The places of Hercule Poirot

Hello to everybody!)

I'm a big fan of Agatha Christie's detective stories about Hercule Poirot from Russia.

The purpose of my writing here is a special english project called "The places of Hercule Poirot".

The project contains finding books about Hercule Poirot where a murder occured somewhere in the real british towns or cities like Brighton or Windermere (not in London or somewhere abroad). 
I want to find a connection between the crimes and the places where they were commited.
The final goal of this research is to prove or disapprove that the places of murders were choosed by Agatha Christie not by chance.

So, If this project has interested you, you could help with choosing the books for the researching! 
Looking forward to your offers,
And Best wishes to everyone!))
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  • shanashana Paramaribo, Suriname ✭✭✭
    @Anna Ignatenko is this a schoolproject? Connection between the crimes and the places. Interesting.
    But you do know that AC sometimes has an existing place in mind but in the novel she names it differently. Do those places also count for your project?

    Also it might make things easier to give us the titles and places you've already on your list. 
  • taliavishay-arbeltaliavishay-arbel ✭✭✭
    edited November 2015
    One book is "The A.B.C. murders". There the criminal murders people who's last name begins with the same letter as their place of residence (and murder), in A.B.C. order. He sends letters to Poirot in advance (well, sort of) with the name of the place. I checked the first two places and they are real place names in England.
  • Shana,
    Thank you for your response! Yes, it's my schoolproject. I've never heard about AC names some existing places differently in her books, maybe i haven't investigated all her books.. But how do you know about it? As for titles, I need about 3-5 books where the places of murder really exsist or existed in Great Britain.
  • taliavishay-arbel,
    Thank you very much for your help! It's just the book which I've choosen first for my project! :)
  • You may want to check out the introduction to Passenger to Frankfurt in which Agatha Christie describes how she comes up with ideas, people, and settings for her stories. As Shana pointed out, you will have more options if you include books where Christie includes real places but changes their name. Some of the books that feature real places given different names that instantly spring to mind include: Peril at End House, Evil Under the Sun, and Dead Man's Folly.
  • taliavishay-arbel,
    Thank you very much for your help! It's just the book which I've choosen first for my project! :)

    Thank you very much for your help! It's just the book which I've choosen first for my project!)
  • shana said:

    @Anna Ignatenko is this a schoolproject? Connection between the crimes and the places. Interesting.

    But you do know that AC sometimes has an existing place in mind but in the novel she names it differently. Do those places also count for your project?

    Also it might make things easier to give us the titles and places you've already on your list. 
    Thank you for your response! Yes, it's my schoolproject. I've never heard about AC names some existing places differently in her books, maybe i haven't investigated all her books.. But how do you know about it? As for titles, I need about 3-5 books where the places of murder really exsist or existed in Great Britain.
  • P_Lombard said:

    You may want to check out the introduction to Passenger to Frankfurt in which Agatha Christie describes how she comes up with ideas, people, and settings for her stories. As Shana pointed out, you will have more options if you include books where Christie includes real places but changes their name. Some of the books that feature real places given different names that instantly spring to mind include: Peril at End House, Evil Under the Sun, and Dead Man's Folly.

    Thank you very much for the information!
  • shanashana Paramaribo, Suriname ✭✭✭
    @Anna Ignatenko, hope you can get the necessary information in time. If I am not mistaken the websites offers students options to use for getting their info. Maybe you can check it out.

    As for  real places AC named differently in her novel, one example is my first AC novel : And Then There Were None. Soldier Island is inspired  by BURGH Island. 

    If that counts for your schoolproject you now have more than 5 titles, as the others provided you with 5 titles already. 
  • A possibility if you don't need really real places is Sittaford - while there is no village called Sittaford, in Dartmoor where the village is supposed to be, there is a Sittaford tor from which AC took the name. and the Dartmoor topography and weather certainly play a part in the book.
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