Stories By Agatha Christie


Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Born: September 15, 1890
Died:  January 12, 1976 (age 85)

Pen Name:  Mary Westmacott
Nationality:  British

Genres: Murder Mystery, Thriller, Crime fiction, Detective, Romance

 

 

Dame Agatha Christie is a mystery and crime novel author that has sold more than four billion copies of her work. Her stories have been translated into over a hundred different languages and she holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the bestselling novelist of all time. Her writing has entertained people around the world in the form of books, TV shows, movies and plays. She is a true inspiration to all and an amazing role model to women in general.

Agatha Christie was born in South West England on September 15th 1890. Her family was wealthy so she had access to all the comforts of the upper middle class of that era. Christie was taught at home by her parents, receiving a broad but isolated education. The death of her father brought an end to what she considered a happy childhood, and eventually after working through some financial uncertainty, her mother would send her to high school abroad for a more diverse education.

At a young age Christie was able to travel to foreign lands with her mother; trips that would help culminate the amazing imagination she would later show in her writing. During World War II she met her first husband, Archibald Christie, and spent many hours working as a nurse for military doctors at no pay. She married Archibald at twenty-four and then had her first and only child, Rosalind Hicks. The marriage didn’t last because of infidelity on Archibald’s part, but at forty she went on to meet her second husband, Max Mallowan, who she would spend the rest of her life with.

Almost forty years after her death, Agatha Christie’s writing still captivates audiences today. She remains one of the most read authors in the world, an amazing woman who has made prolific contributions to good books for teenage girls.  


The Secret Aversary

PROLOGUE

IT was 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 7, 1915. The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed. The women and children were being lined up awaiting their turn. Some still clung desperately to husbands and fathers; others clutched their children closely to their breasts. One girl stood alone, slightly apart from the rest. She was quite young, not more than eighteen. She did not seem afraid, and her grave, steadfast eyes looked straight ahead.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as "The Styles Case" has now somewhat subsided. Nevertheless, in view of the world-wide notoriety which attended it, I have been asked, both by my friend Poirot and the family themselves, to write an account of the whole story. This, we trust, will effectually silence the sensational rumours which still persist.

I will therefore briefly set down the circumstances which led to my being connected with the affair.


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