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.
On the night of 3rd December 1926, Agatha Christie went missing, and was eventually discovered in a hotel in Harrogate ten days later. But what happened to her in that time? To this day, the disappearance of one of the world’s most famous and successful crime novelists remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries.
Taking this real life conundrum as its premise, A Talent For Murder, weaves together a convincingly labyrinthine detective story, full of unexpected twists and turns, that is as good as any of Christie’s own.
The Cosy Crime Book Club is led by Louisa. It will be meeting to discuss the book on Tuesday 11th September – 2.30pm-3.30pm at Booka. Please note that this Book Club is fully subscribed
To meet demand a new Cosy Crime Elevenses Book Club has been established. It will be meeting to discuss the book on Tuesday 18th September – 11.00am-12 Noon at Booka. For further information on this book club, call in at the shop, send us an email or give us a call.