The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories

Author: Agatha Christie

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Page: 288

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Agatha Christie's classic short story collection, published to tie-in with a new BBC TV adaptation of the book's most enduring and shocking thriller, The Witness for the Prosecution. 1920s London. A murder, brutal and bloodthirsty, has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and enormously rich Emily French. All the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily's dedicated housekeeper Janet Mackenzie stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence.
English drama

Witness for the Prosecution & Selected Plays

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

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Category: English drama

Page: 348

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Newly-Jacketed Edition Designed To Celebrate The 50Th Anniversary Of Christie S Faultlessly Plotted Witness For The Prosecution And Other Outstanding Plays. The Perfect Complement To The Latest Edition Of The Mousetrap And Selected Plays (50Th Aniversary Edition). Headlining This Book Is Witness For The Prosecution Christie S Highly Successful Stage Play Which Won The New York Drama Critics Circle Award For Best Foreign Play. A Stunning Courtroom Drama, It Tells The Story Of A Scheming Wife Testifying Against Her Husband In A Shocking Murder Trial. The Wild Beauty Of A Seaside House Perched High On The Devonshire River Tern Provides A Stunning Back-Drop In Towards Zero As A Psychopathic Murderer Homes In On The Unsuspecting Victims. Passion, Murder And Love Are The Deadly Ingredients In Verdict, Making It One Of Christie S More Unusual Thrillers And Prompting Her To Label It The Best Play I Have Written With The Exception Of Witness For The Prosecution . Go Back For Murder Tells The Story Of The Young And Feisty Carla Who, Orphaned At The Tender Age Of Five, Discovers Her Mother Was Imprisioned For Murdering Her Father And Determines To Prove Her Innocence.
Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

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Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
Biography & Autobiography

Witness

Author: Amber Frey

Publisher: Harper Collins

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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1 corinthians 10:13, niv "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." Amber Frey's life was full of blessings: an exciting new business, a beautiful home, and most of all, her infant daughter, Ayiana. But Amber had been through some unhappy relationships, and she longed for a true and loving partner. In November 2002, she went on a blind date with Scott Peterson. He was handsome, charming, thoughtful, and romantic. Best of all, he was single and ready to settle down . . . or so he said. Their connection was immediate. Over the next few weeks, Amber and Scott grew closer and closer. Scott won her over with his warmth, humor, and intelligence, and he even won the heart of little Ayiana. Before long, he began to speak of the beautiful future the three of them were destined to share as a family. Soon enough, however, Amber began to suspect that Scott Peterson might not be the man he claimed to be. On December 9, he broke down in tears and told her that he had been married, but had "lost" his wife. This was weeks before Laci Peterson, eight months pregnant at the time, was even reported missing. Scott Peterson hadn't lost her, but clearly he was planning to. Suddenly a relationship that seemed full of promise was turning into Amber's worst nightmare. Amber launched an investigation of her own. The moment she was able to confirm her worst suspicions, she contacted the Modesto Police Department, in northern California, and offered to do whatever she could to help. She began secretly taping her conversations with Scott, pressing him for information but never letting on that she had heard the news of Laci's disappearance. Those conversations became the basis for the prosecution's case against Scott Peterson for the murder of his wife and unborn child. Amber's whole world was turned upside down in the process. She lost her privacy, as every detail of her life was scrutinized by the media, who couldn't seem to get enough of this tragic, heart-wrenching story. But she soldiered on, looking deep inside herself and drawing strength from her faith. Witness is the chilling story of how a young woman became ensnared in Scott Peterson's web of lies, then risked everything to seek justice for Laci Peterson and her unborn child, Conner. It is also a story of forgiveness and faith, and of one woman's struggle to live with an open and honest heart.
Detective and mystery stories, English

Witness for the Prosecution

Author: Agatha Christie

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Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 91

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Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

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A Study Guide for Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama for Students for all of your research needs.