Agatha Christie was born in Devon, England in 1890…(2). During the First World War she worked in a hospital as a nurse. Later on she got a job in a pharmacy. This influenced many of her crime stories because some of her victims were poisoned.
Agatha Christie was married twice and especially her second husband travelled a lot with her. Some of her novels, like "Death on the Nile" were set in the Middle East. "Murder on the Orient Express" was written in Istanbul.
At the beginning of the 1970s Agatha Christie became ill, …(3)When she died in 1976 she had written over 60 novels, 150 short stories and 16 plays. Her stage play "The Mousetrap"…(4). It was first performed in 1952 and after a record 23,000 performances it is still running today.
Many of Christie's books and short stories have been turned into successful movies.
Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple
In her works Agatha Christie created two great characters. Hercule Poirot … (5)who appeared in 33 of Agatha Christie’s novels. He is best known for his moustache. Poirot thinks logically and likes order. He examines the crime scene in detail and claims that every crime can be solved.
As time went on Agatha Christie …(6) and wanted to get rid of him. But he was very popular among her readers. When he died in "Curtain" in 1978 he became the only fictional character to get an obituary in the New York Times.
Agatha Christie's …(7), an old woman who wants to be an amateur detective. She likes knitting, walking around the neighbourhood and she observes things very carefully. She became famous for solving cases where the police failed. In contrast to Hercule Poirot, Christie was very fond of Miss Marple.
Answer the questions:
What is the genre of this text?
Who is Agatha Christie?
How was Agatha Christie often called?
When and where was Agatha Christie born?
What did influence many of her crime stories?
What are Agatha Christieʼs main characters?
How many novels are devoted to Hercule Poirot?
What is Hercule Poirot famous for?
What is Miss Marple famous for?
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is the longest running play in history
other well-known character was Miss Marple
became famous for their clever plots
became tired of her Belgian detective
as the daughter of a British army captain
but she went on writing.
is a Belgian detective
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