Last year I was fortunate enough to have lunch at the wonderful Burgh Island which Agatha Christie Fans will know as the place she wrote both “Evil Under the Sun” and “And Then There Were None”. It really is wonderfully atmospheric and my friend Mary and I had pretty much the entire place to ourselves for the day. The reason for sharing this though is that this is the week of the Agatha Christie Festival with takes place in and around Torquay in Devon.If you are in the UK and local to the area, and are interested in writing murder mysteries then it could be the perfect opportunity to take some time to do a little vintage research. There are loads of events taking place including trips to Greenway Agatha’s old home (now owned by the National Trust and having the most wonderful food), lunch at Burgh Island, competition, book launches, giveaways, panel events, readings and even a play – this particular one will be Murder on the Nile.
You can find out more on the website at: agatha-christie-festival and if you would like a copy of the programme then look no further, you can find it here: englishriviera.co.uk/downloads/dmsimgs/Web-friendly%20AC%20programme_239520656.pdf.