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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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1 Her first husband's brother Campbell Christie was also a writer.
2 She 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.
3 She is mentioned in Zwei Männer am Herd: Diebe der Liebe (2001).
4 Wrote six romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.
5 The 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.
6 Although 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.
7 Her novel, And Then There Were None, is also published as Ten Little Indians and is the #1 bestseller.
8 Her 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."
9 According 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.
10 Her work has been translated into more than a hundred languages.
11 Last published novel, Sleeping Murder (1976), featured her other world-famous sleuth, the shrewdly inquisitive Miss Jane Marple.
12 First novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), was also the first to feature her eccentric Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
13 Over 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.
14 Her father was from the United States, and her mother was English.
15 She worked at a chemist's shop between 1915 and 1918 in the seaside resort of Torquay, England.
16 On 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.
17 Interred at Cholsey Churchyard, Cholsey, Oxfordshire, England, UK.
18 Disappeared for several days in 1926. Disappearance remains unexplained.
19 Gave birth to a daughter, Rosalind, in 1919.
20 Wrote several romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.
21 She was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1971 for her services to literature.



Murder on the Orient Express 2017 novel pre-production
Crooked House 2017 novel post-production
Ordeal by Innocence 2017 TV Mini-Series novel - 1 episode announced
The Witness for the Prosecution 2016 TV Movie novel post-production
Witness for the Prosecution novel announced
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie TV 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
Chorabali 2016 original story
And Then There Were None TV Mini-Series creator - 3 episodes, 2015 novel - 3 episodes, 2015
Partners in Crime 2015 TV Series novel - 6 episodes
Abriaa Wa Laken: Innocent... However 2015 TV Series novel - 1 episode
Oriento kyuukou satsujin jiken 2015 TV Mini-Series based on the novel by - 2 episodes
Agatha Christie's Marple TV 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 Poirot TV 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'Ambroise 2012 after: "The Case of the Missing Lady" in "Partners in Crime" / "Némésis"
Grandmaster 2012 novel
ABC Murders 2009 Video Game novel
Agatha Christie: Dead Man's Folly 2009 Video Game novel
Le crime est notre affaire 2008 short stories "Partners in Crime"
Le grand alibi 2008 based on the novel by
Agatha Christie: Peril at End House 2007 Video Game book
Towards Zero 2007 novel
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun 2007 Video Game characters
Yokoku satsujin 2007 TV Movie novel
Daijoyuu satsujin jiken 2007 TV Movie novel
Agathe kann's nicht lassen 2005-2007 TV Series novel - 5 episodes
Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile 2007 Video Game novel - uncredited
Petits meurtres en famille 2006 TV Mini-Series novel "Hercule Poirot's Christmas" - 4 episodes
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express 2006 Video Game characters
Uso o tsuku shitai 2006 TV Movie novel
Meitantei Akafuji Takashi: Aishi no sandoriyon 2005 TV Movie novel
Meitantei Akafuji Takashi: ABC satsujin jiken 2005 TV Movie novel
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None 2005 Video Game book
Agasa Kurisutî no meitantei Powaro to Mâpuru 2004-2005 TV Series based on characters created by - 39 episodes
Mon petit doigt m'a dit... 2005 novel "By the pricking of my thumbs"
Sparkling Cyanide 2003 TV Movie from the novel by
Shubho Mahurat 2003 story
Neudacha Puaro 2002 TV Series novel "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"
Murder on the Orient Express 2001 TV Movie novel "Murder on the Orient Express"
Manekarezaru kyaku: Fujisanroku renzoku satsujin jiken 2001 TV Movie play "The Unexpected Guest"
The Pale Horse 1997 TV Movie novel
Suspicions 1995 novel "Ten Little Indians" - uncredited
Innocent Lies 1995 novel "Towards Zero" - uncredited
Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side 1992 TV Movie novel
Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors 1991 TV Movie novel - uncredited
Myshelovka 1990 play
Zagadka Endkhauza 1990 novel
Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery 1989 TV Movie novel - uncredited
Ten Little Indians 1989 novel
The Man in the Brown Suit 1989 TV Movie book
Appointment with Death 1988 based on the novel by
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington 1987 TV Movie novel
Miss Marple: Nemesis 1987 TV Movie novel
Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel 1987 TV Movie novel
Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder 1987 TV Movie novel - uncredited
Desyat negrityat 1987 story
Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage 1986 TV Movie novel - uncredited
Murder in Three Acts 1986 TV Movie novel
Shades of Darkness 1986 TV Series short story - 1 episode
Dead Man's Folly 1986 TV Movie novel
Masterpiece Mystery 1986 TV Series novel - 1 episode
Pelekautai 1986 TV Mini-Series play "The Mousetrap" - 2 episodes
Thirteen at Dinner 1985 TV Movie novel
Kiken na onnatachi 1985 novel "The Hollow"
Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye 1985 TV Movie novel
Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced 1985 TV Mini-Series based on the novel by - 3 episodes
Miss Marple: The Moving Finger 1985 TV Movie based on the novel by / novel - uncredited
Murder with Mirrors 1985 TV Movie novel
Ten Little Maidens 1985 novel "And Then There Were None" - uncredited
Miss Marple: The Body in the Library 1984 TV Mini-Series novel - 3 episodes
Ordeal by Innocence 1984 based on the novel by
Partners in Crime 1983-1984 TV Series novel - 10 episodes
Tayna chyornykh drozdov 1983 novel "A Pocketful of Rye"
Sparkling Cyanide 1983 TV Movie novel
A Caribbean Mystery 1983 TV Movie novel
The Secret Adversary 1983 TV Movie novel
Spider's Web 1982 TV Movie play
Witness for the Prosecution 1982 TV Movie play "The Witness for the Prosecution"
The Agatha Christie Hour 1982 TV Series short story - 10 episodes
Evil Under the Sun 1982 novel - uncredited
Murder Is Easy 1982 TV Movie novel
Ten Little Indians 1981 novel
Seven Dials Mystery 1981 TV Movie novel
Endhauzo paslaptis 1981 TV Mini-Series novel "Peril at End House" - 1981
The Mirror Crack'd 1980 novel "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side" - uncredited
Kirifurisansou satsujin jiken 1980 TV Movie novel
Verso l'ora zero 1980 TV Movie novel
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? 1980 TV Movie novel
L'ospite inatteso 1980 TV Movie play "The Unexpected Guest"
To theatro tis Defteras 1976-1978 TV Series 2 episodes
Death on the Nile 1978 novel - uncredited
Murder on the Orient Express 1974 novel - uncredited
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab 1974 novel
Black Coffee 1973 TV Movie play
Dhund 1973 play "The Unexpected Guest"
Endless Night 1972 novel
Mord im Pfarrhaus 1970 TV Movie novel "The Murder at the Vicarage"
Au théâtre ce soir TV Series novel - 1 episode, 1970 play "Spider's web" - 1 episode, 1969
Zehn kleine Negerlein 1969 TV Movie criminal play
Ein Fremder klopft an 1967 TV Movie play "Love from a stranger"
The Alphabet Murders 1965 novel "The A.B.C. Murders"
Ten Little Indians 1965 novel - uncredited
Gumnaam 1965 novel "10 Little Indians" - uncredited
Murder Ahoy 1964 character - uncredited
Murder Most Foul 1964 novel "Mrs. McGinty's Dead"
Grande Teatro Tupi 1963 TV Series novel - 1 episode
Murder at the Gallop 1963 novel "After the Funeral"
Rule of Three 1963 TV Movie
General Electric Theater 1962 TV Series story "The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim" - 1 episode
Murder She Said 1961 novel "4·50 From Paddington"
Kraft Mystery Theater 1961 TV Series play - 1 episode
Teia de Aranha 1961 TV Movie play
The Spider's Web 1960 play
Ten Little Indians 1959 TV Movie novel
ITV Play of the Week 1959 TV Series play - 1 episode
Love from a Stranger 1958 TV Movie story "Philomel Cottage" - uncredited
Witness for the Prosecution 1957 in Agatha Christie's international stage success
Ein Fremder kam ins Haus 1957 TV Movie novel
Teledrama 1956-1957 TV Series novel - 2 episodes
Goodyear Playhouse 1956 TV Series novel "A Murder Is Announced" - 1 episode
Das Spinnennetz 1956 TV Movie play
Musefælden 1955 TV Movie play "The Mouse Trap"
Die Galerie der großen Detektive 1955 TV Series novel "Murder on the Orient Express" - 1 episode
Spider's Web 1955 TV Movie play
Die Fuchsjagd 1954 TV Movie play
Lux Video Theatre 1953 TV Series story - 1 episode
Studio One in Hollywood 1952 TV Series story - 1 episode
Suspense 1952 TV Series story - 1 episode
Danger TV Series story - 1 episode, 1951 play - 1 episode, 1950
Nash Airflyte Theatre 1950 TV Series story - 1 episode
Kraft Theatre 1950 TV Series novel - 1 episode
Fireside Theatre 1950 TV Series story - 1 episode
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre 1949 TV Series play - 1 episode
Ten Little Niggers 1949 TV Movie novel "Ten Little Indians"
Witness for the Prosecution 1949 TV Movie story
Love from a Stranger 1947 story "Philomel Cottage"
Three Blind Mice 1947 TV Movie television play
Love from a Stranger 1947 TV Movie story "Philomel Cottage"
And Then There Were None 1945 novel
Love from a Stranger 1938 TV Movie story "Philomel Cottage"
Theatre Parade TV Series adapted by - 1 episode, 1937 short story by - 1 episode, 1937
A Night of Terror 1937 based on a short story by
Lord Edgware Dies 1934 novel
Le coffret de laque 1932 play "Black Coffee"
Black Coffee 1931 play
Alibi 1931 novel "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"
Adventures Inc. 1929 novel "The Secret Adversary"
The Passing of Mr. Quin 1928 story "The Coming of Mr. Quin"

Camera Department

Camera Department

Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen 1982 TV Series documentary cinematographer: archive footage



Cretinos 2015 Short with appreciation to
Ten Little Roosters 2014 TV Mini-Series special thanks - 1 episode
SOKO München 2003 TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Perspectives 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
The A to Z of Crime 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Masterpiece Mystery 2010 TV Series Herself
The Agatha Christie Code 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Ciclo Agatha Christie 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Herself
The Trouble with Agatha Christie 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself
Agatha Christie: Crime Does Pay 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself

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1 On 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.
2 On childhood: One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is to have a happy childhood.
3 On 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.
4 Regarding her ability to "grind out" the number of stories she did: "I'm a sausage machine, a perfect sausage machine."
5 Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
6 It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
7 I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
8 I 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.
9 Crime 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.
10 It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
11 One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
12 The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
13 One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
14 Curious things, habits. People themselves never know they had them.
15 Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.
16 If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles one would hardly see anybody.
17 Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
18 I 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.
19 An archaelogist is the best husband a women can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.

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

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