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Agatha Christie (novelist)

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Who is Agatha Christie?

Agatha Christie: Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, Mr Satterthwaite, and Tommy and Tuppence. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap.

  • also known as Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller; Mary Westmacott; Christie Agatha; Agatha Mary Clarissa Mallowan; Christie; Agatha Wallace; Mrs. Max Mallowan; The Queen of Crime; Dame Agatha Christie; A. Christie; Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie; Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE; Dame Agatha Christie, DBE; Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie; Monosyllaba; Lady Mallowan; Dame Agatha; Agatha-Mary Clarissa Christie
  • born on (124 years ago) in Torquay, child of Frederick Alvah Miller and Clarissa Margaret Boehmer
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • profession: Playwright, poet, screenwriter, writer, novelist
  • spouses:
    • Marriage with Max Mallowan between and (45 years and 4 months)
    • Marriage with Archibald Christie between and (13 years)
  • parent of Rosalind Hicks
  • died on (39 years ago) in Wallingford, Oxfordshire of natural causes
  • written works: "13 [i.e., thirteen] clues for Miss Marple", "13 at dinner", "13 clues for Miss Marple", "16.50 ab Paddington", "3RD GIRL (Hercule Poirot Mysteries", "4.50 from Paddington", "4.50 Iz Paddingtona", "8 casos de Poirot", "A Caribbean Mystery", "The Thirteen Problems", "A Murder Is Announced", "Death on the Nile", "A Pocket Full of Rye", "Death in the Clouds", "A Rainha Do Crime", "Death Comes as the End", "Absent in the Spring", "After the Funeral", "Dead Man's Folly", "Afternoon at the Seaside", "De Dodes Advokat", "Agatha Christie: An Autobiography", "Das unvollendete Bildnis. Ein Hercule-Poirot-Krimi", "Akhnaton", "Nemesis", "Dix brèves rencontres", "Peril at End House", "The Mysterious Affair at Styles", "Die Schattenhand", "Allo, Hercule Poirot", "Die Rose und die Eibe. Roman", "The Pale Horse", "Die Mörder - Maschen. Ein Miss- Marple- Krimi", "The A.B.C. Murders", "The Hollow", "The Secret of Chimneys", "Die Mausefalle und andere Fallen", "Curtain X", "Die großen Vier", "Curtain", "Detective English", "Cuatro Grandes, Los", "And Then Wr None", "Desjat' Negritjat", "Cuadro, El", "The Mysterious Mr Quin", "The Man in the Brown Suit", "Der Gutenacht Krimi mit Miss Marple", "Apocrypha of Crime", "By Pricking Thumb"
  • film written: The Mirror Crack'd
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Edgar Award for Best Play - "Witness for the Prosecution"
      • Edgar Grand Master Award
      • Edgar Award for Best Play - "Witness for the Prosecution"
      • nominated to Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical - "Agatha Christie: An Autobiography"
      • Anthony Award for Best Writer Of The Century
      • Anthony Award for Best Series Of The Century - "Hercule Poirot"
  • official website: www.agathachristie.com

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