Devon, also known as Devonshire, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north east, and Dorset to the east. The city of Exeter is the county town.
The county is mentioned in the nursery rhyme Ten Little Indians.
Agatha Christie and Devon
- Both Agatha Christie’s birthtown Torquay, and her home Greenway are located in Devon.
- Burgh Island, an inspiration for the setting of several stories, is also in Devon.
Devon in the works by Agatha Christie
- The Adventure of the Dartmoor Bungalow - Dartmoor
- And Then There Were None - Soldier Island
- The Case of the Missing Will
- Dead Man's Folly - Nasse House, Nassecombe
- Double Sin
- Evil Under the Sun - Smugglers' Island
- The Flock of Geryon
- The Idol House of Astarte - Dartmoor
- Poirot and the Regatta Mystery - Dartmouth
- The Regatta Mystery - Dartmouth
- The Sittaford Mystery - Sittaford, Exhampton, Dartmoor
- Sleeping Murder - Dillmouth
- The Thumb Mark of St. Peter - Grey Wethers
- The Unbreakable Alibi - Torquay