Agatha Christie

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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 the two 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 (1879–1
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Average rating: 3.98 · 2,892,686 ratings · 137,843 reviews · 2,116 distinct worksSimilar authors
And Then There Were None

4.25 avg rating — 552,480 ratings — published 1939 — 254 editions
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The Mysterious Affair at St...

3.98 avg rating — 180,326 ratings — published 1920 — 1205 editions
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Murder on the Orient Expres...

4.16 avg rating — 252,362 ratings — published 1934 — 571 editions
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Murder at the Vicarage (Mis...

4.04 avg rating — 112,440 ratings — published 1930 — 246 editions
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd...

4.22 avg rating — 100,368 ratings — published 1926 — 325 editions
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Death on the Nile (Hercule ...

4.08 avg rating — 84,557 ratings — published 1937 — 304 editions
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The Man in the Brown Suit (...

3.96 avg rating — 65,833 ratings — published 1924 — 166 editions
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The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule...

3.99 avg rating — 66,553 ratings — published 1936 — 268 editions
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The Body in the Library (Mi...

3.85 avg rating — 48,459 ratings — published 1942 — 230 editions
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Evil Under the Sun (Hercule...

3.95 avg rating — 35,780 ratings — published 1941 — 216 editions
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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, An Autobiography

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

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