Murder Isn’t Easy


Author: Carla Valentine

9780751577792 | PB | pp. 354 | 2021 | Little Brown Book Group

In Murder Isn’t Easy, Carla Valentine explores how Agatha Christie kept at the cutting edge of developments in forensics and used this knowledge in her stories.

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Agatha Christie is one of our most beloved authors – a storyteller unparalleled in her clever plots and twisting tales. But Agatha was also a forensic expert; in each of her books she employs an expert weaving of human observation, ingenuity and genuine science of the era.

In Murder Isn’t Easy Carla Valentine illuminates all of Agatha’s incredible knowledge, showing how she stayed at the cutting edge of forensics from ballistics to fingerprint analysis, as seen through much-loved characters such as Poirot and Miss Marple.


Carla Valentine







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Great Britain

About the Author

The author is a qualified Anatomical Pathology Technologist (Mortuary Technician or ‘Mortician’) holding both the Certificate and Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology. She is also curator of Barts Pathology Museum and author of Past Mortems and Murder Isn’t Easy. Professionally she’s passionate about the history of forensic science, Agatha Christie and vintage murders.


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