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Many events in Agatha Christies life from early childhood to even her golden years influenced her world famous mysteries Although there are many traces of these throughout her work three pieces stand out her love of archeology interest in medicine and a childs imagination In her mystery books romance novels plays and short stories these elements are intricately woven throughout the plot like carefully hidden cluesDuring her working career Christie was drawn to the intriguing field of medicines and medical drugs - specifically poisons During the First World War WWI she worked as a nurse at the Red Cross Hospital of Torquay her hometown She then worked at the hospital dispensary were she acquired a great deal of knowledge about drugs and poisons especially cyanide and their lethal consequences Although she feared a deadly mistake every night she was haunted with the thought that she might have administered too heavy a dose or the wrong medicine to a patient she was nonetheless fascinated by them There are a total of 83 deaths caused by poison in her 82 mystery novels including three in And Then There Were None one in five Little Pigs and another in Death in the CloudsThroughout her life Agatha Christie loved the science of archeology and the secrets and mysteries it held Following her fathers death when she was eleven Christies mother took her on globe-trekking trips that sparked Agathas lifelong love of travel Her first husband Archie Christie was a qualified aviator for the Royal Flying Corps but Christie did not accompany him on his trips once he was deployed After their painful divorce Christie took a trip on the Orient Express to Baghdad where she met Max Mallowan her second husband Unlike Archie Max was an archeologist and Christie traveled everywhere with him He excavated many sites in the Middle East and these trips provided Christie with great
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