Agatha Christie


Born
in Torquay, Devon, England, The United Kingdom
September 15, 1890

Died
January 12, 1976

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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is the creator of two of the most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre.

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three. The Millers had two other children: Margaret Frary Miller (187
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Average rating: 3.99 · 3,152,035 ratings · 155,144 reviews · 2,118 distinct worksSimilar authors
And Then There Were None

4.25 avg rating — 609,277 ratings — published 1939 — 584 editions
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The Mysterious Affair at St...

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Murder on the Orient Expres...

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Death on the Nile (Hercule ...

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The Man in the Brown Suit (...

3.96 avg rating — 69,158 ratings — published 1924 — 176 editions
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The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule...

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The Body in the Library (Mi...

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“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
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“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. ”
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“Very few of us are what we seem.”
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  1 vote, 3.3%

Deborah Knott by Margaret Maron {18 Books}
 
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Bishop/Special Crimes Unit by Kay Hooper {14 Books}
 
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