Agatha Christie

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

January 12, 1976




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 66 crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation. According to Index Translationum, she remains the most-translated individual author, having been translated into at least 103 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.


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And Then There Were None

4.26 avg rating — 867,357 ratings — published 1939 — 747 editions
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The Mysterious Affair at St...

3.98 avg rating — 269,296 ratings — published 1920 — 15 editions
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Murder on the Orient Expres...

4.18 avg rating — 400,120 ratings — published 1934 — 27 editions
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Murder at the Vicarage (Mis...

4.06 avg rating — 149,244 ratings — published 1930 — 299 editions
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4.24 avg rating — 163,187 ratings — published 1926 — 461 editions
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Death on the Nile (Hercule ...

4.11 avg rating — 139,784 ratings — published 1937 — 483 editions
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The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule...

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The Man in the Brown Suit (...

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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.”
Agatha Christie

“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. ”
Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

“Very few of us are what we seem.”
Agatha Christie, The Man in the Mist


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