Agatha Christie

September 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976

“I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.”

 

Agatha Christie

 

Christie died at the age of 85 in her home in Oxfordshire and is buried in the churchyard of St. Mary’s Cholsey.

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 south coast.

 

 

It’s an amazing art deco hotel where Agatha was inspired to write Evil Under the Sun and Ten Little N**gers (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 low tide. Once the tide comes in you must take the Sea Tractor to reach the island.

 

Low tide

 

High tide

 

The Sea Tractor

 

Once on the island and checked in, you are on foot.

 

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 with.

 

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.

 

 

Check out The official Agatha Christie website.