A new set of six special stamps, launched today (15/9), marks the timeless characters and absorbing mysteries of Agatha Christie.
2016 marks the centenary of Agath Christie writing her first detective story - The Myseterious Affair at Style, in which she introduced her much loved character of Hercule Poirot to the world.
The stamps feature hidden elements, relating to key scenes and principle characters. Amateur sleuths can find them using UV light, body heat and some old fashioned detective work - with a magnifying glass!
The stamps represent some of the authors greatesy novels.
Included in the set are:
- Murder on the Orient Express
- The Mysterious Affair at Styles
- The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
- A Murder is Announced
The Royal Mail will also provide a special handstamp on all mail posted in a postboc in Agatha Christie's town of birth, Torquay.
The location of the box you need to use is: junction of Torwood Gardens Road and Babbacombe Road (A379)
The stamp will be applied between the 15-19 September, 2016