• The Christie Affair

  • A Novel
  • By: Nina de Gramont
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (2,840 ratings)

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The Christie Affair

By: Nina de Gramont
Narrated by: Lucy Scott
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Publisher's summary

A Reese's Book Club Pick

Nina de Gramont's The Christie Affair is a stunning new novel that reimagines the unexplained eleven-day disappearance of Agatha Christie that captivated the world.

Every story has its secrets.
Every mystery has its motives.


“A long time ago, in another country, I nearly killed a woman. It’s a particular feeling, the urge to murder. It takes over your body so completely, it’s like a divine force, grabbing hold of your will, your limbs, your psyche. There’s a joy to it. In retrospect, it’s frightening, but I daresay in the moment it feels sweet. The way justice feels sweet.”

The greatest mystery wasn’t Agatha Christie’s disappearance in those eleven infamous days, it’s what she discovered.

London, 1925: In a world of townhomes and tennis matches, socialites and shooting parties, Miss Nan O’Dea became Archie Christie’s mistress, luring him away from his devoted and well-known wife, Agatha Christie.

The question is, why? Why destroy another woman’s marriage, why hatch a plot years in the making, and why murder? How was Nan O’Dea so intricately tied to those eleven mysterious days that Agatha Christie went missing?

A beguiling novel of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder—and a brilliant re-imagination of one of the most talked-about unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2022 Nina de Gramont (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

2022, Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine, Long-listed

2022, Washington Post Best Books of the Year, Long-listed

2022, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, Long-listed

2022, Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, Long-listed

2022, Chapters Indigo Best of the Year, Long-listed