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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).

After the Funeral by Agatha Christie | Book Review

After the Funeral by Agatha Christie | Book Review

“After the Funeral” was first published in 1953 in UK with this title and in USA with the title “Funerals are Fatal“. Once again, Agatha Christie takes us to the realm of interconnected crimes and resourceful criminals who can use unplanned events for their gain. Book Title : After the Funeral Author : Agatha Christie Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks Purchase Links : Buy After the Funeral from Flipkart.com After the Funeral: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) Richard Abernethie, the owner of Abernethie Empire died with no immediate family to mourn him. He was old and there is ... Read More »

Towards Zero by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Towards Zero by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Published in 1944, “Towards Zero” revolves around the theory of how any crime takes shape. It is an old solicitor Mr. Treves, who explains it in his club in London as his “Towards Zero” theory. When we think of a crime, we think of the criminal act and its investigation, i.e., we start from the moment that the crime is committed – a moment zero. Book Title : Towards Zero Author : Agatha Christie Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks, Towards Zero Purchase Links : Buy Towards Zero from Flipkart.com After the Funeral: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) But, ... Read More »

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie| Book Review

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie| Book Review

Published in 1937, “Death on the Nile” describes an exciting adventure that Hercule Poirot gets entangled into without planning. Book Title : Death on the Nile Author : Agatha Christie Publisher : HarperCollins Publisher (2001) Purchase Links : Buy Death on the Nile from Flipkart.com Agatha Christie – Death On The Nile Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) Young, beautiful, rich, charming and her own mistress, Linnet Ridgeway seems to have it all. In addition to her looks and money, she also has brains which she employs in understanding and partly managing her late father’s ... Read More »

Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie| Book Review

Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie| Book Review

“Dumb Witness” by Agatha Christie is yet another novel featuring her Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The novel was first published in 1937. Book Title : Dumb Witness Author : Agatha Christie Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks, Collins Crime Club, and others Purchase Links : Buy Dumb Witness from Flipkart.com How often does it happen that we write a letter and forget to post it, or rather used to happen when letter writing was still a part of our routine life? Hercule Poirot receives a letter on 28th June. The letter is very vague, written by a weary and sick old ... Read More »

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie | Book Review

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Published in 1936, The ABC Murders added significantly to Agatha Christie’s fame as a genius of a crime-writer. The book is considered one of her best works and is a thrilling adventure from start to end.The book features Hercule Poirot in his full glory along with Arthur Hastings and Inspector Japp of Scotland Yard. The chase starts when Poirot receives a typewritten letter from a Mr. ABC informing him about the murder he is going to commit giving the exact date and place of the crime. While Poirot’s sixth sense tells him to take this man seriously, the police department ... Read More »

The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Published in 1931, “The Sittaford Mystery” by Agatha Christie is set in the tiny, isolated village in Dartmoor. A Mrs. Willet and her daughter has come to live at this outlandish place in dead of winter and are paying a very high rent for the house of Mr. Trevelyan. Related reading for you: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie | Book Review The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie| Book Review The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie|Book Review And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie |Book Review Read More »