An Agatha Christie mystery -- Alzheimer's?

TORONTO, April 4 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers have found signs of Alzheimer's disease in later works of Agatha Christie, one of the most prolific and popular British mystery writers.
Agatha Christie's home open for tours

Agatha Christie's home open for tours

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- England's National Trust has announced plans to open Greenway, the rural Devonshire home of the late mystery author Agatha Christie, to the public.

Julia McKenzie to play Miss Marple

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- British actress Julia McKenzie has taken over the role of the titular detective in the "Miss Marple" series airing on PBS.

Past characters set for 'Doctor' checkup

LONDON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Some former "Doctor Who" characters, along with at least one British literary figure, will appear in a new series of the popular British TV show.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007.
By United Press International

'50s jet-set humor up for auction

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Snippets of England's high-society humor commissioned by Countess Mountbatten of Burma in the 1950s were scheduled to be auctioned in London Thursday.

Sweden changes controversial book title

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Following the lead of several other countries, Sweden has officially changed the title of the controversially named Agatha Christie novel, "Ten Little Niggers."

China gets first Agatha Christie books

SHANGHAI, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- China's People's Literature Publishing House is set to publish the first "legal" Agatha Christie novels in their country.

Norman: Christie mystery due to amnesia

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Biographer Andrew Norman has claimed that the 11-day disappearance suffered by British author Agatha Christie was due to an instance of out-of-body amnesia.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2006 with 107 to follow.
By United Press International

Christie's inscribed novels auctioned

EXETER, England, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Thirty novels by British mystery writer Agatha Christie are being auctioned in Exeter, England, to maintain the late novelist's estate.

'Fear X' director to enliven 'Miss Marple'

LONDON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, who headed the film "Pusher," has been brought in to add extra bite to the next TV episode of Britain's "Miss Marple."

Refurbished Baghdad station needs trains

BAGHDAD, July 21 (UPI) -- Baghdad's train station, once the hub of a rail system with connections to distant European capitals, sits empty with only one line running.

Miss Marple namesake follows her path

SHEFFIELD, England, March 24 (UPI) -- A British pensioner tracked down the financial advisor who plundered her retirement account, keeping up the tradition of her near namesake.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2005 with 107 to follow.
By United Press International
Page 2 of 4
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie in a 1954 file photo, was born on September 15, 1890, and once quipped: β€œAn archeologist is the best husband any woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.” (UPI Photo/Files)..

Dame Agatha Christie, DBE, (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections (especially those featuring Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple), and her successful West End plays.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time and, with William Shakespeare, the best-selling author of any type. She has sold roughly four billion copies of her novels. According to Index Translationum, Christie is the most translated individual author, with only the collective corporate works of Walt Disney Productions surpassing her. Her books have been translated into at least 103 languages.

Agatha Christie published two autobiographies: a posthumous one covering childhood to old age; and another chronicling several seasons of archaeological excavation in Syria and Iraq with her second husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan. The latter was published in 1946 with the title, Come, Tell Me How You Live.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Agatha Christie."
Most Popular
Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Specs Comparison