Noted Authors

September 27, 1998|By A Reader's Guide to Twentieth Century Writers

Agatha Christie


A native of southwest England, Christie drew on her experiences as a World War I volunteer nurse to write her mystery novels.

The only unsolved mystery surrounding her involves her 10-day disappearance after a failed marriage. A manhunt and much speculation ensued. After returning she never gave an explanation.

In her mystery novels, the self-proclaimed "Duchess of Death" consistently created ingenious plots that have made her the most popular crime writer of the century.

Pub Date: 9/27/98

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