Release date - 12th January 2017
Book length - 263 pages
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Amazon UK - Miss Christie Regrets
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“a neatly lacquered puzzle-box filled with golden-age trickery, as warm and timeless as crumpets and honey; a murder to curl up by the fire with on a winter’s night” - Christopher Fowler, author of the bestselling Bryant and May mysteries.
The second in the Hampstead Murders series opens with a sudden death at an iconic local venue, which some of the team believe may be connected with an unsolved murder featuring Cold War betrayals worthy of George Smiley. It soon emerges that none other than Agatha Christie herself may be the key witness who is able to provide the missing link.
As with its bestselling predecessor, Death in Profile, the book develops the lives and loves of the team at 'Hampstead Nick'. While the next phase of a complicated love triangle plays itself out, the protagonists, struggling to crack not one but two apparently insoluble murders, face issues of national security in working alongside Special Branch.
On one level a classic whodunit, this quirky and intelligent read harks back not only to the world of Agatha Christie, but also to the Cold War thrillers of John Le Carre, making it a worthy successor to Death in Profile which was dubbed 'a love letter to the detective novel'.
In the second volume of the Hampstead Murders series, a new murder investigation is underway with links to a cold case from the history books. With plenty of dead ends, confusion, and clues, there is definitely something about these murders that is more than meets the eye, and as the Detectives dig deeper, it is possible that Agatha Christie herself is connected somehow. As the novel unfolds, the complex and gripping relationships between the characters that were created in the first book of the series, are further developed, and this really added that something extra to the book for me. In MISS CHRISTIE REGRETS by Guy Fraser-Sampson the author's elegant and sophisticated writing style has a unique flair all of its own, which really captures a reader's imagination and keeps it fixated on the story until the very end. MISS CHRISTIE REGRETS is a clever blend of old-school detective work and modern police procedures, and I am really looking forward to the next instalment. I recommend that you read the first book in the series (Death in Profile) to fully appreciate this novel.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5+
Guy Fraser-Sampson is an established writer best known for his series of ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels which have been featured on BBC Radio 4 and optioned by BBC television.
Originally a corporate lawyer, he currently teaches at Cass Business School and acts as a board advisor to high growth companies. For more information:
Website - guyfs.com
Twitter - twitter.com/GuyFSAuthor
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