A contemporary cozy mystery for those looking for fun and adventure at their next book club!
When Alicia Finlay walks out on her boring old book club and decides to start a new one—one devoted to her favorite mystery writer Agatha Christie—little does she know her new club is about to stumble into a mystery of their own. It’s a mystery so baffling it would leave even the Queen of Crime scratching her head…
After gathering seven crime buffs together—including young librarian Missy (as ditzy as Miss Marple and as sharp), fashionista Claire, paleontologist Perry (both stylish and fastidious like Poirot), dashing Dr Anders, a poisons expert, and socialite Barbara Parlour—Alicia grows suspicious when one of them fails to show for the next book club.
Barbara has disappeared from the face of the earth and her arrogant husband, Arthur, seems coldly unconcerned. The group suspects him of foul play until he suddenly shows up dead. With two baffling mysteries and time fast running out, the book club decides to do as the meddling Miss Marple would do and investigate!
So begins the first exciting instalment of the Agatha Christie Book Club (ACBC), a motley collection of amateur sleuths who use Christie as their guide to help solve a range of mysteries that fall into their lap. Following in the footsteps of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, the group must sort the clues from the red herrings to solve the murder of Arthur Parlour and determine what happened to his missing wife. Has she been brutally murdered or is she somehow, somewhere still alive?
Like Poirot before them, the ACBC uncover a stream of shifty suspects along the way including flirtatious housekeeper Rosa, sleazy tennis coach Jake, traitorous BFF Wanda, and impoverished brother Niles. They must also face each other because, as Alicia discovers, each of the book club members is hiding a secret of their own. Their secrets could jeopardize the case, or crack it wide open.
Returning to Agatha Christie’s books time and again for inspiration and advice, the ACBC quickly unravel a baffling mystery that will leave readers guessing right until the end.
C.A. Larmer, author of the popular Ghostwriter Mystery novels, shines again in this exciting new series that is fun and easy to read with eclectic characters and a plot you simply can’t put down.
Can you work the mystery out before the Agatha Christie Book club do?
Five Star Review on Amazon By SF
I’m an Agatha Christie fan and also a fan of Larmer’s Ghostwriter Mysteries so when I saw that Larmer had written a novel called the Agatha Christie Book Club, I knew I had to check it out. I certainly wasn’t disappointed! This is a fun story with plenty of colourful characters, lots of mystery and great Agatha Christie references.
About the Author
Christina (C.A.) Larmer is the author of ten books, including six in the popular Ghostwriter Mystery Series featuring sassy ‘ghost’ Roxy Parker, including Killer Twist, A Plot to Die For, Last Writes, Dying Words, Words Can Kill and her latest: A Note Before Dying.
She is also the author of The Agatha Christie Book Club and the follow-up release Murder on the Orient (SS) as well as the adult novel An Island Lost and a non-fiction book about the early pioneers of PNG: A Measure of Papua New Guinea (Focus, 2008).
Born and bred in tropical Papua New Guinea, Christina was educated in Australia and has lived and worked around the world including New York, Los Angeles and London. An editor by trade, she now freelances and writes fiction from her home in the hinterland behind Byron Bay, on the east coast of Australia, which she shares with her musician husband, two boys, an enormous goanna, passing koalas and countless snakes.
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