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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie | Marie Benedict
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"December 1926: England unleashes the largest manhunt in its history. The object of the search is not an escaped convict or a war criminal, but the missing wife of a WWI hero, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie. When her car is found wrecked, empty, and abandoned near a natural spring, the country is in a frenzy. Eleven days later, Agatha reappears, claiming amnesia. She provides no answers for her disappearance. That is...until she writes a very strange book about a missing woman, a murderous husband, and a plan to expose the truth. What role did her unfaithful husband play? And what was he not telling investigators? THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE explores one strong woman's successful endeavor to take her history into her own hands"--
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Kaarin
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Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926. This story imagines what happened. A well researched book, though at times the author is out to prove it is well researched versus following the best narrative path. But still a fun & interesting read.

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Mitch
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A fictional imagining of the real life disappearance of Agatha Christie in the mid 1920s. It's a fun page turner with a few jarring niggles (Benedict hasn't quite got the voices right for the English describing the weather and i'm not 100% convinced Mrs Christie would have used the term "unreliable narrator" as often as she does in this book!). But the period detail was great and Benedict creates a very plausible explanation for the mystery!

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MelKelsey
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Mehso-so

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I was excited to read this fictionalized-version of what may have happened to Agatha Christie when she went missing for 11 days. It ended up being disappointing. Too contrived. ⭐⭐⭐

Blueberry That's disappointing. It is the December selection for my f2f bookclub. 3mo
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MatchlessMarie
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Wow I really enjoyed this book. Very cathartic read especially for anyone who has recently been through a breakup/divorce. And thats all I‘ll say about that 😈Almost finished my whole TBR for #OutstandingOctober. There‘s still a few hours left but I will probably try to get some sleep soon because the kid has Special Olympics in the morning🏅+16 pts #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2021 #Screamathon #Wickedathon #Spookoween #BookSpinBingo

TheSpineView Fabulous 3mo
Andrew65 Brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🍾🥂😍👍 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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As I reread it for a final time, it occurred to me that we are all unreliable narrators of our own lives, crafting stories about ourselves that omit unsavory truths and highlight our invented identities.

Daisey I specifically noted this quote when I read this book as well. 3mo
MatchlessMarie @Daisey I actually got this on a 2 for 1 audible sale. I don‘t think it would have been on my radar otherwise but I‘m really enjoying it. 3mo
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Bookwormjillk
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This book was good. You think it‘s one thing and then you get to the end and realize it‘s something else. Recommend.

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Smangela
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I *should* be cleaning. Instead of slinking off to my bedroom to sneak a few pages of my current read. But I have no desire to clean even though I need my house in tip top shape TONIGHT.

But then again I also NEED this book finished for Sunday‘s book club, so 🤷🏻‍♀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think you made the right decision!! 5mo
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DKelley13
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This novel was beautifully written! Benedict had me believing I was reading a biographical account of Agatha Christie's life and tragic downfall of her marriage. The pages left me wanting to research intricacies of her life even further and inspired me to pick up my own pen and begin writing!

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janeycanuck
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This was really only a so-so for about 95% of the book to me. The days after Christie‘s disappearance focused on her jerk of a husband and were just annoying while I found the flashbacks rather dull. And then the end hit and that made everything worth it.

Book 6/14 for #14books14weeks2021
Non-library book 1/3 for #AwesomeAugust

Kristin_Reads I totally agree with your assessment! 5mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 5mo
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cmurrsanders
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“As I reread it for a final time, it occurred to me that we are all unreliable narrators of our own lives, crafting stories about ourselves that omit unsavory truths and highlight our invented identities.”

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ozma.of.oz
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Need to finish my book club book before this evening. #Lucygirl disagrees with the way I‘m spending my morning. #CatsOfLitsy

JenReadsAlot Your cat looks like my Frankie! 6mo
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QuietlyLaura
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This historical fiction explores the eleven days in 1926 when Agatha Christie went missing. Even to this day no one knows what happened nor why. Agatha and Archie‘s relationship takes center stage in this narrative. The pieces begin to fall into place presenting an intriguing story that kept me turning the pages and marveling at the end.
#ebook #HistoricalFiction #mystery

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QuietlyLaura
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Having a pleasant afternoon reading the tagged book. I‘m treating myself to some Cherry Coke Zero. What you can‘t see is the classical music playing - Twelve Concertos by Charles Avison (1709-1770).
I hope everyone is having a good friday!
#AfternoonReading

TrishB Lovely pic ❤️ 6mo
reading_rainbow Sounds perfect 😍 6mo
rubyslippersreads What a perfect afternoon. 😍 6mo
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QuietlyLaura
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The letter flutters on the desk, almost keeping time with the footsteps thundering across the floor.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Breanne1
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I never knew about the real life disappearance of Agatha Christie, and this novel did a great job of weaving in the fictional reason why she disappeared. A novel about a woman finding her way through betrayal on the strength of her own intelligence and resolve.

JennyM I disappeared down a google rabbit hole after reading this. So intriguing and I liked what she thought happened. 7mo
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QuietlyLaura
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I saw this ebook is on sale today for $2.99 via Amazon and just wanted to share in case anyone is interested. I love Agatha Christie and am really curious about this book. What could have happened when Agatha went missing for 11 days in 1926? I‘m intrigued! 🤔🔍
#ebook #AgathaChristieFiction

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ncsufoxes
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I have shockingly never read an Agatha Christie book. After reading this book though I definitely want to read some. Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926 & this story was a fictional account of why she disappeared. It portrays Christie as a woman who was scorned by her husband but came out as a stronger person. Which Christie seemed to be an extremely smart & resilient woman. #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! There are so many great Christie mysteries to choose from!! 7mo
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BekaReid

"we are all unreliable narrators of our own lives, crafting stories about ourselves that omit unsavory truths and highlight our invented identities."

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GidgetsTreasures75
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5-19-21: My 51st finished book of 2021! In December of 1926, Agatha Christie went missing. She was gone for 11 days. Throughout her life she never spoke of it. In this fictional account, Marie Benedict created a timeline of possibilities of what may have happened leading up to her disappearance and what happened when she was found. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖#️⃣5️⃣1️⃣ #themysteryofmrschristie #mariebenedict #agathachristie

tpixie Loved this version! 8mo
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Sills
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Marie Benedict is one of my top fave authors who created this very likely possibility of the unsolved disappearance of Agatha Christie in December of 1926. Many speculations... Agatha went to the grave never speaking about those 11 haunting days. I could have finished this book sooner, but I kept googling news clippings and watching YouTubes of her. My"To Be Read" stack just got taller now that I'm adding some of her mystery novels to it?

tpixie I loved this interpretation! 8mo
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GloVerdino
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I really hope this story is true because Agatha Christie is a badass! Also, we went away for the weekend and took the dog with us, we let her up in the bed for the first time ever and I fear I‘ve made a grave mistake, she loves it and will probably try to get in the bed at home now too!

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Jen2
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This book is fabulous!!!!

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MallenNC
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I first learned about Agatha Christie‘s mysterious disappearance from an episode of Doctor Who. Marie Benedict‘s solution to the reason behind Christie‘s disappearance is more likely than the Doctor‘s! I enjoyed this but the format puts Agatha less in the forefront than I expected.

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Aims42
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I really, really, really hope that authors will still do Zoom events in post-COVID times. I love learning more about them, their books, and what‘s coming on the horizon 😃 Tonight I attended an event with Marie Benedict and she talked all about ‘The Mystery of Mrs. Christie‘. It was awesome!!

tpixie Yes I‘ve attended more book events during Covid than in my entire lifetime!!! that is definitely one of the best things to come out of Covid. I hope it continues!! And it allows authors not to have to travel so much so maybe they‘ll want to keep it up too! 8mo
tpixie And I loved this book and how it turned out! 8mo
Aims42 @tpixie Same here!! I‘ve watched more author chats in 2020 & 2021 than every other year combined 😂 I loved the ending to this book too!! 8mo
tpixie @Aims42 🥳🥳🥳 8mo
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BookDragonNotWorm
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This book is a fictional account of what may have happened when Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926. The idea itself is quite compelling - the mystery behind the mystery writer. It certainly kept me reading, but - perhaps because it was based on a real life occurrence - it wasn't as twisty as I would have liked. Entertaining, but somewhat disappointing. I would have liked more from Christie's character.

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Cinfhen
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This was a joyous surprise!! I really enjoyed this #GoogleyBook @rockpools (😉) Did a sense of sibling rivalry between 2 sisters really ignite the writing career of Agatha Christie?! Such an engaging read. Based on truth and creativity, Marie Benedict has written an imaginative story about the courtship, marriage and brief disappearance of Agatha Christie in 1926. Audio narration by Nicola Barber was fabulous.

rockpools Ooh, this sounds good. I can imagine there‘d be an awful lot of internet rabbit holes to fall down 🐰! 9mo
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Cinfhen
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Picked up this audio a few days ago on #AudibleSale / it‘s a wonderful reimagining of the mysterious real life disappearance of Agatha Miller Christie in 1926. Writing reminds me of Melanie Benjamin‘s HF novel The Aviator‘s Wife.

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suvata
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When Agatha Christie‘s husband, Archie, asked for a divorce and Agatha‘s beloved mother died from bronchitis it may have to much for her to handle. On the evening of December 3, 1926, Agatha departed the house later that same evening, thus beginning one of the most enduring mysteries she had ever masterminded. Agatha went missing for 11 days that triggered one of the most publicized police searches at that time and it‘s still a mystery today.

cathysaid Reading my first Benedict (I think?) about Hedy Lamarr and enjoying so far! 9mo
jimfields3 @cathysaid I enjoyed that one, too. Hers was a fascinating life. 9mo
Crazeedi @cathysaid great book you're rwading 9mo
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Crazeedi And this one was a great read too!! 9mo
suvata I may be adding another author to follow all her work. 9mo
cathysaid @jimfields3 @Crazeedi I‘m enjoying it. Halfway through and it‘s as if I‘m getting a history lesson but not like those dry lessons from high school 😂😂 9mo
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rebbyj
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Interesting.

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Ericalambbrown
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Agatha Christie went missing for 10 days in 1926. This is a fictionalization that juxtaposes her relationship with her husband leading up to her disappearance and his handling of the crisis from his perspective. Very entertaining read - I certainly recommend it for fans of Agatha Christie. I will look for more books by this author for sure.

BlueMoonJ Glad to hear you liked it! I got it for Christmas and made it about halfway through. I haven‘t given up on it, but I keep thinking of something else to pick up instead. Ps...I LOVE Christie. Her books are permanently on my tbr pile 😏 (edited) 9mo
Ericalambbrown @BlueMoonJ I will say the final third of the book clipped along much easier for me than the first part 😊 9mo
BlueMoonJ @Ericalambbrown, yay! I will put it back in rotation then. I realllly want to like it in the end. 9mo
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BookNAround
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My oldest was the only one to have a break to come home for Easter and he‘s gone home now so this is my Sunday read.

Crazeedi I liked this one 10mo
JenReadsAlot Where did he pick for school? 10mo
BookNAround @JenReadsAlot My oldest is out of school and in the working world. My youngest is probably who you‘re thinking of and he‘s a freshman at Miami of Ohio. They (and U of Cincy, where my middle is in grad school—so they‘re close to each other even if they‘re several states away from me) canceled spring break this year to help keep COVID from spreading (understandably) so the two younger couldn‘t come home for Easter. (edited) 10mo
JenReadsAlot Yes. I feel like it was you (I might be wrong) but he was looking at UW Madison.... 10mo
BookNAround Yes. He was! But they had the audacity to want him to write an extra essay so he didn‘t end up applying. Clearly he‘s his father‘s child, rather than mine because I would have loved an extra essay! 😂 But I got to go back to Madison and visit with friends from when we lived there so not a total bust. 10mo
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robinb

For anyone who's interested I just saw this on US Amazon Kindle for $1.99. It got good reviews here on Litsy. 😉

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GerardtheBookworm
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Based upon the real life disappearance and reappearance of the famed mystery writer, author Marie Benedict paints a plausible picture of the events that caused a scandal in the 20's. From Agatha's courtship, her talent for mystery writing, and troubled marriage, Benedict creates a compelling story that showcases the intelligent mind of this iconic woman that influences the contemporary books of Gone Girl and Tangerine.

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Laughterhp
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Finished this one today! It was a quick, short read. Only 262 pages but all full of the amazing Agatha Christie! I really liked this one. It switches between Agatha meeting her husband and her husband‘s POV during her disappearance. I hate how the story of Agatha basically resolved around her husband, but that situation is what made her Agatha Christie.

You should definitely have read some of Christie‘s early works before you read this one.

Laughterhp First book complete for #MarvelousMarch @Andrew65 10mo
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lahousewyfe
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A wonderful imagining of the mystery of the disappearance of Agatha Christie in 1926. This story kept me turning the pages! I didn't know a lot about her early history and loved learning all about it while falling in love with this amazing author. ❤️

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Bakingbookworm
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3 STARS - I loved the focus on Agatha Christie and a fact about the novelist that I knew nothing about. This was a quick read but it fell flat for me. Repetitive and simplistic. I wanted more. Good but not wow. This is the 2nd book by Benedict that I've read and felt similarly (Einstein's wife was the other book). Perhaps Benedict and I are just not a good fit.

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bookandbedandtea
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This was enjoyable and the explanation the author posits seems plausible. #goodnotgreat

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Vcollinilibrarian
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I loved this book- I was familiar with the story before reading it, but Benedict gave it such life!
Also Archie was probably the worst husband I‘ve ever come across in any novel, ever... anything he did made me seethe with rage🤬😡

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BookishTrish
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Gorgeous historical mystery of a woman writer chafing against the values of her time.

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LiteraryinLawrence
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Great fast read! This was my second book by this author and I enjoy her way of bringing real women from history to life. Since Agatha Christie is one of my very favorites, I was eager to read this. I do wonder how much was true (or strongly indicated by what we know) versus how much was the author‘s creation, but either way it was a cool mystery.

squirrelbrain I actually live in Harrogate, where Agatha was found after her disappearance! 11mo
BennettBookworm Sounds fascinating! 11mo
LiteraryinLawrence @squirrelbrain Whoa! That‘s so cool! I wonder if you would agree or not agree with the way it‘s presented in the book. 11mo
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squirrelbrain I definitely need to read it to find out! 11mo
KathyWheeler I want to believe Benedict‘s solution to the mystery of Agatha Christie‘s disappearance. 11mo
BekaReid Good to hear. This has been on my TBR since I heard about it. Currently on my library hold list too although I may end up purchasing a copy if it continues to be a long wait. 11mo
LiteraryinLawrence @TheAromaofBooks This was my #bookspin for February! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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MaureenMc
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This was so fun! A take on what happened during Agatha Christie‘s 11-day disappearance in 1926. Very well crafted. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi Yes I thought this was a different and good read 11mo
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Booksnchill
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@Catsandbooks Thank you Thank you for the perfect Valentine‘s Box!!! This is the book I hoped I would get and the dark chocolate Dove truffles and cutie pie Chocolate puppy and bookmark of “all the feels” are all just 100% exactly me!!! Thank you so much for everything and I hope your Day is just as special!💖💖💖💖💖😍Thanks to @candority for organizing this will be an every year swap for me!!! Happy Valentine‘s Day Littens🥰

candority Those Dove chocolates look so fancy! 😍 Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💕 11mo
Mitch I‘m looking forward to that book too. Hope it‘s good. Enjoy xx 11mo
Booksnchill @Mitch It was also the book I gave my swap match so I think many Littens are wanting to read it- I confess I didn‘t love her last book but I have high hopes for this one! 11mo
Mitch @Booksnchill I saw that come up on your timeline ! 🤣. I‘ve not read anything by her - so maybe that‘s good! 11mo
Catsandbooks So glad you like everything! Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️💖 11mo
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Julsmarshall
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I enjoyed this fictionalization of the 11 days that Agatha Christie went missing just as she was achieving fame as a writer. I loved how the author dropped me right into the narrative and moved back and forward in time to keep me turning the pages. Whether you are an Agatha Christie fan or mystery buff in general, I think you‘ll like this one! #BookspinBingo #Doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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Julsmarshall
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Success! I actually read 24 hrs out of 36. I‘ve been doing this #readathon for several years and never quite made the goal. 😄 Such a great way to spend a weekend! Finished 6 books, 75% done with White Teeth and 25% done with the tagged book.

Jas16 🎉🙌🏽📚👏 11mo
Tera66 Yay! Congratulations!📚📚📚 11mo
Bookwormjillk Nice! 11mo
mdemanatee That‘s a great list! Congrats! 11mo
candority Great job! 🎉 11mo
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