The Resource Agatha Christie : a mysterious life, Laura Thompson

Agatha Christie : a mysterious life, Laura Thompson

Label
Agatha Christie : a mysterious life
Title
Agatha Christie
Title remainder
a mysterious life
Statement of responsibility
Laura Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant and award winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, Christie's books still sell over four million copies each year--more than thirty years after her death--and it shows no signs of slowing. But who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet eternally pleasing, puzzlers? Thompson reveals the Edwardian world in which Christie grew up, explores her relationships, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the many mysteries still surrounding Christie's life, most notably, her eleven-day disappearance in 1926. Agatha Christie is as mysterious as the stories she penned, and writing about her is a detection job in itself. With unprecedented access to all of Christie's letters, papers, and notebooks, as well as fresh and insightful interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction, but the truth behind this mysterious woman"--Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
JJG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Laura
Dewey number
823.912092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christie, Agatha
  • Women novelists, English
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Women and literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Agatha Christie : a mysterious life, Laura Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 486-520) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The villa at Torquay -- The young Miss Miller -- The husband -- The child -- The secret adversary -- The quarry -- The second husband -- War -- English murder -- The late years -- God's mark -- The works of Agatha Christie
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
534 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781681776538
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 415654
  • (HPL)282799
  • 415654
Label
Agatha Christie : a mysterious life, Laura Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 486-520) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The villa at Torquay -- The young Miss Miller -- The husband -- The child -- The secret adversary -- The quarry -- The second husband -- War -- English murder -- The late years -- God's mark -- The works of Agatha Christie
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
534 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781681776538
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 415654
  • (HPL)282799
  • 415654

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