Fans of murder on the orient express won't want to miss out on this insight into the life of arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, as Laura Thompson turns her highly acclaimed biographical skills to Agatha Christie. But, as well as interviews with her grandson, papers and writing notebooks, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction, son-in-law and their living relations, with access to all of Christie's letters, daughter, but the truth behind her private life as well.
Agatha Christie #ad - Praise for laura thompson'Laura Thompson has certainly written the last word on Agatha Christie. Is a pretty much perfect capturing of a life' kate Mosse, Book of the Year 2007It has been 100 years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. Agatha christie is a mystery and writing about her is a detection job in itself.
Laura thompson's outstanding biography. And one can't help admire the way she breathes new life into an intriguing tale' London Review of Books'Laura Thompson delivers the goods: a compelling narrative' The Times.
Come, Tell Me How You Live: An Archaeological MemoirWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Over the course of her long, prolific career, agatha Christie gave the world a wealth of ingenious whodunits and page-turning locked-room mysteries featuring Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, and a host of other unforgettable characters. She also gave us come, and wonderfully witty nonfiction account of her days on an archaeological dig in Syria with her husband, a charming, Tell Me How You Live, fascinating, renowned archeologist Max Mallowan.
Something completely different from arguably the best-selling author of all time, come, Tell Me How You Live is an evocative journey to the fascinating Middle East of the 1930s that is sure to delight Dame Agatha’s millions of fans, as well as aficionados of Elizabeth Peters’s Amelia Peabody mysteries and eager armchair travelers everywhere.
An AutobiographyWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - The autobiography of the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie.
The Woman on the Orient ExpressLake Union Publishing #ad - Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. Nancy nelson—newly married but carrying another man’s child—is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can’t neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey.
Agatha isn’t the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate katharine Keeling’s first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect—with lasting repercussions.
The Woman on the Orient Express #ad - Filled with evocative imagery, and emotional complexity, suspense, The Woman on the Orient Express explores the bonds of sisterhood forged by shared pain and the power of secrets. Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise.
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the MakingHarperCollins e-books #ad - Not only will christie’s legions of ardent fans find a treasure chest of new material from the author of such classics as And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, and Death on the Nile, but Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks is also a must-read tutorial for writers who want to learn the intricacies of constructing crime novels.
Agatha christie’s secret notebooks is the fascinating exploration of the contents of Agatha Christie’s long hidden notebooks, analyses, including illustrations, and two previously unpublished Hercule Poirot short stories.
Agatha Christie: A Mysterious LifePegasus Books #ad - An edgar allan poe award finalistthe 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, and investigates the many mysteries still surrounding Christie's life, including those with her two husbands and daughter, puzzlers? Thompson reveals the Edwardian world in which Christie grew up, explores her relationships, yet eternally pleasing, most notably, her eleven-day disappearance in 1926.
Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life #ad - 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, as well as fresh and insightful interviews with her grandson, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction, daughter, and notebooks, papers, but the truth behind this mysterious woman.
Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days: The Revised and Expanded 2011 EditionScarab eBooks #ad - A revised and expanded edition was published in 2011. Eleven days later she was found in a northern spa town claiming to be the victim of amnesia. Until the publication of this book in 1998 none of her biographers had come up with conclusive evidence as to what Agatha Christie did within the first twenty-four hours after she disappeared or whether her memory loss was genuine.
He also traced copies of two missing and unpublished Agatha Christie plays, Chimneys and A Daughter’s A Daughter, both of which have since been performed in Great Britain. The discovery of the crime writer’s abandoned car led to the biggest manhunt in British history for a missing person. Although the newspaper headlines made her famous, the private anguish that surrounded the episode ensured that she made no reference to it in her memoirs.
Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days: The Revised and Expanded 2011 Edition #ad - Jared cade’s acclaimed biography – on which a bbc television documentary has been based – provides the answers to the mystery, including Agatha Christie’s long forgotten explanation of the notorious episode, along with startling accounts by her surviving relatives that reveal for the first time why she staged the disappearance with the help of a co-conspirator and how it all went terribly wrong.
Jared cade’s insight into her personality is unsurpassed. Judith and graham gardner, relatives of agatha christie‘jared Cade is an acknowledged expert on Christiana and Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days has received much acclaim for its impressively detailed examination of the Queen of Crime’s disappearance.
Crime timejared cade was born in 1962 and lives in London. In 2002 agatha christie and the Eleven Missing Days became the basis of a documentary for the BBC.
Whisper of the Moon MothLake Union Publishing #ad - From the author of the color of secrets and the woman on the orient Express comes a poignant novel inspired by the Hollywood legend—and the secrets of—actress Merle Oberon, famous for playing Cathy to Laurence Olivier’s Heathcliff in the film Wuthering Heights. For nineteen-year-old estelle thompson, going to the cinema is more than a way to pass the time…it’s a way out.
Her only escape is through the silver screen, where she can forget the world around her. When estelle catches the eye of a dashing American heir with connections to a major motion-picture studio, he also captures her heart. In 1931 in calcutta, anglo-indian girls like Estelle are considered half-breeds, shunned by both English and Indian society.
Whisper of the Moon Moth #ad - But just as her dreams are poised to come true, she discovers that her own family is keeping a much more shocking secret from her—one that changes everything she’s believed about her past. Soon, estelle has a one-way ticket to London and a recommendation for a screen test. To get to the top, she must keep her Indian heritage concealed—and so begins her new identity as movie goddess Merle Oberon.
Murder in the Evening A Miss Alice Murder Mystery Book 2#ad - But will the looming shadows of the past leave Alice blind to the dangers of the present? Death comes to dine. When an elegant dinner party with friends ends in the sudden death of a beautiful young socialite, Alice Beckingham finds herself a witness to murder. Intrigued by a cryptic note in which the victim predicts her own demise, Alice enlists the aid of the cunning but slippery Sherborne Sharp to investigate.
Alice has more than one killer to contend with, however, as her family continues to be plagued by unanswered questions surrounding an older unsolved mystery. Working together, the lady detective and her jewel thief partner set out to trap a killer.
Murder by Midnight A Miss Alice Murder Mystery Book 1#ad - From the moment of her arrival at the rugged and remote Druiminn Castle, something sinister haunts her steps. With the murder of her host and the revelation that one of her fellow guests at the castle is an unscrupulous jewel thief, Alice resolves to uncover secrets that someone will stop at nothing to keep hidden.
Coercing the coolly unpredictable sherborne Sharp into assisting her, shadowed passages, Alice follows in the footsteps of her detective cousin Rose and pursues a heartless killer through glittering dining rooms, and moonlit groves. Murder and mystery in a Scottish castle. When alice beckingham boards a train for Edinburgh in 1929, she begins a journey that will test everything she thinks she knows about her past and her family.
Murder by Midnight A Miss Alice Murder Mystery Book 1 #ad - A mysterious local legend may hold the key to unraveling everything, but will Alice survive long enough to decipher it? .