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?
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.