Talk:Cards on the Table
|WikiProject Novels / Crime||(Rated C-class, Mid-importance)|
|WikiProject Women writers||(Rated C-class)|
reference to Sherlock Holmes
Who wrote the play?
This article is, in my opinion, not too long.Ramloser 18:38, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
Collier and Son
I have a US edition of this book published in 1936 by P.F. Collier and Son. This book was published by more than the Collins Crime Club and Dodd, Mead and Company, and it was published in the US by Collier *before* the Dodd, Mead and co publication. The Collier publication is 11/30/1936 according to listings I find for the book online. I can find little else about this edition of the book, and it sells for significantly less than other contemporary editions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:55, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
Usually new topics are started at the end of the page, so I moved this section down. You are free to expand the Publication history section. Fantastic Fiction is a useful website for this task. Prices of older editions has not been a topic in the novels articles that I have read. --Prairieplant (talk) 15:08, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
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Plot summary reverted
GUtt01, this habit of reverting reasonably good plot summaries is not friendly, nor respecting the work of other editors. You totally replaced the plot summaries of three novels by Agatha Christie, including this novel. Your replacements are not better than what was there, in my judgment. Your revert https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cards_on_the_Table&diff=840599335&oldid=840481019 began a string of changes by you, to fix the errors in what you had done. I am sure other editors will pass by and find more errors. It is good you have such confidence in your own writing, but this is meant to be a collegial effort. With most novels, the work needed is in finding reviews and adding them to the article. This is not the case with Agatha Christie, whose articles have mainly included reviews at the time of publication, reviews from a book about all her novels written after she died, and specifics on publication history where it is interesting – this work was all done by earlier editors. The main effort that is left is an accurate and concise plot summary, or to leave the article alone. I let your other total rewrites of the plot summary go, not because they were better, but because I thought the this novel's summary was most important of the three. I ask with due respect that you stop this practice if you cannot work in a collegial fashion. I cannot agree that your rewrites are so much better than what was there, as to offer you thanks for the effort, and I do not like having to pick through for errors of the story, errors of spelling, and so on. --Prairieplant (talk) 03:15, 14 May 2018 (UTC)