15th September 1890 - 12th January 1976
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (nee Miller)
b. 15th September 1890 in Torquay, Devon UK.
d. 12th January 1976 at Winterbrook, Oxfordshire, UK.
Agatha Christie is still one of Britain's best-loved Murder/Myster Authors, dubbed The Queen of Crime, even listed in the Guiness World Records as the Best-Selling Novelist of all-time!
Her novels have sold over 2 billion copies worldwide, ranking third in the most-widely published books, behind William Shakespeare's works and The Bible.
She also remains the most translated author, being read in some 103 different languages.
Her best-selling novel, And Then There Were None, with 100 million copies sold to date, makes it the World's Best Selling Mystery ever and one of the Best-Selling books of All-Time!
She also holds the World Record for the longest running stage play for it's initial run. "The Mousetrap" opened at the Ambassador's Theatre in London's West End on 25th November 1952, and as of April 2019, is still running after more than 27,000 performances. Sadly, during the Coronavirus Lockdown, all of London's West End theatres were closed and bothe The Mousetrap and witness for the Prosecution ceased performances.
Happily, we have had news now, as of 15th September 2020, The Mousetrap will be re-opening with Social Distancing measures in place in October 2020.