Dame of the British Empire. About the author…. ~Agatha Christie was one of the most prolific and admired mystery writers of the twentieth century. ~In 1971, five years before her death, she was named Dame of the British Empire.
~Agatha Christie was one of the most prolific and admired mystery writers of the twentieth century.
~In 1971, five years before her death, she was named Dame of the British Empire.
~She was honored for her 66 mystery novels, numerous short stories and screenplays, and a series of romantic novels.
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During her long, stable marriage to Max Mallowan, an archaeologist, Christie introduced her other beloved sleuth, Miss Jane Marple, in Murder in the Vicarage.
Crisis—A decisive state of things, the turning point at which something must soon terminate or suffer a material change;
a crucial situation whose outcome decides which consequences will follow.
Denouement—Unknotting or unraveling of the main dramatic complication of the plot, producing the final outcome.
Foreshadowing—An event that predicts future outcomes often through symbolic objects, actions or sayings.
Symbolism—Investing objects with non-intrinsic meanings.
Red Herrings—A term derived from the practice of drawing a smoked herring across a trail to confuse hunting dogs; later became known as something that distracts attention from the real issue.
Miss Emily Brent is a religious fundamentalist who believes she is morally superior to everyone else on the island.
Philip Lombard is an adventurer soldier with an obvious crush on Vera.