Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie was born in Devon, England in September of 1890. She is one of the bestselling authors of all time and one of the most widely published world wide.

Christie authored 66 detective novels in her lifetime and 14 short story collections, most of which revolve around the investigations of characters like, Hercule Poirot, Jane Marple, Parker Pyne and Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, to name a few. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery called "Mousetrap".

Christie was a nurse in World War I and an accomplished musician, playing both the piano and the mandolin.

Originally called Agatha Miller, Christie married Archibald Christie in 1914. The couple had one child, Rosalind. The marriage was troubled, and Archibald asked Christie for a divorce in late 1926 on the grounds that he had fallen in love with another woman. This was followed by the famed mysterious disappearance of Agatha on December 3rd 1926. Christie was missing for 10 days during which a massive manhunt was organized by the police. On the 14th of December she was found at a hotel in Yorkshire with no memory of the last 10 days or how she ended up there. She was diagnosed as having amnesia and never regained the memory of those 10 days.

Christie eventually remarried and later went on to earn the title of "Dame" for her contributions to literature. She was also named Commander of the Order of the British Empire where she was called Dame Commander.

In 1976 at the age of 85, Christie died of natural causes at her home in Winterbrook, Cholsey, England.

And Then There Were None

"And Then There Were None" is a murder mystery novel written by the world famous mystery writer Agatha Christie and published in 1939. The book is considered by most fans as Christie's greatest work and lauded by critics of the time as ingenious and spine chilling. Over the years, many adaptations have been made of the book including plays, films, radio serials, video games and … [Read more...]