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The Unexpected Guest

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time with her works outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. She is regarded by generations of fans as the greatest mystery writer ever, and her novels are read and cherished the world over.

Clarissa, the young wife of a Foreign Office Diplomat, delights in tweaking the sensibilities of her more serious friends and for playing a game she calls "supposing" - imagining a difficult situation and figuring out how people would respond. But Clarissa's lighthearted game becomes deadly serious when she discovers the dead body of an unknown person in her own drawing room. If that wasn't bad enough, her husband is on the way home with an important foreign politician and the attendant scandal of the dead body would irrevocably damage his career at the very least. Therefore, Clarissa decides to dispose of the body and persuades her three houseguests to help.

But before she can get the body off the premises, a policeman arrives at her front door. The police received an anonymous tip about a murder in the house and have shown up to investigate. Now Clarissa must keep the body hidden, convince the skeptical police inspector that there has been no murder, and, in the meantime, find out who has been murdered, why, and what the body is doing in her house.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

February 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-7531-6128-1 / 978-0-7531-6128-9 (UK edition)
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January 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne
ISBN: 0-7862-2201-8 / 978-0-7862-2201-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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October 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-312-24262-X / 978-0-312-24262-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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September 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest: Novelisation
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-232690-6 / 978-0-00-232690-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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January 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest (The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection) Leatherette Edition
Author(s): Unnamed
ISBN: 1-58165-110-4 / 978-1-58165-110-2 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-825559-8 / 978-0-00-825559-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-819667-2 / 978-0-00-819667-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne
ISBN: 1-4448-2648-4 / 978-1-4448-2648-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-573-70237-3 / 978-0-573-70237-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest: Novelisation (Masterpiece Edition)
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-651368-9 / 978-0-00-651368-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest (An Agatha Christie signature edition)
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-715489-5 / 978-0-00-715489-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 2000 : UK Paperback

Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-7531-6153-2 / 978-0-7531-6153-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Unexpected Guest: Travels in Afghanistan
Author(s): Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne
ISBN: 1-250-09431-3 / 978-1-250-09431-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
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September 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Unexpected Guest (St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries)
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-312-97512-0 / 978-0-312-97512-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 1-5047-6549-4 / 978-1-5047-6549-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne
ISBN: 1-5047-6546-X / 978-1-5047-6546-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 1-5047-6548-6 / 978-1-5047-6548-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
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July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
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July 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
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June 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-721166-X / 978-0-00-721166-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Unexpected Guest & The Pale Horse: AND The Pale Horse (BBC Audio Crime)
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 1-84607-037-6 / 978-1-84607-037-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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August 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 1-56511-555-4 / 978-1-56511-555-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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September 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0-00-105586-0 / 978-0-00-105586-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Charles Osborne, Agatha Christie
ISBN: 1-55935-323-6 / 978-1-55935-323-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soundelux Audio Pub
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Kindle Editions

October 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins
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February 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Unexpected Guest
Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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