In December 1926, crime writer Agatha Christie became the subject of a mystery when she disappeared without trace for a period of 11 days. No one has ever comprehensively explained how or why, until now!
Agatha Christie was, and remains, the most famous female detective novelist of all time. But she herself became a ‘missing person’ and the subject of a police investigation, when she disappeared for a period of 11 days.
Questions arose such as why did she abandon her motorcar on such a bitterly cold winter’s night with her fur coat inside it? Why did Christie adopt a false name and claim that she originated from Cape Town, South Africa? Why did she not recognise either a photograph of her own daughter or husband when she was finally reunited with him? Some accused her of playing a deliberate hoax on the police in an attempt to generate publicity as a crime writer.
Others declared that this was an attempt to embarrass her unfaithful husband Archie (whom she knew was about to leave her) and gain sympathy at the same time. But was there another far more profound reason for her behaviour whereby she became the innocent victim of circumstances completely beyond her control?
All this and more can be revealed for the first time in Andrew Norman’s gripping investigation of the Agatha Christie disappearance.