Agatha CHRISTIE (CHRISTIE Agatha)( world-famous English novelist, author of detective novels and plays.)
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Biography Agatha CHRISTIE (CHRISTIE Agatha)
Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller (Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller) was born September 15, 1890 in Torquay (Devon). First, her marriage to Colonel A. Christie ended in divorce in 1928, and in 1930 she married the distinguished archaeologist M. EL Mallouna.
Already in his first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles (The Mysterious Affair at Styles, 1920) Christie led his beloved readers amateur detective Hercule Poirot. Among the novels, where Poirot was consistently successful in investigating the crime - has become a classic mystery "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" (The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, 1926). Poirot dies in a recent Christie's novels - "The Curtain" (Curtain, 1975). Almost as famous for his colleague, also a lover of private detectives, good-natured, shrewd Miss Marple, who solves mysteries, noticing a lot and talking little things well aware of the people. Miss Marple first appeared in "Murder at the Vicarage" (Murder at the Vicarage, 1930).
Christie has published over 60 novels and 19 collections of short stories. Its translation into other languages, more than any other British authors, with the exception of Shakespeare. Artfully constructed works of Christie distinguishes amazing ability to send the reader down the wrong trail. Among her most famous novels: Murder on the Orient Express "(Murder in the Calais Coach, 1934)," Baghdad meeting "(They Came to Baghdad, 1957), CH" then saw Mrs. McGillicuddy "(What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!, 1957); of the late novels should highlight the "darkness" (Endless Night, 1968), "Party for Halloween" (Halloween Party, 1969) and "Gates of fate" (Postern of Fate, 1973).
Christie successfully acted as a playwright - plays 16 of its set in London, some movies were filmed. Outstanding success enjoyed "Witness for the Prosecution" (Witness for the Prosecution), . delivered in 1953 in London, and in 1954-1955 in New York, . and "Mousetrap" (The Mousetrap), . set in 1952 in London, and endured the greatest number of submissions in the history of the theater,
In 1956, Christie was awarded the Order of the British Empire II degree. Christie died in Wallingford January 12, 1976.