Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, over 20 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
'The solution is of the colossal ingenuity we have been conditioned to expect.' Times Literary Supplement
'Mrs Christie as usual puts a ring through the reader's nose and leads him to one of her smashing last-minute showdowns.' Observer
'The answer to the riddle is brilliant.' Times Literary Supplement