Agatha Christie (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer of detective novels, short stories, and plays. Especially known for her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, she wrote a total of 66 novels, 14 collections of short stories, and the world’s longest-running play, The Mousetrap. In addition, under the name Mary Westmacott, she wrote several romance novels.
Considered to be the most-translated author in the world, she also is the best-selling novelist of all time, with her novels having sold almost 2 billion copies.
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