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Agatha Christie

Birthdate: 15. September 1890
Date of death: 12. January 1976

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, was an English writer known for her sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap, which was performed in the West End from 1952 to 2020, as well as six novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. In 1971, she was made a Dame for her contributions to literature. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels having sold more than two billion copies.

Christie was born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon, and was largely home-schooled. She was initially an unsuccessful writer with six consecutive rejections, but this changed in 1920 when The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring detective Hercule Poirot, was published. Her first husband was Archibald Christie; they married in 1914 and had one child before divorcing in 1928. During both World Wars, she served in hospital dispensaries, acquiring a thorough knowledge of the poisons which featured in many of her novels, short stories, and plays. Following her marriage to archaeologist Max Mallowan in 1930, she spent several months each year on digs in the Middle East and used her first-hand knowledge of his profession in her fiction.

According to Index Translationum, she remains the most-translated individual author. Her novel And Then There Were None is one of the highest-selling books of all time, with approximately 100 million copies sold. Christie's stage play The Mousetrap holds the world record for the longest initial run. It opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End of London on 25 November 1952, and by September 2018 there had been more than 27,500 performances. The play was closed down in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In 1955, Christie was the first recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. Later that year, Witness for the Prosecution received an Edgar Award for best play. In 2013, she was voted the best crime writer and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd the best crime novel ever by 600 professional novelists of the Crime Writers' Association. In September 2015, And Then There Were None was named the "World's Favourite Christie" in a vote sponsored by the author's estate. Most of Christie's books and short stories have been adapted for television, radio, video games, and graphic novels. More than thirty feature films are based on her work. Wikipedia

Works

Death in the Clouds
Death in the Clouds
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Murder in Mesopotamia
Murder in Mesopotamia
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The Moving Finger
The Moving Finger
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Murder at the Vicarage
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N or M?
N or M?
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Third Girl
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After the Funeral
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Sleeping Murder
Sleeping Murder
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Death Comes as the End
Death Comes as the End
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Peril at End House
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The Burden
The Burden
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The A.B.C. Murders
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The Secret Adversary
The Secret Adversary
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Sad Cypress
Sad Cypress
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Cat Among the Pigeons
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Murder on the links
Murder on the links
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The Pale Horse
The Pale Horse
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Hallowe'en Party
Hallowe'en Party
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Surprise! Surprise!
Surprise! Surprise!
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A Caribbean Mystery
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The Clocks
The Clocks
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Elephants Can Remember
Elephants Can Remember
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A Murder Is Announced
A Murder Is Announced
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Dead Man's Folly
Dead Man's Folly
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Endless Night
Endless Night
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Lord Edgware Dies
Lord Edgware Dies
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The Hound of Death
The Hound of Death
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Five Little Pigs
Five Little Pigs
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Three Act Tragedy
Three Act Tragedy
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The Thirteen Problems
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At Bertram's Hotel
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Evil Under the Sun
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Curtain
Curtain
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A Pocket Full of Rye
A Pocket Full of Rye
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The Big Four
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Partners in Crime
Partners in Crime
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Destination Unknown
Destination Unknown
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Towards Zero
Towards Zero
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„An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.“

—  Agatha Christie

Christie denied having made this remark, which had been attributed to her by her second husband Sir Max Mallowan in a news report (9 March 1954); according to Nigel Dennis, "Genteel Queen of Crime: Agatha Christie Puts Her Zest for Life Into Murder", Life, Volume 40, N° 20, 14 May 1956 http://books.google.com/books?id=p0wEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA102, she was quoting "a witty wife"; Quote Investigator reports on "An Archaeologist Is the Best Husband a Woman Can Have" as of uncertain origin. http://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/07/12/husband/
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Variant: An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.

„In a state of emergency martial law is proclaimed.“

—  Agatha Christie

Curtain - Poirot's Last Case (1975)
Context: I have no more now to say. I do not know, Hastings, if what I have done is justified or not justified. No — I do not know. I do not believe that a man should take the law into his own hands... But on the other hand, I am the law! As a young man in the Belgian police force I shot down a desperate criminal who sat on a roof and fired at people below. In a state of emergency martial law is proclaimed.

„I have no more now to say. I do not know, Hastings, if what I have done is justified or not justified. No — I do not know. I do not believe that a man should take the law into his own hands… But on the other hand, I am the law!“

—  Agatha Christie

Curtain - Poirot's Last Case (1975)
Context: I have no more now to say. I do not know, Hastings, if what I have done is justified or not justified. No — I do not know. I do not believe that a man should take the law into his own hands... But on the other hand, I am the law! As a young man in the Belgian police force I shot down a desperate criminal who sat on a roof and fired at people below. In a state of emergency martial law is proclaimed.

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