By John Escott
What does the identify Agatha Christie suggest? To many of us, it potential a ebook a few homicide secret - a whodunnit. Im examining an Agatha Christie, humans say. Im unsure who the assassin is -I imagine its . yet they're frequently incorrect, since it isn't effortless to wager the murderers identify ahead of the tip of the book.
But who was once Agatha Christie? What used to be she like? was once her existence quiet and unexciting, or was once it packed with curiosity and experience? used to be there a secret in her existence, too? . . .
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It opened in 1952, and has been in one or other of the London theatres ever since then. In 1997,45 years later, people were still going to see the play. Why? It’s a very good murder mystery, of course, but there is another story about The Mousetrap, too. Every night, at the end of the play, one of the actors talks to the people in the theatre, and says, ‘Please don’t tell your 38 Dame Agatha friends who did the murder in this play. ’ And everybody keeps the secret of the murderer’s name - and so more and more people go to see the play.
The boy’s name was George Best. Suddenly, George saw a car. It was off the road, down by the lake, but the lights were on. ‘T hat’s strange,’ he thought. ’ And he went to have a better look. The car was empty, but the driver’s door was open. George looked inside. He saw a coat, and an open suitcase. Half-out of the suitcase were three dresses, some shoes — and some papers with the name ‘Mrs Agatha Christie’ on them. George quickly went to find a policeman. * * * 24 Agatha disappears Agatha’s car, found at Newlands Corner The newspapers were soon full of the story, and Agatha’s picture was on the front pages.
She was 23 Agatha Christie, Woman o f Mystery carrying a small suitcase, and she looked very tired. ‘Yes, of course,’ said the man behind the hotel desk. ‘There’s a nice room on the first floor - room number five. ’ ‘Thank you, that will be all right,’ said the woman. ’ asked the man. ‘Mrs Teresa Neele,’ said the woman with the suitcase. * * * Also on that cold Saturday morning in December, a fifteenyear-old boy was walking beside a lake called the Silent Pool. This was at a place called Newlands Corner, about fourteen miles from Sunningdale.