Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time. She wrote eighty novels and short story collections, plus nineteen plays for the fifty years of her writing career. In addition, she wrote six romantic novels under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott.
Two of her characters she created at of her imagination, the ingenious Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Jane Marple, became world-famous detectives.
Agatha Christie achieved Britain's highest honor when she was made a Dame of British Empire.
With over two billion copies of her books in print, her genius for detective fiction is unparalleled. She is truly the one and only Queen of Crime story-teller.