Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks by John Curran
Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making

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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of the contents of Agatha Christie’s long hidden notebooks, including illustrations, analyses, and two previously unpublished Hercule Poirot short stories.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 John Curran

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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.
Published March 13, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 501 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This strategy has been forced upon him – Christie's use of the notebooks was random, so notes for a single title are frequently scattered across several – but it's unsatisfactory as it means we quickly lose all sense of them as organic artefacts.

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There was the Christie who, for many years, spent three or four months living in the desert in a tent while working on her husband's archaeological digs, the Christie who endured a fourteen-hour mule ride during her honeymoon in Greece and the Christie who describes in her "Autobiography" the joy...

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