Agatha Christie: The Best-Selling Writer of All Time
Agatha Christie is the undisputed queen of mystery and the best-selling novelist of all time. According to a recent study conducted by Harper Collins, Christie has sold more than 1 billion copies in the English language alone, outselling even Shakespeare and the Bible.
Christie was born in 1890 in Torquay, England, and was the daughter of a wealthy American stockbroker. She began writing at a young age, and her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in 1920. The novel was an instant success, and it launched Christie’s career as a writer.
Throughout her career, Christie wrote 66 detective novels, 14 short story collections, and 6 romance novels. Her most famous works include The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, And Then There Were None, and The ABC Murders. She also wrote the world-famous play The Mousetrap, which has been running continuously in London since 1952.
Christie’s books have been translated into more than 100 languages, and her works have been adapted for the stage, screen, and radio. She has also been the subject of numerous biographies and documentaries.
Christie’s influence on the mystery genre is undeniable. She has been credited with creating the modern-day detective novel, and her works have inspired countless authors and filmmakers. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time, and her legacy continues to live on.
Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time, and her works have captivated readers for more than a century. Her novels have sold over 1 billion copies in the English language alone, and her influence on the mystery genre is undeniable. Her legacy will continue to live on for generations to come.