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The Christie Affair

Nina de Gramont

Warwick’s presents
Nina de Gramont
in conversation with Jason Mott

The Christie Affair

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 4:00pm PST

The Christie Affair
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On Wednesday, February 2nd at 4:00pm PST Warwick's will host Nina de Gramont as she discusses her new book, The Christie Affair, in conversation with Jason Mott. Nina de Gramont teaches at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is almost always in the company of her two dogs, Missy and Isabelle. She’s the author of the acclaimed Meet Me at the River, Every Little Thing in the World, The Gossip of Starlings, and The Last September, as well as The Distance from Me to You, which has recently been optioned for a movie. Her work has appeared in Redbook, Harvard Review, Nerve, and Seventeen. Nina lives with her husband and daughter in coastal North Carolina. 

Nina de Gramont's The Christie Affair is a beguiling novel of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder - and a brilliant re-imagination of one of the most talked-about unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century.

Every story has its secrets.
Every mystery has its motives.

"A long time ago, in another country, I nearly killed a woman. It's a particular feeling, the urge to murder. It takes over your body so completely, it's like a divine force, grabbing hold of your will, your limbs, your psyche. There's a joy to it. In retrospect, it's frightening, but I daresay in the moment it feels sweet. The way justice feels sweet."

The greatest mystery wasn't Agatha Christie's disappearance in those eleven infamous days, it's what she discovered.

London, 1925: In a world of townhomes and tennis matches, socialites and shooting parties, Miss Nan O'Dea became Archie Christie's mistress, luring him away from his devoted and well-known wife, Agatha Christie.

The question is, why? Why destroy another woman's marriage, why hatch a plot years in the making, and why murder? How was Nan O'Dea so intricately tied to those eleven mysterious days that Agatha Christie went missing?

Jason Mott has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction has appeared in various literary journals. Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their 10 “New Hollywood: Next Wave” people to watch. He is the author of four novels: The Returned, The Wonder of All Things, The Crossing, and Hell Of A Book, as well as two poetry collections. The Returned, Jason’s debut novel, was adapted for television and aired on the ABC network under the title “Resurrection.” Hell Of A Book, released in June 2021, was a Jenna Bush Hager “Read With Jenna” Book Club pick, Carnegie Medals For Excellence in Fiction Longlist selection, a 2022 Aspen Words Literary Prize Longlist selection, a Joyce Carol Oates Prize Longlist selection, the 2021 Sir Walter Raleigh Prize for Fiction winner, and the winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction.

The Christie Affair: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250274618
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 1st, 2022