Now in its 10th Year, the Agatha Christie Festival in South Devon (UK) has repositioned itself as a major international crime writing literary festival. Dubbed "The All-New Literary Crime Festival with a Vintage Twist," this festival is a must for Agatha Christie fans. Top crime authors including Sophie Hannah, author of the new Hercule Poirot novel The Monogram Murders, will gather on the English Riviera, birthplace of crime writer Agatha Christie.
Mystery events will center on the festival’s new home at Torquay’s historic Torre Abbey, with its spectacular sea-facing setting and intriguing Potent Plants Garden that highlights some of Christie’s deadliest poisons. The new Agatha Christie festival format is expected to bring in a whole new wave of crime fiction lovers to the week long event and considerably increase overseas staying visitors on the English Riviera.
Conference goers will be able to attend readings by crime writers, meet Mathew Prichard, Agatha Christie’s grandson, in conversation with Ben Stephenson, responsible for commissioning all drama on the BBC, visit Greenway, Christie’s riverside home on the River Dart by steam train and boat, walk the Agatha Christie mile, enjoy tea dances and attend many other unique events. Torquay’s sister towns on the beautiful English Riviera: Brixham, Paignton and Babbacombe Bay will also be hosting stylish Agatha Christie themed events. And so much more!