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The author of over 100 plays, short story collections, and novels, which have been translated into 103 languages, Agatha Christie has been outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Though many have tried to copy her, no one has succeeded, and Christie remains the best selling modern writer throughout the world. Now Charles Osborne, a lifelong student of Agatha Christie, hThe author of over 100 plays, short story collections, and novels, which have been translated into 103 languages, Agatha Christie has been outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Though many have tried to copy her, no one has succeeded, and Christie remains the best selling modern writer throughout the world. Now Charles Osborne, a lifelong student of Agatha Christie, has created a comprehensive guide to her world as examined through her books. Illustrated with rarely seen photos and updated to include details of the publications, films and TV adaptations of her writings, this book provides fascinating reading for any Christie aficionado....

Title : The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie: A Biographical Companion to the Works of Agatha Christie
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ISBN : 9780312301163
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 432 Pages
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The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie: A Biographical Companion to the Works of Agatha Christie Reviews

  • Niki
    2018-11-12 05:07

    rating should be 4.5

  • Lynn
    2018-11-01 03:24

    What can I say ... Agatha Christie is my favorite. I've read ALL of her published writings. More than once. Some in Dutch as well.

  • Susan
    2018-10-23 03:56

    Very interesting read.

  • Chris Rogers
    2018-10-25 05:55

    A must-read for Agatha Christie fans. A lot of historical data that is fun to learn. At times, the author gets a bit too heavy-handed about non-PC references in her books. Seriously? It's a bit distracting, but if you can put his snarkiness aside, it is a good read. Fortunately, the snark is few and far between.

  • Ed Petersen
    2018-11-15 23:02

    This well-researched book went into a bit too much detail for my taste. However, I could recommend it for someone wanting to know a great deal about Christie's character development and storylines. If I had read every single piece of work she'd written, I would no doubt find the analytic style more appealing and I would understand all the little references made to her numerous works.

  • Lady Knight
    2018-11-05 00:17

    Fantastic read for those interested in a bit of background on the inspiration and history behind each of Christie's works. My only bone to pick is that the sources and references are not well documented and it rather tough to look up the original sources of many of the quotes attributed to Christie or her husband.

  • Jana
    2018-11-02 22:13

    Agatha Christie disappeared soon after she found out her husband was having an affair. She staged her disappearance well . . . I liked this book, but I have a hard time getting into non-fiction. A good read, though. Well written. I didn't actually finish it.

  • Randal
    2018-10-25 03:59

    An interesting examination of the works of Agatha Christie--book by book--reflected through the lens of her personal life. The author carefully refrains from revealing "whodunnit" and succeeds in whetting one's appetite to read (or re-read, as the case may be) the master's works.

  • Heidi
    2018-11-05 00:22

    Talks about her works more than some others, which is what I need. But I think I can find better sources.

  • Quirkyreader
    2018-11-17 01:20

    See my review on my book blog: http://quirkyreader.livejournal.com/2...

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-03 01:22

    Not the best biography of Agatha Christie out there but it does include a better-than-average discussion of her work.

  • Ant Koplowitz
    2018-11-11 23:11

    An excellent reference book for Agatha Christie buffs. Well researched and well written.© Koplowitz 2012

  • Kate
    2018-11-11 23:01

    Bit too picky for me. Do I care she left an 'e' out of a French word? Overload of tedious information like who acted in her first films in 1930 etc. I will stick to just enjoying rereading her books.

  • Hope
    2018-11-13 21:59

    Despite the fun title, this one is a bit boring and dry. Osborne spends a lot of time on her plays. Like many biographies, it sacrifices insight to detail.