Mrinali Jadhav ; Editor-in-chief

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“Words have power. Power to create worlds, power to create characters within that world and power to pour emotions in those characters.Thus some characters needed die and tend to continue living on in the mind of readers and pages of the books on shelves for ages.”

Such are some characters created by Agatha Cristie. Agatha Cristie is not a new name in the world of fiction writing and engaging mysteries. Readers tend to look out for characters and what their moves will be as they often shift through pages and perhaps the worlds in those pages.

Intresting coming from a upper middle class family, Cristie was home schooled most of her educational years by her mother. She was born on September 15, 1890, Torquay, Devon, England.

Her most of the works show heavy influence of the European lifestyle and objective outlook at the thinking process of the people at that time, when world was just a small place comparing to each person.Her novels such as the ‘Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ and her play ‘The Mousetrap’ stands as the most known works of literature even today.

Other notable works include ‘And Then There Were None.’, ‘The Murder On Orient Express’ etc.Her works define characters in their prime flow as they continue to make mistakes and drive through their lives. Her two of the most iconic characters will always be her pair of detectives.

Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple along with the stories that were fetured in never failed to amaze the readers.Locking back at the place where Christie’s career began was when she served as a nurse. Christie began writing detective fiction while working as a nurse during World War I. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), introduced Hercule Poirot, her eccentric and egotistic Belgian detective.

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He then went to appear in around 25 of her other fictional works.

Her one of the most successful work, ‘The Mousetrap’ went ahead to set the World Record.The record was set for for the longest continuous run at one theatre (8,862 performances—more than 21 years—at the Ambassadors Theatre, London) before moving in 1974 to St Martin’s Theatre, where it continued without a break until the COVID-19 pandemic closed theatres in 2020, by which time it had surpassed 28,200 performances.

Her first husband was Archibald Christie; they married in 1914 and had one child before divorcing in 1928. During both World Wars, she served in hospital dispensaries, acquiring a thorough knowledge of the poisons that featured in many of her novels, short stories, and plays.

This knowledge spewed intresting plots and plot foundations for her works as she went ahead to explore new world of the rich upper class characters and their ulterior motives.

According to UNESCO’s Index Translationum, she remains the most-translated individual author. Her novel And Then There Were None is one of the top-selling books of all time, with approximately 100 million copies sold.In 2016, one hundred years after Christie wrote her first detective story, the Royal Mail released six stamps in her honour, featuring The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder on the Orient Express, And Then There Were None, The Body in the Library, and A Murder is Announced. 

Her legacy in the world of fictional writing and mystery plotting will always remain appreciated and recognized through ages.Bibliography:-1. Encyclopedia Britannica 2. Wikipedia3. And Then There Were None

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Mrinali Jadhav is an Indian novelist, poetess, entrepreneur and a medical student. She writes under her pen name Luna Arsyn and is known for her first poetry collection series (2021) ‘If Only Happiness…’. The collection series has a total of Eight Books with poems written throughout the last decade in her teen years.Her novel series ‘The Kingdoms Of Mirage’ was launched as a part of WSA 2022 (Webnovel Spirity Awards 2022) with the first book in the series ‘REGINA’.She is the founder of SOSHA (Society Of Self Healing Arts) and Editor-in-chief of the Indian Literary website Unverbalise.

Instagram – @lunaarsyn

Email – lunaarsyn@gmail.com

Author Portfolio – https://issuu.com/lunaarsyn/docs/pdf_20220611_113549_0000


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