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Agatha Christie


Considered the “Queen of Crime,” this British mystery writer became known for functions such as for example Murder around the Orient Communicate as well as the Mousetrap. She was the 1955 receiver of the Secret Authors of America’s Grand Grasp Award. At a age, she started to display a skill for storytelling and she also developed several imaginary close friends. In her mid-teens, she went to a finishing college in Paris, France. She was outlined in the Guinness Publication of World Information because the best-selling novelist ever sold; a lot of her well-known novels had been also converted to films. She experienced one child, Rosalind, with her 1st spouse, Archibald Christie. She later on married archaeologist Maximum Mallowan. Raymond Chandler, the hard-boiled criminal offense writer, criticized her literary abilities.

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Full Name Agatha Christie
Date Of Birth September 15, 1890
Died January 12, 1976, Winterbrook
Place Of Birth Torquay, England
Profession Novelist
Nationality British
Spouse Max Mallowan, Archibald Christie
Children Rosalind Hicks
Parents Frederick Alvah Miller, Clarissa Margaret Boehmer
Siblings Margaret Frary Miller, Louis Montant Miller
Awards Edgar Grand Master Award, Edgar Award for Best Play, Anthony Award for Best Writer Of The Century, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play, Anthony Award for Best Series Of The Century
Nominations Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical
Movies Murder with Mirrors, Murder, She Said, The Alphabet Murders, Witness for the Prosecution, Murder on the Orient Express, Murder at the Gallop, Murder Most Foul, Death on the Nile, Evil Under the Sun, 4:50 From Paddington, Dead Man's Folly, Love from a Stranger, And Then There Were None, Le Grand Alibi, Alibi, Shubho Mahurat, Desyat Negrityat, Ten Little Indians, They Do It with Mirrors, Appointment with Death, A Murder Is Announced, Innocent Lies, Thirteen at Dinner, Gumnaam, Dhund, Sleeping Murder, Endless Night, Crooked House, Seven Dials Mystery, Ordeal by Innocence, Tarka, Agatha Christie's Marple: Why Didn't They Ask Evans?, Agatha Christie: The Pale Horse, The Man in the Brown Suit, Towards Zero, The Pale Horse, The Spider's Web, Sabotage, A Caribbean Mystery, By the Pricking of My Thumbs, Crime Is Our Business, Partners in crime, The Secret Adversary, The Passing of Mr. Quin, Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, Black Coffee, Chupi Chupi Aashey, Le crime ne paie pas, Lord Edgware Dies, The Lacquered Box
TV Shows Agatha Christie's Poirot, Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime
Star Sign Virgo

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1Her first husband's brother Campbell Christie was also a writer.
2She wrote Hercule Poirot's Christmas for her godson James, (an avid fan of her books)after he complained that her murders were getting too refined. He wanted a good solid murder, with lots of blood, and the body positioned in such a way that it couldn't be anything but murder. There is a dedication to him in the book.
3She is mentioned in Zwei Männer am Herd: Diebe der Liebe (2001).
4Wrote six romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.
5The last two novels published were Curtain (chronicling Hercule Poirot's last case) and Sleeping Murder (the last Miss Marple novel). She wrote both books in the 1940s, and then locked them in a safe deposit box.
6Although it was not the last novel she published in her lifetime, the last novel that Agatha Christie wrote was Postern of Fate (1973). It featured her re-occurring characters Tommy and Tuppence, and marks their final appearance in a novel.
7Her novel, And Then There Were None, is also published as Ten Little Indians and is the #1 bestseller.
8Her second husband, Max Mallowan, was an archaeologist, and she chronicled her travels with him in the Middle East in her 1946 book "Come, Tell Me How You Live."
9According to her grandson Mathew Prichard, who runs the Agatha Christie estate, she was very keen on using new types of media to help reach fans in new ways. He said this in April 2004 when it was announced that five of her books would be turned into computer games.
10Her work has been translated into more than a hundred languages.
11Last published novel, Sleeping Murder (1976), featured her other world-famous sleuth, the shrewdly inquisitive Miss Jane Marple.
12First novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), was also the first to feature her eccentric Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
13Over two billion copies of her books have been sold worldwide. Her book sales are surpassed only by the Bible and by William Shakespeare. She is the best-selling author of all time.
14Her father was from the United States, and her mother was English.
15She worked at a chemist's shop between 1915 and 1918 in the seaside resort of Torquay, England.
16On Saturday April 12th, 1958, her play The Mousetrap, which opened in London on November 25, 1952, became the longest running production of any kind in the history of British Theatre, beating out the five-and-a-half years of Chu Chin Chow.
17Interred at Cholsey Churchyard, Cholsey, Oxfordshire, England, UK.
18Disappeared for several days in 1926. Disappearance remains unexplained.
19Gave birth to a daughter, Rosalind, in 1919.
20Wrote several romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.
21She was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1971 for her services to literature.



Murder on the Orient Express2017novel pre-production
Crooked House2017novel post-production
Ordeal by Innocence2017TV Mini-Series novel - 1 episode announced
The Witness for the Prosecution2016TV Movie novel post-production
Witness for the Prosecutionnovel announced
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha ChristieTV Series creator - 13 episodes, 2010 - 2016 novel "A Caribbean Mystery" - 1 episode, 2016 novel "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" - 1 episode, 2016 novel "The Pale Horse" - 1 episode, 2016 novel "Murder at the Vicarage" - 1 episode, 2016 short story: The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly - 1 episode, 2015 novel "A Murder is Announced" - 1 episode, 2015 novel "Mrs McGinty's Dead" - 1 episode, 2015 novel "Murder Is Easy" - 1 episode, 2015 novel: Hickory Dickory Dock - 1 episode, 2015 novel "The Murder
Chorabali2016original story
And Then There Were NoneTV Mini-Series creator - 3 episodes, 2015 novel - 3 episodes, 2015
Partners in Crime2015TV Series novel - 6 episodes
Abriaa Wa Laken: Innocent... However2015TV Series novel - 1 episode
Oriento kyuukou satsujin jiken2015TV Mini-Series based on the novel by - 2 episodes
Agatha Christie's MarpleTV Series novel - 17 episodes, 2004 - 2013 based on the novel by - 4 episodes, 2006 - 2010 short stories: "Greenshaw's Folly" & "The Thumb Mark of St Peter" - 1 episode, 2013 short story - 1 episode, 2010
Agatha Christie's PoirotTV Series novel - 27 episodes, 1990 - 2013 based on the novel by - 5 episodes, 2001 - 2013 short story "The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan" - 1 episode, 1993 short story "Dead Man's Mirror" - 1 episode, 1993 story "The Chocolate Box" - 1 episode, 1993 short story "The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman" - 1 episode, 1993 short story "The Case of the Missing Will" - 1 episode, 1993 short story "Yellow Iris" - 1 episode, 1993 short story "The Under Dog" - 1 episode, 1993 short story "The A
Associés contre le crime: L'oeuf d'Ambroise2012after: "The Case of the Missing Lady" in "Partners in Crime" / "Némésis"
ABC Murders2009Video Game novel
Agatha Christie: Dead Man's Folly2009Video Game novel
Le crime est notre affaire2008short stories "Partners in Crime"
Le grand alibi2008based on the novel by
Agatha Christie: Peril at End House2007Video Game book
Towards Zero2007novel
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun2007Video Game characters
Yokoku satsujin2007TV Movie novel
Daijoyuu satsujin jiken2007TV Movie novel
Agathe kann's nicht lassen2005-2007TV Series novel - 5 episodes
Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile2007Video Game novel - uncredited
Petits meurtres en famille2006TV Mini-Series novel "Hercule Poirot's Christmas" - 4 episodes
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express2006Video Game characters
Uso o tsuku shitai2006TV Movie novel
Meitantei Akafuji Takashi: Aishi no sandoriyon2005TV Movie novel
Meitantei Akafuji Takashi: ABC satsujin jiken2005TV Movie novel
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None2005Video Game book
Agasa Kurisutî no meitantei Powaro to Mâpuru2004-2005TV Series based on characters created by - 39 episodes
Mon petit doigt m'a dit...2005novel "By the pricking of my thumbs"
Sparkling Cyanide2003TV Movie from the novel by
Shubho Mahurat2003story
Neudacha Puaro2002TV Series novel "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"
Murder on the Orient Express2001TV Movie novel "Murder on the Orient Express"
Manekarezaru kyaku: Fujisanroku renzoku satsujin jiken2001TV Movie play "The Unexpected Guest"
The Pale Horse1997TV Movie novel
Suspicions1995novel "Ten Little Indians" - uncredited
Innocent Lies1995novel "Towards Zero" - uncredited
Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side1992TV Movie novel
Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors1991TV Movie novel - uncredited
Zagadka Endkhauza1990novel
Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery1989TV Movie novel - uncredited
Ten Little Indians1989novel
The Man in the Brown Suit1989TV Movie book
Appointment with Death1988based on the novel by
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington1987TV Movie novel
Miss Marple: Nemesis1987TV Movie novel
Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel1987TV Movie novel
Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder1987TV Movie novel - uncredited
Desyat negrityat1987story
Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage1986TV Movie novel - uncredited
Murder in Three Acts1986TV Movie novel
Shades of Darkness1986TV Series short story - 1 episode
Dead Man's Folly1986TV Movie novel
Masterpiece Mystery1986TV Series novel - 1 episode
Pelekautai1986TV Mini-Series play "The Mousetrap" - 2 episodes
Thirteen at Dinner1985TV Movie novel
Kiken na onnatachi1985novel "The Hollow"
Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye1985TV Movie novel
Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced1985TV Mini-Series based on the novel by - 3 episodes
Miss Marple: The Moving Finger1985TV Movie based on the novel by / novel - uncredited
Murder with Mirrors1985TV Movie novel
Ten Little Maidens1985novel "And Then There Were None" - uncredited
Miss Marple: The Body in the Library1984TV Mini-Series novel - 3 episodes
Ordeal by Innocence1984based on the novel by
Partners in Crime1983-1984TV Series novel - 10 episodes
Tayna chyornykh drozdov1983novel "A Pocketful of Rye"
Sparkling Cyanide1983TV Movie novel
A Caribbean Mystery1983TV Movie novel
The Secret Adversary1983TV Movie novel
Spider's Web1982TV Movie play
Witness for the Prosecution1982TV Movie play "The Witness for the Prosecution"
The Agatha Christie Hour1982TV Series short story - 10 episodes
Evil Under the Sun1982novel - uncredited
Murder Is Easy1982TV Movie novel
Ten Little Indians1981novel
Seven Dials Mystery1981TV Movie novel
Endhauzo paslaptis1981TV Mini-Series novel "Peril at End House" - 1981
The Mirror Crack'd1980novel "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side" - uncredited
Kirifurisansou satsujin jiken1980TV Movie novel
Verso l'ora zero1980TV Movie novel
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?1980TV Movie novel
L'ospite inatteso1980TV Movie play "The Unexpected Guest"
To theatro tis Defteras1976-1978TV Series 2 episodes
Death on the Nile1978novel - uncredited
Murder on the Orient Express1974novel - uncredited
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab1974novel
Black Coffee1973TV Movie play
Dhund1973play "The Unexpected Guest"
Endless Night1972novel
Mord im Pfarrhaus1970TV Movie novel "The Murder at the Vicarage"
Au théâtre ce soirTV Series novel - 1 episode, 1970 play "Spider's web" - 1 episode, 1969
Zehn kleine Negerlein1969TV Movie criminal play
Ein Fremder klopft an1967TV Movie play "Love from a stranger"
The Alphabet Murders1965novel "The A.B.C. Murders"
Ten Little Indians1965novel - uncredited
Gumnaam1965novel "10 Little Indians" - uncredited
Murder Ahoy1964character - uncredited
Murder Most Foul1964novel "Mrs. McGinty's Dead"
Grande Teatro Tupi1963TV Series novel - 1 episode
Murder at the Gallop1963novel "After the Funeral"
Rule of Three1963TV Movie
General Electric Theater1962TV Series story "The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim" - 1 episode
Murder She Said1961novel "4·50 From Paddington"
Kraft Mystery Theater1961TV Series play - 1 episode
Teia de Aranha1961TV Movie play
The Spider's Web1960play
Ten Little Indians1959TV Movie novel
ITV Play of the Week1959TV Series play - 1 episode
Love from a Stranger1958TV Movie story "Philomel Cottage" - uncredited
Witness for the Prosecution1957in Agatha Christie's international stage success
Ein Fremder kam ins Haus1957TV Movie novel
Teledrama1956-1957TV Series novel - 2 episodes
Goodyear Playhouse1956TV Series novel "A Murder Is Announced" - 1 episode
Das Spinnennetz1956TV Movie play
Musefælden1955TV Movie play "The Mouse Trap"
Die Galerie der großen Detektive1955TV Series novel "Murder on the Orient Express" - 1 episode
Spider's Web1955TV Movie play
Die Fuchsjagd1954TV Movie play
Lux Video Theatre1953TV Series story - 1 episode
Studio One in Hollywood1952TV Series story - 1 episode
Suspense1952TV Series story - 1 episode
DangerTV Series story - 1 episode, 1951 play - 1 episode, 1950
Nash Airflyte Theatre1950TV Series story - 1 episode
Kraft Theatre1950TV Series novel - 1 episode
Fireside Theatre1950TV Series story - 1 episode
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1949TV Series play - 1 episode
Ten Little Niggers1949TV Movie novel "Ten Little Indians"
Witness for the Prosecution1949TV Movie story
Love from a Stranger1947story "Philomel Cottage"
Three Blind Mice1947TV Movie television play
Love from a Stranger1947TV Movie story "Philomel Cottage"
And Then There Were None1945novel
Love from a Stranger1938TV Movie story "Philomel Cottage"
Theatre ParadeTV Series adapted by - 1 episode, 1937 short story by - 1 episode, 1937
A Night of Terror1937based on a short story by
Lord Edgware Dies1934novel
Le coffret de laque1932play "Black Coffee"
Black Coffee1931play
Alibi1931novel "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"
Adventures Inc.1929novel "The Secret Adversary"
The Passing of Mr. Quin1928story "The Coming of Mr. Quin"

Camera Department

Camera Department

Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen1982TV Series documentary cinematographer: archive footage



Cretinos2015Short with appreciation to
Ten Little Roosters2014TV Mini-Series special thanks - 1 episode
SOKO München2003TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Perspectives2013TV Series documentaryHerself
The A to Z of Crime2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Masterpiece Mystery2010TV SeriesHerself
The Agatha Christie Code2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ciclo Agatha Christie2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHerself
The Trouble with Agatha Christie1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Agatha Christie: Crime Does Pay1990TV Movie documentaryHerself

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1On experience: We are all the same people as we were at three, six, ten or twenty years old. More noticeably so, perhaps, at six or seven, because we were not pretending so much then.
2On childhood: One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is to have a happy childhood.
3On love: It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous, that you realize just how much you love them.
4Regarding her ability to "grind out" the number of stories she did: "I'm a sausage machine, a perfect sausage machine."
5Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
6It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
7I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
8I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
9Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
10It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
11One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
12The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
13One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
14Curious things, habits. People themselves never know they had them.
15Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.
16If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles one would hardly see anybody.
17Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
18I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
19An archaelogist is the best husband a women can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.

1All her books and short stories feature some kind of plot twist or surprising ending

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