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The Fifth Beetle

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fan Fiction  |  House: The Imaginarium
At 9:45pm on 3 December 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire. Her car, a Morris Cowley, was later found at Newlands Corner, perched above a chalk quarry. Inside the car were an expired driving licence and clothes. On 14 December 1926, she was found at the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Two doctors diagnosed her as suffering from amnesia yet opinion remains divided as to why she disappeared. Until now. On the 13th August 1946 the great female scientist and amateur sleuth, Harriet Georgina Wells passed away leaving behind a diary. Now for the first time, the exact account can be given shedding light on those 10 missing days of Agatha Christie.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Submitted: December 26, 2018

Berkshire, England, a Morris Cowley was being driven rather erratically through its country lanes. The anger brewing up inside Agat... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: December 27, 2018

Agatha Christie continued to slip in and out of consciousness. She had been unable to move for two days, when on the third day her eye ... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: December 27, 2018

Harriet threw back the bed sheets and blankets to allow Agatha to swing her legs over the side of the bed. Agatha sat there for a moment ... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: December 27, 2018

When they reached the bottom step, Harriet walked with her oil lamp and ignited all the gas lamps along the basement wall with her lit... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: December 28, 2018

After Agatha had helped dismantle the box camera time machine, Harriet placed it carefully in her large carpet bag. With the ti... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: December 29, 2018

Both women gasped at seeing the corpse of a man fall out of the sarcophagus and then gagged from the decaying smell. With her hand over... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: December 30, 2018

Dawn was coming up on a foggy London Town by the time Harriet and Agatha got back to 24 Harrington Square after giving Inspector Cosgro... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: December 30, 2018

“Thomas Carter,” said Harriet. “Is, or perhaps I should say, was a renowned finder of Egyptian antiquities. His recent and most pop... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: December 31, 2018

As Agatha tucked in to a steamy bowl of pottage, Harriet told her all that she knew of Thomas Carter’s wife, Phoebe. “She is alwa... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: January 01, 2019

It was late morning by the time the two women got back to 24 Harrington Square. Harriet left Agatha sitting in the study looking at her... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: January 02, 2019

The next day, Agatha agreed with Harriet that it would be better if she went to the British Museum by herself. “Besides, I need to fi... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: January 02, 2019

“Is that what he said to you, ‘Don’t come back!’” Agatha was relaying the whole ‘Huntly-Smythe’ episode to a ... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: January 03, 2019

James Carter sat by the roaring fire in the study of 24 Harrington Square, driving the damp out of his bones. Harriet was seated opposi... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: January 04, 2019

The next morning, Harriet and Agatha sat patiently waiting in the study for James’s cab to arrive. The carriage clock on the mantlepi... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: January 05, 2019

From where Harriet and Agatha were seated in the gallery, they could see Inspector Cosgrove preparing his evidence.  ... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: January 06, 2019

    Agatha was the first to burst into the study to see James Carter, his head bandaged, sitting by the fire ... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Submitted: January 11, 2019

It was early evening and Inspector Cosgrove sat behind his desk re-reading the letter that had been sent to him that morning. “An... Read Chapter

Chapter 18

Submitted: January 12, 2019

Snatching the brown leather bag off James Carter, Rene de Pont pushed him away and headed for the door. He opened it to see Huntly-Smythe... Read Chapter

Chapter 19

Submitted: January 13, 2019

James Carter draped his jacket around Harriet’s shoulders, he could see she was still trembling at seeing the two bloody shrouds of R... Read Chapter

Chapter 20 - The End

Submitted: January 15, 2019

It was a quarter to midnight and the River Thames was quiet after its day’s activities. Soft orange light together with the sound of ... Read Chapter

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