In 1914, at the beginning of WWI, she married Archibald Christie. During the war years while her husband was away, she became a nurse in the Voluntary Air Detachment of the Red Cross Hospital in Torquay, eventually working in the dispensary after passing the Society of Apothecaries examination.
|The Mysterious Affair at Styles|
This book, featuring Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgium detective, launched Agatha Christie's writing career.
Agatha's marriage to Archibald Christie ended in 1926.
|Murder in Mesopotamia|
I imagine that many of the settings for her books were inspired by her travels in the Middle East. Books such as Murder in Mesopotamia and Murder on the Orient Express.
|Murder on the Orient Express|
A prolific writer, Agatha Christie wrote 66 detective novels, over 20 short stories, more than 17 plays, not to mention other works.
|And Then There Were None|
She is the author of the world's best selling mystery, And Then There Were None with 100 million copies sold, to date.
Her play The Mousetrap opened in London in 1952 and is still running in 2012.
Other mystery writers of the past
NGAIO MARSH 1895-1982
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE 1859-1930