Agatha Christie Biography

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE 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.

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books, behind Shakespeare's works and the Bible. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Agatha Christie
Full Name:
Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie [also wrote as Mary Westmacott
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Playwright, Poet, Screenwriter, Writer, Novelist
Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Age at Death:
85
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
Marriages
Agatha Christie Timeline
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