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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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Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it 5 days ago
#10 of Miss Marple Mysteries Miss Marple is sent on a vacation in the Caribbean after battling with pneumonia. While she is there she meets people and goes on small trips around the area and when a man she meets dies, she feels that there is foul play. She begins to ask questions and talk with peo...
Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it 1 week ago
Christie starts not with a crime but with people—the narrator, Hastings, and his friendship with John Cavendish. Each person she introduces is vivid, whether likeable or not, eccentric or conventional, and enough of the characters are likeable that she makes sure the reader cares what happens. There...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 2 weeks ago
A fantastic Miss Marple, which has definitely improved for me on this reread. The mystery is wonderfully twisted and I´m still in awe how Miss Marple has been able to solve the murder. Miss Marple is amazing! And I particularly enjoyed that the vicar and his wife Griselda made an appearance as well ...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 2 weeks ago
Murder in the Mews comprises of four short stories / novellas, a format which I normally struggle with. But I really liked the majority of these stories, despite the last one called "Triangle at Rhodes". I found that one quite boring. My favorite story "Dead Man´s Mirror" was also the longest one in...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it 2 weeks ago
This was a "listen-along" with Themis, although she finished days ago. Overall: Butter in a Lordly Dish: this was a short, approximately 30 minute, radio play. It started slow, and ended violently. I'd give this one three stars. Personal Call: another short, approximately 30 minute, radio play. ...
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