By John Escott
What does the identify Agatha Christie suggest? To many of us, it capacity a booklet a few homicide secret - a whodunnit. Im studying an Agatha Christie, humans say. Im uncertain who the assassin is -I imagine its . yet they're often flawed, since it isn't really effortless to wager the murderers identify earlier than the tip of the book.
But who was once Agatha Christie? What was once she like? used to be her existence quiet and unexciting, or used to be it choked with curiosity and experience? was once there a secret in her lifestyles, too? . . .
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Extra resources for Agatha Christie, Woman of Mystery
Who knows what will happen? ’ 5 ‘You couldn’t do it. ’ Read Chapters 5 and 6. Choose the best question-word for these questions, and then answer them. What / Why 1 .. did Agatha begin writing another book? 2 .. was the detective Hercule Poirot like? 3 .. did people talk about The Murder o f Roger Ackroyd? 4 .. did people think that Agatha disappeared? 5 . . happened at eleven o’clock on 3rd December, 1926? 6 . . did George Best find in a car at Newlands Corner? 7 . . were people at the Hydro Hotel in Harrogate so interested in Mrs Teresa Neele?
I’ll go with you, Agatha,’ said M ax. ‘Oh, thank you, M ax,’ said Agatha. ’ ‘I’ve changed my plans,’ said M ax, quietly. ’ So they travelled home together. When they arrived, they found that Rosalind was much better, so that was one happy ending. Soon, there was another. Agatha was fourteen years older than M ax, but during the journey home M ax decided to ask her an important question. And when they were back in England, he asked Agatha to marry him. 34 A young archaeologist They were married on the 11th of September, 1930, in Edinburgh, in Scotland.
10 Y our name is in every newspaper, and now more people will buy your books. Is that why you disappeared? How did Agatha answer your five questions? Think of possible answers and write a report for the newspaper. 3 The police ask Archie a lot of questions after Agatha disappears. Complete their conversation (use as many words as you like). P o li c e : W ere___________? A r c h ie : N o , I w asn ’t. I w as aw ay, staying with friends. P o li c e : And w h y ___________? A r c h ie : She didn’t want to.