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Agatha Christie
(1890-1976) born on
Sep 15
English author, dramatist. She created detectives Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot with sales of 100 million books; her play "Mousetrap" is the longest running in British history.
If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody.

It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting.
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City -- New York City is itself a detective story.
I didn't want to work. It was as simple as that. I distrusted work, disliked it. I thought it was a very bad thing that the human race had unfortunately invented for itself. [ from "Endless Night"]
I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
R: "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd," 1926.
N: "Endless Night," bk. 1 ch. 1, 1967.

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