The Blonde Bookworm: A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson -- Review

A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson -- Review

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Title: A Different Kind of Evil
Author: Andrew Wilson 
Pages: 336
Publishing: March 13th 2018 by Atria Books
ISBN: 1501145096


Agatha Christie—the Queen of Crime—travels to the breathtaking Canary Islands to investigate the mysterious death of a British agent in this riveting sequel to the “twisty thriller” (Publishers WeeklyA Talent for Murder.

Two months after the events of A Talent for Murder, during which Agatha Christie “disappeared,” the famed mystery writer’s remarkable talent for detection has captured the attention of British Special Agent Davison.
Now, at his behest, she is traveling to the beautiful Canary Islands to investigate the strange and gruesome death of Douglas Greene, an agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service. As she embarks on a glamorous cruise ship to her destination, she suddenly hears a scream. Rushing over to the stern of the liner, she witnesses a woman fling herself over the side of the ship to her death.
After this shocking experience, she makes it to the Grand Hotel in a lush valley on the islands. There, she meets a diverse and fascinating cast of characters, including two men who are suspected to be involved in the murder of Douglas Greene: an occultist similar to Aleister Crowley; and the secretary to a prominent scholar, who may also be a Communist spy. But Agatha soon realizes that nothing is what it seems here and she is surprised to learn that the apparent suicide of the young woman on the ocean liner is related to the murder of Douglas Greene. Now she has to unmask a different kind of evil in this sinister and thrilling mystery. 


I've always been a huge fan of Agatha Christie, so when I was given the opportunity to read A Different Kind of Evil, I immediately agreed. I was very intrigued by the idea of reading a murder mystery written about the Queen of Mystery herself! This novel is the second in a series, and although I would have loved to have read the first book in the series, I didn't find that I was missing much necessary information. 

The reader follows along as Agatha, her daughter, and her nanny travel to the Canary Islands in order to assist in solving a murder. While aboard the cruise ship to her destination, Agatha witnesses a suicide and begins to slowly meet each of the characters who play vital roles in her time on the Canary Islands. 

I truly loved this novel and enjoyed the different characters who each had so much to add to the story. The writing was fun and fast paced, and with each turn of the page, a little more of the mystery was unraveled. I kept thinking I knew how it would end but with every page came a new clue or a new suspicion. I would highly recommend this novel to readers who love crime and suspense novels! It was such a fun read and I look forward to more from Wilson! Thank you to Atria and NetGalley for offering this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 4/5


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