By Megan Walsh Gerard
It is said that his books were sold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. The list of his works is strangely long and he holds the title of the longest running stage drama in the world with “The Mousetrap”. This cheerful Dame of the British Empire lived half a dozen years before becoming a full-time writer নার nurse, pharmacist, pianist, archaeologist, surfer.
Agatha Christie became known for her murder mystery plot, usually shown to one of her signature detectives. The sluts use their personal tactics to reveal the culprit in the end. They were (and are) consistently best sellers of Christie’s highly structured stories of the brutal perfection of Pirot, the intervention of Miss Marple’s busy man, or the naughty but beloved Snooping of Tommy and Tupens.
He also had the ability to create seemingly impossible puzzles that were somehow simply admirable. He usually subscribes to the Detective Club policy, the rules that prevent ‘fraud’. Detectives, for example, were not allowed to solve the mystery due to an accident, and the killer had to be a character from the beginning. Although he will stick to these rules throughout his career, he has a reputation as a fair (if complex) puzzle-maker. As the popularity of crossword puzzles grew, this style of mystery fiction created the literary golden age of detective fiction in the 1920s and 30s.
Murder on the Orient Express One of Christie’s most enduring popular stories. A group of seemingly different travelers boarded the famous Transcontinental Railway. One of their passengers was stabbed, and shortly after, the train went snow. Everyone is trapped and the pilot must solve the case before the killer can hit again.