Three decades after her death in 1976, Dame Agatha Christie remains one of the best-selling fiction writers of all time. It is estimated that, beginning with the publication in 1920 of her first mystery novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, over 2 billion copies of her books, printed in dozens of languages, have been sold around the globe.
2 billions!?!? WOW! That’s insane! She’s amazingly popular and her work will live on through history but I wasn’t expecting this number. This means that almost 1/3 of the population has one of her books. Astonishing! I don’t know if any other book (besides the Bible) has these kinds of numbers.