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.
What an absolute delight! If you're a writer or an Agatha Christie fan, you will find this fascinating! What a clever book to have put together. Read morePublished 2 months ago by lilcreative
I don't know how the author managed to make sense out of Agatha's handwriting or even where she was going with her novels! It is, however a good source when I re-read her novels . Read morePublished 4 months ago by jazzgirl
The book is about how christie designed her books and created her plots. It sometimes becomes boring if you do not remember exactly what is going on in each of her books. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cyanogen
My sister and I are avid Agatha Christie fans. She was and is my favourite writer. I have read her since Middle School and still read all her books over and over again. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Valerie Tucker
Hodgepodge of disassociated notes; if her writing in the notebooks is chaotic then this book is even more so. I love Agatha Christie adaptations. This book is a disservice to her.Published 6 months ago by Southern gent
Interesting if you're a writer wannabe, to see how Christie put into practice the standard plotting instructions that so many writing books advocate. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Wraithfriend
The book, that it's in great condition, arrived soon after ordered. I'm looking forward to reading the secret notebook to learn how Agatha developed some off the best books I've... Read morePublished 8 months ago by The Other Bruce
Have all the Agatha Chrisite books. Have read them too. Wanted to know what went on in her very fertile mind. Thanks, mary ellenPublished 10 months ago by maryellen
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 14 months ago by MoonpieOverAtlanta