Agatha Christie-Queen of crime writers

jayababy By jayababy, 13th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A unique writer of mysteries, Agatha Christie worked as staff nurse in military hospitals.

Creator of eccentric police detective.

Agatha Christie started her writing career in her early twenties. She wrote her first novel titled ‘The Mysterious Affair At Styles’ in 1915. In this novel, she introduced Hercule Poirot, an eccentric retired Belgian police detective. Soon, Poirat became much popular household name in those days. Miss Jane Marple, a shrewd and inquisitive woman was another great sleuth and investigator featured in several of her works. She examined the crimes in detail with deep concentration and intuition. ‘Sleeping Murder’ published in 1976 was her last work.

Her books have been sold over two billion copies and translated into more than 60 foreign languages. Her work, ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ has alone sold more than a million copies. Her play ‘The Mousetrap’ has been staged since 1952 in England establishing a record as the longest running show with fully packed house in the history of English Theater.

Among her stories which were filmed was the box-office smash ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. The film which won an Academy Award featured leading stars of the time Sean Connery and Ingrid Bergman. Other great works which were filmed were ‘Witness for the Prosecution’; ‘Death on the Nile’ and ‘Evil under the Sun’.

It was the revolutionary ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ published in 1926 which attracted the attention of numerous readers. She also wrote an entertaining account of many archaeological expeditions which she had shared with her husband, Max Mallowan, a noted archaeologist.

During the World Wars, she served as a staff nurse in military hospitals. The experience she gained in nursing stood by her to acquire a fair knowledge on poisons and drugs which featured in several of her works.

The Queen of Crime Writers passed away in January 1976 at the age of 85 after 55 years of writing career.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
13th Nov 2011 (#)

I simply loved the amazing inspector Poirot and your article captures the essence of the remarkable author. Thank you

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author avatar M G Singh
14th Nov 2011 (#)

I love Agatha Christie's novels. Excellent share.

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author avatar Retired
14th Nov 2011 (#)

Nice article. Love AC!

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author avatar Buzz
14th Nov 2011 (#)

Agatha Christie is one of my fave authors. Truly great mystery writer.;)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
14th Nov 2011 (#)

Wonderful article as a synopsis of Agatha Christie's caree. Very well crafted. Thank you jayababy.

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author avatar Songbird B
28th Nov 2011 (#)

Agree with Steve, this was a really great read, jayababy.. Nice work..

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Dec 2011 (#)

Well done, love all her books:0)!!!

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author avatar Sheila Newton
26th Feb 2012 (#)

I'M a retired nurse - worked as a staff nurse and a sister. I oftern write crime short stories too - maybe I'm an incarnation of Agatha Christie!! haha!
Brilliant biog of this superb iconic author.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
8th Jul 2012 (#)

There is no room for doubt that Dame Agatha was the queen of the crime genre. This was a fine tribute to a great writer.

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author avatar Retired
20th Jan 2013 (#)

Agatha Christie is one of my all time favorite crime authors.

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