Publisher: Simon and Schuster and Simon and Schuster UK

Publication date: 18 May 2017

Page count: 416 pages

US Publisher Synopsis

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

December 1926: world-famous author Agatha Christie suddenly goes missing, only to be discovered in a Harrogate hotel ten days later. But what happened during her dramatic disappearance?

Gone Girl meets The Murder of Roger Ackroyd in this brilliant new novel from Andrew Wilson. In a mystery worthy of Agatha herself, facts from the news that gripped the nation are seamlessly interwoven with a gripping, utterly believable story of betrayal, blackmail and murder.

 

UK Publisher Synopsis

 ‘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, 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.

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