The Queen of Crime

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In Agatha Christie's crime novels, known as 'whodunits', possible suspects are gradually eliminated, either by the killer, or clues, which are pieced together by famous detective characters such as Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple. The reader is cleverly kept guessing until the villain is revealed in the final chapter.

Her writing career, which lasted half a century, was launched in 1926 with 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles'. In addition to detective stories, Agatha wrote six romantic novels using the pen name Mary Westmacott, and was a succesful playwright, notable for 'The Moustrap' - the longest running drama on the London stage. Her works have been outsold only by the Bible, and her books translated into over 100 languages - many more than Shakespeare!

Written by Mike Holgate

© copyright Godfrey Argent

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Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Mike Holgate  
Identifier ref 158
Creator   Argent. Godfrey  
Date   1969  
Format   toned photograph; 152 mm x 101 mm  
Coverage   England. Devon  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Christie. Portrait  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Godfrey Argent  
Keywords portrait