When Agatha Christie died in 1976, at age eighty-five, she had become the world's most popular author. At the end of 2004, following the death of Christie's daughter, Rosalind, a remarkable legacy was revealed: seventy-three handwritten volumes of notes, lists, and drafts outlining all her plans for her many books, plays, and stories. Buried in this treasure trove, all in the beloved author's unmistakable handwriting, are revelations about her famous books that will fascinate anyone who has ever read or watched an Agatha Christie story.
Full of details she was too modest to reveal in her own autobiography, this remarkable book includes a wealth of excerpts and pages reproduced directly from the notebooks and her letters—plus, two complete, recently discovered Hercule Poirot short stories never before published.
Have all the Agatha Chrisite books. Have read them too. Wanted to know what went on in her very fertile mind. Thanks, mary ellenPublished 5 days ago by maryellen
Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the bestselling fictional writer of all time! She has sold the third most books in history surpassed only by the Holy Bible and Shakespeare! Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. M Mills
I took it out of the packaging and couldn't put it down. Loved reading Christie's personal notes and seeing how she worked. Fascinating to see how her brain worked. Read morePublished 4 months ago by MoonpieOverAtlanta
I have been an Agatha Christie fan for years and have most of her books. It was interesting to see how the kernels of stories grew into best-selling mysteries. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Patricia K. Arndt
I knew my daughter would HAVE TO have this book so Amazon came through right on time with shipping and it arrived while I was visiting her. Read morePublished on June 10, 2012 by genieoutofthebottle
This is a gem of a small book from P.D. James. It's like a long chat or lecture by an expert in mystery writing, a delight for those of us who love mysteries and the history of the... Read morePublished on June 25, 2011 by James W. Cannon Jr.