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The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie

(2001)
A Biographical Companion to the Works of Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie wrote over 100 plays, short story collections, and novels, which have been translated into 103 languages, and she has been outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. No one has succeeded in copying her, though many have tried, and she remains the best selling modern writer throughout the world.



For all her success and renown, however, Agatha Christie was a very private person. Over the years, many have attempted to capture her personality, her motivations, and the reasons for her enduring popularity, with little notable success. Now Charles Osborne, a lifelong student of Agatha Christie, has undertaken an examination of Christie and her accomplishments through her own work.



The result is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the world of Agatha Christie, featuring authoritative information on each book's provenance and on it's contemporary critical reception set against the background of the major events in the author's life. Illustrated with rarely seen photos and updated to include details of the publications, films and TV adaptations of her writings, this book provides fascinating reading for any Christie aficionado.

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June 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie: A Biographical Companion to the Works of Agatha Christie
Author(s): Charles Osborne
ISBN: 0-312-28130-7 / 978-0-312-28130-4 (USA edition)
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July 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie: A biographical companion to the works of Agatha Christie
Author(s): Charles Osborne
ISBN: 0-00-257033-5 / 978-0-00-257033-6 (UK edition)
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May 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Charles Osborne
ISBN: 0-7089-8583-1 / 978-0-7089-8583-0 (UK edition)
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March 1990 : UK Hardback

Title: Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie
Author(s): Charles Osborne
ISBN: 1-85479-006-4 / 978-1-85479-006-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
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March 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie
Author(s): Charles Osborne
ISBN: 0-03-062784-2 / 978-0-03-062784-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
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September 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie
Author(s): Charles Osborne
ISBN: 0-00-216462-0 / 978-0-00-216462-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins,Australia
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November 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie: A Biographical Companion to the Works of Agatha Christie
Author(s): Charles Osborne
ISBN: 0-312-30116-2 / 978-0-312-30116-3 (USA edition)
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie
Author(s): Charles Osborne
ISBN: 0-00-653172-5 / 978-0-00-653172-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 2000 : UK Paperback

Title: Life & Crimes of Agatha Christie
Author(s): Osborne Charles
ISBN: 0-7139-7078-2 / 978-0-7139-7078-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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June 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie
Author(s): Charles Osborne
ISBN: 0-8092-4107-2 / 978-0-8092-4107-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Contemporary Books
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March 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie
Author(s): Charles Osborne
ISBN: 1-85479-046-3 / 978-1-85479-046-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
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Title: The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie: A biographical companion to the works of Agatha Christie (Text Only)
Author(s): Charles Osborne
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