Agatha Christie

(1891–1976)

Agatha Christie

Anecdote...

Agatha Christie’s second husband, Max Mallowan, was a distinguished archaeologist who made his name excavating in Mesopotamia. On her return with her husband from the Middle East, Miss Christie was asked how she felt about being married to a man whose interest lay in antiquities. “An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have,” she said. “The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”

Biographical Note: 

Agatha Christie and her husband, Max Mallowan

Agatha Christie was a British writer of detective fiction. Her novels are admired for the ingenuity of their plots. The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, first introduced in The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), is the most famous of the several fictional detectives she created. Her play The Mousetrap had the longest London run of any play (from 1952), and several Christie books have been filmed, including Murder on the Orient Express.