November 30, 2021
Lady Agatha Christie (September 15, 1890 - January 12, 1976) was a British writer and author of numerous crime and detective novels. As the world's most famous mystery writer, she is also called the "queen of crime". During her literary career, which lasted more than half a century, she wrote 79 books (of which 66 crime novels) and several collections of short stories and other works, which have sold more than two billion copies worldwide and translated into more of 50 languages. According to the Guinness Book of Records, he is the best-selling author of all time. It is noted that only the Bible and Shakespeare's works have sold more than Agatha Christie's novel. Her play The Mousetrap premiered in London on November 25, 1952; this work is so far the longest continuously played play in the history of the theater, which had more than 25,000 performances. In 2013, she was named the best writer of detective stories, and her novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was the best crime novel of all time. Under the pseudonym Mary Westmacote, Agatha Christie also wrote 6 love novels.