Dame Agatha Mary Clarice Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (Nee Miller; September 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976) was an English writer. She is best known for sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short stories. From 1952 to 2020 she wrote six novels under the pseudonym, Mary Westcott, as well as her play The World’s Longest Drama in the West End, as well as the play Mousetrap. In 1971 she became Dame (DBE) for her contribution to literature. Christie has been named the best-selling fiction writer of all time in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Christie was born and was mainly educated in a school in the rich wealthy families of Torquay, Devon. She was originally a writer with six persistent denials, but this changed in the 1920s with the portrayal of detective Hercule Pyrot, who also published a style of mysticism. Her first husband was Archibald Christie; They were married in 1914 and had one child before divorcing in 1928. She served in hospital dispensaries during both World Wars. She gained an in-depth knowledge of the poisons contained in her novels, short stories and plays. After marrying archaeologist Max Mallow in 1930, she spent the first few months of each year excavating the Middle East and applying her first knowledge of her profession to his fiction.
According to the index translation, she is the single author who has translated the most. With over 100 million copies, it is one of the best-selling books of all time. Christie’s stage play Mousetrap Dior holds the world record for its opening track. It opened at the Embassy in the West Bank, London on November 25, 1952, and by September 2018 had hosted more than 27,500 concerts. The play was closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus epidemic.
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