Where Agatha Christie Dreamed Up Murder

Where Agatha Christie Dreamed Up Murder

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by Joshua Hammer
     
 

Agatha Christie was forty-eight years old in 1938, gaining fame and fortune from her prolific output of short stories and novels, one series starring the detective Hercule Poirot, another centered on the underestimated spinster Jane Marple. Christie’s life had settled into a comfortable routine: Part of the year was spent at her house near Oxford and part on…  See more details below

Overview

Agatha Christie was forty-eight years old in 1938, gaining fame and fortune from her prolific output of short stories and novels, one series starring the detective Hercule Poirot, another centered on the underestimated spinster Jane Marple. Christie’s life had settled into a comfortable routine: Part of the year was spent at her house near Oxford and part on excavations in the deserts of Iraq and Syria with her second husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan.

But Christie – one of the bestselling authors of all time - longed for a vacation refuge. That summer, she purchased a handsome Georgian manor house, not far from her birthplace. This Snap from award-winning journalist Joshua Hammer tells the story of Greenway, the home – now a museum - where Christie spent nearly every summer from 1938 until her death in 1976.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014473811
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
05/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
669,593
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Joshua Hammer grew up in New York City, attended Princeton University, and spent fifteen years as a foreign correspondent and bureau chief for Newsweek magazine, based, successively, in Nairobi, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Cape Town. A Nieman Fellow at Harvard University from 2004 to 2005, Hammer left Newsweek the following year and became a freelance writer, based in Berlin. He is a contributing writer and editor for Smithsonian magazine and a contributing editor for Outside. He writes regularly for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Fast Company, Atlantic Monthly, and other publications. He is the author of three books, including Chosen by God, a finalist for the 2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize; A Season in Bethlehem; and Yokohama Burning.

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Where Agatha Christie Dreamed Up Murder 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicely written short travel essay about Agatha Christie’s much loved summer house (it's now a museum open to the public). Includes a lot about the mystery writer that you may not know (I didn’t). Recommended.