2 Born in Torquay,Devon, England,on September 15,1890Devon
3 Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller To parents Clarissa Margaret Boehmer and Frederick Alvah Miller“The popular idea that achild forgets easily is notan accurate one. Manypeople go right throughlife in the grip of an ideawhich has beenimpressed on them invery tender years.”
4 poison . During WWI, she worked as a nurse and later at a hospital pharmacy. Thisinfluenced her writing,because many of themurders in her booksare done with“...one of the most rewarding professions that anyone can follow...”poison .
5 She married ArchibaldChristie on ChristmasEve They had onedaughter, RosalindHicks. They divorced in1928.
6 married archaeologist Max Mallowan. “An archaeologist is the besthusband a woman can have.The older she gets the moreinterested he is in her.”In 1930, Agatha Christiemarried archaeologistMax Mallowan.
8 “The worst is so often true.” Miss Marple“It is true, of course, that I have lived what is called a very uneventful life, but I have had a lot of experiences in solving different little problems that have arisen.”“The worst is so often true.”“You can only really get under anybody’s skin if you are married to them.”Miss Marple is an elderly lady living in the village of St. Mary Mead. She appears in 12 novels and 20 short stories. She solves crimes by relating them to life in the village.
10 Miss Marple in the Movies Julia McKenzieMargaret RutherfordJoanHicksonAngelaLansburyGeraldineMcEwan
11 Hercule Poirot“Understand this, I mean to arrive at the truth. The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.”“Mon cher, practically speaking, I know everything!”“The impossiblecould not havehappened,therefore theimpossible must be possible in spite ofappearances.”“Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend.”Hercule Poirot is a Belgian detective. He appeared in 33 novels and 54 short stories. He is the only fictional character in history to be honored with an obituary in the New York Times.
12 Tommy and Tuppence Tommy and Tuppence first appeared in Christie’s 2nd novel, set in the1920s. They also were in the lastbook she ever wrote, although not thelast one published.Unlike Miss Marple and Poirot,Tommy and Tuppence aged in timewith the real world. In The SecretAdversary, they were in their twentiesand by Postern of Fate, they are intheir seventies.
13 They have appeared in 4 novels... (1968)(1973)(1922)(1941)...and one collection of short stories that parodied other famous fictional detectives of the time, including Poirot.(1929)
14 fiction wherever possible!” Ariadne Oliver“Life shouldimitatefiction wherever possible!”Ariadne Oliver is a detective novelist. She is a friend of Poirot and assists him in solving his cases.She was Agatha Christie’s supposed fictional alter ego. She expresses a dislike for her detective character, just like Agatha Christie began to dislike Poirot.
15 “Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne, 17 Richmond Street.” "I have had a long experience in the compilation of statistics. From that experience I can assure you that in 87% of cases dishonesty does not pay."“Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne, 17 Richmond Street.”(1939)(1991)(1934)
16 What novel was this island the inspiration for? And Then There Were None
17 And Then There Were None has sold more than 100 million copiesmaking it the best-selling mystery of all timeand the 5th best-selling book of all time
18 Who was Mary Westmacott? “Shortly after that, I wrote the one book [Absent in the Spring] that has satisfied me completely. I didn’t want to change a word...”
19 Agatha Christie died on January 12, 1976 Along with William Shakespeare, she is the best-selling author of all time
20 Some of her mostpopular plays, includingThe Mousetrap, are stillperformed.Her grandson inheritedthe rights to some ofher literary work.
21 She is the most translated author In 1971, she was named Dame Commanderof the Order of the British EmpireShe is the most translated author4 billion copies of her novels have been soldHer play The Mousetrap has the longest initial run ever, with 24,000 performances