Agatha Christie is nothing short of inspirational. Not only did she write over 60 novels during her lifetime, she also wrote several short stories and stage plays, all while being a woman in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (divorced and widowed, I might add). Although she penned a few romance novels under a pseudonym, Christie is most well known for her murder mystery novels.
You’ve probably had a run-in with what is arguably her most popular novel, “And Then There Were None.” If you haven’t, I highly recommend DBRL’s audio drama available for download through OverDrive. It’ll leave your skin crawling, but in a good way. It’s the classic “whodunit” and elimination parlor room mystery that Christie is famous for mastering!
You also may have run across two of her more famous detectives: Miss Marple, the not-so-incompetent old woman who put away many a dastardly devil, or Hercule Poirot, the Belgian whose moustache strikes fear in the hearts of villains everywhere! There have been many television and radio adaptations of both these characters. Poirot is even featured in a couple of video games, and yes, before you ask, I have played one, beat it, and loved it.
Agatha Christie is so beloved and famous that she appeared in an episode of “Doctor Who” where she, Donna and the Doctor solve their own whodunit thriller!
In celebration of the upcoming anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth (September 15, 1890), here are more of her mysteries for your enjoyment, all available from your library: