Fans of Agatha Christie will surely enjoy this novel. There are two reasons for this; first, it is a book written very much in the style of that beloved author; and, two. Agatha Christie is a character in the novel.
This is part of a series by Andrew Wilson. The books can be read in any order. In this title, Agatha is in Scotland where a murder occurs amidst a full party of hotel guests. Who murdered the host? The suspects are many: among them, a botanist, a nephew, an actress, two sisters, the servants and more.
In addition to telling the mystery story, the author includes some information about Agatha Christie who is planning her marriage to her second husband. There is also information about her days as a VAD and her work in an apothecary.
This book will provide an enjoyable respite from reality, It is a new mystery written in a classic style. Note though that it goes a bit over the top by the end.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review. By the way, I love the cover. It made me want to pick up this title.
Pub date: July 21, 2020