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Agatha Christie

Date Submitted: 03/01/2003 21:09:02
Category: / Society & Culture / People
Length: 3 pages (807 words)
On September 15, 1890, in Torquay, England, the world’s most successful mystery writer, Agatha Miller, was born. Her father was an independently wealthy American from New York, while her mother was an English housewife. She had two older siblings; her sister Margaret was the oldest child and her brother Louis was the middle child. Agatha Christie’s brother and sister were always away at school. Agatha, unlike her sibling’s had no formal teaching and did …
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…books almost 150 short stories, sixteen plays, six romance novels written under the name Mary Westmacott, an her autobiography, which is entitled, An Autobiography. Her books have consistently made the best-seller lists. She is one of the few authors whose novels have been serialized in magazines. Agatha Christie died on January 12, 1976, in Wallingford England. She remains, to this day, the most successful mystery writer of all time and is only outsold by Shakespeare and the Bible.
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