Sparkling Cyanide

Sparkling Cyanide Six people reunite to remember beautiful Rosemary Barton who died nearly a year before The loving sister the long suffering husband the devoted secretary the lovers the betrayed wife none of them

  • Title: Sparkling Cyanide
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780007136858
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • Six people reunite to remember beautiful Rosemary Barton, who died nearly a year before The loving sister, the long suffering husband, the devoted secretary, the lovers, the betrayed wife none of them can forget Rosemary But did one of them murder her Titled in America Remembered Death.

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    1. Agatha Christie

      Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande

    231 thoughts on “Sparkling Cyanide”

    1. Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie is a 2001 Minotaur publication. (Originally published in 1945)Classic Agatha Christie- Always a treat! It has been a long time since I read a book by AC. With a nip in the air and the days getting shorter, I always find myself in the mood for a good old fashioned golden age mystery to curl up with. This classic whodunit is very cleverly plotted and centers around Rosemary Barton, a beautiful young heiress who suddenly committed suicide. Now one year after her [...]


    2. Sparkling Cyanide = Remembered Death (Colonel Race, #4). Agatha Christie عنوان: نوشابه با سیانور؛ نویسنده: آگاتا کریستی؛ مترجم: مجتبی عبدالله نژاد؛ تهران، هرمس، 1388؛ در 278 ص؛ شابک: 9789643636135؛ موضوع: داستانهای پلیسی از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 متاریخ نخستین خوانش: پنجم سپتامبر سال 2010 میلادیرزماری بارتون به قتل رس [...]


    3. 3.5 “Six people were thinking of Rosemary Barton who had died nearly a year ago”Ok, well, I think it got old about a couple of years ago, me saying I love Christie and you smiling and nodding and then –as politely as possible– proceeding to scroll down and just ignore me because the whole must have got it by now. But this is just the honest truth, folks: I love Agatha Christie. And the simple fact that this book was written by her is the first reason why you should read this.The second [...]


    4. In 1939, Agatha Christie published a short story featuring Hercule Poirot, entitled "Yellow Iris." A few years later, she expanded the story into this excellent novel, changing the detective to Colonel Race. Having read the story before the novel, I immediately recognized the similarity of the setup (right down to the name Iris). I assumed, therefore, that I knew how the murder was done, and in fact that aspect remains the same. However, if you think that reading the story will make it pointless [...]


    5. An unusual Agatha Christie mystery without the usual convolutions and red herrings. The murderer, and the reason for murder, is rather obvious - however, the real twist is elsewhere! And it is highly plausible (to say anything more would be a spoiler).


    6. ¡Tía Agatha lo hace de nuevo!Acabé totalmente conectada con la lectura de este libro y como soy de aquellos lectores que se deja llevar por la narración me encantó el desenlace, en serio!! Además de los personajes muy bien descritos, cada uno en el papel que le correspondía; pude congeniar con Iris, entender su personalidad y seguir su "destino".



    7. والله رائعة من روائع كريستي، تتحدث فيها عن المال والحب وماذا يفعلانه في قلوب البعضإذ بدأت القصة بوفاة روزماري - الفتاة الفاحشة الثراء - التي اعتبرت كانتحار، بعد ستة أشهر بدأت أختها اريس - التي ورثت ثروة أختها - تنبش الذكريات بعد أن عثرت على رسالة تفضح أختها، ثم عثر جورج زوج روز [...]


    8. This must be 96% the best whodunit I have read.Six people are suspected of poisoning wealthy heiress Rosemary – a murder that takes place in plain sight at London’s salubrious Luxembourg restaurant. One of them has slipped cyanide into her champagne.Husband, lovers, rivals, beneficiaries of her death – they each harbour powerful motives – yet who performed the seemingly impossible sleight of hand?And when – amidst a misguided reconstruction – a second person falls victim to an identi [...]


    9. Agatha Christie has done it again - this book was brilliant, as ALWAYS! She keeps you on the edge of your seat, guessing and thinking and rethinking during the entire book. I suspected nearly every character at one point or another in this book, but not once have I been able to correctly guess the ending and the murderer of an Agatha Christie book. (And I have read a lot of her books.)The book is about a young woman named Rosemary Barton, who was murdered at her birthday dinner before six friend [...]


    10. The book begins with 17-year-old Iris Marles remembering her sister Rosemary's birthday the previous year. Iris must come to terms with her life as the exceptionally beautiful Rosemary, who got all the love, all the attention-and all the money.I've read Sparkling Cyanide at least 3 or 4 times - and continue to love it. I must admit the last quarter, until the unveiling of the killer-dragged a bit for me but this is undoubtedly because I know it so well. The first half is outstanding and the endi [...]


    11. 4 StarsMaybe I enjoyed this story because it was a BBC Radio 4-full cast dramatized. Or maybe I enjoyed this story because it was very well written


    12. اول رواية قرأتها لاجاثا كريستي , قرأتها مرتين وهي الافضل بالنسبة لي بين روايات كريستي الاخرى .


    13. Sparkling Cyanide was my fifth Agatha Christie, and my fifth time being absolutely blown away by how well crafted her mysteries are. The novel begins with Iris Marle looking back on a dinner party which had resulted in the death of her sister Rosemary, whose champagne had been poisoned with cyanide. 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 atten [...]



    14. Πολυ καλο!!!!!!!!!Πολυ καλη πλοκη που κλιμακωνεται σε ενταση οσο φτανεις στο τελος.Καλο το φιναλε.Θεωρω οτι ειναι απο τα καλυτερα της!!!!!!


    15. 2.5 starsI fucking hate these old-ass italian translations, I swear. How the mystery was solved was unexpected, I will admit it, but the novel failed to keep me engaged in its entirety.


    16. رائعة من روائع أجاثا كريستي المعتادة. وترتني القضية هذه المرة أكثر من اللازم ما قدرت أخمن نصف تخمين حتى عن هوية المجرم. عظيمة!



    17. I'm on a mystery kick, switching between Christie and Sayers. I pulled this, covered in dust, off the top shelf of my closet, opened it and began reading at random, and then went back to the beginning to do the story justice.This is a fairly standard whodunit, Christie-style - only it's overlaid by such a strong human element that the whodunit is almost superseded by it. Which means that, more than anything, this book is a prime example of Christie's incredible slight-of-hand: she can tell two s [...]


    18. 4.5 estrellas Este libro de la tía Agatha es uno de esos que te atrapa y no te suelta. Me pareció genial que empezara con la visión en retrospectiva de varios personajes sobre un supuesto suicidio. Cada uno tenía sus propias ideas del asunto, y los dramas con la fallecida (una cabeza hueca) daban para muchas teorías.También me ha sorprendido para bien que Cianuro espumoso no lo protagoniza un detective o el criminal, sino el recuerdo de la víctima, Rosemary, que atormenta a los "involucra [...]


    19. Re-read 26.09.2017 From 2 to 4 stars.A person is murdered, although it's seemingly impossible, because it's done under the watchful eye of several people - my favorite kind of murder.The identity of the murderer isn't actually a huge surprise, nor is the basic idea of the execution of the murder (it's very simple if you think about it), but a couple of things surrounding the latter poisoning incident and the way it was done are. The moral of the story is the classic "don't take anyone's word for [...]


    20. I've seen at least 3 different film versions of this book, so it's high time I sat down and read it. ITV decided for whatever reason to have Poirot investigate the case, not Col. Race (who does get a look-in during their film of Cards on the Table but only as a secondary character who defers to Poirot). I suppose that's because P. is much better-known than either Col Race or Inspector Battle; I've never seen an Inspector Battle film or heard him mentioned in a Christie-inspired film.Suffice it t [...]


    21. I am a big fan of Agatha Christie and have read all the Miss Marple series and most of the Hercule Poirot books. I have never read one of Christie's standalone books, when this came up as the September book for my GR group I was eager to try this.7 people attended the birthday party of the Mrs Rosemary Barton at the Luxembourg restaurant. At the end of the restaurants cabaret night the lights went up and Rosemary was found dead slumped on the table. It was decided that Rosemary had committed sui [...]


    22. I love Agatha Christie. I always return to her looking for consolation of some sort, and her books always work for me.This is a very clever story. You recognise the best Christie novels if at the ending you wonder how you could have missed it. The plot is simple, yet ingenious. And somehow you don't see it coming because Agatha Christie cleverly puts up a smokescreen sending you in the wrong direction. This novel is set almost a year after the death of Rosemary Barton. Her death was thought a su [...]


    23. Delightful and very well-done! I had seen the Poirot episode, so I thought I knew where this was going but boy was I wrong lol. Left me at a bit of a loss at first, but made the whole thing that much more enjoyable, because it turned out I didn't know who had done it and the entire backstory.Great characters, all having potential reasons for being the murderer.Highly recommend! (And of course, Hugh Fraser is the best ;-).




    24. I really wanted to read a book by Agatha Christie and I thought doing it reading "and then there were none" but finally my dad gave me "Sparkling Cyanide".I must say that I loved the book. All hypotheses I had while I read the story were wrong.The story kept me entertained all the time. I recommend it so much to everyone.Tenía muchísimas ganas de leer un libro de Agatha Christie y pensaba hacerlo leyendo "diez negritos" pero finalmente mi papá me regaló "cianuro espumoso"Debo decir que el li [...]


    25. Agatha Christie is just the best. I never get it right! I liked the set up of this one--a chapter devoted to each of the suspects & how they all have motive. I also like the unglamorous Colonel Race as the investigator.


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