Agatha Christie: the finished portrait

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Tempus, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 191 pages
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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. The following day, when her car was found abandoned fourteen miles away, a nationwide search was instigated.From a painstaking reconstruction of Agatha’s movements and behavior during those eleven days, Dr Andrew Norman is able to shed new light on what, in many ways, has remained a baffling mystery. Only now, fifty years after Agatha’s death, is it possible to explain fully, in the light of scientific knowledge, her behaviour during that troubled time.By deciphering clues from her celebrated works, Agatha Christie: The Finished Portrait sheds light on what is perhaps the greatest mystery of all to be associated with Britain’s best-loved crime writer, namely that of the person herself.

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User Review  - Wilde Sky - Goodreads

The life and career of a famous writer are described in this book. Quite interesting but the writing was very dry - it was like reading an academic research paper (in my opinion). This is probably only really for Agatha Christie fans. Read full review

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User Review  - Rhona Arthur - Goodreads

Interesting - I knew the story and read many of her novels. At library school we were taught she only had three plots, the most obvious (but there's an untraceable alibi), the most obscure and where ... Read full review


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