Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

Nan O’Dea already had a history when she met and had an affair with Archie Christie, husband of Agatha Christie.

The infidelity on Archie’s part caused his wife to disappear for 11 days with everyone thinking Agatha had killed herself.

The story of Agatha Christie's disappearance was very interesting, and I wasn’t aware this happened.

Agatha’s story was enjoyable.  Nan’s story was not enjoyable at first but became better especially when secrets about her emerged. She wasn’t a nice person or should I say she was a calculating person.

As the story unfolds, we get to know Agatha through the author’s  detailed, fluid writing style. We also learn about Nan and her plans. 

There are a few twists and surprises, and overall THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR was good.

The way Ms. de Gramont wrapped up the book was clever.

Historical fiction fans and Agatha Christie fans will enjoy this book very much.  It will also be enjoyable for those who didn’t know the facts about Agatha Christie's disappearance and her husband’s infidelity.  I only knew her as a terrific author.  4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I enjoyed this book but I wanted more. Great review!

    1. Thanks, reeca.

      It was good...I can see why you wanted more.

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    1. It was interesting.

      Thanks for your comment, Laurel.

  3. I am hoping to read this. I read a non-fiction about her disappearance several years ago and it was interesting

    1. I am sure that book was good.

      As I mentioned, I never knew she had disappeared.

      Thanks for your comment, Tee, and enjoy the book when you read it.