A Talent for Murder

A Talent for Murder

Large Print - 2017 | Large print edition.
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Discover the real-life mystery centered on the queen of crime herself: Agatha Christie. In this tantalizing new novel, Christie's mysterious ten-day disappearance serves as the starting point for a gripping novel, in which Christie herself is pulled into a case of blackmail and murder.

"I wouldn't scream if I were you. Unless you want the whole world to learn about your husband and his mistress."

Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, is boarding a train, preoccupied with the devastating knowledge that her husband is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a terrifying sequence of events--for her rescuer is no guardian angel, rather he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind.

"You, Mrs. Christie, are going to commit a murder. But, before then, you are going to disappear."

Writing about murder is a far cry from committing a crime, and Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her expertise and knowledge about the act of murder to kill on his behalf.

In A Talent for Murder , Andrew Wilson ingeniously explores Agatha Christie's odd ten-day disappearance in 1926 and weaves an utterly compelling and convincing story around this still unsolved mystery involving the world's bestselling novelist.

Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781432843496
Branch Call Number: Large Print WIL
Characteristics: 461 pages (large print).


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Jan 29, 2018

Brilliant mystery novel,posing as the explanation for a 10 day 1926 disappearance of Agatha Christie,while simultaneously questioning whether her creative literary mind could be manipulated to commit crimes or evade the control of a doctor inspired by her book "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" . Details of her marital problems with Archie Christie, the Surrey Constabulary's manhunt for her, and the death of a 20 year-year old Una Crowe are facts cleverly woven into the plot.

Oct 17, 2017

As a big fan of Agatha Christie, I did enjoy this book. It does hold a few surprises, which is the hallmark of her writing. If you like Christie's stories, I think you will enjoy this.

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