A Different Kind of Evil Agatha Christie #2 MOBI ✓

A Different Kind of Evil Agatha Christie #2 How about a MINUS One ★ and that is being generousKIRKUS REVIEWFree at last of the scandal of her notorious 1926 disappearance—though not uite yet of her adulterous spouse—Agatha Christie sails for the Canary Islands at the behest of the secret agent who helped rescue her from those complications A Talent for Murder 2017The first death that of Secret Intelligence Service agent Douglas Greene precedes Christie’s passage In fact it’s what makes John Davison press her to go to Tenerife in the first place Nor does the second wait for her arrival As Christie looks on in horror Gina Trevelyan a wronged wife who’s stowed away aboard the Gelria launches herself over the side of the ship in a frenzy of grief her body lost forever Sculptor Helen Hart the other woman whose affair with Guy Trevelyan has brought her to the ship as well baffles Christie by taking moral responsibility for Gina’s death shortly after announcing “I’m pleased the bitch is dead” The Canaries themselves home to sinister occultist Gerard Grenville are eually dangerous for two of Christie’s fellow passengers from the Gelria and indeed for the celebrated novelist herself who ends up hiding in a closet from which she watches as another passenger’s pearls are stolen by someone she can readily identify but declines to do so even when Inspector Artemi Narciso Núñez arrests Christie herself for the theft and throws her in jail The only way she’ll be able to help in solving Douglas Greene’s murder it seems will be if Wilson abates his fondness for local color long enough to allow His Majesty’s most unlikely secret agent to decide that it’s high time to link all the felonies that clutter this tangled taleThe problem with casting a famous real life mystery writer as your detective is that you can’t help inviting comparisons between your work and hers It’s no shame to say that Wilson can’t stand up to such a comparison but it’s no recommendation eitherThis book was gawd awfulThis male author used the voice of a happy go lucky younger woman of a much later era There is Not One Iota of any similarity between the writing of Agatha Christie and this author nor does his character resemble in any way shape or form the real Dame AgathaI couldn't stand this book it was weak and over the top unrealisticI give it a pass as in Pass This One By I think I got out of it reading it so uickly after 'A Talent for Murder' they do act as companion books I did enjoy this read as it does plug in to my choice of period genre and the like but it doesn't really work for me I'm not sure why Maybe my cynical self isn't that keen on someone writing as the character of Agatha Christie Although AW is at pains to state he is nothing to do with Agatha Christie or her Estate and it is a work of fiction Maybe I expect because of that moniker I don't know But like I said I did read it it is very readable but ultimately as a story its not good enough for me Toast I'm so glad I found this series It is light and entertaining but at the same time intelligent and well crafted The plot was good although there was a hole left somewhere but I'm not sure everyone would notice so I don't want to spoil things for you and made me flip through the pages as fast as I could to get to the solution of the mystery Agatha Christie's character is well done and so are the other major characters and the minor ones are interesting and uniue It helps to know that everything is based on facts from Christie's real life as is explained at the end of the novel Moved on to the next one Visit the locations in the novelThis is turning into a really fun series Book one was good and this second one goes that bit further Agatha Christie herself of course is the star of the show and this time she's on a cruise when she gets asked to help out regarding a crime She's writing one of her famous novels at the time and this is a really nice touch to the story when she mentions her book and marriage struggles in the course of this storyYes Mr Wilson I do like these novels entertaining mysterious and with the best crime writer of all time at its heart Full review nearer the time but keep an eye out for this cruise and island set novel ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest reviewWhat fun I had reading A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson This is the second book in the Agatha Christie Series The series is a fictional account of Ms Christie herself built around true facts of her life which I was pleased to find were listed at the end of the book What fun Such an amazing premise that follows an intriguing woman and her adventures I did not read the first book before delving into this beauty I think there would have been a huge advantage to read it as there were many references throughout While I was able to follow the story I think I would have been informed for having read the original book beforehand It was like stepping into a book fifty pages in I was able to catch up but felt like I had missed a little somethingAgatha Christie who is recently separated from her husband and recovering from her late mother’s passing has ventured out on cruise ship to the Canary Islands under the pretense of a vacation In reality she has been asked to assist the British Secret Intelligence Service in solving the murder of one of their agents Douglas Greene No sooner has she set out on the cruise and she witnesses a woman throw herself from the shipUpon arriving on the islands she meets an array of characters including an occultist Mr Grenville and his daughter Violet a suspected Communist spy and a sweet old lady Mrs Brendel who survived the sinking of the Titanic and makes sure everyone has heard her story a time or ten Agatha Christie finds herself in over her head as she discovers the murder on the island and the woman who tossed herself overboard may be connected and the murderer will do anything to remain undiscovered Wrongfully accused and unwilling to tell her secrets she finds herself on the opposite side of the law but refuses to give upI absolutely loved this story It was well written and so much fun Near the end I thought the unraveling became a bit repetitive but it did not thwart my overall enjoyment While I had my suspicions I was never certain until the whodunit came to pass This story will keep you flipping pages late into the night I am so fortunate to have had an opportunity to read this book I intend to follow this series as new books are released A high four stars for this gem Following the death of her mother the collapse of her marriage to Archie Christie and her sensational disappearance for two weeks Agatha Christie is now on a trip to Tenerife officially for rest and recovery and to finish her latest book The Mystery of the Blue TrainUnofficially she is travelling at the behest of British Special Agent Davison to investigate the death of another intelligence officer Douglas Greene Greene was found dead in a cave drained of his blood and partially mummified She is not to take any risks She is only gathering information Davison will also be there under an assumed nameWhat could possibly go wrong?Things start going wrong while she's still on the ship carrying her there A young woman apparently the wife of another passenger flees from her husband's mistress goes to the stern of the liner and leaps over the side while Agatha and the husband's mistress sculptor Helen Harte watch unable to stop her Less catastrophically there are also two absolute bores among the passengers a woman who can't stop talking about her experiences on the Titanic and a man who is going to revolutionize literature by writing down every single thing he sees and hearsOnce in Tenerife she soon encounters George Grenville an rather sinister seeming occultist along the lines of Aleister Crowley; his very subdued daughter Violet; Violet's beloved but unfortunately dying of tuberculosis Edward Ffosse; and other hotel guests and local English residentsShe also discovers that no one and nothing is as it seems starting with Davison who has his own huge secret connected to Douglas Greene Her knowledge of poisons becomes highly relevant when tiresome would be literary giant Howard Winniatt is found dead Grenville has extensive garden of poisonous plants and library well stocked with tomes on the subject andthere's something about Winniatt's death that is disturbingly similar to the suicide of Gina Trevalyan on the ship to TenerifeAs she struggles to put together all the facts and figure out what vital clues she's overlooking her fellow guests on the island seem stranger and stranger and she herself becomes both a target and a suspectIt's nicely intriguing and this is a playing fair mystery where the reader does have all the cluesAn enjoyable read RecommendedI received a free electronic galley of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am reviewing it voluntarily This is book 2 in a fictional mystery series based on real events from Agatha Christie's life A little slow in the beginning and middle but an exciting reveal at the end I appreciate how the author notes the actual events from Agatha's life at the end of the book Excited to get started on book #3Two months after the events of A Talent for Murder during which Agatha Christie “disappeared” the famed mystery writer’s remarkable talent for detection has captured the attention of British Special Agent Davison Now at his behest she is traveling to the beautiful Canary Islands to investigate the strange and gruesome death of Douglas Greene an agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service As she embarks on a glamorous cruise ship to her destination she suddenly hears a scream Rushing over to the stern of the liner she witnesses a woman fling herself over the side of the ship to her death After this shocking experience she makes it to the Grand Hotel in a lush valley on the islands There she meets a diverse and fascinating cast of characters including two men who are suspected to be involved in the murder of Douglas Greene an occultist similar to Aleister Crowley; and the secretary to a prominent scholar who may also be a Communist spy But Agatha soon realizes that nothing is what it seems here and she is surprised to learn that the apparent suicide of the young woman on the ocean liner is related to the murder of Douglas Greene Now she has to unmask a different kind of evil in this sinister and thrilling mystery It is now 1927 and Agatha Christie is on her way to the Canary Islands ostensibly to have a holiday but on an assignment from the Secret Intelligence Service to investigate the death of one of their agents Douglas Greene But not is all rest as a suicide on the outgoing ship disturbs her peaceAn enjoyable mystery well written though Christie does seem a bit naive to think that any theories she has about events should automatically be believed by the policeA NetGalley Book After thoroughly enjoying the previous book A Talent for Murder I couldn’t wait to pick up this next oneA Different Kind of Evil picks up uite shortly after events from the first book Agatha Christie has caught the eye of the British Secret Intelligence Service and for her first mission she is sent to Tenerife to help solve the murder of an agent whose body has been found mummified and drained of blood in a remote caveEvents already kick off on board the ship that will take Agatha to Tenerife when she witnesses a young woman jump overboard in what looks to be a tragic suicide This is only the start though as Agatha finds herself deeply involved in the odd occult world of one of the island’s residents Will Agatha be able to stop another murder from happening?Being a crime fiction writer obviously doesn’t mean you have a knack at solving murders although that is what’s expected from Agatha here And so the whole story has that delightful Murder She Wrote feeling to it which I thoroughly enjoyed Just as in the previous book Agatha comes across as an intelligent and perceptive woman On top of trying to solve this gruesome murder she’s also struggling to finish her latest book and doubting her abilities as a motherOnce again Andrew Wilson takes a few facts from Agatha Christie’s life and turns them into the most delicious murder mystery While I had some inkling as to what was going on I couldn’t uite put the various pieces of the puzzle together and there were a few surprises left for me to discoverAgatha Christie makes a formidable main character and even though I feel I enjoyed the previous book just that little bit A Different Kind of Evil was hugely entertaining and I very much look forward to the next one in the series Agatha Christie—the ueen of Crime—travels to the breathtaking Canary Islands to investigate the mysterious death of a British agent in this riveting seuel to the “twisty thriller” Publishers Weekly A Talent for MurderTwo months after the events of A Talent for Murder during which Agatha Christie “disappeared” the famed mystery writer’s remarkable talent for detection has captured the attention of British Special Agent Davison Now at his behest she is traveling to the beautiful Canary Islands to investigate the strange and gruesome death of Douglas Greene an agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service As she embarks on a glamorous cruise ship to her destination she suddenly hears a scream Rushing over to the stern of the liner she witnesses a woman fling herself over the side of the ship to her death After this shocking experience she makes it to the Grand Hotel in a lush valley on the islands There she meets a diverse and fascinating cast of characters including two men who are suspected to be involved in the murder of Douglas Greene an occultist similar to Aleister Crowley; and the secretary to a prominent scholar who may also be a Communist spy But Agatha soon realizes that nothing is what it seems here and she is surprised to learn that the apparent suicide of the young woman on the ocean liner is related to the murder of Douglas Greene Now she has to unmask a different kind of evil in this sinister and thrilling mystery

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