Google Doodle Marks Agatha Christie's 120th Birthday

Google has marked the 120 birthday of the legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie with a doodle on its homepage.

The internet search giant has celebrated the anniversary of the famous British author with an elaborate doodle depicting the famous Belgian detective from her novels, Hercule Poirot.

The Google doodle depicts the letter 'G' wearing the hat and a moustache belonging to the famous detective, while the remaining letters are also dressed up as famous characters taken from her crime mystery novels, the Telegraph has reported.

Agatha Christie, who was born on 15 September 1890 and died in January 1976, wrote more than 90 books, selling an estimated four billion copies worldwide, and around one million copies for her publisher Harper Collins each year - a figure surpassed only by Shakespeare and the Bible.

Harper Collins has said that her books have never been out of print since her death.

She also wrote a number of West End performances, including the world's longest running play The Mousetrap.