44 pages 1 hour read

Nina de Gramont

The Christie Affair

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

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The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont imagines events around mystery author Agatha Christie's real-life disappearance in 1926. The story, set in early 20th-century England, intertwines Christie's life with that of her husband's mistress, Nan O'Dea, delving into themes of motherhood, family, and independence, while recalling historical moments like World War I and the 1918 influenza pandemic. Some moments may be difficult for sensitive readers, such as graphic depictions of sexual assault.

Reviews & Readership

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Nina de Gramont's The Christie Affair captivates readers with its imaginative blend of history and fiction, focusing on Agatha Christie's mysterious 1926 disappearance. Praised for its evocative writing and richly developed characters, it often falls short for some due to pacing issues and varied historical accuracy. Engaging yet uneven, it offers a fresh perspective on a literary legend.

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Who Should Read The Christie Affair?

A reader who enjoys The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont is likely someone captivated by historical fiction and mystery. They might also appreciate titles like The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and The Alice Network by Kate Quinn, which mix real historical events with fictional narratives, often featuring complex female protagonists.

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Book Details


Historical Fiction

Mystery / Crime Fiction

Horror / Thriller / Suspense Fiction


Emotions/Behavior: Forgiveness

Emotions/Behavior: Revenge

Emotions/Behavior: Hate & Anger