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Born Sept. 15, 1891, in Torquay, England, died Jan. 12, 1976, in Wallingford. British writer.
A master of the detective story, Christie is the author of more than 60 novels, 20 plays, and many collections of short stories. Her best works include the novels Poirot Investigates (1924), The Secret of Chimneys (1925), The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926; Russian translation, 1970), and N or M? (1941) and the plays The Mousetrap (1954) and Witness for the Prosecution (1954; an American film of the same name, 1957). In these works the crime is solved not so much with the aid of clues as by the psychological insight of her heroes and the extraordinary intuition of the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
WORKSDestination Unknown. [London] 1969.
Selected Stories. Moscow, 1969.
In Russian translation:
Zagadka “Endkhauza.” In A. Christie et al., Shag v storonu …. Moscow, 1965.
Vostochnyi ekspress. In 95–16; Zarubezhnyi detektiv (series). Moscow, 1967.
Smert’ v oblakakh. Literaturnyi Azerbaidzhan. 1970, nos. 8, 10–12.
REFERENCESBehre, F. Studies in Agatha Christie’s Writings. [Göteborg, 1967.]
Ramsey, G. Agatha Christie: Mistress of Mystery. New York .