What made Christie so successful?
What do you guys think made Agatha Christie such a success?
I think it's her intricate storylines- what about you?
murder on the orient express
the murder at the vicarage
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Thirteen Problems
It's also her clear, straighforward writing style and memorable characters.
Also her human insight.
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.
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.
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.