Agatha Christie's First Marriage: Background information when reading The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

by Marie Benedict

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Agatha Christie's First Marriage

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Article about Agatha's reunion with Archie after her disappearance In The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, Marie Benedict explores mystery writer Agatha Christie's marriage to Archibald Christie through the lens of Agatha's mysterious temporary disappearance in 1926. Many different theories have been proposed as to the exact details regarding how and why the famous author went missing, but no one account of what happened has ever been confirmed. In her novel, Benedict includes her own fictionalized idea of what may have occurred.

What we do know of Agatha and Archie's life together is that they met at a dance in 1912, when they were both in their early 20s. A romance developed quickly between them, but the First World War separated them temporarily in 1914 — Archie went to fight in France and Agatha worked as a volunteer nurse in her hometown of Torquay in England. The couple was married on Christmas Eve in 1914 while Archie was on leave. It was during this general time period that Agatha began to write crime stories; she wrote her first novel, ...

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