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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).

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie| Book Review

“The Secret Adversary” by Agatha Christie, is her second published work after “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” and like the later it first appeared as a series of seventeen episodes in “The Times” – weekly edition during August – December, 1921, followed by publication in the book format in 1922. Related reading for you: N or M by Agatha Christie | Book Reivew Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie | Book Review The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie | Book Review The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie | Book Review Read More »

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie | Book Review

“The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” by Agatha Christie, first published in 1926, is one of her most widely read masterpieces featuring Hercule Poirot and has been adapted for many theatrical and cinematic ventures. Related reading for you: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie|Book Review Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie| Book Review The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie| Book Review And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie |Book Review Read More »

Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie| Book Review

“Dead Man’s Folly” featuring Hercule Poirot was first published in 1956 and is a typical Agatha Christie work with a web of mystery involving death of a young girl scout and disappearance of a pretty and silly wife of a wealthy country esquire. Related reading for you: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie|Book Review The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie | Book Review And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie |Book Review Nemesis by Agatha Christie | Book Review Read More »

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie|Book Review

“The Mysterious Affair at Styles”, written in 1916 and published in 1921, is the first work by Agatha Christie. Yes, the literary journey of one of the most accomplished writers of crime thrillers and murder mysteries started from here. Related reading for you: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie | Book Review The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie| Book Review Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie| Book Review And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie |Book Review Read More »

Nemesis by Agatha Christie | Book Review

“Nemesis” is the last adventure of Miss Marple written by Agatha Christie and first published in 1971, wherein she is charged with a task to set free an innocent son of a dead friend. Related reading for you: Miss Marple and the Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie| Book Review After the Funeral by Agatha Christie | Book Review And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie |Book Review The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie | Book Review Read More »

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie | Book Review

The idea of a dead body in the library was a typical of a detective story in the early twentieth century and Ms Christie presents it here as a “Variation on a well-known theme”. In the most conservative library of Colonel Bantry, a dead body of a young girl is found and to cook-up the mystery she has created a family of an old, crippled man, a tennis player, a young girl guide, a dance hostess, a film man etc. And to solve this, we have our dear Miss Jane Marple. The book was first published in 1942 and has ... Read More »