Hercule Poirot, the famous and long-lived character, is a fictional retired Belgian detective created by Agatha Christie (1890-1976). Christie, "The Duchess of Death", admitted that she was writing in the "Sherlock Holmes" tradition, referring to the famous fictional detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle.
From The Mysterious Affair at Styles (published 1920) to Curtain (published 1975) the public loved Poirot's adventures, and Christie's work. The Belgian police officer, with his waxed mustache and his little grey cells, was to become one of the most enduring characters in all of fiction.
Agatha Christie, English, wrote more than 30 novels featuring Poirot. Among the most popular were "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" (1926), "Murder on the Orient Express" (1934), "Death on the Nile" (1937) and The Labours of Hercules (1947) (In all, she wrote over 66 novels).