11 сентября 1930 года Агата Кристи вышла замуж за археолога Макса Маллоуэна

The bride was much older than the groom but this did not embarrass the writer and she explained her optimism as follows: the archaeologist is the best husband. The more the wife will grow old, the more value she will have for the husband. The Queen of Crime’s prediction came true. They lived happily ever after. The world’s most popular (according to the Guinness Book of Records) fiction author benefited from the husband’s area of research. In Syria and Iraq, where Agatha Christie spent many months on archaeological expeditions, she picked up many detective plots. And she even took revenge on some of the husband’s unpleasant colleague, as she borrowed their last names for criminal characters.