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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

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Agatha Christie's most exotic murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover to tie in with the highly anticipated 2020 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: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

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: 03/09/2020

Agatha Christie's most exotic murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover to tie in with the highly anticipated 2020 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 mirror crack'd from side to side

The mirror crack'd from side to side

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The Man in the Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2020

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Marking exactly 100 years since the publication of Agatha Christie's first novel, this new edition includes a previously deleted chapter and a newly discovered essay, 'Drugs and Detective Stories', in which Agatha Christie reminisces about the inspiration for Poirot's first case. 'Beware! Peril to the detective who says: It is so small - it does not matter... Everything matters.' After the Great War, life can never be the same again. Wounds need healing, and the horror of violent death banished into memory. Captain Arthur Hastings is invited to the rolling country estate of Styles to recuperate from injuries sustained at the Front. It is the last place he expects to encounter murder. Fortunately he knows a former detective, a Belgian refugee, who has grown bored of retirement... 'Agatha Christie is the gateway drug to crime fiction thanks to her storytelling skills. Just one book is never enough...' VAL McDERMID 'What a writer. A hundred years after her first novel, and we are all still standing in her shadow.' ANDREW TAYLOR 'Agatha Christie must surely be the most imitated author in the entire canon of literature - what greater acclaim could there be?' PETER JAMES

The Pale Horse

The Pale Horse

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

One of Agatha Christie's darkest and most sinister mysteries, newly adapted for BBC Television by the award-winning team behind And Then There Were None, Witness for the Prosecution, Ordeal by Innocence and The ABC Murders. When an elderly priest is murdered, the killer searches the victim so desperately that Father Gorman's already ragged cassock is torn in the process. But just what was the killer looking for? And what had a dying woman confided to the priest on her death-bed, only hours earlier? Maybe the three women, rumoured to practise the 'Dark Arts', who run the Pale Horse public house can provide the answers. Or maybe the solution lies in the darker side of human nature...

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2020

The Murder on the Links

The Murder on the Links

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2020

The Murder on the Links

The Murder on the Links

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2020

A Daughter's A Daughter

A Daughter's A Daughter

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2020

The love between a mother and daughter turns to jealousy and bitterness in this intense and personal drama. Ann Prentice falls in love with Richard Caulfield and hopes for a new life and happiness. Only her daughter, Sarah, takes an instant, jealous dislike to him. Resentment slowly corrodes their relationship as each seeks comfort in the formidable and knowing Dame Laura Whitstable who remarks, The trouble with sacrifice is that once it's made it's not over and done with. Christie is beady-eyed and brutally honest on the psychology of the motherdaughter relationship. THE GUARDIAN The play is a revelation and its emotional intensity is at variance with most of her crime plays. This is Christie writing with her heart rather than her head. She is not concerned with clues and suspects and alibis but with human dilemmas and life choices. THE GUARDIAN

The Stranger

The Stranger

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2020

A small cast, short version of an intimate psychological thriller taken from Philomel Cottage. Enid rejects her fiance for newcomer Gerald and moves to a remote country cottage with him - where a dark and terrible climax takes place.

The Murder on the Links

The Murder on the Links

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2020

The Man in the Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit

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

A Poirot Double Bill

A Poirot Double Bill

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2019

In The Wasp's Nest, Hercule Poirot's come between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder before it takes place. In Yellow Iris, a distressed phone call from a mystery woman brings Hercule Poirot to the hotel Jardin des Cygnes, where a man commemorates the four-year anniversary of his wife's sudden death - a death under very suspicious circumstances that Poirot himself witnessed. Gathered is everyone present on that fateful night and now Poirot must and a killer in the midst, before they strike again.

The Wasp's Nest

The Wasp's Nest

Author: Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2019

This classic Christie short story sees Hercule Poirot come between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder before it takes place. This is part of the triple one act murder mysteries The Rule of Thumb.

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