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"It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant and award winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, Christie's books still sell over four million copies each year-- more than thirty years after her death-- and it shows no signs of slowing. But who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet eternally pleasing, puzzlers? Thompson reveals the Edwardian world in which Christie grew up, explores her relationships, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the many mysteries still surrounding Christie's life, most notably, her eleven-day disappearance in 1926. Agatha Christie is as mysterious as the stories she penned, and writing about her is a detection job in itself. With unprecedented access to all of Christie's letters, papers, and notebooks, as well as fresh and insightful interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction, but the truth behind this mysterious woman"--dust jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cascade Locks Library 921 CHRISTIE 2018 (Text) 33892100535443 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/08/2018 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 823.912 T473 (Text) 35178001678864 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/12/2018 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 921 CHR (Text) 37838000662585 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/09/2018 Available -
Joseph Public Library 921 CHR (Text) 30002000248054 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_6months 05/03/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1681776537
  • ISBN: 9781681776538
  • Physical Description: 534 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2018.
  • Distributor: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [490]-520) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The villa at Torquay -- The young Miss Miller -- The husband -- The child -- The secret adversary -- The quarry -- The second husband -- War -- English murder -- The late years -- God's mark -- The works of Agatha Christie.
Summary, etc.: "It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant and award winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, Christie's books still sell over four million copies each year-- more than thirty years after her death-- and it shows no signs of slowing. But who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet eternally pleasing, puzzlers? Thompson reveals the Edwardian world in which Christie grew up, explores her relationships, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the many mysteries still surrounding Christie's life, most notably, her eleven-day disappearance in 1926. Agatha Christie is as mysterious as the stories she penned, and writing about her is a detection job in itself. With unprecedented access to all of Christie's letters, papers, and notebooks, as well as fresh and insightful interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction, but the truth behind this mysterious woman"--dust jacket.
Subject: Authors, English 20th century Biography
Women authors Great Britain Biography
England
Women novelists, English
Women and literature
Novelists, English
Detective and mystery stories, English
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Women
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Literary Figures
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Authors, English 20th century Biography
Women and literature England History 20th century
Detective and mystery stories, English History and criticism
Novelists, English 20th century Biography
Women novelists, English 20th century Biography
Christie, Agatha 1890-1976
Christie, Agatha 1890-1976
Genre: Biographies.
History.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Biography.
Biographies.
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