How Agatha Christie writes her novels

November 11, 2017

Minutes after we watched “Murder on the Orient Express” we started to think how the author of the book came up with such a brilliant ideas, not just for that story but all of her novels. Her stories are always so complex, you can never guess what will happen in the end.

Agatha Christie is one of the greatest crime authors with 66 detective novels, 14 short stories and longest-running play – a murder mystery“The Mousetrap”.

So we started talking, and came up with the idea that she probably read curtain newspaper stories and then wrote the story behind the titles of them. Which is quite brilliant because she used only the headlines and then wrote the story. Most of the authors focus on the story and the end came as a result of it. We started to realize how different and genius is to have the end and to let the imagination cover the rest. She did something more, she put her most famous character in the center of most of the stories – the detective Hercule Poirot. She wrote him as world-renowned private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind. Famous as much for his moustaches as his little grey cells. He became her label at the same time with herunique type of writing. To write the story after you have only the headline of something completely different happen somewhere, is brilliant.

Or this is just our theory.

In the end, we enjoyed the movie, (I read all of her books during the years) and the discussion after it were inspiring and fun.


credits: Antoniya Dyakova Gospodinova

posted in Uncategorized by Ivan Gospodinow

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