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Het Mysterie Van Sittaford (The Sittaford Mystery) The Sittaford Mystery (AKA Murder at Hazelmoor) The Sittaford Mystery (Agatha Christie Mysteries). Read The Sittaford Mystery PDF File. Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name. The Sittaford Mystery is a work of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie , first .. Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.

After being reunited with the Woolleys, most of the party made its way by stages to Greece where Christie received telegrams informing her that her daughter Rosalind who was in the care of her sister at Abney Hall , was seriously ill with pneumonia. Christie set off for home by a four-day train journey with Max accompanying her. Dustjacket blurb[ edit ] The blurb on the inside flap of the dustjacket of the first edition which is also repeated opposite the title page reads: It was a typical Dickens Christmas; deep snow everywhere, and down in the little village of Sittaford on the fringe of Dartmoor , probably deeper than anywhere.

Mrs Willett, the winter tenant in Captain Trevelyan's country house, was, with her daughter Violet, giving a party.

Finally they decided to do a little table rapping and after the usual number of inconsequential messages from the 'other side', suddenly the table announced that Captain Trevelyan was dead. His oldest friend, Captain Burnaby, was disturbed.

He quickly left the house and tramped ten miles of snowy roads to Exhampton. There was no sign of life in Trevelyan's house. A back window was broken in and the light was burning — and there, on the floor, was the body of Trevelyan. Inspector Narracott took the case in hand, and after wandering through a maze of false clues and suspects, he ultimately discovered the murderer of Captain Trevelyan.

Christie has never formulated a more ingenious or enthralling plot and her characterisation is of the vivid type which marked The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and The Murder at the Vicarage.

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There are several red herrings. He was not in Australia but had returned to England on the same boat with the Willetts.

The Willetts' motive for moving into the isolated Sittaford house had no connection with Captain Trevelyan. They wanted to live close to Dartmoor Prison , where Violet's father was imprisoned. His escape from the prison three days after the murder was engineered by Brian Pearson.

He and Brian would live with the Willetts as their manservants until the danger was past, but the prisoner was recaptured. Martin Dering created a false alibi because his wife Sylvia was watching him for divorce proceedings. Emily solves the mystery in Hazelmoor after finding Captain Trevelyan's ski boots hidden in the chimney, and two pairs of skis in different sizes.

Major Burnaby is the killer. He killed Captain Trevelyan at about a quarter to six. Then he cleaned his skis and put them in the cupboard. He hid Trevelyan's ski boots in the chimney to prevent the police seeing them, and thus possibly realising how quickly a person on skis could have travelled between Sittaford and Exhampton.

Major Burnaby hoped that the second pair of skis, of a different size, would pass unnoticed. He had received the letter notifying him of the win on the morning of the day of the murder, contrary to what he told Enderby.

Captain Trevelyan had won the competition but used Burnaby's name to send in competition solutions. Agatha Christie's latest is up to her usual high standard and compares favourably with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd , one of the best she ever did.

In a short review of 23 October , the Daily Mirror said that, "A pair of snow shoes and a prize competition offer clues to the villain, who is well concealed. Robert Barnard: Highly entertaining, with adroit clueing. Charles Osborne: It is also one of Mrs. Christie's most entertaining crime novels, and her use of the Dartmoor background is masterly. There is a Sittaford Tor on Dartmoor, which gave Christie the name. The physical location of her fictional settlement of Sittaford closely matches that of Belstone , but its description also evokes Throwleigh where Christie owned a house.

Smithson Broadhead. The book's dedication reads: With whom I discussed the plot of this book to the alarm of those around us. In , Christie had been planning a holiday to the West Indies when a chance conversation at a dinner party with a Commander Howe of the Royal Navy and his wife, who had just returned from his being stationed in the Persian Gulf , awakened an interest in her in visiting Baghdad , especially when the Howes pointed out that a part of the journey could be made by the famed Orient Express.

The Howes also mentioned that not far from Baghdad, an archaeological expedition was uncovering the remains of the ancient city of Ur , about which Christie had been reading with avid interest in The Illustrated London News.

Entranced by the thought of such a journey, she changed her tickets at Thomas Cook 's and set off for the orient.

On the journey, she found herself in the company of a tedious Englishwoman who was determined to take Christie "under her wing", although that was the last thing she wanted. Desperate to escape she travelled to Ur and made the acquaintance of the archaeological expedition's leader, Leonard Woolley — and his wife, Katharine — Visitors to the dig were usually discouraged but Katharine Woolley was a great admirer of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and, being an imperious and difficult woman who always got her way in things large and small Gertrude Bell described Katherine as "dangerous" , Christie was treated as an honoured guest.

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Arriving back there in February , she met Max Mallowan, who had been away ill with appendicitis. Katharine 'ordered' him to take Christie on a tour of the local sights. They visited Nippur , Diwaniyah , Nejeif, Ukhaidir, and Kerbela and on a journey back to Baghdad, their car got stuck in the sand. Mallowan was impressed by the way in which Christie, rather than succumbing to panic in the heat and dust, just lay down in the car's shadow to sleep while a Bedouin went off for help.

After being reunited with the Woolleys, most of the party made its way by stages to Greece where Christie received telegrams informing her that her daughter Rosalind who was in the care of her sister at Abney Hall , was seriously ill with pneumonia.

Christie set off for home by a four-day train journey with Max accompanying her. Christie accepted and in doing so was warned to be cautious by her brother-in-law James Watts ?

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The blurb on the inside flap of the dustjacket of the first edition which is also repeated opposite the title page reads:. It was a typical Dickens Christmas; deep snow everywhere, and down in the little village of Sittaford on the fringe of Dartmoor , probably deeper than anywhere. Mrs Willett, the winter tenant in Captain Trevelyan's country house, was, with her daughter Violet, giving a party.

Finally they decided to do a little table rapping and after the usual number of inconsequential messages from the 'other side', suddenly the table announced that Captain Trevelyan was dead.

His oldest friend, Captain Burnaby, was disturbed. He quickly left the house and tramped ten miles of snowy roads to Exhampton. There was no sign of life in Trevelyan's house.

A back window was broken in and the light was burning — and there, on the floor, was the body of Trevelyan. Inspector Narracott took the case in hand, and after wandering through a maze of false clues and suspects, he ultimately discovered the murderer of Captain Trevelyan. Christie has never formulated a more ingenious or enthralling plot and her characterisation is of the vivid type which marked The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and The Murder at the Vicarage.

It aired in the UK on 30 April Arriving back there in February , she met Max Mallowan, who had been away ill with appendicitis. Highly entertaining, with adroit clueing. In this adaptation the killer is different from the novel and it also featured an early appearance from rising star Carey Mulligan. See Publication history below for UK first edition jacket image. This page was last edited on 3 April , at James Pearson is arrested for murder because he was in Exhampton at the time of the murder, trying unsuccessfully to get a loan from Captain Trevelyan.

They visited Nippur , Diwaniyah , Nejeif, Ukhaidir, and Kerbela and on a journey back to Baghdad, their car got stuck in the sand.