I could give many writers the title of a writer of the century. It's hard to choose one because there are many literary genres. However, in my opinion, this title should be given to Agatha Christie. This is my favorite writer, and I read all her detective stories, and earlier, I was interested in her work. Agatha Christie is the world's best-known crime writer and the best-selling author of all time.
Agatha Christie created the famous literary characters of two detectives: Belgian Hercule Poirot and an old lady, amateur detective Miss Marple. Many of her novels and stories have been filmed, some many times (Murder in the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, or 4.50 from Paddington). On their basis, television series and radio plays were also created. Based on the book, 'And Then There Were None' was created a film which is no different from the book. Thanks to her, the whole world fell in love with detective stories. Agatha Christe wrote a lot of novels, but the most popular are: 'Murder on the Orient Express' (1934), 'The ABC Murders (1935), 'And Then There Were None' (1939), 'Five Little Pigs' (1943), 'Crooked House' (1949), 'A Murder in Announced' (1950), 'Endless Night' (1967), 'Curtain: Poirot's Last Case' (1975, but written during the Second World War). Based on these novels, films were also made.
Agatha Christie's detective stories have been translated into 45 foreign languages. Agatha Christie, although one of the classic, pioneer producers of the whodunit genre (she also wrote several drama novels as Mary Westmacott), is also famous for her sometimes very sophisticated role-playing games. Her most controversial novel is the Secret of Roger Ayckroyd, where Christie used suspense resulting from the use of subjective narrative. Christie was awarded the title 'First Lady of Crime.' Her novels, because these mainly made her popular, are typical English detective stories based on the so-called closed room - we have a group of people who were somehow cut off from the world (e.g., because of a snowstorm or some other accident) or, without a doubt, only they were at the crime scene and only among them it is possible to find a killer. Everyone is suspicious.
Each of her novels keeps you in suspense. While reading these books, everyone asks himself, 'Who is the killer?' however, it is not easy to guess, and the ending always surprises the reader. Almost all her novels have one element in common - detective Poirot. He appears in almost every work and tries to solve the mystery with his unique methods. Christie's novels, which she wrote over 60, are characterized not only by the ingenuity of intrigue but also by skeptical, benevolent humor, rich language, referring in a pastiche manner to the English literary tradition, as well as brilliant dialogues; the most esteemed include (The Mystery of the Blue Train, 1928), (The Murder at the Vicarage, 1930) and (Evil under the Sun, 1941). In her book 'And Then There Were None,' you can read a poem about soldiers who should know every fan of detective stories. It is the main element of this novel.
Ten little Soldier Boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self, and then there were nine.
Nine little Soldier Boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself, and then there were eight.
Eight little Soldier Boys traveling in Devon;
One said he'd stay there, and then there were seven.
Seven little Soldier Boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in halves, and then there were six.
Six little Soldier Boys playing with a hive;
A bumblebee stung one, and then there were five.
Five little Soldier Boys going in for law;
One got in Chancery, and then there were four.
Four little Soldier Boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one, and then there were three.
Three little Soldier Boys walking in the zoo;
A big bear hugged one, and then there were two.
Two little Soldier Boys sitting in the sun;
One got frizzled up, and then there was one.
One little Soldier Boy left all alone;
He went out and hanged himself, and then there were none.
Ten guests who seemingly have nothing in common find themselves on the island and die in mysterious circumstances, as described in the poem. The book keeps us in suspense until the end, and the ending surprises every reader. This book differs from the others by the fact that there is no detective here. This book differs from the others by the fact that there is no detective here. One of Agatha Christie's most popular novels is 'Orient Express Murder.' There is a violent crime during the train journey. One traveler dies tragically. There are twelve people suspected of murder - each of them had the motive to kill. Hercule Poirot, traveling on a train, is asked to resolve the matter. Based on the book, several screenings, games, and comics were created. The way the author built the mood without having to refer to bloody descriptions was almost unique.
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