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Criticism

Corrigan, Maureen. "Melodrama and More." Washington Post Book World XXVII, No. 16 (20 March 1997): 8.

Argues that the stories collected in The Harlequin Tea Set lack merit.

DeMarr, Mary Jean. "The Comic Village." In Comic Crime , edited by Earl F. Bargainnier, 75-91. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green...

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Criticism

Corrigan, Maureen. "Melodrama and More." Washington Post Book World XXVII, No. 16 (20 March 1997): 8.

Argues that the stories collected in The Harlequin Tea Set lack merit.

DeMarr, Mary Jean. "The Comic Village." In Comic Crime, edited by Earl F. Bargainnier, 75-91. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1987.

Considers Christie's use of the village setting and its contribution to the mystery genre.

Hoffman, Nancy Y. "Mistresses of Malfeasance." In Dimensions of Detective Fiction, edited by Larry N. Landrum, Pat Browne, and Ray B. Browne, 97-101. Popular Press, 1976.

Places Christie in the historical context of women crime writers.

Johnson, Pam. Review of The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories, by Agatha Christie. School Library Journal 43, No. 11 (November 1997): 146.

Argues that while the stories in The Harlequin Tea Set are predictable, they testify to Christie's skill as a writer.

Keating, H. R. F., ed. Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977, 224 p.

Collection of essays examining various aspects of Christie's life and works, including essays on Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot.

Rifelj, Carol DeDobay. "Time in Agatha Christie Novels." Language and Style XII, No. 4 (Fall 1979): 213-27.

In the following essay, Rifelj applies Gerard Genette's theories of time structure to Christie's novels.

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