|Title:||Agatha Christie- The Finished Portrait||Publisher:||Roli|
|Author:||Dr Andrew Norman|
|No. of Pages:||192|
Agatha Christie - The Finished Portrait; is a book based on the 'Queen of Crime' and the reasons behind her mysterious disappearance in 1926. The book is written by Dr. Andrew Norman who delves deep into the accomplished writer`s past. Agatha Christie was one of the most proficient crime writers of her time and her books sell even to this day. She once disappeared from her Sunning Dale home in Berkshire for eleven days and the event was fodder for news and the media. The following day, her car was found abandoned about 14 miles at Newlands Corner, Surrey. This stimulated a nationwide search for the writer. An analysis into what may have caused such behavior led to the discovery that she suffered from recurrent nightmares, where she saw a 'Gunman'. This tells us the extent to which she may have been distressed. This was intensified when her father died and also when her husband demanded divorce. So, essentially the fear resonated when she felt lost and lonely. Her being asked for divorce had a huge impact on the writer's mind that she suffered from memory loss and assumed a new identity - that of the other woman in her husband's life. Thirty years after her death, it is possible to completely explain the reasons for her unusual behavior. The reason why she chose to live incognito in a Harrogate Hotel is now scientifically analyzed and represented in the book. Readers who have loved Agatha Christie's work are bound to grab this book to read about the genius's life during her traumatic disappearance.