Let’s fly to eight unforgettable destinations featuring in her works The Queen of Crime Agatha Christie’s first published novel.
Agatha Christie wrote in begining of Death on the Nile, “When detective stories were “escape literature” (and why not!), the audience can evade to the blue and sunny skies as well as to mystery in a sleeper.”
Take note of her words, as now we are locked to different degrees, there will be no better time to be a sleeper.
Now let’s go on a worldwide tour of her murder mysteries, pull some books out.
This week marked the centenary of her first book and the issue of a new £2 coin. Her novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, released in October 1920, took detective Hercule Poirot to the world. The coin is available in various metals and has a puzzle feature. It can be found on the website of The Royal Mint.
After the gritty gang of robbers, criminals, and suspects from their classic mysteries worldwide, we wanted to take the Agatha Christie trail.
The Orient Express
In this Mother of All train trip and its old-world charm, the dapper Belgian detective Hercule Poirot was the backdrop for one of the world’s most famous Christie tracks. The iconic Orient Express will be delayed just after midnight, and an American tycoon with 12 knife-wounds will be found dead in the cabin. It’s also a roller coaster trip even though you know whodunit. Today, it was founded in 1982 with two revived carriage companies, International Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, that you might ride the Venetian Orient Express.
Death Comes As The End
This book seems much like a crime in history. It is the first of its sequence not set in the twentieth century. It brings a reader back to ancient Egypt (2000 BC), in which a concubine’s mysterious death leads to many family killings. Agatha Christie was evidently inspired by the Heqanakhte Letters, composed between 1991 and 1802BC by an ancient Egyptian priest and landowner Heqanakhte.
Death On The Nile
Another assassination plot, mistakenly dealt with by Hercule Poirot. A rich heiress is killed on a luxury cruise on the Nile. In October 2020, the new film adaptation was released with the mysterious Belgian super-sleuth played by Kenneth Branagh. Moreover, the Steam Ship Sudan was sailing with visitors on the river until the pandemic and the lockdown, as both Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot sets. Agatha Christie obviously took the boat herself in 1933 with her second husband, Max Mallowan, on an archeological expedition.
They Came to Baghdad
When a woman dies in her hotel room, a young girl living in Baghdad excited for adventure will be frightened by a conspiracy. The concealed summit is an unseen secret weapon, and the superpowers are secret. Although the plot is quite a clunker, it still is enjoyable.
Appointment With Death
A mystery on holiday where Poirot meets a party from Jerusalem to Petra where everyone is found dead and punched by the needle. Agatha Christie explains the landscape very well and makes the beautiful old town to the desert of Jordan alive.
Dead Man’s Folly
Greenway is based in Devon, next to River Dart, where Agatha Christie spent almost every summer between 1938 and her death in 1976. In February 2009, it was opened to tourists. This calm environment influenced the Poirot novels Five Little Pigs and Dead Man’s Folly to create many scenes.
And Then There Were None
The basis for the setting is this tiny island off the Devon coast. And then no one was given the name Soldier Island. Moreover, in 1929, Agatha Christie lived in the glory of Art deco, the Burgh Inn. The village of Bigbury-on-Sea is linked with the island by a sand strip. At shallow depths or by a sea tractor, you can move over on foot. The hotel also inspired the Jolly Roger in Bad Under the Sun on Smugglers’ Island.
Even if this place hasn’t been identified as a destination in any of her novels, it is on our list since Agatha Christie is born there. This yearly festival commemorates his best-known kid in the Grand Hotel, offering seminars, street plays, film screenings, authors’ workshops, and enjoyable experiences such as a Murder Mystery Ball, in which Christie spent her honeymoon.