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Sparkling Cyanide
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William Morrow Paperbacks 2009
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In Sparkling Cyanide, Agatha Christie seats six—including a murderer—around a dining table set for seven, one year to the day that a beautiful heiress was poisoned in that very room.

Six people sit down to a sumptuous meal at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary—"rosemary for remembrance." A strange sentiment considering no one is likely to forget the night, exactly a year ago, that Rosemary Barton died at exactly the same table, her beautiful face unrecognizable, convulsed with pain and horror.

But then Rosemary had always been memorable—she had the ability to arouse strong passions in most people she met. In one case, strong enough to kill. . . .

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Street Date:
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Language:
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ISBN:
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Lexile measure:
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APA Citation (style guide)

Agatha Christie. (2009). Sparkling Cyanide. William Morrow Paperbacks.

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Agatha Christie. 2009. Sparkling Cyanide. William Morrow Paperbacks.

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Agatha Christie, Sparkling Cyanide. William Morrow Paperbacks, 2009.

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Agatha Christie. Sparkling Cyanide. William Morrow Paperbacks, 2009. Web.

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        Sean Baker’s performance of Colonel Race—one of Christie’s minor sleuths, probably best-known for his supporting role in the Hercule Poirot tale Death on the Nile—is reminiscent of the great Clive Merrison’s rendition of Sherlock Holmes. Baker, whether consciously or not, captures Merrison’s crisp enunciation and dry delivery of lines, as Race re-examines the suicide of Rosemary Barton. The case is reopened via a typical Christie plot device: Barton’s widower, George, reconstructs the fatal evening at the same venue, but ends up poisoned himself. This audio production benefits from a stellar full cast, and with a number of potential murderers for the listener to suspect, the distinctive voices of the players—including Naomi Frederick and Colin Tierney—make the mystery all the more compelling. But in a classic whodunit such as this, engagement hangs on the detective, and Baker’s spot-on characterization will make listeners regret that Race appeared in only a handful of books.

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Six people sit down to a sumptuous meal at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary—"rosemary for remembrance." A strange sentiment considering no one is likely to forget the night, exactly a year ago, that Rosemary Barton died at exactly the same table, her beautiful face unrecognizable, convulsed with pain and horror.

But then Rosemary had always been memorable—she had the ability to arouse strong passions in most people she met. In one case, strong enough to kill. . . .

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