Closely allied for centuries with the powerful Farquharsons of Invercauld, near Braemar, sharing in both the clan’s glorious fortunes and tragic misfortunes, the Christies have stamped their own indelible and personal mark on the pages of history.
Not only in their original homeland of Scotland, but also much further afield, they have gained honours and distinction.
In the creative world of the written word, British crime writer Agatha Christie’s books are still best-sellers more than 40 years after her death in 1976.
Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in 1920, and although she also wrote romance novels under the pen-name of Mary Westmacott, it is for her 80 crime novels, featuring either Miss Jane Marple or the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, that she is best known.
Read here the colourful and stirring tale of proud bearers of the Christie name.