The English “Queen of Crime” and renowned author of detective novels, Agatha Christie created some of literature's most iconic characters and shaped how many people today imagine not only the genre of crime fiction, but also the nature of crime and the work of detectives. Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller on September 15, 1890, to an English mother and an American father, she left home in 1906 for a finishing school in Paris, her first formal education after a childhood tutor. At age 18, Christie turned to writing her first ...

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