Agatha Christie, World Book Club - BBC World Service

If it wasn’t so funny, it would be rather sad: a great country, with a rich history, using the patron saint of Little England to promote itself to the world. I don’t mean to decry Agatha Christie. Her mastery of the whodunnit justifies her sobriquet, the Queen of Crime. But her prose is as insipid as her plots are sinuous.

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Famed mystery writer Agatha Christie was one of the top-selling authors of all time

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Even JK Rowling, no Oscar Wilde, would be a more reliable guide to English as it is spoken in the 21st century. Her unvarnished prose has delighted millions. People identify with Harry Potter in a way they will never identify with those creaky museum pieces, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

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There are any number of masters of English prose who would offer a better introduction to the language than Agatha Christie: Jane Austen, Arthur Conan Doyle, CP Snow, Ian Fleming, Muriel Spark, Graham Greene, AS Byatt, Alan Hollinghurst. The list could go on and on. They each have a distinctive style but, for anyone wanting to graduate beyond phrase-book English, display a colloquial vividness that you will not find in Christie.

Complete order of Agatha Christie books in Publication Order and Chronological Order.

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Agatha Christie is reputably known throughout the world as the “Queen of Crime”. cites her as the second best-selling author of all time, after . She also has the honor of being the most widely translated author. Her books have been translated into more than 103 languages.

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How can Agatha Christie be used to teach foreigners English?