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The Biblio File: Library News

The Biblio File
January 23, 2023



Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world’s longest-running play, the murder mystery The Mousetrap, which has been performed in the West End since 1952. A writer during the “Golden Age of Detective Fiction”, Christie has been called the “Queen of Crime”. She also wrote six novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. In 1971, she was made a Dame (DBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to literature. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels having sold more than two billion copies. (from Wikipedia)

Maureen Cliche has generously donated a beautiful bound collection of these books along with The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair companion to Agatha Christie, and her autobiography – thank you so much Maureen!  We are working to have this collection catalogued over the next few weeks.  It can be found in its own highlighted area by the new books!