British author Agatha Christie is known to the world as a crime writer. In her literary career, which lasted more than half a century, she published more than 80 novels, 66 of which were crime novels, as well as several collections of short stories - earning the reputation of "the queen of crime". Her works have sold in over two billion copies and have been translated into more than 100 languages. It is believed that only the Bible and the works of Shakespeare have had higher sales than Agatha Christie’s novels. Her classics have been adapted many times for television and film, and in 2013 she was named the best writer of detective stories of all time.