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1. After World War 2, "A Christie for Christmas" became a well-known advertising catchphrase. Which novel, named after the Greek goddess of retribution, was released for the Christmas season in November 1971?
2. One of Agatha Christie's novels concerned the Christmas holiday spent by one of her sleuths. What was its title?
3. In the short story, "The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding", what was concealed in the pudding?
4. Published in November 1957, the novel "4.50 from Paddington" opens with Mrs Elspeth McGillicuddy's train journey after doing her Christmas shopping in London. She witnesses a murder whilst on her way to St Mary Mead to visit which of Agatha Christie's beloved sleuths?
5. This "Christie for Christmas" novel was published in November 1969 but its theme involved a different holiday celebration. In which novel was a child drowned in a bucket of apples after claiming that she witnessed a murder?
6. Agatha Christie wrote in genres other than crime and mystery. She had strong religious beliefs and in 1965 published a book of short stories and poems with Christmas and/or Christian themes. The book's title was "Star Over ________" (which city)?
7. "The Thirteen Problems" is a collection of a short stories which are related by the various members of the Tuesday Night Club in St Mary Mead. One of the stories, entitled "A Christmas Tragedy", is related by which elderly member of the club?
8. This "Christie for Christmas" novel, released in November 1939, is the best-selling of all her novels, but it eventually sparked controversy over its title, and underwent a couple of changes until a politically correct title was achieved.
9. Published for Christmas 1937, this popular Hercule Poirot novel is a classic "locked room mystery", taking place on a river-boat in an exotic location.
10. This book wasn't released in time for Christmas, and does not have a Christmas theme. However, in 2018, the BBC produced a 3-part television series of it for their BBC Christmas Special. Which book involved a series of murders which followed a predictable pattern (well, for the first three anyway) based on the victims' names?
Source: Author MotherGoose
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