Nemesis by Agatha Christie

Nemesis by Agatha Christie

Nemesis is mystery novel by Agatha Christie. Published in 1971, this is the final novel to feature Christie’s popular detective character, Miss Marple. The story begins when Marple receives a mysterious postcard from Jason Rafiel, a character introduced in the novel A Carribean Mystery.

Christie, who wrote this novel at age 80, continued to be a prolific writer until her death in 1976. At the time of release, The Guardian described the book as “astonishingly fresh,” while The Observer called it “remarkably inventive.” In 1987, Nemesis was adapted into a two-part miniseries by the BBC.

Nemesis by Agatha Christie

This edition of the book, which was published by Fontana Books in 1976, features a cover by the remarkable Tom Adams. Adams, a surrealist painter who studied at the Chelsea School of Art, provided covers for almost all of Christie’s novels. His unusual covers caught the attention of Lou Reed, who commissioned him to paint the cover for his first UK solo album.

In addition to his cover art, Adam has created many original paintings. He has been commissioned to create numerous portraits, including paintings of Benjamin Britten, Federico Fellini, and Enid Blyton. His work is featured in The Museum of Modern Art and a number of galleries, and his paintings can also be found in many private collections.