A Talent for Murder (Paperback)
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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, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie 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. Her rescuer is no guardian angel; rather, he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind. Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her genius for murder to kill on his behalf.

On the night of 3rd December 1926, Agatha Christie  went missing, and was eventually discovered in a hotel in Harrogate ten days later. But what happened to her in that time? To this day, the disappearance of one of the world's most famous and successful crime novelists remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries.

Taking this real life conundrum as its premise, A Talent For Murder, weaves together a convincingly labyrinthine detective story, full of unexpected twists and turns, that is as good as any of Christie's own. 

'Wilson not only knows his subject but he deftly moves the tale away from mere literary ventriloquism and into darker territory. Great fun, too' - The Observer

Don't miss Andrew Wilson's sequel to A Talent for Murder, A Different Kind of Evil, published on 31 May 2018 and available to pre-order now.



Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471148248
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The queen of crime is the central character in this audacious mystery, which reinvents the story of her mysterious disappearance with thrilling results' - The Guardian

'A thoroughly clever entertainment and a fitting homage to the great author, but it has a chilling melancholy all its own' - The Tablet

'Wilson not only knows his subject but he deftly moves the tale away from mere literary ventriloquism and into darker territory. Great fun, too' - The Observer

What readers are saying about A Talent for Murder:

`The initial premise of the story is pure genius, and when the reader realises by the end of chapter one whose head they are inside, goose bumps are guaranteed to occur' Greg, Goodreads, 4 stars

`A darkly twisting tale of murder and manipulation' Erin Britton, NetGalley, 4 stars

`This is a must-read for crime fiction fans, and Agatha Christie fans especially who will discover a new side to the Queen of Crime herself!' Vincent, Goodreads, 5 stars

`I enjoy Agatha Christie and this book did not disappoint. I devoured this book in two days' Annie, Goodreads, 4 stars

`Great mystery and action novel featuring Agatha Christie as you've never seen her before. Part biography/part thrill ride this is one novel I didn't want to end' Nikkia Neil, NetGalley, 5 stars

`An intriguing homage that stirs the imagination of the amateur sleuth in all of us ... A Talent for Murder is one novel that definitely deserves attention and praise' Elspeth G. Perkin, Goodreads, 4 stars 

`This was a really good read especially for fans of Agatha Christie and even those who have never read her books' Teresa, Goodreads, 4 stars

`So, so enjoyable! Great for book club discussion due to the "real" mystery behind it' Kaylee Mitchell, Goodreads, 5 stars

`A fun read for Christie fans'Roman Clodia, NetGalley, 4 stars

`I'll admit to being totally drawn along by this novel; I couldn't wait to keep reading and find out how it would all turn out. I really would recommend this book as an interesting account of Christie's missing eleven days; you will be entertained' Kate Baty, 4 stars, NetGalley

`An exciting novel, a must for all Christie fans! Did you see what was happening? Did you spot the red herrings? The obvious clues. No? I didn't and that is probably what makes this a very clever novel' Joanne D'arcy, NetGalley, 5 stars

`A very enjoyable read, in the tradition of Christie herself, well researched and inventive ... plenty of unexpected plot twists to keep you on your toes. What fun!' Lisa Friel, NetGalley, 4 stars

`Unusual and entertaining' Tina Stringer, NetGalley 4 stars

`Entertaining, feasible plotting and an authentic narrative make this a highly enjoyable read' J Graham, NetGalley, 4 stars

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“What happened to Agatha Christie....”

Andrew Wilson has created such a thrilling crime novel based on the disappearance of Agatha Christie in December 1926 .

It has got all the elements of a real Christie novel ; nasty doctor, blackmailing, deadly... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 104

“A mystery with a twist”

"I wouldn't scream if I were you..." This will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat.
To gain a full picture you will need to step back in time, follow the clues, with suspects galore. I found it... More

Hardback edition
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Emma Smith at Bedford

“A treat for Agatha Fans!”

For ten days in 1926 Agatha Christie vanished. She never revealed where she went or why and Andrew Wilson has taken that real life mystery and created a fantastic piece of crime fiction. As soon as I saw that this... More

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