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04 Sep 12 12:54PM
The Mystery Man is back for Christie Week 2012!
Master criminal, master of deception and disguise, and all-round bad-egg - the Mystery Man is on the run from the law and has fled abroad, travelling under 7 false profiles.
It's up to the Christie Community once again to join forces and try to identify the Mystery Man so that he may be brought to justice for his crimes!
For each day of Christie Week, starting Sunday 9th September 2012, you must first guess in which country the Mystery Man is hiding, from the clues released on Twitter (search Twitter for #agathachristie or follow @QueenOfCrime if you have a Twitter account) then go to Christie Maps and find the Mystery Man's false profile in that country. Find all 7 false profiles and you will have all the information you need to establish the Mystery Man's true identity.
As the clues on Twitter are released, join the Christie Community in the forum to debate your latest conclusions or to ask others for help. If you're ahead of the curve and want to help others out, feel free to give hints and tips but try not to make it too obvious.
Spoiler alert!: Do not try to find the false profiles early - they won't all be there, and we wouldn't want you to waste your time cheating when you could be doing something more worthwhile, like reading your favourite Christie.
********* UPDATE *************
The game is over but you can still enter the competition. Last week's Tweets are listed below:
A place the scientists have been going.
Anthony Browne travelled there.
Hasting's wife is buried there.
Where Dolly's children live.
Where Nadina's love had been killed.
Colonel Race had to go there.
Sir Rupert knows this place well.
John Ingles had been a civil servant there.
Where Franklin Clarke had been.
Bobby has got a job there.
Where Laura and Richard met.
Major Palgrave spent 14 years there.
Celia went to school there.
Where Miss Meredith met Shaitana.
Rosemary had met the Farradays there.
Where Sybil's parents are.
Where Tommy's fictional wife died.
Miss Lemon's sister lived there.
Linnet's maid's boyfriend is there.
Where Charles first met Sophia.
Where Evelyn and her mother went.
When you know who it is, email email@example.com with your answer. After the closing date we will choose one entry at random and that entry will win five Agatha Christie novels of their choice, published in their language (where possible, otherwise in English) - so make sure your profile details on the website are all filled in correctly.
The closing date for entries is midnight on September 24. There is no cash alternative to the prize. There will be only one winner and the judges’ decision will be final. The winner will be announced before October 1st, 2012. This competition is open to everybody in every country, worldwide, and we will courier the prize to you wherever you live, should you win. By entering you give permission for us to publish your name online, but we will not use your email address for any other purpose than to contact you should you win. Only one entry per household. Entrants under 18 years of age should obtain parental permission before entering. Employees of Agatha Christie Ltd and Acorn Productions are exempt from entry. On receipt of entry, competitions entrant is deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and to have agreed to be bound by them. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Forgive me if I sound like I'm antisocial or a social snob, but I'm not the type of person to "join communities or forums" online. I'm what you'd call a social wall-flower. Honestly, I don't like interaction, even for the sake of gameplay. Don't you have any games or gameplay that can be done solo? Like hunting for clues that are already up on the website, within articles or stories.
We are delighted to announce that the winner of this year's Mystery Man competition is bunch_marple. Well done! And well done also everyone who entered. We hope you had fun. Do check out Chris Chan's delightful explanation of whodunnit - it's the latest news item.
Daryl - Yes you can still enter, until Sept 24th (see Terms and Conditions above). No Twtter account necessary.
i dont havea twitter accont can i still do the competition?
http://www.agathachristie.com/ killerqueen, check the box on the right side of the page, you can see the clues there, all of them
Its a pity you have to be on Twitter to play as I have no intention of ever using Twitter or Facebook. I would have preferred a link from this site.
So the hunt is on again my friends. Can't wait. Good luck everyone :)
Good luck, everyone! Enjoy the game :) YAY!
Yay one more day to go!!!
Hooray! I'm really looking forward to this!
Oh yeah! I can't wait for it to start
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