A Talent for Murder

A Talent for Murder

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
Distracted by revelations about her husband's affair, writer Agatha Christie is interrupted during a visit to her London literary agent by an insidious blackmailer who would manipulate her into committing a murder. By the award-winning author of The Lying Tongue.

Baker
& Taylor

Distracted by revelations about her husband's affair, writer Agatha Christie is interrupted during a visit to her London literary agent by an insidious blackmailer seeking to manipulate her into committing a murder.

Simon and Schuster
Discover the real-life mystery centered on the queen of crime herself: Agatha Christie. In this tantalizing new novel, Christie’s mysterious ten-day disappearance serves as the starting point for a gripping novel, in which Christie herself is pulled into a case of blackmail and murder.

“I wouldn’t scream if I were you. Unless you want the whole world to learn about your husband and his mistress.”

Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, is boarding a train, preoccupied with the devastating knowledge that her husband 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—for her rescuer is no guardian angel, rather he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind.

“You, Mrs. Christie, are going to commit a murder. But, before then, you are going to disappear.”

Writing about murder is a far cry from committing a crime, and Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her expertise and knowledge about the act of murder to kill on his behalf.

In A Talent for Murder, Andrew Wilson ingeniously explores Agatha Christie’s odd ten-day disappearance in 1926 and weaves an utterly compelling and convincing story around this still unsolved mystery involving the world’s bestselling novelist.

Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2017
Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501145063
1501145061
9781501145070
150114507X
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 24 cm

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