The Christie Affair

Nina de Gramont

29 September 2022
9781529054194
368 pages

Synopsis

‘Literally out-Christies Agatha’ - Janice Hallett, bestselling author of The Appeal

Nina de Gramont's The Christie Affair is a stunning novel which reimagines the unexplained eleven-day disappearance of Agatha Christie that captivated the world.

In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days. Only I know the truth of her disappearance.
I’m no Hercule Poirot.
I’m her husband’s mistress.

Agatha Christie’s world is one of glamorous society parties, country house weekends, and growing literary fame.

Nan O’Dea’s world is something very different. Her attempts to escape a tough London upbringing during the Great War led to a life in Ireland marred by a hidden tragedy. After fighting her way back to England, she’s set her sights on Agatha. Because Agatha Christie has something Nan wants. And it’s not just her husband.

Despite their differences, the two women will become the most unlikely of allies. And during the mysterious eleven days that Agatha goes missing, they will unravel a dark secret that only Nan holds the key to . . .

*A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK*
*Instant New York Times bestseller*

‘Storytelling at its very finest’
- My Weekly
‘Scintillating’ - Daily Mail
‘Romance, enigma and wit in bucketloads’ - Elizabeth Macneal, bestselling author of The Doll Factory
‘A genuine marvel’ - Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of Firefly Lane
‘Ingenious’ - AJ Pearce, bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird

Nina de Gramont’s beautifully written imaginative history of Agatha Christie’s disappearance plays out alongside a parallel murder mystery that could have flowed straight from the pen of the great AC herself. An inspired tapestry of fact and fiction places the story perfectly in its historical context. The result is a novel that literally out-Christies Agatha. An exciting, moving and delightful read
I was enthralled, moved and entertained by The Christie Affair. This is a book which has it all – romance, enigma and wit in bucketloads. What’s more, its devilishly good plot could out-do those written by Agatha Christie herself
Elegant, ingenious and hugely enjoyable, Nina de Gramont’s The Christie Affair is both an infamous mystery wonderfully explored, and a compelling story of love, adversity, determination and hope

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