In 1926 the queen of crime, Agatha Christie, disappeared7/15/2021, 5:53:10 PM
In 1926 the queen of crime, Agatha Christie, disappeared for eleven days and then returned without ever revealing what happened to her. . Before this book landed on my doorstep last week, I had no idea that this had happened to Agatha Christie. It went as far as authors Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy L Sayers attempting to figure out what happened. (apparently Doyle took one of Christie's gloves to a medium to see if she could locate her.) . Anyway, author Andrew Wilson took this real life mystery and turned it into his latest novel 'A Talent for Murder', which came out on Tuesday. (Synopsis below) and I went down a rabbit hole of research into this event that happened 91 years ago. There are a lot of theories, and even a book that came out in 2006 that claims to have solved the mystery. All I know that is between my own reading and the synopsis of this book, this is a must read for me. . Did you know this about Agatha Christie? What are some of your favorite Christie novels? . Synopsis: 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.