Parker Pyne Investigates has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: Parker Pyne Investigates, Agatha ChristieParker Pyne Investigates is a short st. Agatha Christie once again demonstrates her mastery of the short form mystery with Parker Pyne Investigates—short stories of crime and detection featuring. Editorial Reviews. Review. “Agatha Christie will continue to fascinate readers long after the next generation of scientific gadgets comes along and renders.
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Return to Book Page. The forlorn, the anxious and the puzzled have all beaten a path to Parker Pyne’s office where, armed with just an intuitive knowledge of human nature and a small retinue of talented employees, he turns their fantasies into reality – for a modest fee, payable in advance. The Case of the Middle-aged Wife The Case of the Discontented Soldier The Case of the Distressed Lady The Ca The forlorn, the anxious and the puzzled have all beaten a path to Parker Pyne’s office where, armed with just an intuitive knowledge of human nature and a small retinue of talented employees, he turns their fantasies into reality – for a modest fee, payable in advance.
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Jul 15, Larker Koivu rated it agathha was ok Shelves: Fantasy Island for the mystery set! This isn’t Agatha Christie’s typical who-dunnit mystery. Half the people that come to “investigator” Parker Pyne for help are just bored.
Makes sense since that’s who he advertises for, those who are unhappy and don’t know what to do about it. So, his clients are often people with money who want someone else to make life interesting again for them That is difficult for me to swallow. I come from a background where money had to be hard-earned, penny by penny. As I’ve aged I’ve also learned the value of time.
I tend to loath people who say, “I’m bored” and I feel “killing time” deserves capital punishment. It is murder after all. So, I found the very premise of Parker Pyne Investigates repugnant. Much of this book is wish fulfillment. A client meets with Pyne, unburdens his woes, and then Pyne sets up an improbably scenario in order to spice up that person’s life.
In these short stories, Pyne sets up thrilling adventures and minor mysteries to put a little pep in his client’s lives. More than once the issue is little more than fhristie husband or wife who’s bored chfistie the other. So Pyne creates jealousy and soon they both realize how foolish they’ve been, how much they still love one another, and they live happily ever after.
There are a few actual crimes solved herein and occasionally Pyne flashes Sherlockian genius. Pyne is no Poirot, other than his girth, but occasionally Christie can’t help but mix in fhristie of that crafty Belgium’s cleverness. However, there’s not enough character in this character. Again, his girth aside, Pyne is flat. The most interesting things about him are his intuition into human nature and his unintentionally absurd christiee that lying to your significant other is the key to a solid relationship.
Yes, I understand “white lies” are what is meant or at least what it could be explained away as, but it honestly sounded like ridiculous, archaic advice column mumbo jumbo. View all 9 comments. Sep 22, Nandakishore Varma rated it it was amazing Shelves: Parker Pyne is a different specimen from the Christie universe. He is not your conventional detective, but a person who provides “happiness”; his ad in the paper says: If not, consult Mr.
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Pyne knows that unhappiness can be classified under six heads – no more, no less. That said, apart from the first six stories, the others are all conventional stories of detection. I think Dame Agatha ran out of ideas for Parker Pyne is a different specimen from the Christie universe. I think Dame Agatha ran out of ideas for unhappy clients and returned to what she was good at.
I loved most of the stories in this collection. My favourite is “The House at Shiraz”. View all 5 comments. But I was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed the first few stories. Overall it was quite enjoyable, maybe one for the completists. Aug 03, Simona Bartolotta rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 19, Elham rated it really liked it Shelves: Parker Pyne is not a detective, he is, as he describes himself, a heart specialist.
He has an advertisement in newspaper: But after the first seven story, we see that she again comes back to her conventional writing story and makes a detective from Parker P Parker Pyne is not a detective, he is, as he describes himself, a heart specialist.
But after the first seven story, we see that she again comes back to her conventional writing story and makes a detective from Parker Pyne also.
The psychological stories can be divided into following categories: I found chrstie approaches that Agatha suggests to the characters in the form of Parker Pyne, natural and reasonable. There are some behaviors like contentment for instance which although they are good in general, they can be harmful sometimes over the time and may lose their meaning in relationships.
Sometimes musts should be put aside to make life happier. There are some specifications which can be said they have become intrinsic, there are some activities that people are interested in them or not. Too much humility is not good and does not work. Excitement curistie variety can be made in life by small things.
Sometimes by changing some habitual habits to positive way can parked exciting. One other message of Agatha is that wealth without love cannot bring happiness specially for a woman. The other six stories are criminal and they are attractive in their own way.
The stories are happening in different countries especially Eastern countriessuch as: Iraq, Iran, Oman and Greece. Parker Pyne had his first view of Shiraz. They had flown over mountain ranges with narrow, desolate valleys between, and all arid, parched, dry wilderness.
Then suddenly Shiraz came into view—an emerald-green jewel in the heart of the wilderness. View all 4 comments. Feb 08, Laurel Young rated it really liked investigatws Shelves: Parker Pyne is the most emotional of Christie’s detectives, preferring matters of the heart to pure puzzles.
However, he can be just as sharp in his deductions as Poirot or Miss Marple when the need arises. Crhistie are also some lighthearted cases of people wanting more romance or adventure in their lives, which Mr. I couldn’t help feeling, at first, that it’s a bit condescending to suggest that most people Parker Pyne is the most abatha of Christie’s detectives, preferring matters of the heart to pure puzzles.
I found myself thinking, “what about all the people with real problems, Agatha? Even so, I like the stories that do involve murder and crime, as Christie proves herself quite adept at packing her famous twists into even parkerr few pages. I prefer novel-length Christie, but she approximates it here with an overarching narrative, in which Pyne travels abroad, including the first “Death on the Nile”–which is quite different from the later novel of that name.
In this way we get to know the main characters Pyne and his employees, most notably the exotic Miss de Sara. There is even an early cameo from Miss Oliver!
All of which makes this a necessary inclusion for any Christie collection. Nov 10, Deb Jones rated it really liked it. In my youth, I thought myself an Agatha Christie aficionado, having read all the titles my local library offered — back in the 60s and 70s. Hardly — I wasn’t even aware of Parker Pyne. I’m putting that right now, all these decades later, revisiting Christie favorites of the past and afatha new-to-me offerings by onvestigates queen of mystery writers.
Parker Pyne is a private investigator, but not of pybe usual sort. He offers money-back guaranteed services to aid people in finding happiness. Pyne ho In my youth, I thought myself an Agatha Christie aficionado, having read all the titles my local library offered — back in the 60s and 70s.
This series of short chrristie was a great introduction to this character and his unusual pursuits in the name of client satisfaction. Parker Pyne is a man retired from a career as agatya statistician for the British government and has now embarked in a career far removed from the number-crunching with which he was familiar.
Pyne is an interesting and imaginative character; understanding of human nature, ethical and not easily manipulated.