First and Last Lines – Answers

Answers as promised – all Agatha Christie unless stated otherwise. Hope you had fun.

First Lines

  1. Bobby Jones teed up his ball… Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?
  2. It was five o’clock on a winter’s morning in Syria. Murder on the Orient Express
  3. I am going to kill a man. The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake
  4. “Unsolved mysteries”. The Thirteen Problems
  5. No seaside town in the south of England is, I think, as attractive as St Loo. Peril at End House
  6.  It was New Year’s Eve. The Mysterious Mr Quin
  7. Joseph Higgins, postman, pushed his battered red bicycle up the long ascent that leads to Heron’s Park… Green for Danger by Christianna Bran
  8. That amiable youth J____ T_______ , came racing down the big staircase at C_______ two steps at a time. The Seven Dials Mystery
  9. The Spider began his career as a common criminal. Stop Press by Michael Innes
  10. It was close on midnight when a man crossed the Place de la Concorde. The Mystery of the Blue Train.
  11. Mrs F______ died on the night of the 16th-17th September – a Thursday. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  12. It was 2pm on the afternoon of May 7th, 1915. The Secret Adversary
  13. “No trumpeters!” said his Lordship in a tone of melancholy and slightly peevish disapproval. Tragedy at Law by Cyril Hare
  14. The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as “The S____ Case” has now somewhat subsided. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  15. The September sun beat down hotly on Le Bourget aerodrome… Death in the Clouds

Last Lines

  1. P.S. Do you think they will put me in Madame Tussauds? Lord Edgware Dies
  2. It was G_______ who had placed the “clue” for the police to find. The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace
  3. Advertise or go under. Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
  4. “A title for the book you may never be able to write: ‘Seven Suspects’.” Death at the President’s Lodging by Michael Innes
  5. So she held him, crouched at her knees, against her breast, huddling his head in her arms that he might not hear eight o’clock strike. Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers

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