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.
"What more...can a mystery addict desire?"--New York Times "Agatha Christie's indelibly etched characters have entertained millions across the years and a love of her work has brough together generations of readers--a singular achievement for any author and an inspiration to writers across the literary landscape."--Jacqueline Winspear, New York Times-bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs novels "I always wanted to be Agatha Christie when I grew up. I still do."--J. A. Jance, New York Times-bestselling author of the Joanna Brady and J. P. Beaumont novels "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, New York Times-bestselling author of the Commissario Brunetti novels "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, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Kinsey Millhone novels "Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction."--Tana French, New York Times-bestselling author of the Dublin Murder Squad novels "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, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache novels "Need it be said--the little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs Christie makes an improbable tale very real, and keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end."--Times Literary Supplement (London) "Nothing short of swell. [Christie] is probably the best suspicion scatterer and diverter in the business."--New York Herald Tribune "[Moves] smoothly and entertainingly to its surprise conclusion."--Chicago Daily Tribune "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, New York Times bestselling author "A brilliantly ingenious story."--Dorothy L. Sayers, Daily Herald (UK)