Agatha Christie 120th birthday marked by Google doodle

Darren Allan

September 15, 2010

Agatha Christie was born on September 15th in 1890, and Google has dedicated its latest doodle to the 120th anniversary of the crime writer.

She’s most famous for her creations detective Hercule Poirot (famously played on TV by David Suchet, with his moustache waxed within an inch of its life) and amateur sleuth Miss Marple.

The Google logo is depicted as a typical front room murder scene, with the G cast as the detective sporting the iconic Belgian moustache, and one of the O’s dead on the floor. There’s no butler on hand to point the finger of suspicion at, although the E of the logo looks distinctly shady, loitering at the door.

Google has been producing doodles more frequently of late, although some of the most recent efforts have been fancy interactive affairs to mark the launch Google Instant.

However, it’s quite common for the search giant to mark the anniversaries of authors, to help raise awareness of their work. Mary Shelley, the author of the gothic novel Frankenstein, had her birthday celebrated with a doodle on August 30th.


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