Torquay

Home of Agatha Christie

Other Detectives

Tommy and Tuppence

The series of books featured a married couple and moved beyond the murder mystery and thrust firmly into spy and adventure fiction. The series starts with a chance encounter between the two just after World War 1 in which they set up their agency Young Adventurers Ltd and the series takes them through World War 2 and beyond with the pair getting older in each book accordingly.

Tommy and Tuppence appear in:

  • Partners in Crime (short story collection) 1929
  • The Secret Adversary 1922
  • N or M 1941
  • By the pricking of thumbs 1968
  • Postern of Fate 1973

 

Ariadne Oliver

The character appeared alongside Poirot in a number of stories and was able to assist him in a number of cases. She got to appear in her own right in the novel The Pale Horse. She was a  writer of detective fiction who had a pedantic Finish detective in her stories.

Harely Quin and Mr Scatterthwaite

In this series of books the duo team up and are involved in a  number of adventures that occasionally include murder. Quin has an almost supernatural ability and is a character that Christie apparently really enjoyed writing about. He is the only one of Christie's detectives not so far to have been successfully portrayed on TV or in film.

Parker Pyne

This character refers to himself as a heart specialist and the stories centred on his efforts to resolve the unhappiness of his clients. He advertised in the Times and had a number of accomplices who aided him in his work. His stories generally appear in volumes of short stories and although there is one collection exclusively of his adventures he tends to feature alongside stories involving Poirot and Marple.

Track down the early influences on Agatha Christie with a visit to her home town of Torquay. Click the link below to check accommodation availability and prices and to book.

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Hesketh Crescent Apartment


Hesketh Crescent Apartment

 

For visitors to the English Riviera on the trail of Agatha Christie, The Hesketh Crescent Apartment offers Five Star Gold Award self catering accommodation just a stone's throw from Meadfoot Beach which the author used to use..

 

 

The Muntham Apartments


The Muntham Apartments

The Muntham Apartments in the Wellswood area of Torquay are situated in one of Torquay's classic seaside villas and ideal for exploring Agatha Christie's home town. The Townhouse has its own Agatha Christie inspired study. Click the link below to book direct for the very best rates.

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Bedford House Apartments


Bedford House Apartments

The Bedford House Apartments offer guests one, two or three bedroom accommodation and have a fantastic location close to the centre of town. This means they are ideally placed for guests wanting to vist the Agatha Christie gallery in Torquay Museum and for those wanting to do the Agatha Christie Mile. Click the link below to book the best rates available.

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Kinbrae Apartment


Kinbrae Apartment

The Kinbrae Apartment is a spacious first floor luxury apartment which can accommodate up to 4 people and which has recently been completely refitted. It has a fanatstic location close to bus routes, a pub, restaurants and all the amenities of Wellswood Village which is itself close to Torquay town centre.. It makes a fabulous base from which to explorte Agatha Christie's birthplace. Click the button below for the best possible rates.

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