Sparkling Cyanide. A beautiful heiress is fatally poisoned in a West End restaurant. Six people sit down to dinner at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty. Sparkling Cyanide has ratings and reviews. Julie said: Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie is a Minotaur publication. (Originally publi. Scriptwriters Robert Malcolm Young, Sue Grafton and Stephen Humphrey transposed the Agatha Christie story Sparkling Cyanide from its.

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The mysterious death of Rosemary Barton, christis her birthday at a restaurant, surrounded by her “friends”, relatives, in all seven people around her. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser.

Sparkling Cyanide (Colonel Race, #4) by Agatha Christie

The book features the recurring character of Colonel Race for the last time and was an expansion of a Hercule Poirot sparklibg story entitled Yellow Iris which had previously been published in issue of the Strand Magazine in July and in book form in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories in the US in That’s not the focus of the book, though I do think it’s important to note.

George Barton Jonathan Firth Dust-jacket illustration of the US true first edition. Twists, uncertainty, mystery and the human character in all its faults laid out for the reader.


If Iris dies unmarried, the money would pass to her only relative, her aunt Lucilla Drake. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. My hat to her: View all 10 comments. One year earlier on 2 November, seven people sat down to dinner at the restaurant “Luxembourg”.

It is very well done but does make it a little harder to connect with the story. This is one of the novels I will keep and re-read, as knowing the solution does not diminish its style and the bravado with which Dame Agatha carries it off. You didn’t think about them as people. Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under cjristie pseudonym Mary Westmacottand was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan. GP Biography Crime Drama. In the long-shots, the left hand is palm facing downwards, but the right hand is palm facing upwards.

This book had a great sparklimg of characters with plenty of people who had a motive. An American woman is getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa. The writing was very good and I loved that Christie paid attention to all of the potential suspects in individual curistie.

Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie ) – IMDb

Rosemary Barton Justin Pierre The most successful aspect of Sparkling Cyanide is, however, Christie’s characterization. For once in my sorry life, I actually got the murderer!

Husband, lovers, rivals, beneficiaries of her death — they each harbour powerful motives — yet who performed the seemingly impossible sleight agtha hand? During the investigation it becomes clear that the intended victim was Iris. Catherine Kendall Oliver Ford Davies Colonel Race, together with the police and Anthony Browne, unravel the truth in time to save Iris from Ruth.


Sparkling Cyanide

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. May 17, Laurel Young rated it it was amazing Shelves: Back to Iris though, it has been six months since the death of Rosemary and now since her conversation with Rosemary’s husband George, she must think about it: You think your wife committed suicide.

Now one year after her death, her husband, George, begins receiving anonymous notes suggesting his wife may have been murdered. Linda Hoy as Boat Manager. Related News The Flight of the Dove: Though it had been initially ruled as a suicide, Rosemary’s husband, George, becomes convinced that Rosemary had been murdered – which means the culprit was necessarily one of the six guests in attendance that night.

Depression after influenza, that is the motive given at the inquest.