mr Quin.
A Book of short stories.
This is the 12th book by Agatha Christie and the First involving Mr Sattertwaite and Mr Quin.
Now the first thing I must comment on is that this one is of a very different tone and feel than the previous books.
It is the third book of short stories but is distinctly different from "Poirot Investigates" and "Partners in Crime"
Whereas "Poirot Investigates" was a gathering of typically Poirot type solutions, and "Partners in Crime" held the more comedic atmosphere due to Tommy & Tuppence adventures, this book is somewhat dark and sad in it's crimes. Of course this leads well for the "Mysterious" title.
Two completely different men are introduced here with Mr Quin being highly mysterious and Mr Sattertwaite being very endearing to the readers. I also think the readers would like to identify with the latter and think that one day they may have the opportunity to have some mystery and adventure in their lives.
I enjoyed the book again reading one story after the other and regretfully (afterwards) finishing the book in one evening when I really should have been asleep. Lost sleep and the book being finished so soon both contributed to this regret.
Not a usual type of story for Miss Christie but then it does confirm the fact that she did not just turn out books of the same nature each time. She had more talent than that.
Here is a link to a list of her novels on Shelfari
Books by Agatha Christie