Posted on April 8, 2020 at 8:05 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We admit it: We dropped the ball on celebrating an Agatha Christie milestone earlier this year.

February marked one hundred years since she published her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (starring, of course, Hercule Poirot).

And in honor of that occasion, Harper Collins commissioned an independent, quantitative study of Christie’s legacy.

The researchers found that she’s the bestselling novelist of all time (only the Bible and Shakespeare have outsold her), the most translated writer of all time, and the most successful female playwright of all time.

Read more about the study at Literary Hub and on Harper Collins's special Christie webpage.

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