By H. Carter

PALMA
THE best-selling author of all time, Agatha Christie, is to become new face of Pollensa in the UK.
The “Queen of Crime” who sold over a billion novels was not only a regular summer visitor to the Port of Pollensa but she also set a short crime story featuring Hercule Poirot in the area.

Problem at Pollensa Bay first published in the November, 1935 edition of Strand Magazine is about the disappearance of a holiday maker under suspicious circumstances while staying in one of the Port's hotels, probably the sea front Illa D'Or where Christie stayed.

The area, in particular the neighbouring Formentor, was also the location for the making of the blockbuster film based on her crime novel Evil Under The Sun directed by Andratx resident Guy Hamilton and starring Sir Peter Ustinov as Poirot in 1982. Now, the Balearic government's Institute for Tourism Strategy and Marketing and Pollensa Council have decided that Agatha Christie would be the perfect promotional image for the British holiday market.

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