Agatha Christie publishes Destination Unknown

Hilary Craven, a deserted wife and bereaved mother, is planning suicide in a Moroccan hotel, when she is asked to undertake a dangerous mission as an alternative to taking an overdose of sleeping pills.

The task, which she accepts, is to impersonate a dead woman to help find the woman's husband: a nuclear scientist who has disappeared and may have defected to the Soviet Union. Soon she finds herself in a group of travellers being transported to the unknown destination of the title. Her will to live may have returned, but has it returned too late?