September 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976
"I specialize in murders of
quiet, domestic interest."
Christie died at the age of
85 in her home in Oxfordshire and is buried in the churchyard of St. Mary's
I haven't been to her death
location, I'll share with you a couple of vacation photographs I took a few
years back when I lived in the UK.
Agatha's grave from Findagrave.
Image by J. Rickey
Burgh Island, not too far from Plymouth on the
It's an amazing art deco hotel where Agatha was
inspired to write Evil Under the Sun and Ten Little (I'm afraid for my life if I write OMG THE WORD) n-words.
In Evil Under the Sun, the hotel was
called The Jolly Roger Hotel.
In the book there was a concrete causeway that
allowed access to the island. In reality it's much more dramatic.
You could technically walk over to the hotel at
Once the tide comes in you must take the Sea
Tractor to reach the island.
The Sea Tractor
Once on the island and checked in, you are on
The Art Deco main building
This is the view of the cove from the hotel.
I was there with this guy I used to go out
We hit the pub, the Pichard Inn, serving the
island for 700 years. Let that sink in.
Pilchard Inn photograph taken from the
Hotel's official website.
The official Agatha Christie website.