A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson is an award-winning journalist and the author of four acclaimed biographies. He has now embarked on a series of crime novels, the intriguing premise of which is that his narrator and sleuth is the author Agatha Christie herself.
In January 1927 – and still recovering from the harrowing circumstances surrounding her disappearance a month earlier – Agatha Christie sets sail on an ocean liner bound for the Canary Islands.
She has been sent there by the British Secret Intelligence Service to investigate the death of one of its agents, whose partly mummified body has been found in a cave.
Early one morning, on the passage to Tenerife, Agatha witnesses a woman throw herself from the ship into the sea. At first, nobody connects the murder of the young man on Tenerife with the suicide of a mentally unstable heiress. Yet, soon after she checks into the glamorous Taoro Hotel situated in the lush Orotava Valley, Agatha uncovers a series of dark secrets.
The famous writer must use her novelist’s talent for plotting to outwit an enemy who possesses a very different kind of evil.