RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 21593710 LA English T1 Agatha Christie : the woman and her mysteries A1 Gill, Gillian., PB Free Press ; Collier Macmillan Canada ; Maxwell Macmillan International PP New York; Toronto; New York YR 1990 SN 002911702X 9780029117026 AB This volume is a biography of English writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976). Christie is best remembered for the detective novels and short story collections. She is perhaps the best-selling novelist of all time; her novels have sold roughly 4 billion copies, and claims exist that state her works rank third, after those of William Shakespeare and the Bible, as the world's most-widely published books. Christie's stage play "The Mousetrap" holds the record for the longest initial run; it opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London in 1952 and as of 2012 is still running after more than 25,000 performances. This work analyzes the life and work of the popular mystery writer portrays a strong-willed, passionate woman whose fictional creations explode sexual and other stereotypes.