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5.0 out of 5 stars and the great artists and writers of that period May 31 2015
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“Silence and Circumstance” by Roy Dimond is not just a book, it is an experience. For anyone who loves the period between World Wars, and the great artists and writers of that period: this book is a real treat. The book speculates what happened during the 11 days that Agatha Christie went missing in 1926, and search that went on to find her.
Charlotte Fisher, nanny to Agatha’s daughter and her friend, is the narrator of the book. In the novel, we are introduced to a collection of artistic royalty from the period all trying to solve riddle of Agatha’s disappearance. John Steinbeck, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dashiell Hammett, Ernest Hemingway, to name just a few, all join the search which spans all of Europe, and of course, involves a ride on the Orient Express.
Charlotte’s voice seemed real and spot-on for the period, and we are pulled like her as innocents into Agatha’s disappearance and experience events as she does. We share her fear, astonishment, and confusion. We also get to see great authors and artists as people, not as the giants and cultural icons that they become later.
This book was a journey, almost an amusement park theme ride featuring the figures and events of late 1920s. The looming threat of another war was something you could feel throughout the novel. along with the desperation and urgency of the people trying to do something to stop it.
“Silence and Circumstance” will not disappoint anyone who loves this period in history, and also loves a good mystery. It is one of the best books I have read this year.