Nihilist English language mystery writer of the variously titled "And Then Their Were None" and "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd."  

For an exhibition originally created by the Ruhrlandmuseum in Essen, The British Museum provided a brochure with the following info-packed paragraphs:  "Agatha Miller was born in Devon in 1890.  In 1914 she married an army officer called Archibald Christie and in 1919 their only daughter, Rosalind, was born.  Agatha's first crime novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in 1920, but it was with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1927) that she became famous.  In 1926 Agatha's mother died and shortly afterwards her husband told her that he wanted a divorce.  It was the worst period...."

1928... impulsive decision to go to the mIddle East.  Part of the reason for her decision was the discovery that the only to get there ... the Orient Express...  Baghdad to Ur ... Leonard Wooley ... excavating ... young field assistant Max Mallowan...  15 year age gap... wedding September 1930.



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