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  • ISBN: 978 0 7206 1390 2
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  • 300pp
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Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days – Revised and Expanded Edition

Jared Cade


In December 1926 Agatha Christie became front-page news when she vanished in bizarre circumstances from her home in Berkshire, England. The crime writer was found eleven days later in a hotel in Harrogate,Yorkshire, claiming to be the victim of amnesia. Up till now none of her biographers has come up with conclusive evidence as to what Agatha Christie did in the first twenty-four hours after she disappeared or whether her memory loss was genuine. Although the notoriety made Agatha Christie famous, she never recovered from the intense press scrutiny, and the private anguish that surrounded the episode ensured that she made no reference to it in her memoirs. Illustrated with many hitherto unpublished photographs, Jared Cade's riveting book – on which a BBC television documentary has been based – provides all the answers, including startling accounts by the novelist's surviving relatives, that reveal for the first time why she staged the disappearance with the help of a co-conspiritor and how it all went terribly wrong . . .

‘A brilliant job of research . . .Jared Cade has succeeded where all we other writers failed to trace what really happened to Agatha on the night of the disappearance.’– Gwen Robyns, author of The Mystery of Agatha Christie

‘A page-turner.’ – Daily Telegraph

‘This thoughtful and absorbing inquiry into Agatha Christie's eleven-day disappearance lends credible dimension to the complex life story of mystery's most celebrated practitioner. Well done!’ – Sue Grafton

‘Jared Cade paints a brilliant picture of the tabloid press turning a disappearance and possible murder into a national jamboree.’ – Robert Barnard, author of A Talent to Deceive: An Appreciation of Agatha Christie

‘His meticulously researched and interestingly illustrated volume is fascinating to read.’ – Charles Osborne, author of The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie

‘Affectionate and objective.’ – Alan Travis, Guardian

‘A gripping detective story.’ – Harpers & Queen

‘He has proved himself to be a detective so meticulous and thorough that Agatha herself would have been proud’ – Northern Echo

‘This is the only biography that tells Agatha's life story as it really was. Jared Cade's insight into her personality is unsurpassed.’ – Judith and Graham Gardner, relatives of Agatha Christie