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Agatha Christie’s Devon

Agatha Christie certainly had a fondness for Devon. Not only did she have a holiday home there but  15 of  the Dame’s mysteries include settings in Devon.

Thanks to the Associated Press for the following list of some of Christie’s books with the Devon tie-in:

The Murder at Hazelmoor (The Sittaford Mystery) – On wild Dartmoor, amateur sleuth Emily Trefusis tries to prove that her fiance is innocent of the murder of Capt. Trevelyan.

The ABC Murders – After the murders of Alice Asher and Betty Barnard, the body of Sir Carmichael Clark is found on a Devon beach, setting Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot on the trail of a killer who seems to be murdering people in alphabetical order.

And Then There Were None Guests at an isolated mansion on an island off the Devon coast are murdered one by one.

Evil Under the Sun – Murder disrupts Poirot’s quiet seaside holiday at a secluded Devon hotel.

Dead Man’s Folly – Poirot investigates after a mock murder mystery turns deadly at a writer’s country home, modeled on Christie’s own holiday retreat, Greenway.

Ordeal by Innocence – Scientist and amateur detective Arthur Calgary stirs up a hornet’s nest when he tries to solve a family murder at Sunny Point, a Devon country house reminiscent of Greenway.

Whilst on the subject, check out these really cool covers for the aforementioned books! (All are from Harper Collins.)


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