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Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), commonly known as Agatha Christie, was an English crime fiction writer of novels, short stories and plays. She also wrote romance novels under the name Mary Westmacott, but is best remembered for her 80 detective novels and her successful West End theatre plays. Her works, particularly featuring detectives Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple, have given her the title the 'Queen of Crime' and made her one of the most important and innovative writers in the development of the genre.

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Books: A Caribbean Mystery
Agatha Christie, 1964

"Would you like to see a picture of a murderer?", Jane Marple is asked by a stranger whilst on a luxurious holiday in the Caribbean. But before she has a chance to answer, the man clams up and abruptl…

Books: A Murder Is Announced
Agatha Christie, 1950

"Chipping Cleghorn is a perfectly ordinary English village until a strange notice appears in the morning paper: ""A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks,…

Books: A Pocket Full of Rye
Agatha Christie, 1953

When wealthy Rex Fortescue dies while having tea, the police are baffled. Mr. Fortescue died during his morning tea in the office and the diagnosis was that a poison, taxine - a poison found as an alk…

Books: Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding And Other Stories
Agatha Christie, 1960

Agatha Christie detective

Books: After The Funeral
Agatha Christie, 1953

After the funeral of the wealthy Richard Abernethie, his remaining family assembles for the reading of the will. The death, though sudden, was not unexpected and natural causes have been given as the …

Books: And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie, 1939

Ten people, each with a deadly secret, find themselves trapped on an island where they become the subjects of a cruel game played by a figure styling himself Mr. U. N. Owen ("Unknown"). They are kille…


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