Saturday, February 19, 2022

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Nina de Gramont


“A long time ago, in another country, I nearly killed a woman…” So begins The Christie Affair, told from the point of view of Miss Nan O’Dea, a fictional character but based on someone real. In 1925, she infiltrated the wealthy, rarified world of author Agatha Christie and her husband, Archie. A world of London townhomes, country houses, shooting parties, and tennis matches. Nan O’Dea became Archie’s mistress, luring him away from his devoted wife. In every way, she became a part of their world—first, both Christies. Then, just Archie. The question is, why? What makes a woman desperate enough to destroy another woman’s marriage? And what drives someone to murder? These questions and more are explored in Nina de Gramont’s powerful novel, which reimagines the unexplained 11-day disappearance of Agatha Christie that captivated the world.


Nina de Gramont is a professor of Creative Writing at University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She is the author of The Last September (Algonquin 2015) as well as several Young Adult novels.