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Old 01-28-2013, 02:00 AM   #1
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Looking for Agatha Christie Compilation

Is there any complete Agatha Christie compilation for the Kindle? Or at the very least, compilation of all Hercule Poirot's novels?

The only one that I could find is this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004WOZ3RU but that one has missing diagrams and scanning errors as this review suggests http://www.amazon.com/review/R2F0O9J..._res_rtr_alt_1

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Old 01-28-2013, 03:30 AM   #2
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You will not find any legal compilation of Agatha Christie's works. You need to buy them all separately.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:19 AM   #3
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You will not find any legal compilation of Agatha Christie's works. You need to buy them all separately.
Why? There is a legal printed and ebook copy of Sherlock Holmes Compilation

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007PT1PEY
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One difference is that Sherlock Holmes is out of copyright. Agatha Christie is not (other than the two earliest books, in the US only).

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One difference is that Sherlock Holmes is out of copyright. Agatha Christie is not (other than the two earliest books, in the US only).
Another is that there are only 4 Holmes novels and 56 short stories in Canon. Ms. Christie wrote a lot more stories and novels. The size of the ebook file would be prohibitive I would imagine even if all of them were out of copyright.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:59 PM   #6
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That's a shame they don't have a giant Christie omnibus. That'd be AWESOME. I would love to have that. :-) Maybe someday...Althought like crich70 said above, there are tons of them and it would probably be very expensive and the file would most likely be too large.
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The only one that I could find is this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004WOZ3RU but that one has missing diagrams and scanning errors as this review suggests http://www.amazon.com/review/R2F0O9J..._res_rtr_alt_1
That's just her first two novels, which are public domain in the US.

She has eighty books published as Agatha Christie (& a few more under a pseudonym, IIRC).

Her books will be out of copyright in Canada in 2027, and in the EU and most of the rest of the world in 2047. In the US, at least one of her books won't be out of copyright until 2072.

There are about 80 published books, including short story collections. An Omnibus would be about 25MB or more.

You could, of course, but all her books and make your own omnibus. I prefer them as separate volumes.
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She has eighty books published as Agatha Christie (& a few more under a pseudonym, IIRC).
That's right. 66 novels and 12 short story collections as "Agatha Christie", and 6 romance novels as "Mary Westmacott".
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I seem to have 14 collections in my list, but that includes a couple from the 90s.

I noticed yesterday that the big three-volume collected stories sets (Poirot, Marple and Other) are available in the UK as EPUBs - from BoB, kobo and iBooks - but not for Kindle. I might have to contact HarperCollins and find out why.

I have been picking up my Agatha Christies as pbook "rentals" from charity shops because I wasn't happy to pay the ebook prices (roughly £400 for the whole set), but I was considering getting the short stories as an ebook so I can dip in and out more easily. I think the canonical collections are not really in a particularly good order for reading. There are a few stories in Poirot Investigates that take place before Murder on the Links, and are mentioned at the start of that book, for instance.

Obviously these bigger collections are quite expensive as ebooks, but they must be collecting around 4 smaller collections each so the price is not too bad even at charity shop rates.
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I emailed HarperCollins, and they say they'll resubmit the books to the kindle store, and they should appear soon.
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I seem to have 14 collections in my list, but that includes a couple from the 90s.
Yes, there have been numerous "repackaged" sets of short stories, but the 12 collections I referred to previously are how they were originally released by AC.
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I understood that the two nineties books (Problem at Pollensa Bay and While the Light Lasts) were previously-uncollected odds and ends, but I haven't actually verified that.
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Is there any complete Agatha Christie compilation for the Kindle? Or at the very least, compilation of all Hercule Poirot's novels?

The only one that I could find is this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004WOZ3RU but that one has missing diagrams and scanning errors as this review suggests http://www.amazon.com/review/R2F0O9J..._res_rtr_alt_1
That is just a repackaging of the first two novels which we have here at MR for free.
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The three Collected Stories volumes have now reappeared on Amazon UK, as promised by HarperCollins customer services. The last one, the Poirot - the one I actually wanted - appeared just in time for me to buy it on Friday afternoon before I went to an internet free zone for the next 24 hours. (I felt obliged to buy it, having emailed them, although really I only initially wanted to grab the samples and take a look at the contents pages. The Poirot in particular seems to be excellent value, though.)
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