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Agatha Christie - Author

About the Author

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott and saw her work translated into more languages than Shakespeare. Her enduring success, enhanced by many film and TV adaptations, is a tribute to the timeless appeal of her characters and the unequalled ingenuity of the plots.

Featured books by Agatha Christie

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2016

 First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding...then the discovery of a corpse in a chest...next, an overheard quarrel that led to murder...the strange case of the dead man who altered his eating habits...and the puzzle of the victim who dreamt his own suicide.

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Come, Tell Me How You Live Memories from Archaeological Expeditions in the Mysterious Middle East

Come, Tell Me How You Live Memories from Archaeological Expeditions in the Mysterious Middle East

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Think you know Agatha Christie? Think again! To the world she was Agatha Christie, legendary author of bestselling whodunits. But in the 1930s she wore a different hat, travelling with her husband, renowned archaeologist Max Mallowan, as he investigated the buried ruins and ancient wonders of Syria and Iraq. When friends asked what this strange 'other life' was like, she decided to answer their questions by writing down her adventures in this eye-opening book. Described by the author as a 'meandering chronicle of life on an archaeological dig', Come, Tell Me How You Live is Agatha Christie's very personal memoir of her time spent in this breathtaking corner of the globe, living among the working men in tents in the desert where recorded human history began.

Poirot - After the Funeral

Poirot - After the Funeral

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2014

A 2014 World Book Night selection. 'It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it? But he was murdered, wasn't he?' There are certain things that are best left unsaid. Though tragedy had touched the life of the wealthy Richard Abernethie, his sudden death seemed pretty unremarkable for a man of his age. So why would his sister wait until his funeral to say he had been murdered? When she is savagely killed with a hatchet the next day, her extraordinary remark suddenly takes on a chilling significance. In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery...

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And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2003

Agatha Christie's world-famous mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N.Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide. The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again! and again!

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The Body in the Library

The Body in the Library

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2002

Agatha Christie's world-famous Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery! before tongues start to wag.

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Peril at End House

Peril at End House

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2001

Nick Buckley was an unusual name for a pretty young woman. But then she had led an unusual life. First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed. Upon discovering a bullet-hole in Nick's sun hat, Hercule Poirot decides the girl needs his protection. At the same time, he begins to unravel the mystery of a murder that hasn't been committed. Yet.

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Other books by Agatha Christie

And then there were none

And then there were none

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These readers have been carefully adapted using the Collins COBUILD grading scheme to ensure that the language is at the correct level for an intermediate learner. This book is Level 4 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 4 is equivalent to CEF level B2 with a word count of 20,000 - 26,000 words. Each book includes: * Full reading of the adapted version available for free online * Helpful notes on characters * Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot * A glossary of the more difficult words Ten strangers are invited to a tiny island, each for a very different reason. Over dinner on the first night, a recorded message accuses each of the guests of a serious crime, all of which they deny. Then, by the end of that evening, one of the group is dead. A storm rises - now no one can come or go from the island. Then another dies, and another. The killer has to be one of them - but which one?

Cards on the Table

Cards on the Table

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2021

A flamboyant party host is murdered in full view of a roomful of bridge players... Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's private collection. Indeed, what began as an absorbing evening of bridge was to turn into a more dangerous game altogether...

MIDWINTER MURDER: Fireside Mysteries from the Queen of Crime

MIDWINTER MURDER: Fireside Mysteries from the Queen of Crime

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2021

An all-new collection of winter-themed mysteries from the master of the genre, just in time for the festive period. There's a chill in the air and the days are growing shorter... It's the perfect time to curl up in front of a crackling fireplace with this winter-themed collection from legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie. But beware of deadly snowdrifts and dangerous gifts, poisoned meals and mysterious guests. This compendium of short stories, some featuring beloved detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, is an essential omnibus for Christie fans and the perfect gift for mystery lovers. INCLUDES THE STORIES: The Chocolate Box A Christmas Tragedy The Coming of Mr Quin The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest The Clergyman's Daughter The Plymouth Express Problem at Pollensa Bay Sanctuary The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge The World's End The Manhood of Edward Robinson Christmas Adventure

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Esprios Classics)

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Esprios Classics)

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2021

The Secret Adversary

The Secret Adversary

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2020

The Man in the Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2020

The Murder on the Links

The Murder on the Links

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2020

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2020

Poirot Investigates

Poirot Investigates

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2020

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

Author: Agatha Christie Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 12/11/2020

An all new audio recording of DEATH ON THE NILE narrated by Kenneth Branagh, director and star of 20th Century Studios' upcoming Death on the Nile feature film. The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything - until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.' Yet in this exotic setting' nothing is ever quite what it seems... Kenneth Branagh reprises both his directorial role and that of the iconic detective in the upcoming film adaptation of Death on the Nile. Listen to the book now, and see the thrilling mystery come to life on the big screen soon!

Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime

Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime

Author: Agatha Christie, Sophie Hannah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Includes a new introduction from Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of THE MONOGRAM MURDERS and HAVEN'T THEY GROWN Agatha Christie was not only the biggest selling writer of detective stories the world has ever known, she was also a mystery in herself, giving only the rarest interviews, declining absolutely to become any sort of public figure, and a mystery too in the manner in which she achieved her astonishing success. H R F Keating, a crime novelist and respected reviewer of crime fiction, brought together a dozen distinguished writers from both sides of the Atlantic to throw light on this double mystery. Some analyse the art itself; some explain the reasons for her success, not just the books, but also in film and theatre. The approaches are penetrating, affectionate, enthusiastic, analytical, funny - even critical. Together, they give an almost unique insight into the life and work of the First Lady of Crime.

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Agatha Christie's most exotic murder mystery in a sumptuous hardback Special Edition. The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything - until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.' Yet in this exotic setting' nothing is ever quite what it seems...

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Agatha Christie's most exotic murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover to tie in with the highly anticipated film adaptation. The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything - until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.' Yet in this exotic setting' nothing is ever quite what it seems...

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Agatha Christie's most exotic murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover to tie in with the highly anticipated film adaptation. The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything - until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.' Yet in this exotic setting' nothing is ever quite what it seems...

The Man in the Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2020

Poirot Investigates

Poirot Investigates

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2020

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