Agatha Christie

Novelist Agatha Christie

Full Name: Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie [also wrote as Mary Westmacott]
Profession: Novelist

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Prolific writer of novels, short stories and plays. She is best known for her series of crime books featuring detectives Hercules Poirot and Miss Marple. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the world's most-translated author and her works have sold more than 2 billion copies worldwide.

Christie also wrote the world's longest-running play "The Mousetrap" which opened in London's West end in 1952 and is still running.

Born: September 15, 1890
Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: January 12, 1976 (aged 85)

Articles on Agatha Christie

Married Life

  • 1930-09-11 Mystery writer Agatha Christie (39) weds archaeologist Max Mallowan (26)

Events in the Life of Agatha Christie

  • 1921-01-21 British crime writer Agatha Christie publishes her first novel "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" introducing the character Hercule Poirot
  • 1926-12-03 Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days
  • 1952-10-06 Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)
  • 1970-12-23 7,511th performance of Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" (record)

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