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A Talent for Murder
A Talent for Murder | Andrew Wilson
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'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 literary agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a light 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.
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the-woman-who-read-everything
A Talent for Murder | Andrew Wilson
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It took a while for me to get into this book, but I did enjoy it. I kept wondering how Christie was going to get out of her predicament. There wasn't always much action but I felt like that made sense with the plot. I appreciated that the author provided a list of the things that really did happen so you know which parts are fiction. Overall, I would rather read something written by Agatha Christie than about her, but I give this book 4/5 stars.

shanaqui Huh. I actually ended up giving up, but I'm glad someone enjoyed it! XD 2mo
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the-woman-who-read-everything
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I won‘t have much time to read for the next week because I‘m taking my end-of-program exam for my MLS, but I did manage to start this for a book club. It hasn‘t sucked me in yet, but since my time is limited, that‘s probably a good thing!

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Booksnchill
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I love all things Agatha Christie. My favorite dramatisation of her missing days in December 1926 is an episode of Dr. Who but I digress. This is a fictional account using the bones of what is known about Christie‘s disappearance. It was fun to read but quite absurd as to Christie‘s motivations in my opinion. Read it as a novel and suspend some disbelief and it is enjoyable. 3⭐️

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Booksnchill
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Starting this novel about the days Agatha Christie disappeared in honor of her birthday fast approaching.

erzascarletbookgasm Interesting. Stacking! 11mo
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emmaturi
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I finished this a few days ago. I do like Agatha Christie but this time she is a character and an explanation is given about her 10 day disappearance. This is the start of a series where she plays a writer and amateur detective. #lovetoread #redbooks #bookcovers

RaimeyGallant Did you like it? 11mo
emmaturi Yes I did! I would read the next in this series! @RaimeyGallant 11mo
RaimeyGallant Thanks! 11mo
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JazzFeathers
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Yesterday was a rainy day in London and all my plans of sightseeing were blown up. I ended up spending time in the Victoria and Albert Museum and in Waterstones (you know, when in doubt, get into a bookshop 😆). Founds lots of very interesting books. These is a selection if the ones set in the 1920s.
A couple of them are totally new to me.

julesG There are worse things than visiting museums in London and London bookstores. 😉 12mo
JazzFeathers @julesG lndeed 😆 12mo
batsy 😍 12mo
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Oryx The V&A also has the best gift shop ever! Well, maybe equal with the British library shop 😉 12mo
julesG @Oryx Did you have to remind me of either gift shop? 🙈🙈🙈 I must not enter either unsupervised. I think I can show more restraint in Waterstones 12mo
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 12mo
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Jnnlb
A Talent for Murder | Andrew Wilson
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A Talent for Murder is a fictional account of the disappearance of Agatha Christie for ten days in 1926. I thought this was a clever interpretation and a true honest to goodness mystery. Andrew Wilson does justice to Agatha Christie and I look forward to reading more books by him. #lovedit #mystery #agathachristie #andrewwilson

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OutsmartYourShelf
A Talent for Murder | Andrew Wilson
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Latest order arrived today. Don‘t remember ordering it so it was a nice surprise. #newreleases #TBRlist #murdermystery

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RedMudNessa
A Talent for Murder | Andrew Wilson
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Thanks so much for the books @Liberty
My mom was visiting and I sent her home with two books, A Thousand Paper Birds and Heart Spring Mountain.
I'm going to read A Talent for Murder first and then Sip, which I am really excited about. I may have excitedly yelled YES! when I picked it up and realized what it was and my husband thought I had won money or something.
ALSO my cats thank you for the box and paper, they LOVE packing paper.

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Monica5
A Talent for Murder | Andrew Wilson
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A fictional book that looks at Agatha Christie's 11 day disapperance in 1926. Takes facts from her disapperance and fiction for a gripping tale of murder and blackmail. I enjoyed it.

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MamaGina
A Talent for Murder | Andrew Wilson
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Just got back home with my library holds and can't help noticing the covers have a certain symmetry 🤓

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 1! Just released. Centered around the real-life mystery of Agatha Christie's 10-day disappearance. In London, she's boarding a train and pre-occupied with learning of her husband's affair. There, she is insidiously blackmailed. Based on her knowledge of murder, he wants her to help commit one! She must use all of her cleverness & resourcefulness. #PhillyMeetUp edition! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Librarybelle I actually picked that up at the #PhillyMeetUp. It looked very tempting! 2y
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JazzFeathers Christie's disappearancd is duch an intriguing mystery 2y
Jaimelire Sounds great! 2y
BostonBookAddict Torn on reading this! When I think of her disappearance, I think of the Dr. Who episode with her in it (mostly due to David Tennent and it being about Agatha Christie) lol 2y
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Librarybelle
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What an amazing day at the Litten Philly Meetup! Naturally, I had to purchase a few books at B&N, and I received a book I wanted to read through the book swap.

Jess It was great meeting you today! That looks like a great haul. 2y
ValerieAndBooks It was nice meeting you! And those $5 classics were hard (ok, impossible ) to resist. 2y
Librarybelle It was great meeting you, @Jess and @ValerieAndBooks . And yes, the $5.00 classics were too hard to pass up! 2y
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MrBook You're as impeccable in person as we expected, @Librarybelle . It was an absolute pleasure finally meeting you and making some fun fond memories. 😊🙌🏻 2y
Librarybelle Thanks, @MrBook . It was great meeting you and @BookBabe ! 2y
BookBabe The feeling is mutual! 😊🙌🏻 2y
BookBabe Ha, I just noticed that @MrBook and I used the same emoji combo. #somuchalike 😂👍🏻 2y
Lmstraubie So much fun!☺️ 2y
Librarybelle Haha, @BookBabe ! Great minds think alike! 2y
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BookishDevices
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Andrew Wilson takes Christie‘s odd disappearance in 1926 and weaves a story around this still unsolved mystery.
http://bookishdevices.com/2017/07/10/talent-for-murder-wilson/

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neet_reads
A Talent for Murder | Andrew Wilson
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Speaking of Dame Agatha, my #currentread is a novel feat. Agatha Christie as the main character. I hope I love it!

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