Agatha Christie

The Lady is a Dame

By Susan Chandler Kelley
Copyright 2009;
do not reprint without permission

The youngest of three children, Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was born Agatha May Clarissa Miller in Devon, England to a conservative, well-to-do family. She never attended school, but was instead educated at home. Strongly introverted, she preferred her imaginary playmates, whom she dubbed The Kittens, to real ones.

Agatha Christie finished her first novel in 1915 but it was not published until 1920. She later developed agoraphobia and avoided being photographed or interviewed, even though she received worldwide acclaim. She divorced her first husband because he “found a young woman,” then later married her second husband, 14 years her junior.

On December 4, 1926, she suddenly disappeared and all of England became alarmed over the missing famous writer. Learn the details of this Christie mystery and other clues to this agoraphobic author at History of the Mystery: Agatha Christie. Find out how she “became a Dame” in 1971.

Learn of her secret life as Mary Westmacott at The Official Agatha Christie Website. Discover details of the woman, her writing, her books, her travels and her work with her second husband, an archaeologist. Read about her life, view her picture, join the newsletter or keep up with Christie events.

Surf over to AOL’s Agatha Christie Site (now archived). Explore Christie themes, learn more about her career or scope out the Mr. Quin or Miss Marple stories.

Hear the Dame’s wise words at Creative Quotations: Agatha Christie. Why did Agatha Christie believe ‘Most successes are unhappy’?

Discuss Agatha Christie at Mystery Net.

Learn all there is to know about “The Queen of Crime” at the sites listed below:

~ History of the Mystery: Agatha Christie –

~ Agatha Christie Homepage –

~ Official Agatha Christie Website –

AOL’s Agatha Christie Site – (now archived)

~ Creative Quotations: Agatha Christie –

~ Mystery Net : Agatha Christie –

~ History of Mystery: Agatha Christie –

~ Agatha Christie Facts –

~ Wikipedia: Agatha Christie –

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  2. Thanks for a great blog on Agatha Christie! From this blog I learned what a very unusual, talented lady she was. I never knew she had disappeared and caused a panic. Hope you’ll do more on authors and books since I love to read and find out more about my favorite authors.

    • @ Cyn: Thank you very much! I hope you’ll visit again and check out the other articles. I write about a variety of topics including the weird of the Web, science fiction, entertainment, arts and more.

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