Calling all Agatha Christie fans! Murder Isn’t Easy is THE book you need to switch off Poirot and cosy up with now the winter nights have arrived.
Carla Valentine, curator, mortician and self-confessed Christie obsessive, has delved deep into Agatha Christie’s books, finding how through her writing Agatha kept up and even in some cases helped the develop the forensics of the era. From fingerprints to ballistics, Carla identifies the real-life cases that inspired Agatha and the incredible wealth of forensic knowledge she applied in crafting her bestselling and beloved novels.
Featuring real life cases such as the Crumbles murder and the infamous Dr Crippen and applying her expert forensic knowledge, Carla brings Agatha’s stories off the page, showing how she used the science of the time to ensure her stories were meticulously accurate. Featuring much-loved favourite characters, including Miss Marple and Poirot, of course, Murder Isn’t Easy is an absolute must for all crime fans.
Fascinating - Prima
Engaging and informative - Guardian
Agatha Christie is one of our most beloved authors - a storyteller unparalleled in her clever plots and twisting tales. But Agatha was also a forensic expert; in each of her books she employs an expert weaving of human observation, ingenuity and genuine science of the era.
In Murder Isn't Easy Carla Valentine illuminates all of Agatha's incredible knowledge, showing how she stayed at the cutting edge of forensics from ballistics to fingerprint analysis, as seen through much-loved characters such as Poirot and Miss Marple.
From the glamour and grit of Agatha Christie's stories, to the real-life cases that inspired them, Murder Isn't Easy will immerse you in the forensics that influenced generations of writers and scientists alike.