Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie

Agatha christies life began on the 15th of September 1890. She was an English crime, short story and play writer. She even wrote under the false name of Mary Westmacott. Agathas divorced her first husband after finding out about his love for another woman. This caused her to lose her mind for a while, she ran off and hid in a hotel under a false name before being recognized a few days later. The docters said this was caused by stress and she would be fine. She made a full recovery. She then met her second husband, and arceologist it was with him she had her daughter. In Agathas life she wrote; 66 crime novels, 13 plays, 154 short stories, 6 romantic novels as Mary Westmacott. These are all still read today and she hold the place for longest running play with 'The Mousetrap.' In 1955, Christie was the first recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's highest honour, the Grand Master Award, and in the same year Witness for the Prosecution was given an Edgar Award by the MWA for Best Play. Most of her books and short stories have been adapted for television, radio, video games and comics, and more than thirty feature films have been based on her work. Agatha Christie is also the most translated aurthor and her book And Then There Were None is her best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time. Christie died happy on the 12th of January 1976.


1890 - Birth 15 Sept.1914 - Christmas Eve, Married Archie Christie1920 - John Lane at The Bodley Head agreed to publish 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles' 1923 - 'Murder on the Links, third book published. Introduced Hercule Poirot 1955 - Edgar Award by the MWA for best play1974 - Last time Christie was seen publicly 1976 - Death 12 Jan.

In 1920 John Lane at The Bodley Head agreed to publish 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles' her first ever published book.Agatha and Archies only child was born, a daughter named Rosalind Hicks, on the 5th of August 1919. They named her after the Shakespeare heroine.Agatha Christie was only out sold by the Bible and Shakespeare.In 1932 Agatha Christie published the first of six psychological romance novels under the pseudonym, Mary Westmacott. It remained a secret until 1949 when the Sunday Times revealed that Ms Westmacott was actually Agatha Christie.Agatha Christie wrote:66 crime novels, 13 plays, 154 short stories, 6 romantic novels as Mary Westmacott All her books remain in print in the UK, translated into more than 50 languages, published in 70 countries, Sold over 4 billion books, and her play 'The Mousetrap' is the longest running play.

Lasting Impact

In my opinion Agatha Christies lasting accomplishment would be all of her books she left behind. Her books have been translated into 50+ languages and to this day they are still read all around the world. She is only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare.

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