It’s 100 years of the egg-headed detective who stole our hearts
A perfect murder: Agatha Christie killed Hercule Poirot and revealed the deed only 35 years later
Not too may people would have noticed it, other than literary critics who don’t turn up their noses at anyone beyond Margaret Atwood or Colson Whitehead, but this October marked the 100th anniversary of a man with an upward-curled pair of moustaches and a head shaped exactly like an egg. I speak, of course, of that Belgian detective who possibly suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder, lived in Flat 203 at 56B Whitehaven Mansions, before retiring briefly to the English countryside to grow marrows. But the murders followed him.