Agatha Christie is arguably the greatest crime writers who have set pen the paper. Her books still sell over four million copies each year, and continue to inspireTV drama and films. But who was the woman behind these satisfying puzzlers? In A Mysterious Life, author Thompson “makes cogent arguments for the craft and depth of Christie’s writing that will surely lead new readers to her books” (Publishers Weekly). She also examines Christie’s the Edwardian upbringing, her romantic life, her interest in archaeology and the Near East, and, of course, her eleven-day disappearance in 1926.