The Queen Of Crime, And Mystery Genres

1344 Words May 8th, 2016 6 Pages
“I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” This quote was said by one of the world’s best selling authors, Agatha Christie. Although she had great childhood, her quote stands true. She faced many challenges in her adolescent and adult years. She used these struggles and other life experiences to create her world renown collection of books. She wrote books in the thriller, crime, and mystery genres. Such works included And Then There Were None, her best seller, and Five Little Pigs. Her accounts earned her the titles “The Queen of Crime” or “The Queen of Mysteries”. Christie also wrote six romance novels under the alias Mary Westmacott. Between Agatha Christie’s crime novels and Mary Westmacott’s romance novels, she was able to sell over two billion copies of her books. Her works have been translated into over forty- five different languages. Records show that the only book that has sold more copies than hers is the Holy Bible. Although Christie was mainly known for her novels, she was also a famous playwright. Her most famous stage play was The Mousetrap, which is the longest running play in history. It was on stage in London for nearly fifty years. The play was performed about 200,000 times. Along with books and plays , Christie wrote movies. Some of which were based on her books, like Murder on the Orient Express,and others, like Evil under…
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