Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.
"It's tempting to say that Agatha Christie is a genius and let
it go at that, but the world's had plenty of geniuses. Agatha
Christie is something special."
- Lawrence Block
"Agatha Christie's books are both wonderful crime novels and
studies in contrast and duality, and I adore them still.
Underestimate them at your peril."
- Louise Penny
"Agatha Christie taught me many important lessons about the
inner workings of the mystery novel before it ever occurred to me
that I might one day be writing mysteries myself."
- Sue Grafton
"Any mystery writer who wants to learn how to plot should spend
a few days reading Agatha Christie. She'll show you everything you
want to know."
- Donna Leon
"Agatha Christie's indelibly etched characters have entertained
millions across the years and a love of her work has brought
together generations of readers-a singular achievement for any
author and an inspiration to writers across the literary
- Jacqueline Winspear