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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie | Marie Benedict
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"December 1926: England unleashes the largest manhunt in its history. The object of the search is not an escaped convict or a war criminal, but the missing wife of a WWI hero, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie. When her car is found wrecked, empty, and abandoned near a natural spring, the country is in a frenzy. Eleven days later, Agatha reappears, claiming amnesia. She provides no answers for her disappearance. That is...until she writes a very strange book about a missing woman, a murderous husband, and a plan to expose the truth. What role did her unfaithful husband play? And what was he not telling investigators? THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE explores one strong woman's successful endeavor to take her history into her own hands"--
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BookNAround
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This is Benedict‘s version of Agatha Christie‘s missing 11 days, her marriage, and the future that the missing days led to. There are a few info dump moments that take away from the story but over all, it‘s an interesting take on the forever unknown story. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2023/10/review-mystery-of-mrs-christie-by-marie....

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JackOBotts
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My June #Roll100 - 3.5⭐️ - enjoyed this mystery around the very real Agatha Christie disappearance of the 1920s. My heart ached for the pain endured by our fictional A.C., but I was down for the unfolding of her self-spun mystery.

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 6mo
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TheBookgeekFrau
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Eggs 💗 Benedict 💗 7mo
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Readergrrl
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Just wanted to let my team know that I received my next book! I hope to get started on it this weekend! #LMPBC #Round15 #TeamT

MatchlessMarie Loved it! 13mo
Kimzey Yay! Hope you enjoy it. It‘s fun to see my copy traveling. 13mo
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julieclair
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A well researched, intriguing guess as to the story behind Agatha Christie's mysterious 11-day disappearance in 1926.
#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter #TeamGenre (Mystery)
#ScarathlonWordSearch (154)
#BookishBingo (Inspired by Real Life Events)
#AutumnBingo2022 (Family)
#PromptMaze (Q3-C5 On TBR Less Than One Year)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover 💞 14mo
AnnR Good choice! 🙂 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14mo
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vonnie862
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I finally finished this book last night. I did enjoy Marie Benedict's interpretation of what happened during Agatha Christie's disappearance. Not sure how much of this was fact and what was speculation, but to me it made sense. It inspired me to pick up more of Agatha Christie's books.
4⭐️
#boookspinbingo #10 #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

#scarathlon #teamslaughter #mystery @Clwojick
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14mo
Kimzey I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 13mo
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vonnie862
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Just came in...I can't wait to read it!

#LMPBC
 @BookishBelle @Kimzey @Readergrrl
#GroupT. @suvata

MatchlessMarie I loved this one!! 1y
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AliD73
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I‘m starting this tonight. I‘ve never read anything by Marie Benedict before, but I‘ve been told she‘s an excellent writer. As an Agatha Christie fan, I‘m looking forward to this.

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AmyK1
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I enjoyed this imagining of what could have happened during the 11 days in 1926 when Agatha Christie disappeared, as well as what lead up to it.

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BookBr
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Great read! A nugget of a whodunit spun around the maven of mystery herself, Agatha Christie, and eleven days she was missing. Christie always refused to speak about those days, but Marie Benedict manages a very authentic voice, and spins a very engaging tale about love, loss, and self-discovery. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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starlight97
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"We are all unreliable narrators of our own lives, crafting stories about ourselves that omit unsavory truths and highlight our invented identities."

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mrp27
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Mehso-so

April #bookspin complete

I was disappointed in this one even though I‘m interested in the mysterious and unresolved 11 day disappearance of Agatha Christie. I spent most the book bored and disliking the characters. Still, I‘m glad I read it as it gave me a glimpse of what could have possibly happened.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
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mrp27
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Thanks for the tag @Ddzmini

1. I enjoy both club and buddy reads but I prefer IRL meetings.

2. I enjoy topics/themes that take me out of my comfort zone or to new cultures I know nothing about.

3. Tagged

Eggs This book sounds great! 2y
Ddzmini Anytime 🤣 these are always fun to play 🤗 2y
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Branwen
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My book rec videos are up for the week! Can you guess from the picture which author I'll be talking about during the adult video? 😉 I also give a shoutout to a few Litsy pals who I know are big fans of her stories! 💙 Please give it a view and a like!

Adult Book Rec Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGHKymeZtyI

vivastory Thanks so much for the shout out 🙌 Great video, as always 👏👏 I'm definitely moving The Mystery of Mrs Christie up my TBR 2y
Branwen @vivastory You're very welcome! 😁 You'll have to let me know what you think of it once you read it! 2y
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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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Between a so-so and a like...
Interesting turn of events at the end to explain her disappearance, but the journey to it was quite boring and repetitive.

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mrp27
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April #bookspin pick. This will be my first Benedict title and I‘m looking forward to it!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I've seen a lot of good reviews for this one!! 2y
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KristiAhlers
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I found this to be a really good story on what could‘ve transpired those 11 days. I‘ve always loved Agatha Christie and this was an interesting what if! Highly recommend this one. #readingchallenge2022 #marchreadinglist

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Acoleman
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Clever, I like the back and forth between their early life and the current time.

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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This took a good 50-60 pages before the story really got moving. I would‘ve dropped it but it‘s for a work book club…. I think they‘ll really like it. The mystery is interesting, she paints the husband in a terrible light (which seems fitting) and she makes sure you see that she did her research. What really happened? Don‘t know, but this is a creative idea for sure. #bookspinbingo #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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samantharoberts
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I enjoyed this more than I expected! Interesting imagining on Agatha Christie‘s 11-day disappearance in 1926. You can tell the author did a lot of research on the topic, but there were still a lot of twists and turns to keep the story entertaining

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Kaarin
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Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926. This story imagines what happened. A well researched book, though at times the author is out to prove it is well researched versus following the best narrative path. But still a fun & interesting read.

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Mitch
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A fictional imagining of the real life disappearance of Agatha Christie in the mid 1920s. It's a fun page turner with a few jarring niggles (Benedict hasn't quite got the voices right for the English describing the weather and i'm not 100% convinced Mrs Christie would have used the term "unreliable narrator" as often as she does in this book!). But the period detail was great and Benedict creates a very plausible explanation for the mystery!

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MelKelsey
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I was excited to read this fictionalized-version of what may have happened to Agatha Christie when she went missing for 11 days. It ended up being disappointing. Too contrived. ⭐⭐⭐

Blueberry That's disappointing. It is the December selection for my f2f bookclub. 2y
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MatchlessMarie
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Wow I really enjoyed this book. Very cathartic read especially for anyone who has recently been through a breakup/divorce. And thats all I‘ll say about that 😈Almost finished my whole TBR for #OutstandingOctober. There‘s still a few hours left but I will probably try to get some sleep soon because the kid has Special Olympics in the morning🏅+16 pts #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2021 #Screamathon #Wickedathon #Spookoween #BookSpinBingo

TheSpineView Fabulous 2y
Andrew65 Brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🍾🥂😍👍 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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MatchlessMarie
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MatchlessMarie
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As I reread it for a final time, it occurred to me that we are all unreliable narrators of our own lives, crafting stories about ourselves that omit unsavory truths and highlight our invented identities.

Daisey I specifically noted this quote when I read this book as well. 2y
MatchlessMarie @Daisey I actually got this on a 2 for 1 audible sale. I don‘t think it would have been on my radar otherwise but I‘m really enjoying it. 2y
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Bookwormjillk
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This book was good. You think it‘s one thing and then you get to the end and realize it‘s something else. Recommend.

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Smangela
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I *should* be cleaning. Instead of slinking off to my bedroom to sneak a few pages of my current read. But I have no desire to clean even though I need my house in tip top shape TONIGHT.

But then again I also NEED this book finished for Sunday‘s book club, so 🤷🏻‍♀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think you made the right decision!! 2y
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DKelley13
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This novel was beautifully written! Benedict had me believing I was reading a biographical account of Agatha Christie's life and tragic downfall of her marriage. The pages left me wanting to research intricacies of her life even further and inspired me to pick up my own pen and begin writing!

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janeycanuck
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This was really only a so-so for about 95% of the book to me. The days after Christie‘s disappearance focused on her jerk of a husband and were just annoying while I found the flashbacks rather dull. And then the end hit and that made everything worth it.

Book 6/14 for #14books14weeks2021
Non-library book 1/3 for #AwesomeAugust

Kristin_Reads I totally agree with your assessment! 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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cmurrsanders
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“As I reread it for a final time, it occurred to me that we are all unreliable narrators of our own lives, crafting stories about ourselves that omit unsavory truths and highlight our invented identities.”

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BookmarkTavern
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Need to finish my book club book before this evening. #Lucygirl disagrees with the way I‘m spending my morning. #CatsOfLitsy

JenReadsAlot Your cat looks like my Frankie! 2y
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Lreads
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This historical fiction explores the eleven days in 1926 when Agatha Christie went missing. Even to this day no one knows what happened nor why. Agatha and Archie‘s relationship takes center stage in this narrative. The pieces begin to fall into place presenting an intriguing story that kept me turning the pages and marveling at the end.
#ebook #HistoricalFiction #mystery

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Lreads
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Having a pleasant afternoon reading the tagged book. I‘m treating myself to some Cherry Coke Zero. What you can‘t see is the classical music playing - Twelve Concertos by Charles Avison (1709-1770).
I hope everyone is having a good friday!
#AfternoonReading

TrishB Lovely pic ❤️ 2y
reading_rainbow Sounds perfect 😍 2y
rubyslippersreads What a perfect afternoon. 😍 2y
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Lreads
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The letter flutters on the desk, almost keeping time with the footsteps thundering across the floor.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Breanne1
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I never knew about the real life disappearance of Agatha Christie, and this novel did a great job of weaving in the fictional reason why she disappeared. A novel about a woman finding her way through betrayal on the strength of her own intelligence and resolve.

JennyM I disappeared down a google rabbit hole after reading this. So intriguing and I liked what she thought happened. 2y
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Lreads
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I saw this ebook is on sale today for $2.99 via Amazon and just wanted to share in case anyone is interested. I love Agatha Christie and am really curious about this book. What could have happened when Agatha went missing for 11 days in 1926? I‘m intrigued! 🤔🔍
#ebook #AgathaChristieFiction

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ncsufoxes
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I have shockingly never read an Agatha Christie book. After reading this book though I definitely want to read some. Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926 & this story was a fictional account of why she disappeared. It portrays Christie as a woman who was scorned by her husband but came out as a stronger person. Which Christie seemed to be an extremely smart & resilient woman. #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! There are so many great Christie mysteries to choose from!! 2y
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BekaReid

"we are all unreliable narrators of our own lives, crafting stories about ourselves that omit unsavory truths and highlight our invented identities."

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GidgetsTreasures75
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5-19-21: My 51st finished book of 2021! In December of 1926, Agatha Christie went missing. She was gone for 11 days. Throughout her life she never spoke of it. In this fictional account, Marie Benedict created a timeline of possibilities of what may have happened leading up to her disappearance and what happened when she was found. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖#️⃣5️⃣1️⃣ #themysteryofmrschristie #mariebenedict #agathachristie

tpixie Loved this version! 3y
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Sills
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Marie Benedict is one of my top fave authors who created this very likely possibility of the unsolved disappearance of Agatha Christie in December of 1926. Many speculations... Agatha went to the grave never speaking about those 11 haunting days. I could have finished this book sooner, but I kept googling news clippings and watching YouTubes of her. My"To Be Read" stack just got taller now that I'm adding some of her mystery novels to it?

tpixie I loved this interpretation! 3y
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GloVerdino
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I really hope this story is true because Agatha Christie is a badass! Also, we went away for the weekend and took the dog with us, we let her up in the bed for the first time ever and I fear I‘ve made a grave mistake, she loves it and will probably try to get in the bed at home now too!

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Jen2
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This book is fabulous!!!!

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MallenNC
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I first learned about Agatha Christie‘s mysterious disappearance from an episode of Doctor Who. Marie Benedict‘s solution to the reason behind Christie‘s disappearance is more likely than the Doctor‘s! I enjoyed this but the format puts Agatha less in the forefront than I expected.

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Aims42
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I really, really, really hope that authors will still do Zoom events in post-COVID times. I love learning more about them, their books, and what‘s coming on the horizon 😃 Tonight I attended an event with Marie Benedict and she talked all about ‘The Mystery of Mrs. Christie‘. It was awesome!!

tpixie Yes I‘ve attended more book events during Covid than in my entire lifetime!!! that is definitely one of the best things to come out of Covid. I hope it continues!! And it allows authors not to have to travel so much so maybe they‘ll want to keep it up too! 3y
tpixie And I loved this book and how it turned out! 3y
Aims42 @tpixie Same here!! I‘ve watched more author chats in 2020 & 2021 than every other year combined 😂 I loved the ending to this book too!! 3y
tpixie @Aims42 🥳🥳🥳 3y
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