Agatha Christie's Murder in the Making: Stories and Secrets from Her Archive - includes an unseen Miss Marple story
by John Curran
HarperCollins Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007396764
Date: 01 September 2011 List Price £24.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Not strictly within our remit, but near enough to merit inclusion, not least because HarperCollins were kind enough to send a copy along.
Many a genre fan - whether they be readers and writers - has dipped into Agatha Christie's work in their formative reading. As one of the chief players in the art of mystery writing, Christie's place in literary history is assured.
John Curren's second biographical study of Christie, entitled Agatha Christie's Murder in the Making: Stories and Secrets From Her Archive offers up some fascinating insights into the author's life and career, including rarely seen works and previously unpublished writings. A must for Christie fans.
"Agatha Christie’s life and career told through the decades, from the never-before-published original ending to her first book to the unused ideas for her last, complete with two unpublished Agatha Christie stories - including a lost Miss Marple.
In this follow-up volume to the acclaimed Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks, Christie archivist and expert John Curran leads the reader through the six decades of Agatha Christie's writing career, unearthing some remarkable clues to her success and a number of never-before-published excerpts and stories from her archives."