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Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime

Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime

ed. H.R.F. Keating (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977)

Book cover: “Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime” ed. H.R.F. Keating (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977)

A collection of essays written shortly after Christie’s death, investigating aspects of her life and works and postulating reasons for her success. The authors are admiring but not uncritical, and in many cases were practitioners within the genre. Chummy scholarship, gently enlightening.