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Ten great Agatha Christie Covers

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Agatha Christie put all the time spent not cleaning her teeth into her writing and published 66 crime novels and 14 short story collections. At her peak in the 1950s she took two months to write a book with about a month spent on any revisioning.

Agatha Christie in 1956

Agatha Christie in 1956

 

Dumb Witness First UK Edition published in 1937

Dumb Witness First UK Edition published in 1937

 

Lord Edgware Dies, Cover of the UK First Edition published in 1933

Lord Edgware Dies, Cover of the UK First Edition published in 1933

 

Dead Man's Folly first published in the UK in 1956.

Dead Man’s Folly first published in the UK in 1956.

 

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? First published by Collins  in 1934.

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? First published by Collins in 1934.

 

There is a Tide was first published in the US in 1948. In the UK it was called Taken at the Flood. Both titles come from a line in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in a speech by Brutus in Act IV: "There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood leads on to fortune...". This Dell edition was published in 1955.

There is a Tide was first published in the US in 1948. In the UK it was called Taken at the Flood. Both titles come from a line in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in a speech by Brutus in Act IV: “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood leads on to fortune…”. This Dell edition was published in 1955.

 

Ten Little Niggers Crime Club edition. First published in 1939 and a few months later in the US as 'And Then There were None'. It was still being published in the UK under its original title in 1985.

Ten Little Niggers Crime Club edition. First published in 1939 and a few months later in the US as ‘And Then There were None’. It was still being published in the UK under its original title in 1985.

 

N or M? was first published in 1941 with the Pan edition in 1959.

N or M? was first published in 1941 with the Pan edition in 1959.

 

Murder is Announced is a Miss Marple mystery and first published in 1950.

Murder is Announced is a Miss Marple mystery and first published in 1950.

 

Evil Under the Sun, an Hercule Poirot mystery and originally published in 1941.

Evil Under the Sun, an Hercule Poirot mystery and originally published in 1941.

 

Sparkling Cyanide was first published in 1945.

Sparkling Cyanide was first published in 1945.