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Agatha Christie
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (née Miller) was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most... show more
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (née Miller) was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, Mr Satterthwaite, and Tommy and Tuppence. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap.

Born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon, Christie served in a hospital during the First World War, before marrying and starting a family in London. She was initially unsuccessful at getting her work published; but in 1920 The Bodley Head press published her novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring the character of Poirot. This launched her literary career.
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Birth date: 1890-09-15
Died: 1976-01-12
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 weeks ago
I (re)read this book for two reasons: I belong to a group reading Agatha Christie's oeuvre in order of publication, and it fit a Halloween Bingo prompt - 13. Either one of those reasons would have been a good enough excuse to read this charming little collection of Miss Marple showing everyone up....
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 4 months ago
'Poirot Investigates', originally published in 1924, is a collection of fourteen Poirot stories, told over 211 pages. They are short, energetic, playful pieces, all centring around Poirot's brilliance in solving apparently unsolvable puzzles. At an average of fifteen pages per story, there isn't ...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 5 months ago
I re-read this previously back in 2014. I gave it 3 stars then, but gave this 4 stars now since I appreciated this one a bit more the second time through. Previous review: We have the famous Hercule Poirot on the scene again investigating who murdered heiress Ruth Kettering. When the novel beg...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 5 months ago
Written seventy-eight years ago, this book still feels modern and fresh.It's brimming with energy, humour, and sharp observations and has a twisty plot that kept me guessing right to the end. 'The Body In The Library' was published in 1942 but it feels fresh, light and modern. It has a cleve...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 6 months ago
Although I am really just getting to know him, I think M. Poirot may be at his best in short-story form. I love everything about him, from his arrogance to his insistence of the use of his little gray cells to his mustaches. And the solutions to his mysteries are almost always a surprise but are nev...
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