Death stalks the vicarage…
1923. The Great War is over, but the ghosts of the dead still linger. Agatha Christie was one of the lucky ones – her husband returned from the conflict – and for her, and her local neighbours, life has resumed. Agatha is beginning to gain some notoriety for her crime writing and she is busy working on her latest novel. But then her neighbour tells her there has been a real ‘murder at the vicarage’ – a young man, Cecil Coates, has been poisoned, and due to Christie’s expertise in the crime genre, the neighbourhood wants her to investigate. At first Agatha is reluctant to get involved. After all, she is a writer, not a detective. But then Robert Sayer, godson of her neighbour, and one of the main suspects in the case, appeals to her directly for help, and she finds herself being drawn in… What secrets and lies are lying beneath the village’s tranquil exterior? Can Agatha Christie use her imagination to draw the murderer out?
‘Murder Will Out’ is the first in a new series of murder mysteries, in which famous authoress Agatha Christie takes time out from writing to investigate real crimes.
I enjoyed this nicely woven, well plotted and written mystery starring the Queen of Crime herself, Mrs Agatha Christie. And delivered in the true style of a Christie mystery.
This is the first of what I hope will be a continuing series of Mrs Christie murder mysteries.