Wednesday, September 15, 2010

AGATHA'S BIRTHDAY

Agatha May Clarissa Miller was born on September 15, 1890 and from the 1920s until the 1970s she was the world's most popular mystery author, having sold more than two billion books worldwide, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Christie turned out cozy stories of murder and detection featuring her two most popular detectives, Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Poirot starred in 30 novels while Miss Marple solved mysteries in 12. Countless (to me at least) have been made into movies, most notably the star-studded 1974 film Murder on the Orient Express.

In 1971 Christie was made a Dame of the British Empire for her contributions to British literature and culture.

Gerrie Ferris Finger
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