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The Harlequin Tea Set is a short story collection published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in the U.S. in April 1997. The collection comprised Christie stories, including some written in her early years, which had only been published in magazines but which had never been included in a collection in book form. The Harlequin Tea Set was only published in the U.S. Parallel U.K. collections published around the same time are While the Light Lasts and Other Stories and Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories.


Publication history[]

  • 1997: G P Putnam's Sons, 14 April 1997, Hardcover, 281 pp, 0-399-14287-8
  • 1998: Berkley Books, 1 December 1998, Paperback, 0-425-16515-9

First Publication of Stories[]

  • The Edge
  • The Actress
    • U.K. - The Novel Magazine vol. 37 no. 218, May 1923 as "A Trap for the Unwary"
    • U.S. - not published before.
  • While the Light Lasts
  • The House of Dreams
  • The Lonely God
  • Manx Gold
    • U.K.
    • U.S.
  • Within a Wall
  • The Mystery of the Spanish Chest
    • U.K.
    • U.S.
  • The Harlequin Tea Set
    • U.K. - Winters Crimes #3, 1971.
    • U.S.