Pub: Simon & Schuster UK
Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a terrifying sequence of events. Her rescuer is no guardian angel; rather, he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind. Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her genius for murder to kill on his behalf.
I started this book with mixed feelings..
Agatha Christie is my favourite author of all time and I have collected her works in all forms.. books. audio CD’s and films.
A Talent for Murder is a fictional tale of the time when Ms Christie disappeared for eleven days in December 1926. No one knows the exact facts of this time, but this novel is a unique and intriguing read of what ‘might have happened’.
It is superbly written, at times a little gruesome and I was absolutely hooked. It was a one sit read and I loved it.
Agatha is approached by Dr Kurs and given a ultimatum, one that she feels she has no choice but to go through with. Her child’s safety and her wayward husbands reputation are at risk, and Agatha truly believes she has no choice but to commit …murder.
This book is a little exaggerated, and I think some fans of Agatha Christie will scoff at the ‘far fetched’ plot… but it is an entertaining tale and one I would love to see as a TV film. It has all the tension, and suspense of an AC novel and includes some of the facts of her actual vanishing act.
I am looking forward to reading book 2 in this series.
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