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Agatha Christie

Coffee and Cognac by Gwenhwyvar

'The precise, finicking habits, the egg-shaped head, the mannerisms, even the accent were just window-dressing, they had faded from my memory after a while. But his smile was the real Poirot.' A delicate short piece, with a spot-on Hastings voice

[Added 03/01/2007; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Agatha Christie]

I Saw The Best Minds Of My Generation Destroyed By Sven Hjerson by Evelyn B

'Can there be such creatures as Sven Hjerson, Oliver's massive and amiable Scandinavian detective, who calculates square roots as a form of mental discipline and hums Socialist hymns as he breaks the ice in his morning bath?' Hilarious Edmund Wilson-style demolition descends into Lovecraftian horror in these reviews of Ariadne Oliver's novels

[Added 15/10/2015; Humour; 2500-6000; Agatha Christie]

The Spirit of St Mary Mead by Lost Spook

'"Oh, dear," she would say, watching her latest unwary worshipper with a gaze undimmed by her years. "I hardly think it fair to curse Coelius. After all, you have no proof that he was the one who spread those whispers against you. He dislikes you, it's true, I know, but I have seen such things before – a young man, of the Dumnonii, who detested a fellow craftsman, but he would take no underhand revenge, for instance. Oh, no, I think not Coelius. This Vitellius who told you of the rumours – now there, I think we have it. It is exactly like Cerdig and that envious brother of his all over again. Such malice."' Fabulous idea, which explains a lot about Miss Marple!

[Added 23/12/2017; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Agatha Christie]