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  1. Kylie D Kylie D says:

    This was a most welcome re read for me It s been many years since I last read it and I d forgotten most of the plot, so it was like a new book We have a young man, Bobby, who, while playing golf, comes across a seriously injured man who has fallen from a cliff As his golfing partner goes for help the injured man briefly regains consciousness and says Why didn t they ask Evans and then dies Bobby dismisses the comment as nonsense, but sinister things start to happen when he mentions this to This was a most welcome re read for me It s been many years since I last read it and I d forgotten most of the plot, so it was like a new book We have a young man, Bobby, who, while playing golf, comes across a seriously injured man who has fallen from a cliff As his golfing partner goes for help the injured man briefly regains consciousness and says Why didn t they ask Evans and then dies Bobby dismisses the comment as nonsense, but sinister things start to happen when he mentions this to the mans family, so he and his childhood friend Lady Frances Derwent, aka Frankie, start to investigate, not realising they are putting their own lives at peril.This is another example of the ingenious plotting of Agatha Christie, and while it may not be her best, it s still a cut above most of todays offerings All lovers of crime and mystery novels need to read Christie s works


  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Why Didn t They Ask Evans , Agatha ChristieWhy Didn t They Ask Evans is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in September 1934 Bobby Jones is playing golf with Dr Thomas in the Welsh seaside town of Marchbolt Seeking the golf ball he hit over the cliff edge, he sees a man lying below The doctor says the man is fatally injured and seeks help Bobby Jones is playing golf with Dr Thomas in the Welsh seaside town of Marchbolt Seeking the golf ball he hit over the clif Why Didn t They Ask Evans , Agatha ChristieWhy Didn t They Ask Evans is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in September 1934 Bobby Jones is playing golf with Dr Thomas in the Welsh seaside town of Marchbolt Seeking the golf ball he hit over the cliff edge, he sees a man lying below The doctor says the man is fatally injured and seeks help Bobby Jones is playing golf with Dr Thomas in the Welsh seaside town of Marchbolt Seeking the golf ball he hit over the cliff edge, he sees a man lying below The doctor says the man is fatally injured and seeks help Bobby stays with the man, who briefly regains consciousness, says Why didn t they ask Evans , and then dies Bobby finds a photograph of a beautiful woman in the man s coat pocket, but no identification 2011 1389 294 9789643636456 20


  3. Phrynne Phrynne says:

    Probably not one of Agatha Christie s best books but I enjoyed it just the same Frankie and Bobbie are a delightful pair and I loved their ending The story is fun and I didn t actually guess one of the guilty parties.I believe this was one of her earlier books and it was not as polished as her work usually is I also had to suspend beliefoften than usual In the first few chapters when the doctor and Bobbie find a dying man on a cliff the doctor goes for help leaving the unqualified yo Probably not one of Agatha Christie s best books but I enjoyed it just the same Frankie and Bobbie are a delightful pair and I loved their ending The story is fun and I didn t actually guess one of the guilty parties.I believe this was one of her earlier books and it was not as polished as her work usually is I also had to suspend beliefoften than usual In the first few chapters when the doctor and Bobbie find a dying man on a cliff the doctor goes for help leaving the unqualified young man in charge Pretty sure the young man should have run for help leaving the suitably qualified doctor to tend the dying Never mind though It was a good story and it was fun A very pleasant light read


  4. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Rating 3.5 of fiveAnnoying Just plain annoying Frankie and Bobby are bumbling amateurs Lady Frances Derwent, daughter of the Earl of Marchington, knows Bobby, the son of the Vicar of Marchbolt, from little on up They meet again when Bobby s found a dying man under the cliffs near his home He and Frankie decide that they ll look into the matter because there are some loose and flapping ends that Bobby knows but had no chance to say at the inquest.Hijinks quite predictably ensue.It was 80 y Rating 3.5 of fiveAnnoying Just plain annoying Frankie and Bobby are bumbling amateurs Lady Frances Derwent, daughter of the Earl of Marchington, knows Bobby, the son of the Vicar of Marchbolt, from little on up They meet again when Bobby s found a dying man under the cliffs near his home He and Frankie decide that they ll look into the matter because there are some loose and flapping ends that Bobby knows but had no chance to say at the inquest.Hijinks quite predictably ensue.It was 80 years ago that the book was conceived and written, but the kinds of dumbass errors the amateurs make just got up my nose So much so that I was really hard pressed to keep reading I did, oh my, didn t I just, but I kept shouting at the book thank goodness my roommate is in rehab when they pulled yet another bonehead maneuver with their ridiculously overcomplicated plans that shouldn t have worked while overlooking commonsensical things like doors being locked or unlocked from the outside.Well anyway, there it is, I can t change Dame Agatha s writing and I can t unread it.There have been two TV adaptations The first, in 1980, starred Francesca Annis and James Warwick later stars of the very good Partners in Crime series featuring Dame Agatha s amateur sleuths Tommy and Tuppence and was supremely faithful to the book It was three hours of pleasure The baddie was bad, the bumbling was still annoying, the goodies wore two shoes But it was beautiful and it was well done.But Then Came Marple.Horrifying They totally screwed the pooch Miss Marple, played at that point by Julia MacKenzie, was grafted onto the story, much surgery was done to the plot, and the characters of Frankie and Bobby were prettified Sean Biggerstaff, who played Bobby, was Oliver Wood in the Potter franchise into blandness I d deduct at least two stars for the awfulness of this adaptation but it s just not fair to blame the Dame for what happened thirty years after she popped her clogs In general, I d give the whole fechachte thing a miss unless you are a Francesca Annis fan me in which case hunt up the 1980 telefilm


  5. Ken Ken says:

    I always find the Christie thrillers to never really connect with me, that probably explains why I d initially skipped this one when working through her cannon.My favourite part of the story was probably the introduction to the mystery itself.Bobby Jones and his friend Dr Thomas are playing golf in a Welsh seaside resort, only for Bobby to slice his ball over a cliff edge.Down below he spots a dying man who utters the final words Why Didn t They Ask Evans Whilst surviving an attempt of poisoni I always find the Christie thrillers to never really connect with me, that probably explains why I d initially skipped this one when working through her cannon.My favourite part of the story was probably the introduction to the mystery itself.Bobby Jones and his friend Dr Thomas are playing golf in a Welsh seaside resort, only for Bobby to slice his ball over a cliff edge.Down below he spots a dying man who utters the final words Why Didn t They Ask Evans Whilst surviving an attempt of poisoning, Bobby regaling the events to companion Frankie Lady Frances Derwent and the pair decided to investigate further.Even through the set up was great, I found the story to fall into the same plot failings as the other Christie thrillers.At the same time the pair felt like a weaker version of Tommy and Tuppence.By no means her worst novel, I d rank this somewhere between The Secret of Chimneys and The Seven Dials Mystery


  6. Obsidian Obsidian says:

    What a fun look at a standalone Christie Why Didn t They Ask Evans is definitely full of twists and turns I also didn t realize the guilty party until the end of the book The characters of Bobby Jones and Frankie Derwent Lady Frances are delightful and some parts of this book remind me of The Seven Dials Mystery which is not a bad thing Why Didn t They Ask Evans begins with Bobby Jones and the local doctor playing golf when they realize that a man has fallen off a nearby cliff and i What a fun look at a standalone Christie Why Didn t They Ask Evans is definitely full of twists and turns I also didn t realize the guilty party until the end of the book The characters of Bobby Jones and Frankie Derwent Lady Frances are delightful and some parts of this book remind me of The Seven Dials Mystery which is not a bad thing Why Didn t They Ask Evans begins with Bobby Jones and the local doctor playing golf when they realize that a man has fallen off a nearby cliff and is near death Bobby stays with the man and is there to witness his last words Why didn t they ask Evans Bobby goes through the man s pocket and finds a photograph of a young woman that looks slightly otherworldly A man comes by and offers to stay with the now dead man while Bobby runs off home When an inquest comes up Bobby feels slightly disappointed by the dead man s family and then eventually remembers the man s last words and sends off a letter about it From there though things heat up with someone trying to murder Bobby His childhood friend Lady Frances Frankie starts to think that something about the dead man is dangerous and could lead Bobby to his own end The two of them put their heads together and managed to track down the man that Bobby ended up leaving the dead man alone with and from there meet dangerous characters all over the place.I really liked Bobby He seems to have a harebrained idea with his friend Badger that name but definitely doesn t want to give up until he finds out who possibly murdered the man he came across Frankie is similar to previous Christie female characters who keep on investigating even if it leads to their peril I loved the writing and the flow of the book improves after we get out of the first couple of chapters It was a bit slow going at first.The setting of the book has it taking place before World War II It was interesting since most of Poirot s and Miss Marple s stories take place after World War II,The ending was definitely a shocker I was happy though with how things ended up


  7. Mir Mir says:

    Amusing, mostly light if you ignore the perfectly nice people who get murdered along the way mystery featuring for once no actual detective Not even amateur sleuths like Christie s Tommy and Tuppence here we have a bored Bright Young Thing and her reluctant pal investigating what everyone else says was an accidental death The title seems like a spoiler but view spoiler there are no actual boomerangs in this book hide spoiler My cover, excitingly, is even cheesier than the one display Amusing, mostly light if you ignore the perfectly nice people who get murdered along the way mystery featuring for once no actual detective Not even amateur sleuths like Christie s Tommy and Tuppence here we have a bored Bright Young Thing and her reluctant pal investigating what everyone else says was an accidental death The title seems like a spoiler but view spoiler there are no actual boomerangs in this book hide spoiler My cover, excitingly, is even cheesier than the one displayed here


  8. Marti Marti says:

    Very Agatha Christie Not her best work, but still a damn good mystery.


  9. Vikas Singh Vikas Singh says:

    An interesting plot full of twists and turns and some interesting coincidences The lovable pair of amateur detectives Bobby and Frankie end up solving a gruesome death using their wits and some nice deductions And of course you have a great end when it is revealed all in a grand fashion Must read.


  10. Lisa (Harmonybites) Lisa (Harmonybites) says:

    To put it mildly not one of Christie s best and I am a fan who has rated books of hers five stars I really liked it at first Bobby Jones is a amiable young man, a vicar s son, who finds a dying man at the foot of a cliff The man s last cryptic words were, Why didn t they ask Evans Soon there s an attempt on Bobby s life and he and his childhood friend, Frankie, aka Lady Frances Derwent, are on the case There s a great chemistry between them, wit and humor to be had in the tale, a breezy To put it mildly not one of Christie s best and I am a fan who has rated books of hers five stars I really liked it at first Bobby Jones is a amiable young man, a vicar s son, who finds a dying man at the foot of a cliff The man s last cryptic words were, Why didn t they ask Evans Soon there s an attempt on Bobby s life and he and his childhood friend, Frankie, aka Lady Frances Derwent, are on the case There s a great chemistry between them, wit and humor to be had in the tale, a breezy readable style, action and suspense, and of course I was drawn in by the mystery.But there are a number of problems I wouldn t expect from a Christie, although I guess when you write over 80 novels in a career, some are bound to be misfires One question that occurred to me early on and is a pet peeve in many a mystery is why they didn t immediately go to the police with their suspicions, rather than start sleuthing on their own But then that might go nicely with problem number two that they were both too stupid to live on several levels One being of the Jeez, don t walk into the obvious ambush kind Another evenserious was that the obvious villainswere obvious but Christie s sleuths remain oblivious This is one Christie the only one I can remember where right from the first I met the characters involved I was sure whodunnit and was right Although there were some ins and outs I didn t learn until the end Despite their stupidity, I did like Bobby and Frankie and that and those loose ends I wanted to see tied up kept me reading but really, below average for a mystery and seriously sub par for the writer of Murder on the Orient Express and And Then There Were None


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Why Didn't They Ask Evans? ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ Why Didn't They Ask Evans? By Agatha Christie ➦ – Thomashillier.co.uk Was it a misstep that sent a handsome stranger plummeting to his death from a cliff Or something sinister Fun loving adventurers Bobby Jones and Frances Derwent s suspicions are certainly roused espei Was it They Ask ePUB ¹ a misstep that sent a handsome stranger plummeting to his death from a cliff Or something sinister Fun loving adventurers Bobby Jones and Frances Derwent s suspicions are certainly roused espeically since the man s dying words were so peculiar Why didn t they ask Evans Bobby and Frances would love to know Unfortunately, asking the Why Didn't Kindle - wrong people has sent the amateur sleuths running for their lives on a wild and deadly pursuit to discover who Evans is, what it was he wasn t asked, and why the mysterious inquiry has put their own lives in mortal danger.

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
  • Agatha Christie
  • English
  • 09 September 2019
  • 0312981597

About the Author: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie They Ask ePUB ¹ also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie MallowanAgatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance Her books have sold over a billion copies in the Why Didn't Kindle - English language and a billion in translation According to Index Translationum, she remains the most translated individual author, having been translated into at least languages She is the creator of two of the 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 Didn't They Ask MOBI õ modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, UK as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches 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 During the Second World War, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, acquiring a good knowledge of poisons which feature in many of her novelsHer first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in During her first marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazinesIn late , Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On December 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 daysIn , Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 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 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 , is now in the care of the National TrustChristie 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, and the novel After the Funeral Abney Hall became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plotsTo honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club Wikipedia entry for Agatha Christie.