She wrote her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in , launching a literary career that spanned decades. In her lifetime, she authored 79 crime novels and a short story collection, 19 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language with another billion in 44 foreign languages. Noted for clever and surprising twists of plot, many of Christie's mysteries feature two unconventional fictional detectives named Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Poirot, in particular, plays the hero of many of her works, including the classic, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd , and Curtain , one of her last works in which the famed detective dies. They married in
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Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote 66 crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance.
Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in t Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott , and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.
Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation. According to Index Translationum, she remains the most-translated individual author, having been translated into at least languages. She is the creator of two of the most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of The Mousetrap , the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre. The Millers had two other children: Margaret Frary Miller — , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha's senior, and Louis Montant Miller — , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha.
Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches. During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse; later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison. During the Second World War, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, acquiring a good knowledge of poisons which feature in many of her novels.
Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles , came out in During her first marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.
In late , Agatha's husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce. On 8 December the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house, Styles, in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey. That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire.
Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels. Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days. In , Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from after joining him in an archaeological dig. Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie's death in Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories.
Christie's travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East. The hotel maintains Christie's room as a memorial to the author.
The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in , is now in the care of the National Trust. She based at least two of her stories on the hall: the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding , and the novel After the Funeral.
Abney Hall became Agatha's greatest inspiration for country-house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.
The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club. Wikipedia entry for Agatha Christie Books by Agatha Christie. Related Articles. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day.
To create our lis Read more Trivia About The Mousetrap: A No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from La ratonera. What an answer to prayer. A guest house, and a charming hostess. My Rolls Royce, alas, has run into a snowdrift. I do not know where I am. Perhaps, I think to myself, I shall freeze to death. And then I take a little bag, I stagger through the snow, I see before me big iron gates.
A habitation! I am saved. Twice I fall into the snow as I come up your drive, but at last I arrive and immediately - despair turns to joy. You can let me have a room - yes? Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Chennai Book