Agatha Christie, revered as the 'Queen of Crime,' was an acclaimed British author recognized for her masterful mystery novels. Born on September 15, 1890, in Torquay, England, Christie's early fondness for storytelling and vivid imagination led to the creation of enduring characters and twist-laden narratives that have captivated millions of readers across the globe. Her literary prowess and impressive canon have cemented her place as one of the most successful crime fiction authors in history.
Best known for creating iconic detective characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, Christie deployed intricate plots, psychological exploration, and gripping suspense in her works. Throughout her prolific career, she penned 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, with her books being translated into more than 100 languages. Among her most celebrated writing is 'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd,' 'And Then There Were None,' and 'Murder on the Orient Express.'
Christie's literary contributions were awarded with numerous accolades, including the grand title 'Dame' from the Queen of England. She also became the first recipient of the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Her unique storytelling transcended books and left a considerable impact on film, theater, and television, as numerous adaptations of her works have been produced. Agatha Christie passed away on January 12, 1976, leaving behind an influential legacy that perpetually fuels the mystery genre.