Monday, January 17, 2022

Book Review: The Christie Affair, by Nina de Gramont

The Christie Affair, by Nina de Gramont book cover and review
In 1925, before Agatha Christie was famous, she disappeared for eleven days. Her whereabouts are a mystery to this day. The Christie Affair is de Gramont's reimagining of what might have happened to Christie those eleven days, and why.

The reason is that Agatha's husband was having an affair, and when he told Agatha he wanted a divorce, she left. The mistress, Nan, has an entire back story that is integral. A police officer is asked to come out of retirement to help with the nationwide search for Agatha, and he becomes an important character.

The answers are imaginative and entertaining. And surprising, at times. There is romance, murder, and lots of secrets. I really don't want to give away many details. It is fun to see how the past and the future come together without any clue ahead of time. The story is interesting, the writing is good, and the pace is brisk.

It is interesting that this event has spurred more than one author to create a tale about what happened during these eleven days. de Gramont has done a great job. I want to believe that her version is the truth...

Published by St. Martin's, February 1, 2022
eARC obtained from Edelweiss
320 pages

Rating: 4.5/5

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  1. This sounds really good; it is just the last week or saw I've been noticing it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. When I lived in London they were making a film of these events on my street. I was home sick from school so got to watch the filming and meet Vanessa Redgrave and Dustin Hoffman. I remember really enjoying that day!

  3. They never got to the bottom of what happened and where she disappeared to!

  4. I wondered if this one was any good. Glad to hear that it is. I'm definitely going to read it now!


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