Genre: Mystery Novel/Non-Fiction
About the book: Agatha Christie, pawn or puppet-master?
For eleven days in December 1926, that was the question all of England was asking. Was she kidnapped, or possibly a pawn trapped in an international mystery? Or could she actually be the puppet-master, secretly manipulating an entire nation from behind her typewriter?
Did one of the most disciplined writing minds the world has ever known really just “black out,” only to somehow reappear eleven days later, feeble and disorientated at a spa hotel? And what really was written in her missing diary regarding those eleven mysterious days?
Through a weaving of facts and fiction, the adventure unfolds through the perspective of her governess, Charlotte “Carlo” Fisher. Having accepted the role of confidante to the great writer, and ignited by the receipt of a mysterious letter, Charlotte embarks on a sinister and harrowing quest.
In her exploits, Charlotte is aided by many of the famous and elite of the twentieth century. While Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his protégé, Ian Fleming, speed towards Istanbul on the Orient Express in search of Agatha’s diary, Charlotte discovers clues that dispatch her to Berlin where she stumbles into a world gone mad.
Mysterious societies emerge from the shadows, and it appears something dark is rising…
Published by Untreed Reads
Comments and reviews for Roy’s Book:
“Never heard of this spin before, really, really interesting.”
“Love this book, great story.”
“Really an ultimate original concept… this is really, really special.”
“Tons of fans will want this.”
“Awesome wicked cool book… someone will turn it into a movie.”
“Thank you for having an original idea!” … … Webb Weaver Books Blog, Talk Radio, C. K. Webb
“With talk about a screenwriter creating a TV series with Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, I shouldn’t be surprised that someone thought about making Agatha Christie a fictional character as well… Silence and Circumstance, by Roy Dimond, could be the meta-mashup of the year. According to a Florida newspaper, Dimond has stuffed this thriller with every boldfaced name of the 1920s:”
“ Give Dimond credit: It’s a high-concept ‘what if’ that I’ve never seen before.”… Planet Peschel
“The style of the writing is a meandering, twisting and turning of the reader’s mind creating a great long mystery with its unraveling of clues and ultimate finale”… by Roses are Amber
“It’s the quintessential mystery – a mystery writer goes missing for 11 days.”
“Dimond turns to fiction and begins a lively romp through the literary salons of the time”
“Dimond’s vivid imagination”
“This book is entertaining.”… Jan DeGrass Arts and Entertainment Writer for The Coast Reporter
“It’s one of the best stories around.” Arthors’ Curtilage by Darmie Orem
“Mystery buffs will find very interesting.” Ann Everett
“Imagination is a wonderful thing. Roy Dimond has it.”
“It’s the kind of world Agatha Christie would create. Now Dimond has done it as well.”
“This is one journey you definitely want to take. You’ll be glad you did.”… Venture Galleries
Roy Dimond was previously featured on Reading Recommendations in May, 2014.