Edited by: Bill Peschel
Book Type: Trade Paperback
Why Would People Drink Strychnine For Their Health?
What Does ‘English Beef and Brawn’ Mean?
What Are Land Smocks?
What Did Agatha Christie Think Of Jews?
How Did A 25-Year-Old Woman Create One Of Mystery’s Greatest Detectives?
Best-selling mystery writer Agatha Christie created intricate stories of murder and mayhem that have enchanted readers worldwide. Bill Peschel, author of The Complete, Annotated Whose Body? (by Dorothy L Sayers) and Writers Gone Wild, explains the obscure references in Christie’s debut novel and tells the fascinating stories behind it and its creator.
The Complete. Annotated Mysterious Affair at Styles contains:
Nearly 500 footnotes describing words, idioms, people, places and contemporary events.
Essays on Christie’s life and the world of Styles.
A detailed chronology of her life.
Lists of her novels and short-story collections, organized by year of publication and by detective.
A bibliography including books about Christie that will delight fans.Come back with us to 1920, and discover the young Agatha Christie as she begins her journey to becoming the Queen of Crime, with the help of a retired police detective with the egg-shaped head and his "little grey cells."