Death at Greenway research and inspirations

By Lori Rader-Day

By Lori Rader-Day
Death at Greenway

Death at Greenway

Lori Rader-Day

$16.99 $15.80

Paperback original edition

Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making

Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making

John Curran

$16.99 $15.80

Where it all started! I learned Greenway House had been used to house evacuees from this book and wanted to READ a book about it!

Dead Man's Folly

Dead Man's Folly

Agatha Christie

$13.99

The Agatha Christie where she fictionalizes Greenway—and herself! A Poirot novel.

Five Little Pigs

Five Little Pigs

Agatha Christie

$15.99 $14.87

I read the books Agatha Christie wrote during WWII, and was delighted to find Greenway used as a setting for this novel, too. The battery in particular is important to this story. A Poirot novel.

Ordeal by Innocence

Ordeal by Innocence

Agatha Christie

$15.99 $14.87

Agatha Christie borrows Greenway again AND a war nursery, just like the one she hosted during WWII.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles: The First Hercule Poirot Mystery

The Mysterious Affair at Styles: The First Hercule Poirot Mystery

Agatha Christie

$10.00 $9.30

The first Hercule Poirot. He's such a great character.

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie

$8.99 $8.36

Classic Agatha Christie, and a standalone, so you can read it in any order.

The ABC Murders: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

The ABC Murders: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Agatha Christie

$15.99 $14.87

A Hercule Poirot that seemed like (and is) a classic Christie.

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

Agatha Christie

$15.99 $14.87

Another classic Christie. Perfect for a hot summer day.

An Autobiography

An Autobiography

Agatha Christie

$21.99 $20.45

Probably one of the most important research books for Death at Greenway. I learned so much from reading this book, not just for research.

How We Lived Then: A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War

How We Lived Then: A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War

Norman Longmate

$37.95

I didn't finish this book (it's dense) but it was perhaps one of the best research tools for Death at Greenway. I really got a sense of what it was like to living during the war.

Sisters: Heroic True-Life Stories from the Nurses of World War Two

Sisters: Heroic True-Life Stories from the Nurses of World War Two

Barbara Mortimer

$19.95

This was a really helpful book for research into what it was like to train and serve as a nurse during WWII.

Air Raids & Ration Books: Life on the Home Front in Wartime Britain

Air Raids & Ration Books: Life on the Home Front in Wartime Britain

Mike Brown

$32.95 $30.64

Another great research book, with lots of great images.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Laura Thompson

$35.00 $32.55

My favorite biography of Christie is actually the Janet Morgan one, where the author had access to the family archives. (Harder to find.) But this one was also quite good and easier to buy.

Who Will Take Our Children?: The British Evacuation Program of World War II, Rev. Ed.

Who Will Take Our Children?: The British Evacuation Program of World War II, Rev. Ed.

Carlton Jackson

$35.94

A research document that was helpful on the intricacies of the national evacuation program. The vacs at Greenway were privately evacuated.

Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie

Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie

Guillaume LeBeau, Anne Martinetti, et al.

$19.95

Something a little different!

Agatha Christie: Volume 5

Agatha Christie: Volume 5

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Elisa Munso

$15.99 $14.87

I bought a pile of these to give out to the new kids in my life. And kept one for myself, of course. The art is so delightful.

N or M?

N or M?

Agatha Christie

$15.99 $14.87

Another book Christie wrote during WWII. Greenway doesn't figure in this Tommy and Tuppence story, but it was helpful to read about what Agatha was thinking about during wartime.