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Agatha Christie:A Mysterious Life

Laura Thompson

The author of the bestselling The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters (2016) returns with this biography of beloved English mystery writer, Agatha Christie (1890-1976). Exactly who was the woman behind these perplexing yet always pleasing literary puzzlers? Laura Thompson had unprecedented access to Christie’s letters, notebooks, and living family members to explore the Edwardian world in which she grew up, her relationships with her two husbands and daughter, and also her 11-day disappearance in 1926. The latest film version of her classic Murder on the Orient Express starring Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot will be released on February 27th.