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This review is from: Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making - Includes Two Unpublished Poirot Stories (Hardcover)
Agatha Christie is herself a mystery. Her legend has grown since her death in 1976. But she was in life, a very private person.
These notebooks therefore are a real find and make fascinating reading for those of us who have wondered about the background influences to her novels.
It appears that Christie was a disorganised and chaotic person in private and left ideas here,there and everywhere. This book helps us to understand her structure and her plotting. She certainly did not 'story board' her books and often left it to late in her draft before she herself chose the killer.
Her output over 55 years was amazing and she never seemed short of ideas.
This very interesting book by John Curran has helped me to appreciate her work more and to understand the techniques that she used that has often kept me guessing to the end.