About the Author
The name "Agatha Christie" is nearly synonymous with upper-class British mysteries, for good reason. Christie (1890-1976) set the standard for the genre in more than 60 novels and dozens of short stories, creating two iconic detectives along the way: the fastidious Belgian Hercule Poirot, and the English spinster Jane Marple in the Miss Marple series. No one could match her knack for weaving clues into her stories. Widely considered her masterpiece, And Then There Were None has been adapted into a number of films.
Date of Birth:September 15, 1890
Date of Death:January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:Torquay, Devon, England
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm trying to read all of Christie's writings, and I was disappointed with this. I thought I would love it, but I had already read all but two of the short stories. Of course, I love reading anything with Poirot and Hastings, but I was hoping for fresh material.
As much as I prefer Christie's novels over the short stories, I do find that the short works make for interesting little diversions. As ever, they are well crafted and sure to entertain and amuse.