So, I’ll just quickly share with you the 5 quick facts about our “Queen Of Crime” aka Agatha Christie. Here we go;
- Christie wrote her first novel in 1920, that is, “The Mysterious Affair At Styles” and by which she introduced us to our egg-shaped Belgian detective Poirot with his sidekick, Captain Hastings.
- She was the first fiction writing author, who introduced spinster private detectives like our Miss Jane Marple, in period where patriarchal heroes like Sherlock used to solve the cases. Even, Hercule Poirot, is also labelled as “Effeminate” detective by some critics.
- Unlike Conan Doyle’s Holmes which used “Science Of Deduction” as his investigating technique, Christie’s Poirot made the use of his “Little Grey Cells”.
- In 1926, Christie her ‘Masterpiece’ novel – “Murder Of Roger Ackroyd”, with which she broke the conventions of fiction writing, by introducing the narrator (Dr. James Sheppard) to be the murderer.
- Poirot is the most long-lived character in her novels, appearing in 33 novels, one play (Black Coffee) and more than 50 short stories.