Agatha Christie : the Queen of Crime - Paper

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The Queen of Crime: Agatha Christie
I. Introduction Thesis Statement
II. Body I. Life and Career A. Family background and Childhood B. First marriage and the First World War C. Christie’s first novels D. Disappearance E. Second marriage and later life II. Famous Characters on her work A. Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple III. Archaeology and Agatha Christie
III. Conclusion

I. Introduction Agatha Christie is one of the most popular and best-known novelists ever, and her books have been translated into more languages than those of any other writer. Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller on 15 September 1890 in Torquay, England. She enjoyed a settled, comfortable childhood, her family, did not have to work for a
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It was here she met Max Mallowman, an archaeologist. Max took Agatha on a tour of Baghdad and the desert – it was an action packed journey – their car got stuck in the sand and they were rescued by the Desert Camel Corps. When they reached Athens, Agatha received a telegram saying that Rosalind was seriously ill. Agatha’s only concern was to get home, however she badly sprained her ankle on an Athens street and was unable to walk. Max chose to accompany her back to England. She could not have made the trip without him and when they reached home he proposed and she happily accepted. Agatha accompanied Max on his annual archaeological expeditions for nearly 30 years. She continued to write, both at home and on field trips and her book Come, Tell Me How You Live wittily describes her days on digs in Syria. Her travels with Mallowman contributed background to several of her novels. Her novel And Then There Were None, which is her bestselling novel and Murder on the Orient Express were written in Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital, London, where she acquired knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post-war crime novels. For example, the use of thallium, which she incorporated in her novel The Pale Horse. To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours. The next year, she became the