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    Agatha Christie wins vote to steal crown as crime writers' favourite crime writer. Crime Writers' Association poll votes Poirot creator best writer, and her Murder of Roger Ackroyd the best ever crime novel – but Sherlock Holmes is best serial sleuth. Will always enjoy these books - every time I reread the little gems!

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Agatha Christie the author of, among many others, the Miss Jane Marple mysteries. portrait by Lord Snowdon

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller, Lady Mallowan, nota come Agatha Christie, è stata una scrittrice britannica. Tra le sue opere oltre ai romanzi gialli che l'hanno resa celebre, anche alcuni romanzi rosa scritti con lo pseudonimo di Mary Westmacott.

Agatha Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (* 15. September 1890 in Torquay; † 12. Januar 1976 in Wallingford) war eine britische Schriftstellerin. Angeblich verkauften sich ihre Werke bis heute rund vier Milliarden Mal. Bekannt wurde sie vor allem durch eine große Anzahl von Kriminalromanen und Kurzgeschichten. Ihre berühmtesten Schöpfungen sind der belgische Detektiv Hercule Poirot mit seinem Freund Hastings sowie die altjüngferliche Miss Marple.

Agatha Christie reads to her husband, Max.

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Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, popularmente conhecida como Agatha Christie, foi uma escritora britânica nascida na Inglaterra que atuou como romancista, contista, dramaturga e poetista.

If not for Ms. Christie, would there truly be such a following of murder mysteries? The Murder Mystery Company thinks that is a mystery no one would solve ;)~

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976). She also wrote 6 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, Jane Marple, Parker Pyne and Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. She wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap.