Tuesday, February 17, 2015

AbeBooks: The Queen of Crime Writing

The Hound of Death by Agatha Christie - published in 1936AbeBooks: The Queen of Crime Writing - Agatha Christie: “Anyway (poetry) is not the most important thing in life, is it? Frankly, I'd much rather lie in a hot bath sucking boiled sweets and reading Agatha Christie, which is just exactly what I intend to do as soon as I get home.” -- Dylan Thomas 

Crime, murder, the Orient Express, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot - these are all terms synonymous with the queen of crime writing, Agatha Christie. Born on September 15, 1890, Christie grew up in Torquay, Devon, where she enjoyed a happy childhood.

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