Spider's Web



Clarissa, The Wife Of A Foreign Office Diplomat, Is Given To Daydreaming Supposing I Were To Come Down One Morning And Find A Dead Body In The Library, What Should I Do She Muses Clarissa Has Her Chance To Find Out When She Discovers A Body In The Drawing Room Of Her House In Kent.Desperate To Dispose Of The Body Before Her Husband Comes Home With An Important Foreign Politician, Clarissa Persuades Her Three House Guests To Become Accessories And Accomplices It Seems That The Murdered Man Was Not Unknown To Certain Members Of The House Party But Which Ones , And The Search Begins For The Murderer And The Motive, While At The Same Time Trying To Persuade A Police Inspector That There Has Been No Murder At All.This Novelisation By Charles Osborne Is Based On Agatha Christie S Play, Spider S Web.Spider's Web

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  • Hardcover
  • 241 pages
  • Spider's Web
  • Charles Osborne
  • English
  • 24 November 2017
  • 9780002261982

10 thoughts on “Spider's Web

  1. says:

    This book is a lie Call me old fashioned , but usually, you would be correct in assuming that when an author s name is splayed out over the front cover, that said author wrote this book, right Well obviously not I picked up this book with the naive assumption that Agatha Christie, Hailed Queen of the Crime Genre Past, Present and Future, engineered this novel After about one chapter, I knew this wasn t the case Let s create a small analogy to convey my surprise in realising that this novel was an adaption Agatha Christie s masterpieces are chocolate lava cake Explosive Rich Intense This adaption was the flourless sultana version the kind of healthy substitute you d eat on a diet On its own, not a horrifically offending mystery But please One does not simply adapt Agatha Christie End of story.

  2. says:

    Bicu lenj pa cu samo copy paste opis za drugu knjizicu P Lenj sam Pozorisna predtava Agate Kristi pretocena u roman od strane Carlsa Ozborna.Vidim da ima puno zalbi da se knige na cita kao da je pislala Agata, da nije dovoljno dobra itd E sada moguce da je do prevoda ali meni licno nista nije bolo oci i da mi je neo rekao da je to sama spisateljica napisalapoverovao bi mu.Sem toga ovo je manje vise klasicna Agata prica i meni je bila zabavna za citanje i prepoucio bi dalje U detalje necu ulaziti da ne kvarimo misteriju.Cheers

  3. says:

    Another of Christie s stage plays novelised by Osborne.Clarissa always wonders what she would do if she came across a dead in the library, it seems her wish has come true as she finds one in the drawing room I liked that Osborne sticks rigidly to the original play, so didn t mind that the opening quarter of the book was of a scene setter.Once the plot really kicks in, it s easy to be swept along.I think this has been my favourite of the three play novels.

  4. says:

    Very tight and clever mystery I am becoming a huge Agatha Christie fan she is a word surgeon who always operates on the corpus delicti with efficient and swift skill.

  5. says:

    Ortada bir cinayet ve ceset vard r Ancak i o kadar da basit de il in i inde birden fazla s r ve gizem vard r Agatha Christie benim i in ustal n bir daha g stermi tir.

  6. says:

    This book started out as an Agatha Christie play, and decades later was adapted to book form by Charles Osbourne First things first, to get it off my chest, this book reads much like a play Set in one main scene, in a single timeframe a night , and heavily and I mean heavily dialogue driven it feels like you are reading the play script.Once you get past that fact, you get a very short and very average Agatha Christie mystery The story, once you get passed the first 50 pages reads relatively quickly and ties you in, and you get glued into reading it However the pay off at the end is kinda a let down It s very watered down Christie.The Characters apart from the lead are very bland, and you never really care one piece about them The lead which reading the liner notes that go with the book, the play was written for, at her request so she could show her funny side , Clarissa is mildly entertaining and can be very humorous , but still feels very one sided I m sure this is perfectly acceptable in the play but I expected in a novel adaption for to be added to the characters and the plot for that sake.If your a hardcore Agatha Christie fan like me , you will read this book and enjoy it It will take you an afternoon or less to get through, and its just one Christie to devour Just don t think it s going to live anywhere up to any of her novels.

  7. says:

    Oh, what a tangled web we weaveWhen first we practise to deceive Sir Walter Scott The irony of Spider s Web, of course, is that our plucky heroine, the pretty, clever Clarissa Hailsham Brown, only gets into trouble when she tries to tell the truth An inveterate prankster, Clarissa is used to spinning tales and being believed What makes things difficult is when Clarissa actually does stumble onto a dead body in the drawing room Then the ingenious Clarissa springs into action.To say any would be to spoil this short novel, which first appeared as a play in 1954, but was turned into a novel by Charles Osborne and published in 2000 Let s just say that there are plenty of twists and turns and that I was caught completely by surprise by the ending Even without either Hercules Poirot or Jane Marple, Spider s Web has to rank amongst the most charming of Agatha Christie s works If you have the chance to enjoy Hugh Fraser reading this work on Audible, don t pass it up And special thanks to Claire Wilson, who brought this book to my attention.

  8. says:

    Originally written as a play, it has been novelized by Charles Osborne This is an interesting murder mystery centered on delightful character of Clarissa Being a philatelist, I loved the plot since it centers around a philatelic rarity Quite fast paced, the plot is made interesting by the various scenarios played by Clarissa Great read

  9. says:

    K sa s rede okunan, ak c bir hikayeydi Zaten anlad m kadar yla asl nda oyun olarak oynan yor Katili tahmin etmek zor de il ama ben okurken kurguya dal p d nmedim bile Ger ekten elinize ald n z gibi bitirebilece iniz bir kitap diyebilirim.

  10. says:

    It keeps you guessing to the end

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