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.
"Agatha Christie set the bar. As I write, it's one I gaze upon from below with admiration, longing, and very occasionally a glimmer of recognition."--Katherine Hall Page, Agatha award-winning author of the Faith Fairchild Mysteries