“Hello” Agatha Christie – Born 15 September 1890
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (born Miller 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for the 66 detective novels and more than 15 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, and Miss Jane Marple. She also wrote the world’s longest-running play, The Mousetrap.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 4 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works rank third, after those of William Shakespeare and the Bible, as the world’s most-widely published books. Christie’s works have been translated into at least 103 languages. In 1971, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.