Agatha Christie

Parker Pyne Investigates

1934-11 (First published)

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Author
Agatha Christie
Date
1934-11 First published
Publication Location UK
Genre
Language English
Notes Parker Pyne Investigates is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by William Collins and Sons in November 1934. It appeared in the US later in the same year published by Dodd, Mead and Company under the title Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective.

The collection comprises twelve of her fourteen stories featuring detective Parker Pyne; the two remaining stories, "Problem at Pollensa Bay" and "The Regatta Mystery" were later collected in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories in 1939 in the US, and in Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories in the UK in 1991, although these were originally stories featuring Hercule Poirot when they were first published in the Strand Magazine in 1935 and 1936 respectively.

The book also features the first appearance of the characters of Ariadne Oliver, and Miss Felicity Lemon, both of whom would go on to have working relationships with Hercule Poirot in later books.

• "The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife" - first published under the title "The Woman Concerned" in Woman's Pictorial, 8 October 1932
• "The Case of the Discontented Soldier" - first published in Cosmopolitan magazine, August 1932
• "The Case of the Distressed Lady" - first published in Cosmopolitan magazine, August 1932
• "The Case of the Discontented Husband" - first published in Cosmopolitan magazine, August 1932
• "The Case of the City Clerk" - first published in Cosmopolitan magazine, August 1932
• "The Case of the Rich Woman" - first published in Cosmopolitan magazine, August 1932
• "Have You Got Everything You Want?" - first published in Cosmopolitan magazine, April 1933
• "The Gate of Baghdad" - first published under the title "At the Gate of Baghdad" in Nash's Pall Mall Magazine, June 1933
• "The House at Shiraz" - first published in Cosmopolitan magazine, April 1933
• "The Pearl of Price" - first published under the title "The Pearl" in Nash's Pall Mall Magazine, July 1933
• "Death on the Nile" - first published in Cosmopolitan magazine, April 1933
• "The Oracle at Delphi" - first published in Cosmopolitan magazine, April 1933

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