The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie: A Biographical Companion to the Works of Agatha Christie

September 22, 2017 - Comment

A comprehensive, indispensable guide to the world of the queen of mystery writers. The author of some 85 novels, Agatha Christie has been outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. As well as detective fiction, she also published thrillers, and, under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott, six general novels. Charles Osborne has compiled a ‘professional

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A comprehensive, indispensable guide to the world of the queen of mystery writers. The author of some 85 novels, Agatha Christie has been outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. As well as detective fiction, she also published thrillers, and, under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott, six general novels. Charles Osborne has compiled a ‘professional life’ of the author, providing authoritative information on each book’s provenance, the work itself and its contemporary critical reception set against the background of major events in the author’s life.

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L. Carol says:

Best Written Biography On Agatha Christie’s Life & Crimes Charles Osborne’s book offers a fast-paced chronicle of Dame Christie’s life and unbiased critique of her works. The book highlighted many interesting tidbits of Christie’s private life (engrossing account of Ms. Christie’s famous disappearance in 1926; her work as an archaeologist’s assistant; her love for dogs; idiosyncrasies like forever munching on apples while she wrote) to her characters (from her intolerance over sleuth Poirot to her favorite character, Caroline Sheppard, not least her…

Julia Edwards says:

A+ for Christie Love anything by & about Christie! This book is no exception to my expectations. Thanks!

MR R WOOD says:

Five Stars great book sent to a friend

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