This occasional column will feature the LW Library and all it has to offer LW residents.
by Vanessa Morris
library operations supervisor
Agatha Christie was a pioneering mystery writer in the 20th century. According to Guinness World Records, Christie is the world’s best-selling fiction writer with estimated sales of over 2 billion. She was contemporary for her time; her depictions of human behaviour and motivations are still relevant today.
The novels are composed of cunning storylines with astute observations and a touch of humor. “And Then There Were None” is Christie’s best-selling novel, with 100 million sales to date, making it the world’s best-selling mystery ever and one of the best-selling books of all time. “The Mousetrap,” Christie’s stage play, written as a birthday present for Queen Mary, is the world’s longest-running play. The most recent film adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express” was released in 2017, which is 83 years after the book by the same title. Most of Christie’s books and short stories have been adapted for television and more than 30 feature films are based on her work. Visit the Leisure World Library and check out its extensive collection of Agatha Christie, the Queen of Mystery.