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A Talent For Murder by Andrew Wilson Blog Tour!

Publication: July 11, 2017
Publisher: Atria Books
Source: Publisher
Discover the real-life mystery centered on the queen of crime herself: Agatha Christie. In this tantalizing new novel, Christie’s mysterious ten-day disappearance serves as the starting point for a gripping novel, in which Christie herself is pulled into a case of blackmail and murder.

“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, is boarding a train, preoccupied with the devastating knowledge that her husband 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—for her rescuer is no guardian angel, rather he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind.
“You, Mrs. Christie, are going to commit a murder. But, before then, you are going to disappear.”
Writing about murder is a far cry from committing a crime, and Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her expertise and knowledge about the act of murder to kill on his behalf.

In A Talent for Murder, Andrew Wilson ingeniously explores Agatha Christie’s odd ten-day disappearance in 1926 and weaves an utterly compelling and convincing story around this still unsolved mystery involving the world’s bestselling novelist.

The Facts
Agatha Christie never spoke of her ten-day disappearance in the winter of 1926, and it has remained one of the most intriguing mysteries of modern times. She eventually turned up in a seaside hotel, registered under the name of her husband's mistress.
The official statement released by the family was that Christie suffered a sudden episode of amnesia as the result of a car crash. She rarely talked about the experience, and omitted its mention entirely from her autobiography.


Agatha Christie has always seemed to have a great talent for developing entertaining whodunits with unsuspecting culprits. But for 11 days...and even longer after that, she becomes the story that everyone is talking about…

It’s 1926, Agatha Christie is at the top of her writing game; her sixth novel, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, was very popular. But unfortunately her life outside of her writing only looked good to outsiders. Having to deal with her husband is having an affair and the passing of her mother is a lot for Mrs. Christie to deal with. Then one day, she decides to go for a drive and "The Queen of Mystery" soon becomes a mystery herself.

Andrew Wilson, a great fan of Agatha Christie manages to create an intriguing story in the same vein as Christie’s mysteries. The author does extensive research into Christie's life and uses that to create his own spin on what he believes occurred during those missing days that no one really can account for except Agatha Christie herself.  A Talent for Murder, is a good story if you enjoy a cozy mystery or the works of Agatha Christie, like myself.

RATING: 3 out of 5
Andrew Wilson is the highly-acclaimed author of biographies of Patricia Highsmith, Sylvia Plath, Alexander McQueen, as well as Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived. His first novel, The Lying Tongue, was published by Atria in 2007. His journalism has appeared inThe Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, and The Washington Post.
Find Andrew Wilson Online
Twitter: @andrewwilsonaw
A TALENT FOR MURDER: A Novel by Andrew Wilson
Atria Hardcover | ISBN: 9781501145063 | On sale: July 11, 2017 | 320 pages | $26.00
eBook: Atria | ISBN: 9781501145087 | On sale: July 11, 2017 | 320 pages | $13.99


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