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Dame Agatha Christie, 1890-1976 English writer an author of popular detective stories, Christie created some memorable characters including Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and eccentric elderly sleuth Miss Jane Marple. Agatha travelled frequently abroad with her husband archaeologist Max Mallowan and used experiences on her travels in her works
Agatha Christie's home at Greenway was close to the Paignton to Dartmouth Railway. She often caught the train to Churston Station, where she would be picked up by car. Hercule Poirot also took this train in 'The ABC Murders' and 'Dead Man's Folly'.