Welcome, my friends, to a new month and a new mentor! For May and June we will be exploring the vast amount of work that is Agatha Christie’s oeuvre.
(I love that word, don’t you? I can’t pronounce it, but it sure looks cool on the page: oeuvre.)
As you may or may not know, Agatha Christie’s books have sold ka-zillions of copies. According to The Times, only the Bible and Shakespeare have sold more.
She’s probably also the record-breakingest author for record-breaking in general too. She made the Guiness record for thickest book with The Complete Miss Marple (weighing in at around 4,000 pages). Her play The Mousetrap holds the record for the longest continuous run of a play: fifty-eight years. If you’re in London, stop by St. Martin’s Theatre and be a part of history.
I’m assuming we can probably learn some things from this woman, don’t you?
Now, as you should know, Agatha Christie is famous for her mysteries, which I have been tearing through recently. So if anyone out there thinks you can’t learn something from a *gasp* genre writer, then I recommend you hop on board here and explore/debate with me.
If you would like more information on Agatha Christie, I found these sites to be informative and interesting.**
**While I try to make my references as in-depth and accurate as possible, please trust to the veracity and usefulness of a site with only your own best judgment.
Jenny writes dark fiction that her mother hates. Her stories and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Pantheon, Shimmer, Black Denim Lit, Skive, and others. When she’s not writing her own stuff, she’s reading mysteries for Criminal Element. When she’s not writing fiction or reviews, she’s writing/directing/performing/designing plays at Springs Ensemble Theatre.