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…show more content…
They were one of the few married couples where both partners were honoured in their own right. From 1968, due to her husband’s knighthood, Christie could also be styled as Lady Mallowman. From 1971 to 1974, Christie’s health began to fail, although she continued to write. In 1975, sensing her weakness, Christie signed over the rights of her most successful play, The Mousetrap, to her grandson. Agatha Christie’s first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles was published in 1920 and introduced the long-running character detective Hercule Poirot, who appeared in 33 of Christie’s novels and 54 short stories. Well known Miss Marple was introduced in The Thirteen Problems in 1927 and was based on Christie’s grandmother and her “Ealing cronies”. During the Second World War, Christie wrote two novels, Curtain and Sleeping Murder, intended as the last cases of these two great detectives, Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple. Both books were sealed in a bank vault for over thirty years and were released for publications by Christie only at the end of her life, when she realised that she could not write any more novels. These publications came on the heels of the success of the film version of Murder on the Orient Express in 1974. Like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with Sherlock Holmes, Christie was to become increasingly tired of her detective Poirot. In fact, by the end of the 1930s,

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