The Duchess of Death

The Duchess of Death

The Unauthorized Biography of Agatha Christie

Book - 2009
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Although she is the most popular novelist in history, with over two billion books sold worldwide, Agatha Christie lived a life shrouded in secrecy and fueled by curiosity. Nearly as notorious for her aversion to the press as she was for her 80 books and collections of short stories, Christie made no secret of her need for privacy. Utilizing over 5,000 previously unpublished letters, notes, and documents, award-winning biographer Richard Hack allows Christie to write again, 33 years after her death. Duchess of Death is her story, as full of romance, travel, wealth, and scandal as any mystery Christie ever crafted, and revealed in a style equal to her most famous detective, Hercule Poirot.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Phoenix Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9781597776202
Branch Call Number: 823.912 Chris-H
Characteristics: xxxiii, 284 p. : ill.


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May 14, 2017

This autobiography is thorough - to the point of exhaustion. It's interesting to see inside Christie's life, and to understand what made her tick - and this book certainly let's the reader do that. But there is too much inconsequential detail that really adds nothing to the account.

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