Friday, March 16, 2018

A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson

A Different Kind of Evil
by Andrew Wilson

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Just released: March 13, 2018
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Genre: Historical, Mystery, Agatha Christie
Paperback: 336
Rating: 4

Agatha Christie series:
A Talent for Murder
A Different Kind of Evil
book 3 - tba

First sentence(s):
As I felt the ship tilt and roll, I looked out the porthole to see a hidden horizon, the skyline obscured by the dirty smudge of a black storm cloud.

Agatha Christie—the Queen of Crime—travels to the breathtaking Canary Islands to investigate the mysterious death of a British agent in this riveting sequel to the “twisty thriller” (Publishers Weekly) A Talent for Murder.

Two 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.


My two-bits:

This captured the Agatha Christie vibe with its slow pacing and various characters that take you down the wrong path.

I liked the on holiday vacation setting and lore that went with the island doings.

As I read this mystery I had and inkling of who the culprit might be, but was taken to the end for the final reveal.

Makes me want to do an Agatha Christie reading binge.

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* review copy courtesy of book tour sponsored by publisher

3 comments:

  1. A mystery about Agatha Christie? What a great idea!

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  2. Oh good! I noticed this series a few months back and was wondering if this was going to be good. I'm a huge Christie fan so this will be a when and not if. :)

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  3. Agatha Christie...I have only read a couple of her works. I must read more.

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