The Christie Caper Author:Carolyn G. Hart In honor of the 100th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth, her number-one fan, Annie Laurance Darling, owner of the Death on Demand Bookstore, is hosting a spectacular Christie convention. It is to be a week-long celebration, complete with treasure hunt, title clues & Christie triva. Yet even as the champagne is chilling & the happy guests ar... more »e arriving en masse on Broward's Rock Island, Annie can't help but feel a niggling sense of doom.
It's not that she doesn't expect some excursions into crime during The Christie Caper. After all, the cutthroat competition of a Christie Treasure Hunt can push even law-abiding citizens to dirty tricks & outright cheating. But Annie's worst fears-and her vision of mildly larcenous behavior-pale at the arrival of Neil Bledsoe, the most despised book critic in America.
Before the 1st Christie title clue is solved, 2 attempts are made on Bledsoe's life.
Then the real reason for Bledsoe's appearance at the convention emerges, he's peening a scurrilous biography of Agatha Christie designed to smear the memory of the late Grand Dame of Suspense. Amidst a conclave of diehard fans run amok, Annie finds herself trying to stop a murder in the making...only to find that the first corpse isn't the one she expects-and worse yet, the first corpse won't be the last.« less