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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

by Marie Benedict

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  • Celia Phillips
    If you have read any of Agatha Christie's novels, love historical fiction or love a good mystery, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK.

    Even if you have not read a Christie, you certainly have heard of her. But how many of you know that she was missing for 11 days in December of 1926? Benedict has surmised a story line behind that disappearance and done a superb job.

    The story is written in two time lines. The first: Agatha from about the age of 16 when she meets Archibald Christie, marries him and starts her writing career with The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

    The second: the thoughts of Archie Christie as he endures the 11 days during her disappearance.

    I received this book from BookBrowse in return for a review. Thank you to BookBrowse and Netgalley. Doing this review was a real pleasure.
  • Kristen H. (New Bern, NC)
    Missing or not
    I have always enjoyed reading Agatha Christie's books and I really enjoyed this one about Agatha herself. It held my attention and kept me turning pages. Just when I thought I had figured out it would take another twist. Very well written. Great for Book club discussions. Highly recommend.
  • Kathryn P. (Daniels, WV)
    Mrs. Christie, where are you?
    This book is another masterpiece by Marie Benedict. I have previously read The Other Einstein and the book about the wife of Sir Winston Churchill. Both also were good.

    The Mystery of Mrs. Christie I believe would appeal to those who like historical fiction as well as those who like mysteries.

    I liked the way Mrs. Benedict tied the novel into explaining many events from Mrs. Christie 's life, like her travels became the plot of one of her novels.

    Because I am a member of a ladies book club , I read the book hoping it would be one we could discuss and I plan to recommend it as a book for our. Book Club 2020-2021.

    I also enjoyed reading this book because it is a reflection of life 100 years ago, and yet Mrs. Christie's struggles with life are still plaguing women today.
  • Linda Z. (Melville, NY)
    A Mystery About a Mystery
    Wow! Marie Benedict, the author of "The Mystery of Mrs. Christie" has written an intriguing, captivating, and thought-provoking novel. The genres for this novel are historical fiction and fiction, with some mystery and suspense. The timeline for this story is around December 1926, when Agatha Christie really went missing for eleven days, and also goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. Marie Benedict does an amazing job of vividly describing the characters and the events in this novel. The characters are described as complex and complicated.

    Marie Benedict's novel revolves around Agatha Christie's eleven missing days, as well as the possible suspect/s, and her relationship with her family and staff. There are different clues that point to the fact that Agatha Christie has disappeared. Was there foul play,? an accident? a murder? a kidnapping?

    Why was Agatha Christie's husband considered a suspect, and what information did he with-hold from the police? How did all the clues be put in place, and how did the mystery writer herself become part of a bigger mystery?

    I would highly recommend this memorable and thought-provoking story and thank BookBrowse, NetGalley, and Source Book Landing for the opportunity to read an ARC.
  • Jennifer B. (Oviedo, FL)
    Agatha's Myteries Live On
    As an lifelong avid reader of Agatha Christie I was eager to read The Mystery of Mrs. C. It is an engaging story that was hard to put down. The characterizations of Agatha and Archie Christie were entertaining if perhaps a bit over dramatic. So many theories have been posited about "the disappearance" of Agatha. Perhaps this novel offers one of the most plausible conjectures I have read. At any rate I love the puzzling aspects of the story in the style of A.C. Marie Benedict has become one of my favorite authors this year. It would have been interesting to read the author's notes at the end of the book, but it was not available in the pre-published ebook format. I shall recommend this novel to my book club.
  • Ruth H. (Sebring, FL)
    Delightful Mrs. Christie
    A fascinating mystery about Agatha Christie and her relationship with Archie, her husband, that gives great insight into what women of the 1920's were like. Her Mother was a major influence in her relationship, what was best said during that time. And Archie had it all until he over stepped his bounds. What a surprise awaited for him! I really liked how the mystery is written between events and her & him in separate chapters. Such a wonderful book!
  • Elizabeth K. (Glenshaw, PA)
    Mystery of Mrs. Christie
    Another winner by Marie Benedict!

    Agatha Christie has 11 days of her life unaccounted. Was she abducted? Did she commit suicide? Was she doing research for a new mystery novel? Was she escaping from a loveless marriage? These and other questions are posed as we read this novel. Ms. Benedict has her own theory, and a fine one it is!

    The reader is given an intimate look at the adult life of Agatha Christie. It reflects the era she lived and the way she was raised.
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