Novel about Postpartum Depression

Hello folks,

I have been hitting my head against the wall (which is a crime story by itself!) about
an article I read during the early seventies.  The article as I vaguely remember was
about a novel by Agatha (was it her or someone else?) which surrounded a murder
mystery that was later found to have been committed by a woman suffering from
postpartum depression.  Has Agatha Christie ever written a novel about that subject?



  • I don't remember any mystery about murder during postpartum depression (though that doesn't mean there isn't one - I'm elderly and don't have the best of memories.). However, I do wonder whether you mean "The mirror cracked" - SPOILER!!!!! about a woman who became depressed after giving birth to a baby born with multiple defects, and eventually discovers and kills the person responsible. 
  • GKCfanGKCfan Wisconsin, United States

    There is also another possibility.  Look at By the Pricking of My Thumbs. – there's a woman who goes insane after an abortion.  It's not post-partum depression, but like taliavishay-arbel said, Crack'd is the other possibility.
  • Thank you so much for your comments. :)

  • GKCfanGKCfan Wisconsin, United States
    You're welcome!
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