FREE Delivery in the UK.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we dispatch the item.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Brit-Books
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Simply Brit: We have dispatched from our UK warehouse books of good condition to over 1 million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with a reliable and efficient service at all times.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Agatha Christie's Murder in the Making: Stories and Secrets from Her Archive - includes an unseen Miss Marple story Hardcover – 1 Sep 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£20.00
£8.98 £0.99
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£20.00 FREE Delivery in the UK. Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we dispatch the item. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Agatha Christie's Murder in the Making: Stories and Secrets from Her Archive - includes an unseen Miss Marple story
  • +
  • Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making
Total price: £30.99
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st Edition edition (1 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007396767
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007396764
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.7 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 247,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

'Many of Curran's discoveries will shape how Christie is read in future… This book is fascinating.' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

‘Agatha Christie’s notebooks have had to wait for the meticulous attention, dedication and prodigious knowledge of John Curran to achieve publication.’ THE TIMES

About the Author

John Curran, a lifelong Christie fan, lives in Dublin. For many years he edited the official Agatha Christie Newsletter and acted as consultant to the National Trust during the restoration of Greenway House, Dame Agatha’s Devon home. John has been working with her grandson, Mathew Prichard, to establish the Agatha Christie Archive, and is currently writing a doctoral thesis on Agatha Christie at Trinity College, Dublin.


Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book covers similar ground to John Curran's earlier Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making, including fascinating extracts from Agatha Christie's notebooks and other sources, biographical information and two previously unpublished stories.

Like the stories in the earlier book, both of the "new" stories in this book were rewritten by Christie and subsequently published. In this book, "The Man Who Knew" is an earlier version of "The Red Signal", dating from very early in Christie's career. "The Case of the Caretaker's Wife" became "The Case of the Caretaker". The version in this book is superior to the rewritten story, having Miss Marple out and about and solving the mystery rather than recovering from flu as in the rewrite.

This is a book for Agatha Christie fans. The unpublished stories are close to previously published ones. The chapters on her notes and life are fascinating, but a casual reader might not find them so. To get the best from this book you need to be familiar with her work, and have read a lot of it, as solutions are revealed to many of her novels - these are clearly stated however so these bits can be skipped. The book is arranged by decade, with interesting sections on unused ideas. These are jottings for books that were never written. The most interesting is the last one, which would have been a new direction for Christie.

Although not an essential book, fans of Agatha Christie and her work will find much to enjoy.
Comment 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Agatha Christie's remaining plotting notebooks have been meticulously deciphered and presented for our delectation accompanied by interesting and stimulating commentary. In addition, John Curran has unearthed some fascinating new material: an extended and superior version of a published Miss Marple short story, more intriguing 'Unused Ideas, etc. The book will afford particular pleasure to readers well-acquainted with Agatha Christie's oeuvre.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a follow-up to the first book detailing Agatha Christie's secret notebooks. The author, Jon Curran, has obviously spent a great deal of time analysing the notebooks. It's an absolute must for Christie fans and gives an intriguing look into the plotting process of Agatha Christie.

If you haven't read all of Agatha Christie's books, I wouldn't recommend reading this as it is absolutely full of spoilers. Having said that, it's a fascinating read for those of us who have read most of Agatha Christie's work and want to know more about how she plotted so many entertaining mysteries.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this book to read alongside the Agatha Christie books, which I am reading from the beginning, however this book contains ' spoilers ' and I have decided to read this book after I have finished all of AC's books. The parts of the book I have read were informative and interesting.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
As a writer and a reader, I find both Curran's books fascinating. The peek into Christie's notebooks is intriguing as is the realisation that she probably did most of the plotting in her head, just writing stuff down when she needed to "see" it. The notebooks are in no particular order, she rarely dated anything. That makes it difficult for Curran to put together a flowing, cohesive piece of work, but hat's off to him he does a good job. Great for aspiring writers and for those who love Christie's work.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As an avid Agatha Christie fan,most of my life, I was excited about this book, and bought the two, including Agatha Christie's Notebooks. I was very disappointed, as it is just the same things and not worth buying them both. Very disappointed indeed.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A good read if you are interested in how Agatha Christie compiled the plots to her books. I found it a little wordy but it is well researched and presented. Dare I say only for her fans and admirers.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback