The brilliant English crime writer, Agatha Christie, disappeared on 3 December 1926, following a row with her husband, Archie.
After a massive man hunt (or rather woman hunt) lasting ten days, Mrs Christie was found at a hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire, where she had registered under the nom de plume, ‘Mrs Teresa Neele’ of Cape Town.
Agatha Christie never explained anything about her sudden sabbatical - so it remains a mystery.
Here are two newspaper stories: the first story reports on the disappearance of the writer, while the second article reports on her mysterious return.
The Daily Herald – Tuesday 07 December 1926
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Gloucester Citizen – Wednesday 15 December 1926
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