Investigating the queen of crime Premium14 September 2017 | by SUZI FEAY
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Agatha Christie still manages to fascinate, over 40 years after her death. Her home in Devon is a popular tourist attraction, The Mousetrap continues to play in London – 64 years and counting – and her fictional detectives are household names. Crime novelist Sophie Hannah has even been writing new Hercule Poirot mysteries, while Andrew Wilson, another enthusiast, contributes this first of a new series in which Agatha Christie herself is the protagonist. He uses a real-life mystery from 1926: the author’s 10-day disappearance and subsequent reappearance in a Harrogate hotel, claiming amnesia.
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