Agatha Christie, DBE (1890–1976) was the author of short stories and 66 detective novels, featuring her two sleuths Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Also a playwright, she wrote the world’s longest running play The Mousetrap.
Christie moved to Wallingford in 1934 and lived there there for the rest of her life. This statue, titled A Monument to Imagination, was commissioned by Wallingford Town Council and is located in a grassland area, The Kinecroft, opposite Wallingford Museum. An exhibition about Christie ‘At Home with the Queen of Crime’ is on permanent display in the museum.
Location: The Kinecroft, Wallingford, Oxfordshire