Mystery Books

  • The Black Tower (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #5)

    Scotland Yard Inspector Adam Dalgliesh races to solve a twisted murder in bestselling author P.D. James’ classic mystery The

  • Cradle and All

    In Boston, a young woman finds herself pregnant--even though she is still a virgin.In Ireland, another young woman

  • Trevayne: A Novel

    Fearless and incorruptible, Andrew Trevayne is a self-made millionaire, former undersecretary of state, and current head of one of

  • The Lake of Darkness

    Martin Urban is a quiet bachelor with a comfortable life, free of worry and distractions. When he unexpectedly comes into a small

  • Darkness: A Novel

    Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civiliz

  • The Coffin Dancer (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)

    NYPD criminalist Lincoln Rhyme joins his beautiful protégé, Amelia Sachs, in the hunt for the Coffin Dancer -- an ingenious kill

  • The Narrows (Harry Bosch)

    FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She

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Mystery Movies

  • The Negotiator

    Negotiator, The (DVD)Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Samuel L. Jackson ("Snakes on a Plane," the second

  • The Arrival

    Calling this 1996 science fiction thriller "a glorified B movie," isn't a criticism. Writer-director David Twohy managed to get in

  • Cube

    Six ordinary strangers awaken from their daily lives to find themselves in a seemingly endless maze of interlocking cubical chambe

  • The Prestige

    Award-winning actors Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson star in THE PRESTIGE, the twisting, turnin

  • Arlington Road

    A gripping contemporary thriller about the terrible truths that can hide behind everyday appearances, ARLINGTON ROAD is an intense

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Mystery Authors

Agatha Christie Facts

 

 

 

""It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story." "


:: Rearranging the letters of 'Agatha Christie's Poirot' gives:
A harsh egoistic patriot (by Jonathan Solomons)

:: Rearranging the letters of 'Dame Agatha Christie' gives:
I am a right death case. (by Donald L. Holmes)


:: Agatha's full given name was Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller.

:: She was born September 15, 1890 in Torquay, Devon on England's southwestern coast.

:: Her parents' names were Frederick and Clara,
and she had two older siblings named Madge and Monty.

:: Agatha was a bright child who had taught herself to read by the age of five.

:: From the ages of 15 - 17, Agatha attended French finishing schools.

:: In her school years, Agatha trained as a singer and pianist.

:: Agatha's father died when she was 11 years old.

:: She met Archie Christie in 1912 and they married December 24, 1914.

:: She was a nurse in the Voluntary Aid Detachment of the Red Cross Hospital
at Torquay during the war in France.

:: Agatha's Daughter, Rosalind Christie, was born August 5, 1919.

:: Agatha's mother died in 1926.

:: In August of 1926, Archie moved out of the home later leading to their divorce.

:: Agatha met Max Mallowan, an archaeologist, in 1930 in Baghdad.
They later married and had 46 years together.

:: Agatha Christie died on January 12, 1976 at the age of 85.

:: Agatha Christie is the bestselling mystery novelist of all time.