On My Bookshelf: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

I finished reading Hallowe’en Party last Sunday, the day of Halloween and reading enjoyed this book. But of course I enjoy reading just about everything Agatha Christie has written and look forward to re-reading a few of my favorites in the near future.  

For a special treat, my husband and I even watched Hallowe’en Party, Season 12 of Hercule Poirot with David Suchet, on BritBox and we both loved it. I will say too, it was pretty darn close to the book too.


I have now started reading The Mystery of Mrs. Christie this week and even though I’m only 54 pages into the book, so far I am enjoying it. I do find it a little challenging of each chapter alternating between past and present, but I understand the author’s intent and will get use to it as I read. After all to fully understand the depth of the story, you need to understand what happened in the past.

Synopsis From Goodreads…

Marie Benedict, the beloved New York Timesbestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room, uncovers the untold story of Agatha Christie’s mysterious eleven day disappearance.

In December 1926, Agatha Christie goes missing. Investigators find her empty car on the edge of a deep, gloomy pond, the only clues some tire tracks nearby and a fur coat left in the car — strange for a frigid night. Her husband and daughter have no knowledge of her whereabouts, and England unleashes an unprecedented manhunt to find the up-and-coming mystery author. Eleven days later, she reappears, just as mysteriously as she disappeared, claiming amnesia and providing no explanations for her time away. 

The puzzle of those missing eleven days has persisted. With her trademark exploration into the shadows of history, acclaimed author Marie Benedict brings us into the world of Agatha Christie, imagining why such a brilliant woman would find herself at the center of such a murky story. 

What is real, and what is mystery? What role did her unfaithful husband play, and what was he not telling investigators? 

A master storyteller whose clever mind may never be matched, Agatha Christie’s untold history offers perhaps her greatest mystery of all.
 


I look forward to reading this book and will share my thoughts when I have finished it.

What are you currently reading?

2 comments

  1. I have finished some great books in the last few weeks and now I find myself in that in between time. I think a mystery would be a great idea. Off to look up these books at my library

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    1. Juliann I love cozy mysteries this time of year, for me they are quite enjoyable. I can’t wait to hear about your book choice.

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