30 Jul

Rearranging my books yesterday, I found some old Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976) novels including a Biography written about Christie by Gillian Gill in 1990. I remember the account about the days that Dame Christie disappeared. It was 1926, and Gill writes a chapter about that time in her book. I read it last night, refreshing my memory of the events, having somewhat of an interest in the lives behind the writers. Of course this dramatic vanishing act for 10 or 11 days, depending on who recites the telling, is one of Christies most famous episodes, unsolved to this day. Certainly such a mystery would have been precisely what Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple would have investigated, and undoubtedly solved, had they been ‘real’ (a newspaper accounting dated December 12, 1926 is linked here).

My copy of Miss Marple’s first case, The Murder at the Vicarage is in a hardbound edition along with Miss Marple’s last case, Sleeping Murder. Originally published in 1930 by Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc., it was renewed in Limited Edition in 1976, when I acquired it. Dame Christie writes with such humor and charm and, of course suspense, that reading her words is a pure delight.


2 Responses to “AGATHA CHRISTIE”

  1. Ilbi July 30, 2012 at 8:59 p07 #

    An episode of Dr Who (4th season, if I recall correctly) was all about this “vanishing” event and what preceded it. I really enjoyed that particular episode and I enjoyed learning about the factual event too!!!!

    • WORDMAN July 31, 2012 at 8:59 p07 #

      Sometimes, it’s the writer’s back-story that draws me to a book that I, otherwise, would never have added to my collection. Writers, real writers, live their words.

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