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Author:
Agatha Christie
ISBN13:
978-0553350814
ISBN:
0553350811
Publisher:
Bantam; 1st Edition edition (1990)
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Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was an English crime novelist, short-story writer and playwright. Her reputation rests on 66 detective novels and 14 short-story collections that have sold over two billion copies-an amount surpassed only by the Bible and.

Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was an English crime novelist, short-story writer and playwright. Her reputation rests on 66 detective novels and 14 short-story collections that have sold over two billion copies-an amount surpassed only by the Bible and the works of William Shakespeare. Her works contain several regular characters with whom the public became familiar, including Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, Parker Pyne and Harley Quin.

Nothing of importance has been omitted, however: substantially, this is the autobiography as she would have wished it to appear. She ended it when she was 75 because, as she put it, ‘it seems the right moment to stop. Because, as far as life is concerned, that is all there is to sa.

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick. Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom?

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick. One of the most famous and beloved mysteries from the queen of suspense, Agatha Christie! More than 100 million copies sold and now a Lifetime TV movie. Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary-from the heiress's fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary. Making his unforgettable debut, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the case.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Christie also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery, The Mousetrap, and, under the pen name Mary Westmacott, six romances.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist in history . Agatha Christie, An Autobiography.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist in history, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. 1890 – 1916 The Early Years. 1919 was a momentous year for Agatha.

Start by marking The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection as Want to Read .

Start by marking The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. An Autobiography, A Holiday For Murder, A Murder is Announced, A Pocketful of Rye, Akhnaton, At Bertram's Hotel, The Body in the Library, Cards on the Table, Clocks, Come Tell Me How You Live, Crooked House, Curtain, Double Sin and Other The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection: 50 of Agatha Christie's most popular books plus her autobiography.

Find Novels by Agatha Christie - the best selling novelist in history, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Inspired by Christie. Story type: Novels Collections Plays Short stories Inspired by Christie.

Agatha Christie Biography - Agatha Christie is reputably known . Read Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making

Agatha Christie Biography - Agatha Christie is reputably known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. The Guinness Book of Records cites her as the second best-selling author. The Guinness Book of Records cites her as the second best-selling author of all time, after William Shakespeare. She also has the honor of being the most widely translated author. Read Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making. Eventually, Christie became the unacknowledged Queen of Crime Fiction.

Agatha Christie is not just a famous mystery writer, she’s the best selling novelist of all time with over two billion copies sold and a massive fandom that continues long after her death. But if you decide you’d like to see what Christie has to offer, with over 60 novels and 14 short story collections, getting started can be a daunting task. What You Need to Know About Agatha Christie Books

A new-look printing of Agatha Christie's 'most absorbing mystery' to mark the 25th anniversary of her death. Agatha Christie died on 12 January 1976, having become the best-selling novelist in history. Her autobiography, published in 1977 a year after her death, tells of her fascinating private life, from early childhood through two marriages and two World Wars, and her experiences both as a writer and on archaeological expeditions with her second husband, Max Mallowan. Not only does the book reveal the true genius of her legendary success, but the story is vividly told and as captivating as one of her novels.
  • Of all the memoir/autobiography's I've read in the last YEAR - this one is the TOP FAVORITE. Ok, that might be because I'm a writer as well - and love to read about how other writer's go about the craft. But, writing aside - the woman has sold more books that any other novelist - OF ALL TIME. Her books are the most widely published behind Shakespeare and the Bible. I mean for that reason alone - you'd want to find out more about her. And for those of you who love Romance...after her first husband left her for another woman- she found love later in life with a much younger man and was married to him for the rest of her life! Happy Marriage late in life, the most popular novelist ever - and a wonderful writer of things such as what was happening in London after the war. This is a history book - a romance, and a 'how to be a writer' book. I absolutely LOVED it.

  • First, let me say that Agatha Christie's autobiography is one of my all-time favorite books. That's why I purchased the Kindle version when I already own a hard copy.

    Imagine my disappointment, then, as I read along, the narrative suddenly makes no sense. I'm not talking about the occasional misprint, those are to be expected. No, whole paragraphs and sections are simply gone. Is this an abridged version? Sometimes the text is neatly excised, and unless you knew what should have been there, you'd never miss it. Other times it is jarring. For example, Mrs. Christie is reflecting on the pleasures of the suqs in Bagdhad, and the next page drops into the middle of a conversation about metaphysics with some unnamed person. (Whom frantic searches of my hard copy revealed to be Maurice Vickers.) Now, I don't know about most, but I need context before I can face a discussion of metaphysics on my good days - and to find myself suddenly confronted with the meaty middle of a treatise on the philosophical implications of Time and Infinity, without a fair warning or time to prepare myself, was a terrible shock to the system. Referencing the hard copy, and filling in the missing paragraphs, made the discussion not only palatable, but deeply interesting and even profound.

    I don't how many other such errors there are. I do know that as I read a book with which I am fairly familiar, I often felt that some things were missing, and a superficial comparison of the Kindle and hard copies confirmed that.

    Agatha Christie's autobiography is an engrossing journey into the mind of an original and entertaining woman. Its little forays into Victoriana, such as the proper books for children to read, or suitable names for cooks, house maids and parlourmaids, (and why they weren't the same), are charming and fascinating. Her reminiscences of her times on archaeological digs in the middle east are compelling. It's more than worth reading - just not in the Kindle version.

  • A wonderful account in her own words, Agatha Christie's autobiography will keep the reader interested in knowing a little bit more about her life as wife, mother, and author. The story of her life is told seemingly effortlessly by Agatha. Agatha Christie's earliest memories of home, childhood,and the importance of family and place will keep the reader from wanting to put this book down. I enjoyed the way you can hear her tell her own story without pretense or artifice. Agatha Christie has a way of telling a story so well that you just want to keep reading and reading. Her own life's story is no different. This is one of the finest autobiographies I have ever read. It is truly a classic, like the author herself.

  • A wonderful book, full of memories of a world that is no more. Extremely enjoyable. What the author doesn't cover in her autobiography is the mysterious episode of her disappearance for eleven days (if you're interested in knowing more about that, you might want to check out "Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days" by Jared Cade). Otherwise, Victorian England comes to life in the words of Dame Agatha Christie.

  • Regardless of whether you are a lover of mystery fiction, you will love this autobiography by arguably the most successful mystery writer of all time. Agatha Christie led a fascinating life during an enormously eventful time in history. Born during the reign of Queen Victoria, she lived, served and worked through two World Wars and through the major events of the 20th century, and all of her experiences are captured in her novels and in this wonderful autobiography. Mrs. Christie tells her story vividly and with great emotion, and truly captures in this eminently readable and humorous work, a feeling for the events that shaped and the people who populated her world.

    This is a new edition of a long-time favorite book that I re-read and share with others on a regular basis. I am always inspired by Mrs. Christie's indomitable spirit and courage, and her positive outlook, even during dark times of war, illness, financial worry and grief, all of which she handles with great dignity in her work.

    The great bonus in this new edition is the CD of Dame Agatha dictating portions of her work. It is absolutely fascinating to hear her clear and lovely voice at work, and provides additional insight into her writing process and, indeed, to her personality.

  • she did it her way! you can almost see Agatha Christie sitting down wherever she is at the time and putting her life in words.

    if you are looking for the answer to where she was and why she went missing you may be disapointed.

    if you are looking for a well written book that is not done in the classic style of autobiographies but is more like someone
    is telling you their lifestory over times when you are comfortably sitting nearby listening to them.

    you will also find out many facts that might surprise you about the type of person she was and why and how she wrote as she did.

  • I am an Agatha Christie fan so I loved reading her autobiography. This book is written like a memoir and she just seemed to write what came to mind at the time.f Very enjoyable -- hard to put down. And I hated for it to end.