Agatha Christie

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Agatha Chritieová, Agata Krisṟṟi, Agatha Christie Mallowan, and 65 others كريستي، أغاثا،, アガサ・クリスティ, أجاتا كريستي،, アガサ クリスチィ, Agatha Kristi, Aghatha Kristi, Mērija Vestmakota, A クリスティ, A. |q Kristi, كريستى، اجاتا،, Āġātā Krīstī, Agata Christie, אגתה קריסטי, Agatha)، كريستى، أجاثا (Christie, Agatha Chrisitie Mallowan, Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, אגטה כריסטי, Ajiasha Kelisidi, Ajāthā Kirīstī, Agatha M.C. Miller, Агата Кристи, アガサ クリスティ, Agatha Christie, Н. А Богомолова, كريستى، أجاثا،, Agatha Mary Clarisa Miller Christie, Agathe Marie Clarissa Miller, Agathe Christie, Agatha Mary Clarisse Miller, A-ga-ta Kri-xti, אגאתה קריסטי, Akatā Kir̲isṭi, كريستي، أجاتا،, Ajiasha, Mary Westmacott, Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller Christie, А Кристи, كريستى، اجاثا ميلر،, आगाथा क्रिस्टी, أجاثا كريستي،, , Agatha Miller, Agatha Christie-Mallowan, Agatha Mallowan Christie, Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller, Agaṭah Krisṭi, אגאתה כריסטי, Agatha Clarissa Mary Christie, Agata Kristi, اجاثا كريستى،, Агата Мэри Кларисса Миллер, Agatha Miller Christie, Ajiasa Kelisidi, Agatha Miller, كريستي، أغاتا،, A クリスティー, Mary Clarissa Miller, アガサ クリスティー, Агата Мэри Кларисса Маллоуэн, 阿加莎, 阿加莎 克里斯蒂, كريستى، اجاثا،, Agatha Clarissa Mary Miller Christie, كريستي، أجاثا،, אגתה כריסטי, A. Kristi
Sept. 14, 1890
Jan. 12, 1976

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Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, in the United Kingdom, the daughter of a wealthy American stockbroker. Her father died when she was eleven years old. Her mother taught her at home, encouraging her to write at a very young age. At the age of 16, she went to Mrs. Dryden's finishing school in Paris to study singing and piano. In 1914, at age 24, she married Colonel Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps. While he went away to war, she worked as a nurse and wrote her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), which wasn't published until four years later. When her husband came back from the war, they had a daughter. In 1928 she divorced her husband, who had been having an affair. In 1930, she married Sir Max Mallowan, an archaeologist and a Catholic. She travelled with her husband's job, and set several of her novels set in the Middle East. Most of her other novels were set in a fictionalized Devon, where she was born.

Agatha Christie is credited with developing the "cozy style" of mystery, which became popular in, and ultimately defined, the Golden Age of fiction …

Books by Agatha Christie