She was born in Torquay and was married twice; she had one child called Rosalind Hicks.
Her books are very famous all over the world, and she sold a lot of books. Her stories are about murders and finding out who did them. The most well-known characters in her books are Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. Miss Marple is an old lady, and she talks to everyone. She uses logic to find out who is guilty of the murder. Hercule Poirot is a private detective from Belgium who lives in London. He likes to find out who did the murder by thinking about all the evidence.
She also wrote romance novels and theatre plays. They were very successful too.
In 1971, she was honoured by the Queen with the title Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
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