An edition of The Secret of Chimneys (1925)

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An edition of The Secret of Chimneys (1925)

The secret of chimneys

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A bit of adventure and quick cash is all that good-natured drifter Anthony Cade is looking for when he accepts a messenger job from an old friend. It sounds so simple: deliver the provocative memoirs of a recently deceased European count to a London publisher. Little did Anthony suspect that a simple errand to deliver the manuscript on behalf of his friend would drop him right in the middle of an international conspiracy, and he begins to realize that it has placed him in serious danger. Why were Count Stylptich's memoirs so important? And what was "King Victor" really after? The parcel holds ore than scandalous royal secrets - because it contains a stash of letters that suggest blackmail. Someone would stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia.

Wherever ravishing Virginia Revel went, death seemed sure to follow. First her husband died. The next to perish was a foreign prince whose ruthless power was matched by his scandalous passions. Then a bungling blackmailer followed them into the grave. Murder, blackmail, stolen letters, and a fabulous missing jewel: all under the not always co-operative eyes of Scotland Yard and the Surete. All threads lead to Chimneys, one of England's historic country house estates, where a master murderer mingled with the aristocratic guests. Virginia could turn to only one person to prove her innocence and end her nightmare, and she could only pray that she had not put her life into the hands of the man who was out to take it....

This novel was published in 1925 by Bodley Head in London, and by Dodd, Mead & Co. in New York. The Times Literary Supplement described it as "a thick fog of mystery, cross purposes, and romance, which leads up to a most unexpected and highly satisfactory ending".Chimneys was adapted by Christie as a stage play but was not performed until 2003, in Canada. It was filmed with the addition of Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple by ITV in 2009.

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Publisher
Bantam Books
Pages
232

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The Secret of Chimneys
2022-05-10, [publisher not identified]
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The Secret of Chimneys
2017, HarperCollins Publishers
paperback in English
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Die Memoiren des Grafen
2009, Hachette Colletions
in German
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Le secret de Chimneys
2004, Hachette Colletions
in French
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The Secret of Chimneys
2001-10, St. Martin's Paperbacks
Mass Market Paperback in English
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The secret of chimneys
1987, Bantam Books
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Le Secret de Chimneys
1978, Librairie des Champs-Elysees
in French
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The Secret of Chimneys
1964-04, Pocket Books
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The secret of Chimneys
1941, John Lane The Bodley Head
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Toronto, New York

Edition Notes

Series
Agatha Christie mystery collection
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.912, [Fic]
Library of Congress
PR6005.H661 S436 1987

The Physical Object

Pagination
232 p. ;
Number of pages
232

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24219149M
Internet Archive
secretofchimneys00chri
ISBN 10
0553350641
ISBN 13
9780553350647
OCLC/WorldCat
16670773

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