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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

by Marie Benedict

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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict
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    Dec 2020, 288 pages

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Juli B. (Prosper, TX)

Formal Dialogue Proved to be a Distraction.
Even well-written books fail to catch the interest of readers for various reasons: busy daily schedules, the wrong season for the setting, complicated dialogue, or the distraction of a worldwide pandemic! The latter seemed to overwhelm my ability to stay attentive to this otherwise interesting premise of a novel by respected author Marie Benedict. Despite years of consistent reading and participation in multiple book clubs, I've only recently read my first Agatha Christie novel: "And Then There Were None". Having enjoyed that selection and learned more information about the author herself, I was especially appreciative to receive an advanced copy of "The Mystery of Mrs. Christie" from BookBrowse for review. Kudos to Mrs. Benedict for crafting a believable tale to explain a truly mysterious episode from the life of such a famous fixture in literary circles. The formal English dialogue of the time period unfortunately dragged my interest away and I found myself skimming along to find the plot points more quickly than my reading eyes allowed. The alternating chapters did provide relief from the oft presented unhappiness of the Christie's marriage raising the obvious suspicion of possible malicious behavior by the central characters. My attention just did not stay focused enough on the carefully designed narrative. I honestly believe if I had found this book at a different time in my personal schedule, my opinion would have improved as I have thoroughly enjoyed other selections by this talented novelist, so I'll still recommend this creative telling to readers, especially if they are Agatha Christie fans. I dare say Dame Christie herself would approve!

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