Spresso with Agatha.C

“What any woman saw in some particular man was beyond the comprehension of the average intelligent male. It just was so. A woman who could be intelligent about everything else in the world could be a complete fool when it came to some particular man”. After the Funeral (1953)

“How averse human beings were ever to admit ignorance!”- After the Funeral (1953)

“Men always tell such silly lies”.- After the Funeral (1953)

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (September 15 1890 – January 12 1976) was an English author of detective fiction.

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

Understand this, I mean to arrive at the truth. The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.” – “Hercule Poirot” in The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)

Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)

Christie’s Murder in Mesopotamia is the most archaeologically influenced of all her novels as it is set in the Middle East at an archaeological dig site and associated expedition house. The Main characters included an archaeologist, Dr. Eric Leidner, as well as his wife, multiple specialists, assistants and the men working on the site. The novel is most noted for its careful description of the dig site and house, which showed the author had spent much of her own time in very similar situations herself. The characters in this book in particular are also based on archaeologists Christie knew from her personal experiences on excavations sites.

“It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.” – Agatha Christie to Life magazine (1956-05-14)

“I have a certain experience of the way people tell lies.” – “Miss Marple” in A Caribbean Mystery (1964)

“I saw a particular personage and I threatened him — yes, Mademoiselle, I, Hercule Poirot, threatened him.”

“With the police?”

“No,” said Poirot drily, “With the Press — a much more deadly weapon.”

“The best time to plan a book is while you are doing the dishes.” Agatha Christie



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