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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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Tannat
Tannat rated it 1 week ago
I wanted to read this because I went to see a play based on the book a while ago and I was curious about the book itself. So, of course, although I knew what happened in the play, I couldn’t know exactly how things would play out in the book. This is one of Christie’s standalone mystery novels. Th...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 1 week ago
Not too much to say about this one besides the fact I really enjoyed it. On a flight we have Poirot on the scene when a woman is found dead before the end of the flight. At first it appears that a wasp has stung her, but looking closer it appears someone has killed her with a dart. With a plane ...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it 2 weeks ago
You’ve already had the chance to read Obsidian’s thoughts on this Agatha Christie mystery. As she was reading, it was pretty clear to me that she wasn’t loving it, which caused me to try to reach back into my past to the first time I read this book. Because this is one of my favorite Agatha Christ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 2 weeks ago
I can honestly say that I will probably never re-read this book in the future. It was honestly a trial to get through. The first 50 or so pages made no sense and then things get a bit smoother when Superintendent Battle arrives on the scene. But honestly, he is not even needed in this story since on...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 2 weeks ago
Why is this book often noted as the least favorite Agatha Christie book? Except for Miss Marple talking about herself in the 3rd person "call me Nemesis" (which had my eyes rolling), the story itself was good. It's been so long since I reach it that I kept flip-flopping between two of the sisters as...
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