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Agatha Christie's The Double Clue

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Agatha Christie's The Double Clue

Agatha Christie was born in southwest England to a wealthy family. Growing up, Christie enjoyed reading mystery novels by Wilkie Collins and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Many of Christie’s short stories were first published in periodicals and feature the famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Poirot later became one of Christie’s most famous characters. “The Double Clue” was first published in The Sketch in March 1923 in the United Kingdom and features the first appearance of recurring character Countess Vera Rossakoff, a captivating Russian jewel thief. The author of 66 detective novels and 15 short story collections, Christie is best known for her bestselling novel And Then There Were None and her play The Mousetrap.