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- Author: Agatha Christie
- Characters: Hercule Poirot, Captain Arthur Hastings, Lieutenant Thomas Beresford, Prudence Cowley Beresford, Superintendent Battle, Jane Marple, Ariadne Oliver
Through some seventy mystery novels and thrillers as well as 149 short stories and more than a dozen plays, Agatha Christie helped create the form of classic detective fiction, in which a murder is committed and many are suspected. In the end, all but one of the suspects are eliminated, and the criminal dies or is arrested. Working within these conventions, Christie explored their limits through numerous variations to create her intellectual puzzles. Much of the charm of her work derives from its use of the novel-of-manners tradition, as she explores...
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