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A Talent for Murder (Agatha Christie #1) by Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson has written a novel that ‘explains’ Agatha Christie’s disappearance for ten days in the winter of 1926. He cleverly weaves the known facts through his book, making it a compelling read.

Agatha Christie is on a crowded London Underground platform when she feels a push from behind, causing her to lose her balance as the train is approaching. Just as suddenly she is pulled to safety. But the man who is her rescuer is, in fact, the personification of evil. She discovers that evil characters are not only in books, but are very real.

Agatha must use all the skills she has honed as a writer to outwit her adversary, who has no scruples and takes pleasure in making others suffer. There are some far fetched turns in the plot, but Wilson ties it all up neatly in the end, with an obvious segue to further adventures with Agatha Christie as a resourceful and capable solver of crime.

Reviewed by Gaby Meares
Murder on a Monday Reading Group

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