The Queen of the Crime Novel Agatha Christie

April 09, 2019

The Queen of the Crime Novel Agatha Christie


Agatha Christie is a name that stands out prominently in the Mystery Genre. 

Agatha Christie has made a remarkable contribution to English Literature, and she is World’s Best Selling Author of all times.

In her glorious writing career of more than 55 years, she wrote short stories and novels of mystery and romance. Her work in any genre remains unprecedented.


How did Agatha Christie get her Start? 

Agatha Christie is a classic mystery Writer; her work got appreciation during the years of World War II. There were crime and restlessness everywhere, and people wanted to relax and forget the daily tensions of war. Christies mystery and crime novels helped people escape from the anxiety of bombings and war.

She selected a genre and stuck to it. Her writings keep readers cognitively challenged and intellectually engaged in the premise of the story.

Her novels take you so deeply into the plot and characters of the story and give you inside peek into scenarios and realities you couldn’t otherwise live yourself. And you find it hard to put the book down.


The Method of Agatha Christie 

 Agatha used to study people around her for creative inspiration. She noted greed, revenge, longing for power, jealousy are the reasons that lead to the desperate behavior of people. It was Agatha Christie who beautifully converted attributes of people to do things; she could not imagine them doing in reality. 

In By The Pricking Of My Thumbs Agatha Christie had done a fantastic job. You can’t resist that awful shivering after reading about the scary old lady. In this novel, Christie sets for herself a tough challenge, and she amazingly lived up to it.

The novel adapted into a television movie in 2006 and proved to be very popular. The plot of the film differs from the original story, and Miss Marple added to the cast. 

Thriller is the genre; anyone can write comfortably. But this is only Agatha Christie who can plot a fascinating and engaging thriller story from a simple, harmless.

The Books

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The Mirror Crack’d” and “Murder In Our Midst” (a tripartite) are great detective fiction in which Agatha beautifully plots a mystery.  These are among the best Miss Marple series.

Agatha Christie's Detectives

The thing that makes Christie’s work extraordinary is her characters. She beautifully created memorable and exciting characters which any reader can relate.

All the characters are thought out and described. It gives a sense of adventure, wit, and charm. Hercule Poirot and Mrs. Marple are the best examples of Christie’s skill to develop classic characters.

Hercule Poirot,  Christies Fictional Detecive

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Hercule Poirot, a fictional Belgian detective who lives in London and enjoys solving crimes. He is one of Christie's most famous and long-running characters, featured in many of Christie's novels and short stories. 

He first appeared in the thriller The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Poirot asks a series of irrelevant questions that finally proves relevant and help to uncover the truth.

He is an analytical and meticulous person in dress and appearance. Poirot has a unique look; often people make fun of it. He is famous as much for his magnificent mustaches as his little grey cells. 

Agatha beautifully used this character in her novel “Spies Among Us” where every figure is a little mysterious. It tells us when crimes are committed in well-bred and civilized people; every one of them can be a suspect.


Miss Marple

Christie’s other well-known detective is Miss Marple. She is different from other detective characters because of her age. She was first featured in the novel  “Murder of Vicarage.”.

Miss Marple is an elderly spinster of indeterminable age who lives in the English village of Saint Marys Mead. She looks so innocent that no one can imagine she has dealings with police. 

But one shouldn’t underestimate her. She uses her knowledge of human nature to solve crimes.



The Success of Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie’s novels have been translated to approximately forty-five languages and have sold more than two billion copies have made Agatha “The Most Read Novelist “of history.

To shop for Agatha Christie novels or other good old fashioned mystery books head over to the Vintage Mystery Book Collection of Reading Vintage. You will be glad you did. 

For much more information about Agatha Christie, her books movies play television shows, news, and more head over to The Home of Agatha Christie.

She is undoubtedly the “QUEEN OF THE CRIME.”

What is your favorite novel by the Queen of Crime?  Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot?



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