British novelist and writer. Agatha Christie is the pseudonym of Mary Clarisa Miller. He was born in Torquay, small town near Devon (England) and died in Wali Lingford on 12 January 1976. He studied voice and piano in Paris. Archibald Christie married at the age of 24 years Colonel of aviation in 1914, which divorced in 1928. Restless character and his bright intelligence did not let him conform with being only a lady from the English high society. He returned to get married two years later, in 1930, with the archaeologist Max Edgar Lucien Mallowan, for whom he was partner and whose last name also signed some of his works. His strong personality and value would that you develop works as a volunteer nurse during the two world wars.
His first detective novel, a genre which gave him worldwide fame (although he has written also brilliant short stories, autobiographical books, poems, travel stories, screenplays and children's books), was the response to the challenge of his sister power of the author to develop a novel of its kind, and was published in 1920 under the title the mysterious case Styleswork in which is one of his most famous characters, Hércules Poirot, surpassing even, as in the case of another of his characters Miss Jane Marple, the fame of its own author. Hércules Poirot, is a former agent of the Belgian police detective, equipped with an amazing analytical capacity that solves riddles-become. Titles involving Hércules Poirot as the protagonist are: the murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), murder on the Orient Express (1934), death on the Nile (1937), the mystery of the blue train (1935), five little pigs (1943) and curtain (1975). Another characteristic of Agatha Christie character is Miss Jane Marple, spinster provincial that always gets to discover the culprit, through gossip and tidbits of their environment. The titles in which appears this character as the protagonist are: death at the Vicarage (1930), a body in the library (1942), announces a murder (1950), the train of the 4.50 (1957) or a sleeping crime (1976). His novels are primarily set in circles of the gentry in English, making a very enlightened social portrait of the era, including the servants. The entertainment that can bring these works of easy reading and content, has made this author has been translated into more than 100 languages, being one of the authors most read in this century.
Its most important police dramas are Diez negritos (1943), the mousetrap (1952) and a play that spent many years in cartel in British theatres, witness for the prosecution (1953), awarded in 1955 by the New York Drama Critics. Along with innumerable adaptations of his works to screenplays and television series, make this author is universal. In 1971 he received the title of Lady of the British Empire, and died the age of 86 in Wallingford.