Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie Brief Biography

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, (ne Miller; 15 September 1890 - 12 January 1976) was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Christie also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery, The Mousetrap, and, under the pen name Mary Westmacott, six romances. In 1971 she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her contribution to literature.

Christie was born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon. Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches. She was initially an unsuccessful writer with six consecutive rejections, but this changed when The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring Hercule Poirot, was published in 1920. During the Second World War, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, acquiring a good knowledge of poisons which feature in many of her novels.

Agatha Christie News

• The Almanac for September 15, the 258th day of 2019
• John Malkovich's 'The ABC Murders' to premiere on Amazon on Feb. 1
• Rupert Grint says he can't watch later 'Harry Potter' movies
• The Almanac for Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2018

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