The Christie Affair: A Novel (CD-Audio)
Famously, Agatha Christie, the best-selling novelist, disappeared for 11-days in 1926 under bizarre circumstances, right after her first husband, Archie, announces his intent to divorce her and marry Nan, his secretary and our protagonist. And Nan just so happens to be intricated tied to Agatha's disappearance. This is a Christie-worthy who-dun-it with some sex and edge to it!— Mary
A story of clues and twists a la Agatha Christie, this fictionalized telling of her 1926 disappearance is a fun read!— Anne
February 2022 Indie Next List
“A fascinating look into the real-life disappearance of Agatha Christie in December, 1926. Told by her husband's mistress, it is a story of love, loss, and revenge. You’ll wonder what will happen next when you’re not reading it. Excellent!”
— Nona Camuel, CoffeeTree Books, Morehead, KY
A Reese's Book Club Pick
Nina de Gramont's The Christie Affair is a stunning new novel that reimagines the unexplained eleven-day disappearance of Agatha Christie that captivated the world.
Every story has its secrets.
Every mystery has its motives.
“A long time ago, in another country, I nearly killed a woman. It’s a particular feeling, the urge to murder. It takes over your body so completely, it’s like a divine force, grabbing hold of your will, your limbs, your psyche. There’s a joy to it. In retrospect, it’s frightening, but I daresay in the moment it feels sweet. The way justice feels sweet.”
The greatest mystery wasn’t Agatha Christie’s disappearance in those eleven infamous days, it’s what she discovered.
London, 1925: In a world of townhomes and tennis matches, socialites and shooting parties, Miss Nan O’Dea became Archie Christie’s mistress, luring him away from his devoted and well-known wife, Agatha Christie.
The question is, why? Why destroy another woman’s marriage, why hatch a plot years in the making, and why murder? How was Nan O’Dea so intricately tied to those eleven mysterious days that Agatha Christie went missing?
A beguiling novel of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder—and a brilliant re-imagination of one of the most talked-about unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century
A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
About the Author
Nina de Gramont is a professor of Creative Writing at University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She is the author of THE LAST SEPTEMBER (Algonquin 2015) as well as several Young Adult novels.
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