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The Real Life Crimes That Inspired Agatha Christie

Sometimes real life crimes are just as strange as fiction. 

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  • Photo Credit: Jeremy Horvatin / Unsplash

The Rugeley Poisoner

Palmer's diary
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  • Palmer's diary that records John Cook's death on November 21.

    Photo Credit: Public Domain
The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

By Agatha Christie

The Steinheil Affair

Marguerite Steinheil
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  • Marguerite Steinheil.

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The Murder at the Links

By Agatha Christie

Death of Billie Carleton

Billie Carleton
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  • Billie Carleton in 1918.

    Photo Credit: Public Domain
Poirot's Early Cases by Agatha Christie

Poirot's Early Cases

By Agatha Christie

The Lindbergh Kidnapping

Informational poster on the Lindbergh kidnapping
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Murder on the Orient Express

By Agatha Christie

The Tragic Death of Dennis O’Neil

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

The Mousetrap

By Agatha Christie

Dr Crippen

Hawley Crippen
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  • Dr. Hawley Crippen.

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Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie

Mrs. McGinty’s Dead

By Agatha Christie

The Great Train Robbery

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  • Train Robber's Bridge, the scene of the Great Train Robbery.

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At Bertram's Hotel

By Agatha Christie