The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

This author of historical fiction about little-known women has Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling author, as her subject in this book.  Taking a real event – Agatha’s disappearance for about two weeks in 1926 without explanation – Benedict writes he own suspenseful tale about that disappearance and Christie’s life leading up to that point.  Her theory about the disappearance – that it was a ploy by Agatha to force her husband to acknowledge his infidelity before granting him a divorce – is plausible, and certainly sheds light on female roles and limitations in the early 20th century. 

And now I want to go back and re-read all 70 (or so) of Agatha Christie’s mystery novels!!

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