Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life

Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life

by Laura Thompson
Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life

Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life

by Laura Thompson



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The author of the New York Times bestselling The Six now turns her formidable biographical skills to the greatest crime writer in the world, Agatha Christie. 

It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot.  A brilliant and award winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, Christie's books still sell over four million copies each year—more than thirty years after her death—and it shows no signs of slowing.

But who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet eternally pleasing, puzzlers? Thompson reveals the Edwardian world in which Christie grew up, explores her relationships, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the many mysteries still surrounding Christie's life, most notably, her eleven-day disappearance in 1926.

Agatha Christie is as mysterious as the stories she penned, and writing about her is a detection job in itself. With unprecedented access to all of Christie's letters, papers, and notebooks, as well as fresh and insightful interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction, but the truth behind this mysterious woman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681777115
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Format: eBook
Pages: 544
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

A writer and freelance journalist, Laura Thompson won the Somerset Maugham award for her first book, The Dogs, and is also the author of the critically acclaimed biography of Nancy Mitford, Life in a Cold Climate. The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters, was a New York Times bestseller and Thompson's Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life, is also published by Pegasus.

Table of Contents

The Villa at Torquay 1

The Young Miss Miller 39

The Husband 72

The Child 110

The Secret Adversary 147

The Quarry 186

The Second Husband 259

War 306

English Murder 356

The Late Years 409

God's Mark 458

The Works of Agatha Christie 486

Endnotes 490

Index 521

Acknowledgements 533

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