Agatha Christie : the Queen of Crime - Paper

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The Queen of Crime: Agatha Christie
I. Introduction Thesis Statement
II. Body I. Life and Career A. Family background and Childhood B. First marriage and the First World War C. Christie’s first novels D. Disappearance E. Second marriage and later life II. Famous Characters on her work A. Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple III. Archaeology and Agatha Christie
III. Conclusion

I. Introduction Agatha Christie is one of the most popular and best-known novelists ever, and her books have been translated into more languages than those of any other writer. Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller on 15 September 1890 in Torquay, England. She enjoyed a settled, comfortable childhood, her family, did not have to work for a
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Her second novel was The Secret Adversary featured new protagonists in the form of detective couple. She followed this with a third novel, Murder on the Links. In late 1926, her life was in tatters: Christie’s mother Clara died and Archie left her for another woman. On 3 December 1926 the couple quarrelled, and Archie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey. That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire. Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels. Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for 11 days. On 14 December 1926 Agatha Christie was identified as a guest in Swan Hydropathic Hotel where she was registered as Mrs Teresa Neele. Christie never accounted her disappearance. Although two doctors diagnosed her as suffering from psychogenic fugue, opinion remains divided. A nervous breakdown from a natural propensity for depression may have been exacerbated by her mother’s death earlier that year and her husband’s infidelity. Public reaction at the time was largely negative, supposing a publicity stunt or attempt to frame her husband for murder. But author Jared Cade interviewed numerous witnesses and it provided a substantial amount of evidence that Agatha planned the entire disappearance to embarrass her husband. The

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