The Golden Ball and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
Writer: Agatha Christie
Publisher: St. Martin’s Minotaur Mysteries (2002)
Bought at: Reading Lights (IDR 25k)
The Golden Ball consisted of 15 short stories by Agatha Christie, taken from some of her books/short story collections. The first half of the book has funny, humorous short stories, full of surprises, twisted endings and hilarious characters, remind me a bit of Roald Dahl’s writing style.
My favorites include The Girl In The Train, telling a story about George Rowland, who had just been fired by his uncle, and decided to move into a small town, when suddenly he faced an unexpected adventure, involving a mysterious girl, a foreign royal family scandal, and some shady secret letters.
Another favorite is The Golden Ball, which has similar tone with The Girl In The Train (even the main character has the same first name!), but with more…
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