A Talent for Murder

A Talent for Murder

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781501145063
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 24 cm

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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.

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KJP48
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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