Anyone who likes to read books, probably already seen. These sleepless nights, this non-stop wanting, because the tension so great is that you necessarily need to know how the crime ends. It is indeed already middle of the night, but still you would like to read a page. From one side, ten to twenty, thirty, and.
A recommendation for the time in which for an cosy evening the perfect accompaniment looking, to immerse in other eras and regions.
An Englishwoman on the way to world fame
The prime example of thrilling novels and exciting stories you the English detective story are author Agatha Christie. The fame of their detailed small-town murder mysteries from the 20s to the 70s is unabated. Whether that evil under the Sun, 16 h 50 from Paddington, the wax flower bouquet or murder in the mirror, still lead their numerous books with readers all over the world to power up to the last second. *.
Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in 1890 in Devon, Southwest England, into a family of wealthy middle class in. Her American father she House, during her English mother, she taught from early on with imaginative stories supplied. Already at the age of five years Agatha taught to read even himself. With 18 years of age, she wrote her first short stories.
During the first world war, Agatha began to write their later famous detective stories to oppose some variety to the monotony of their work. At that time, she worked as a nurse and student and could use so their medical knowledge of deadly substances for their fictional murders, which she described in great detail. During this time, the young Englishwoman met her first husband, Archibald Christie, an air force officer.
Introducing: Hercule Poirot!
The corpse of Emily Inglethorp traces is poison. Clearly a strychnine poisoning! The clever investigators know that immediately. The missing link in the chain* the debut novel of writer was in 1920. It is also the first book, in the Agatha Christie one probably best-known detectives in literary history to life brings: the Belgian Hercule Poirot.
Christie’s books are usually similar. A murder occurs in a closed space, on a steamer in a library or a vicarage. There’s a narrow circle of suspects. People who extensively presents Christie to the readers in the course of the novel. Mostly, these have an alibi, often a false. To clarify the crime, their smart detectives are used.
A meticulously waxed mustache, little grey cells and the epitome of perfectionism are the key words that best describe the oblique, charming person of Hercule Poirot. His great devotion to elegance, precision and also its altogether excellent manners are often ridiculed by the police.
But ultimately it’s always Poirot, who has the final say in the investigation of a case. And so he manages to enlighten the first of the many poison murders with great powers of observation should still follow in the course of his career. Agatha Christie could not imagine at that time, how famous her figure once would be. In 33 novels and 54 short stories, Poirot appears as a protagonist in appearance.
His second wife was Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan and accompanied him on his excavations. Two of their biggest Poirot successes resulted in their Travel experiences in the course of the expeditions , her husband’s: murder on the Orient Express and death on the Nile. * after she spent so much time with the figure of the Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot later even as their friend and partner author described.
The unlimited popularity of Christies Romanen is no surprise. The reader Gets the feeling of being part of the story from the outset. You meet people with their idiosyncrasies and entangled relationships as the scenery in the neighbouring village would tend to be. The reader is so deeply taken in the drama, he has the impression to strut on their own for the Nile steamer or to dine in the magnificently decorated Orient Express dinner.
Christie’s principle: “The detective must never know more than the reader.” The author focuses on the stories behind the murders. Each crime invites you to a journey through time. The appearance of the manners of the noble society at the beginning of the 20th century give an interesting and sometimes amusing insight into the everyday life of the time.
Miss Marple in St. Meary Mead
Monsieur Poirot should be not the only successful figure of Agatha Christie . 1927 first appeared an always cheerful, manierliche and accurate Lady from the small town in her books. Agatha’s grandmother served her as a template. Miss Marple, which Vorname by the way is “Jane”, particularly enjoys knitting, gardening and local gossip and gossip. Thus it is often underestimated by criminals.
Because with each stitch that strikes them, she knit not only cosy socks, but also solves crimes. With the motto “nothing is as it seems” she examined by her small cottage in St. Meary Mead from human behavior. Since the murder in the rectory*, the first complete novel with Miss Marple, the readers of the were completely thrilled amiability and the skills of the old lady.
Crime in the Theatre: the mousetrap
The British was not “only” limited to writing novels and short stories. Also many plays originated in the course of her career. “The mousetrap” is probably the most successful actor of all time. It made its debut in 1952. No one could have imagined that it would become the longest continuously running play in the world someday. Today it is served daily in the London St. Martin’s Theatre performed and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2002.
The success is not surprising however. The piece is an example that their stories are never predictable. The viewer experiences an Surprise effect in the grand final. The crime thriller about the mysterious murders in the small pension of Monkswell Manor is so exciting that viewers literally sticks to the lips of the actors.
A story that never ends
As the ‘Queen of Crime’ Agatha Christie developed the modern British crime novel. 73 of such works should arise in the course of her life until her death in 1973. Short stories, plays, romances, a volume of poetry and an autobiography were added.
At the latest since the countless film adaptations of their stories with character actors like Margaret Rutherford or David Suchet, her books have become immortal. The British considered the most widely read writer at all. Only the Bible and works by William Shakespeare sold the Christie more often than that.
Like many other successful British artists, Agatha Christie was raised in 1971 from the Queen to the nobility. Her good friend Peter Saunders described it as follows: “you so English such as the Buckingham Palace, the House of Commons and the Tower of London was together. And she was certainly the most unforgettable character I’ve ever met.”
To sum it up: Agatha Christie’s are the perfect accompaniment by cozy clean, English crime fiction. Friends stock on an Earl Grey (of course with a little dash of milk and lemon), snuggle you cozy on the couch, and let you the Queen of crime in their wonderfully exciting and scheming world kidnap.
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