Dame 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 was responsible for the world’s longest running play The Mousetrap. Christie was born in Torquay and her portrait bust by the Dutch sculptor, Carol Van Den Boom-Cairns, which is a unique bronze cast, was commissioned to be placed there to celebrate her centenary. It stands on the Torquay seafront on the ‘Agatha Christie Mile’ and is placed where her first husband proposed.
Location: Promenade, Palk Street, Torquay, Devon.