Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making (Paperback)
Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks is the fascinating exploration of the contents of Agatha Christie’s long hidden notebooks, including illustrations, analyses, and two previously unpublished Hercule Poirot short stories. Not only will Christie’s legions of ardent fans find a treasure chest of new material from the author of such classics as And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, and Death on the Nile, but Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks is also a must-read tutorial for writers who want to learn the intricacies of constructing crime novels.
About the Author
John Curran is the longtime literary adviser to Agatha Christie’s estate. For many years he edited the official Agatha Christie newsletter and acted as consultant to the National Trust during its restoration of Greenway House, Christie’s Devon home. He lives in Dublin.
“The most fascinating aspect of the notebooks is the rare glimpse they allow into the mind of a writer, especially one as imaginative as Christie....An appealing read for Christie-philes.” — Publishers Weekly
“A must-have for any ardent fan of Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot.” — Washington Post
“A must for all Christie fans.” — Newark Star-Ledger
“Provides a unique look into the mind and working habits of one of the world’s most successful authors.” — Tulsa World
“Meticulously detailed and scrupulous in its judgments.” — Strand magazine on Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks
“A meticulously detailed study that is packed with shrewd perceptions about Christie’s fiction....Curran has produced an enthralling miscellany of a book, in which her fans will rummage to their heart’s content.” — Sunday Times (London)
“Many of Curran’s discoveries will shape how Christie is read in future....This book is fascinating.” — The Independent on Sunday
“[Curran] has organized his material as efficiently as an Agatha Christie mystery….[His] enthusiasm for his subject carries us along.” — Irish Times