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Agatha Christie

Considered as queen of mysteries (or queen of crime), Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was a British writer who authored books, short stores and plays. A very few people know that she wrote 6 romantic novels under the pen name – Mary Westmacott. But she is better know for her 66 crime stories. For her notable work in the genre like Murder mystery, Thriller, Crime fiction, Detective was adapted into movies, plays, animation, video games across various countries. She portrayed on a number of occasions in film and television and there are several biographical stuff about her was prepared as well.

Agatha Christie is the most-translated individual author, and her books have been translated into at least 103 languages.
And Then There Were None – is Christie’s 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 (which was adapted into various movies and influence some more movies too).
Agatha Christie’s stage play The Mousetrap holds the record for the longest initial run: it opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on 25 November 1952 and as of 2012 is still running after more than 25,000 performances.

Here is a collection of review articles about various work by Agatha Christie (and some of the adaptations / influences of her work).

Being Poirot | Journey Of An Actor | Personal Views

Being Poirot | Journey Of An Actor | Personal Views

Recently we had a chance to watch the 50 minute video called “Being Poirot”. For all the Agatha Christie fans, “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” has been a sheer delight. The series started on 8th January, 1989 and went on for thirteen seasons filmed over 25 years until it ended on 13 November 2013. The work boasts of adaptation of every single piece of work that Agatha Christie wrote including Hercule Poirot, including the one wherein he dies. Agatha Christie wrote this story in early 1940s, but did not allow for its publication until after her death. And the shock at the ... Read More »

N or M by Agatha Christie | Book Reivew

N or M by Agatha Christie | Book Reivew

“What is your Christian Name? Answer N or M” – Book of Common Prayers First published in 1941, “N or M” was set in the contemporary backdrop of World War II and tells the story of espionage and invasion by Germany into Britain. Book Title : N or M Author : Agatha Christie Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks (April 17, 2012) # of Pages : 256 Purchase Links : Purchase @ Amazon.In Purchase @ Amazon.com This is the third book featuring Tommy and Tuppence. In “The Secret Adversary” (1922) they were two young things just coming out of the World ... Read More »

Crooked House by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Crooked House by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Crooked House by Agatha Christie was first published in 1949. Reading this book is like travelling along a rapid current, swift and sure in itself but unpredictable and rocky for the rider. You can see that the writer enjoyed creating this set of characters, simple and yet crooked in some way, like most of us. And yes, her customary nursery rhyme that serves as building block is also here: Book Title : Crooked House Author : Agatha Christie Publisher : HarperCollins (2002) Total Pages : 292 Purchase Links : Read More »

Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie | Book Review

How does a love story end? Marriage and Happily Ever After….But, how often does one really get a “happily ever after”?!! Tommy and Tuppence – Our young adventurers from “The Secret Adversary“, are now married. Although they are leading a happy and comfortable existence, it is routine, monotonous and in Tuppence’s opinion – boring. She is yearning for those adventurous days. And just then re-appears Mr. Carter, to grant her wish such that life partners Tommy and Tuppence become “Partners in Crime. This collection of short stories by Agatha Christie was first published in 1929. However, the stories appeared individually ... Read More »

The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie | Book Review

The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie | Book Review

First published in 1961, The Pale Horse is a story taking place in the misty arena of supernatural forces. Every so often, we hear a very convincing story of appearances of spirits/ghosts and their supernatural powers. The innermost desire of every human being of attaining immortality finds it’s way out in the belief that there is a life beyond this one and we are going to be much more powerful in that life. I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hell was following close behind him. The Bible – Book of ... Read More »

The Big Four by Agatha Christie | Book Review

The Big Four by Agatha Christie | Book Review

First published in 1927, The Big Four reminded me of a 70’s Bollywood masala entertainer. Powerful villains, look-alike long separated twins, impostors, kidnapping, a long chain of mysterious murders, a big conspiracy and a happily ever after at the end of it……Sounds familiar…isn’t it? Especially so with all the remakes we have suffered recently of films from those good old days… Book Title : The Big Four Author : Agatha Christie Publisher : Harper (2002) Total Pages : 272 Purchase Links : Purchase @ Amazon.com Purchase @ Amazon.In Buy Big Four by Agatha Christie @ FlipKart For the plot, it ... Read More »