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Extraordinary Women: Agatha Christie

A profile of mystery writer Agatha Christie who created such iconic characters as Miss Marple and Hercule. Thursday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

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Agatha Christie was the Queen of Crime Fiction. In a career that spanned more than half a century and two world wars, Agatha wrote 80 novels and short stories, creating such unforgettable characters as Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Revered as the ‘Master of Suspense’, Agatha Christie perfected the art of the ‘whodunit’ – and her mysteries were a masterpiece in misdirection.

Agatha Christie was the Queen of Crime Fiction. In a career that spanned more than half a century and two world wars, Agatha wrote 80 novels and short stories, creating such unforgettable characters as Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Revered as the ‘Master of Suspense’, Agatha Christie perfected the art of the ‘whodunit’ – and her mysteries were a masterpiece in misdirection.

Despite her fame, the real Agatha Christie remains as mysterious as any of the characters in her novels. Intensely private all her life, Agatha did leave hidden clues – and if you know where to look, these clues reveal a very different woman to that of her accepted public persona.

Extraordinary Women: Agatha Christie, Thursday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

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