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, is boarding a train, preoccupied with the devastating knowledge that her husband 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 for her rescuer is no guardian angel, rather he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind.
You, Mrs. Christie, are going to commit a murder. But, before then, you are going to disappear.
Writing about murder is a far cry from committing a crime, and Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her expertise and knowledge about the act of murder to kill on his behalf.
In A Talent for Murder, Andrew Wilson ingeniously explores Agatha Christie's odd ten-day disappearance in 1926 and weaves an utterly compelling and convincing story around this still unsolved mystery involving the world's bestselling novelist.
Famed for his powers of deduction, Hercule Poirot is one of the greatest literary characters ever created. Now, with more than 100 brain-boggling puzzles to solve, fans can find out how well they stack up against Agatha Christie's beloved Belgian detective. So step inside Poirot's mind, unravel the devious and devilish clues, and see if you can crack some of the detective's most challenging cases.