About Lucy Worsley’s Book Titled “Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman”

From a New York Times review by Molly Young of the book by Lucy Worsley titled “Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman”:

Agatha Christie’s best books have crisp dialogue and high-velocity plots. The bad ones have a Mad Libs quality: feeble prose studded with blank spots into which you can picture the prolific Christie plugging a random “BODY PART” or “WEAPON.” In a 1971 study of English crime fiction, Colin Watson snickered that Christie “seems to have been well aware that intelligence and readership-potential are quite unrelated.”