‘The Lady Vanishes’ and Reappears Again – the Strange Disappearance and Reappearance of Agatha Christie, 3 and 14 December 1926

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

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.

historical newspaper report on the Strange Disappearance of Agatha Christie

The Daily Herald – Tuesday 07 December 1926

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historical newspaper report on the Strange Disappearance of Agatha Christie

Gloucester Citizen – Wednesday 15 December 1926

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000325/19261215/067/0009

  • carlie russell

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