Not even Jack the Ripper killed four women in five days.
A murderer is on a rampage, stalking women on the Blitz-ravaged streets of London. Looking for adult material for her next book, legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie persuades her friend forensics expert Sir Bernard Spilsbury to take her to the murder scenes. When the investigation into the serial killings leads to a theater staging one of her works, the creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple puts her sleuthing skills to a real-life test. But will Agatha’s pursuit of the murderer make her the killer’s next target?
A harrowing historical thriller, The London Blitz Murders is a worthy homage to the world-renowned maven of mystery.
This book comes from a series by Max Allan Collins where he places mystery writers into a factual historical context and then adds a fictional murder mystery. This story is about Agatha Christie during wartime London. Collins deftly intertwines the real story of a serial killer into this context.Anyone who is a fan of Agatha Christie or historical mysteries will love this book. Collins also has a rye sense of humor that cause me to laugh out loud several times. I highly recommend this book and plan on getting others in the series.
Excellent entry in this series. The historical research data is well done as usual. Interesting and captivating read.
Great idea to incorporate Agatha Christie into the story. Good research on the time period and interesting presentation with a good mystery. Narrator brought it to life. Kept my attention from start to finish in one afternoon.