Google Doodle pays tribute to Agatha Christie

Google marked the 120th birth anniversary of the queen of crime fiction Agatha Christie with a doodle on its home page.

Yesterday, Google doodle depicted Agatha Christie's fictional detective Hercule Poirot. The letter G on the Google's home page was transformed into the Christie's moustachioed detective, Hercule Poirot, which was enjoyed throughout the UK and Ireland by users of Google.co.uk.

The late crime novelist, who was born on 15th of September in 1890, has remained one of the best most prolific and bestselling authors, with sales of more than 2 billion books around the world. He works have so far been outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible.

Her publisher HarperCollins claims that her eighty novels as well as short story collections have never been out of print since her demise in 1976.

Christie had never intended to be an author, but she entered the field following a challenge thrown by her sister Madge to write a detective story. To begin she had to struggle a lot to get her work "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" published. After getting rejected by six publishers, her first work was published after five years, in a deal that fetched her £25.

It is not the first time that the world's leading search engine has honored an author using doodle. Earlier, Google also created doodles to pay tribute to authors HG Wells and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.