THE FOURTH BOOK IN THE UTTERLY COMPELLING
AGATHA CHRISTIE MYSTERY SERIES
'Most writers try to emulate Agatha Christie. Andrew Wilson gets inside her.... So damn clever! Brilliant'
- Kate Weinberg, bestselling author of The Truants
'Who saw him die? I, said the fly, with my little eye. I saw him die'
An astonishingly beautiful setting on the island of Skye. A gathering of fascinating guests at a hunting lodge set to enjoy abundant hospitality. And a double murder. A household in chaos . . . No one is allowed to leave. A tantalising new case for Agatha Christie to solve.
'Fiendishly well-plotted, hugely entertaining – one feels Agatha Christie would have been delighted'
LUCY FOLEY, bestselling author of The Hunting Party
'A heart of darkness beats within this sparkling series.
Fizzy with charm yet edge with menace, Andrew Wilson's Christie novels do Dame Agatha proud'
– A. J. FINN, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
DEATH IN A DESERT LAND
I'm Mrs Christie, I think you are expecting me
Baghdad, 1928. Agatha leaves England determined to investigate an unresolved mystery: two year ago, Gertrude Bell died there from a drugs overdose. The authorities had believed that Bell had taken her own life, but an letter reveals she was afraid someone wanted to kill her... In her letter, Bell suggests that if she were to die the best place to look for her murderer would be Ur, the archaeological site in ancient Mesopotamia famous for its Great Death Pit. But as Agatha stealthily begins to look into the death of Bell, she discovers the mission is not without its risks. And she has to try and outwit a killer who is determined to stay hidden among the desert sands…
'Five stars . . . Brilliantly plotted, stylishly written. A treat!' - Amanda Craig
A TALENT FOR MURDER
‘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 agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a 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.
'This audacious mystery reinvents
the story of Agatha Christie's mysterious disappearance with thrilling results'
- The Guardian
'Deft, dark and thoroughly good fun'
- The Observer
A DIFFERENT KIND OF EVIL
'Do you have a secret side, Mrs Christie?'
In January 1927, Agatha Christie is on an ocean liner bound for the Canary Islands. She has been sent there by the British Secret Intelligence Service to investigate the death of an agent, whose partly mummified body has been found in a cave.
Early one morning, Agatha witnesses a woman fall from the ship into the sea. At first, nobody connects the murder of the young man on Tenerife with the suicide of a mentally unstable heiress. Yet, soon after she checks into the glamorous Taoro
Hotel, Agatha uncovers a series of dark secrets . . .