What made Christie so successful?

taya_75taya_75 Gloucestershire
What do you guys think made Agatha Christie such a success? 
I think it's her intricate storylines- what about you? 


  • It's also her clear, straighforward writing style and memorable characters.
  • Also her human insight.
  • GKCfanGKCfan Wisconsin, United States
    Also, unlike many of her peers, she was consistently prolific.  She wrote a novel a year (sometimes more) for over fifty years, plus short stories and plays.  Other contemporaries, like Sayers and Berkeley, stopped writing mysteries after WWII.
  • HerculeAndAchilleHerculeAndAchille Harrogate, England
    I would say one of the reasons was that her writing, no matter the decade it was written in, had imbibed in it the spirit of the twenties, and the uproarious and obstinate hope that it brought.
  • watermarkwatermark Portland, USA
    I saw on an extra video from (I think it was) the "Murder on the Orient Express" (2018) DVD that one main reason why AG's been so successful is she writes simple plots that anyone could undersatnd. Meaning anyone from a university educated engineer or someone with a fourth grade education could understand what she was writing. 
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