- Series: Mary Westmacott Omnibus (Book 1)
- Paperback: 656 pages
- Publisher: Minotaur Books; First edition (September 22, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312273223
- ISBN-13: 978-0312273224
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #708,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Absent in the Spring and Other Novels: Absent in the Spring; Giant's Bread; The Rose and the Yew Tree (Mary Westmacott Omnibus) Paperback – September 22, 2001
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From Publishers Weekly
For those truly unable to get enough of the perennial queen of mystery, St. Martin's has reissued Absent in the Spring, a collection of three novels by Agatha Christie writing under the pen name Mary Westmacott. The clipped prose and careful plotting are familiar, but daggers and blunt objects are replaced in this trio of psychological dramas by sofa cushions and tea sets. The title novel tells of a middle-class man haunted by a past liaison; Giant's Bread of a composer and pianist obsessed with art; and The Rose and the Yew Tree of a young woman tormented by love.
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About the Author
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. Christie was born in Torquay, Devon in 1890. She died in 1976 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.