This post is the fifth in a series that I’ve been writing about the individuals that I view as the masters in my genre of choice, crime/detective fiction. I am a firm believer that you become better in whatever field you pursue by following those that excelled and paved the way before you.
Agatha Christie was a famed crime fiction novelist who wrote 66 detective novels with the famed characters include Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She was born in England in 1890. During WWI Christie was stationed in a hospital. After the war, she married and settled in London. Her first novel featured Hercule Poirot. The book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in 1920. Christie is viewed as the best-selling novelist of all time with sales of approximately 2 billion books sold.
Like many writers, Agatha Christie was an avid reader from childhood. She enjoyed the works of Mrs. Molesworth, Edward…
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