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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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Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it 2 weeks ago
This was a lot of fun, and will be hard for me to review for fear of spoilers. Old Simeon Lee has called his family to him for Christmas. But not for merriment and goodwill toward men, but rather for insults and maliciousness. Then, Simeon ends up murdered rather gorily. The police and Poirot arri...
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 2 weeks ago
I "read" this when I was a freshman for English class. We were supposed to independently read one book a month and then take a test on it. I hated that class and that teacher so I didn't really read this book. I think someone told me the test was easy (none of them were easy and our teacher hadn't w...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it 4 weeks ago
#45.5 Hercule Poirot Hercule has been called to find out who is trying to steal secrets from a scientist. While he is there a man is murdered and he figures out who would commit this crime. I didn't get into this story as I normally do, so I may re-read it at a later date.
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Jennifer's Books rated it 4 weeks ago
Fifth time reading this book, and the second time this year! No review, but here are links to my previous posts about the book: First read in April of 2016 Read Dan Stevens-narrated audiobook for 2016 HW Bingo Read Dan Stevens-narrated audiobook for 2018 HW Bingo Read print copy for 2019 HW Bing...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it 1 month ago
This was a grouping of Hercule Poirot short stories. It was a good collection and I could listen to one or two and come back to listen to a couple more. I do enjoy Agatha Christie books and this was a nice break of longer books.
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