ATG Quirkies: Agatha Christie Mystery Stamps

by | Oct 10, 2016 | 0 comments

According to this article in the Guardian “a century after Agatha Christie penned her first mystery, the Royal Mail has announced a fresh range of stamps” that, as Hercule Poirot might say, will cause the “little grey cells”… to be exercised up and down Great Britain.  The new release calls for “a series of Agatha Christie stamps packed with “hidden secrets” to mark what would have been the queen of crime’s 126th birthday on Thursday.”


“The six stamps are devoted to classic Christie mysteries, including her debut The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which Christie began writing 100 years ago at the age of 26, and another Hercule Poirot mystery, Murder on the Orient Express… The series, designed by Jim Sutherland and Neil Webb, also includes the Miss Marple mysteries The Body in the Library and A Murder Is Announced, along with the Poirot tale The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and the story of murder and mayhem on an island off the Devon coast adapted by the BBC last Christmas, And Then There Were None.”

And to help get those “little grey cells” firing you might want to start with this quiz:  How well do you know Agatha Christie?

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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