Duchess of Death

  • by Richard Hack
  • Narrated by Nicolas Coster
  • 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

She is the most popular novelist in history. Yet the drama and torment of Agatha Christie's private life remains a mystery even to her most ardent fans. She made no secret of her disdain for the press and for those who wished to intrude on her private life.In this immensely listenable and intimate biography, best-selling author Richard Hack reveals the romance, scandal, and betrayal that drove one of the 20th century's most celebrated literary figures.

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Well worth the time

I must admit that I had a bit of trouble with the narrator's delivery, and when I was about 40 minutes into the book I found that I was getting used to him, so I went back to the beginning and started over, enjoying every minute from that point on.
Ms. Christie led a very interesting life, subject to the joys, heartaches and disappointments that are a part of any full life. The writer has done a remarkable job of research and compilation and you leave this book with a whole new appreciation for the great volume of consistently excellent work produced by Ms. Christie in her lifetime.
If I have made this sound dry, it is not! I chose this book in one or another of Audible's sales and it sat in my library for over a year before I listened to it - but I am SO glad I did! Recommended highly.
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- Linda P-C

Fascinating! A must for any Christi Fan

I really enjoyed this book. It gave a wonderful characterization of Christie, describing her residences, her likes and dislikes, and how she felt about her books and things in general. To my amazement I found that she was a very shy and modest person, which lasted throughout her life even in death.

This book is a must for any Christie fan!!
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- Jean

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-24-2009
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books