Authors > Agatha Christie’s Missing Days – Truth and Fiction
Unless you’re a digital hermit it’s been nigh on impossible to avoid the fact that 15th September 2015 was the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth. Amidst the celebrations, media highlights have included Jessica Raine and David Walliams starring in a stylish BBC adaptation of the Tuppence and Tommy Beresford stories, Partners In Crime; the widespread reporting of Christie’s pharmalogical nous and expertise in poisons; and fetching photographs of her surfing and roller-skating.
‘[Jared Cade] – a detective so meticulous and thorough that Agatha herself would have been proud’ – Northern Echo
On the day itself, the BBC shared a new short story by novelist Kate Mosse that explores the eleven days in December 1926 when Dame Agatha herself went missing. You can read the story here: Eleven Days by Kate Mosse. Alternatively, if you want to read a non-fictional account of what really happened, your best bet is still Jared Cade’s hugely popular book, Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days. This revised and expanded edition is written with great panache and an eye for detail that would please the queen of detective fiction herself.