Crime Writers On the Trail

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Bizarrely, famous crime fiction writers took part in the investigation to find Agatha Christie in 1926! Dorothy L. Sayers (creator of Lord Peter Wimsey visited the scene where Agatha's car had been found, whilst Sir Arthur Conon Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes) called in the services of a medium. He handed him a glove belonging to the missing writer: 'He at once got the name Agatha', Sir Arthur later recalled: 'There is trouble connected with this article. The person who owns it is half-dazed and half-purposeful. She is not dead as many think. She is alive. You will hear of her next Wednesday'. Indeed, as the medium predicted, the press broke the news the following Wednesday, that the search for Agatha was over!

Written by Mike Holgate

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Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Mike Holgate  
Identifier ref 144
Contributor   Weaver. Harry  
Date   1977  
Format   greyscale news article; 375 mm x 280 mm; photograph  
Coverage   England.  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Christie. Personal. Working life  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Daily Mail  
Keywords Harrogate disappearance Archibald Christie autobiography