Agatha Christie: The Finished Portrait [NOOK Book]

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When Agatha Christie, the so-called 'Queen of Crime', disappeared from her home in Sunningdale in Berkshire for eleven days on 3 December 1927, the whole nation held its breath. This work explains, in the light of scientific knowledge, her behaviour during that troubled time.
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Agatha Christie: The Finished Portrait

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Overview

When Agatha Christie, the so-called 'Queen of Crime', disappeared from her home in Sunningdale in Berkshire for eleven days on 3 December 1927, the whole nation held its breath. This work explains, in the light of scientific knowledge, her behaviour during that troubled time.
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Norman, a practicing British physician whose Adolf Hitler: The Final Analysis(Spellmount, 2006) was considered by some the best insight into that complex mind, now turns his professional eye to the late Agatha Christie. Despite many studies of Christie, Norman feels he alone has discovered the rationale behind the workings of her psyche, particularly in reference to her mysterious disappearance in 1926. Using textbooks and psychiatric analysis, as well as Christie's own Unfinished Portrait, which he considers autobiographical, he describes a fearful woman haunted by night terrors that eventually took over her life. Norman's medical diagnosis may be the first, but other biographers arrived at similar conclusions. Further, the book's organization drifts, and the writing plods. Some chapters are wedged in just so that Norman can cover the most obscure facets of his subject's life and personality. Rabid Christie fans may want to read this if only to refute his thesis that the reigning mistress of the murder mystery was a conventional and timid person under the spell of hallucinations. Recommended for specialized collections and completists.-Shelley Cox, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752462547
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 12/26/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 3 MB

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Dr Andrew  is the author of several biographies, including Adolf Hitler: The Final Analysis, published by Spellmount.

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