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Agatha Christie [Author Thread]
5 Reasons Why She's the Queen of Mystery
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Agatha Christie, author of 67 novels, highest selling author (to this day), and the lady of mystery is by far my favorite writer of all time. What makes her books stand the test of time and writers today are still using her blueprints for their own work? 🧵 ahead…
MURDER So simple & yet still no one does it better than Agatha Christie. Her use of poison is still the gold standard for how it should be done. When my wife & I purchased foxglove, the woman at the check-out counter said, “ah, the deadly Agatha Christie plant.” Nuff said.
CHARACTERS If you don’t know Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple, you’ve at least seen/heard of her most popular books. Turned into movies still to this day. Murder on the Orient Express, Witness for the Prosecution, and Death on the Nile, to mention but a few.
MYSTERY The how & the who always draw me into each & every story. I want to solve the crime, & sometimes I can, based on the clues. It’s not like she’s trying to intentionally hide anything or overcomplicate the end result. So simple you ask “how did I not see that sooner?”
THE LITTLE GREY CELLS + MUSTACHE I recommend starting with Hercule Poirot. Just do a search in whatever streaming service you have. I guarantee there will be something there. David Suchet is my favorite Hercule Poirot. But there have been many who’ve donned the mustache.