In a global poll to mark the Queen of Crime's 125th birthday, three books stood out as clear favourites amongst Agatha Christie fans past and present, collecting nearly half the amassed votes between them.
All three books represent the pinnacle of crime writing. packed with murder, suspense, and highly original endings that have shocked and surprised readers for decades. They are three very different books, but they have one thing in common the fiendish ingenuity of Agatha Christie.
About the Author
Agatha Christie was born on September 15, 1890, in Torquay, Devon, in the southwest part of England. She was a mystery writer who was one of the world's top-selling authors with works like 'Murder on the Orient Express' and 'The Mystery of the Blue Train.' She published her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1920; the story focused on the murder of a rich heiress and introduced readers to one of Christie's most famous characters—Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. In 1974, she made her last public appearance for the opening night of the play version of Murder on the Orient Express. She died on January 12, 1976.