By Daily Mail Reporter
Published: 00:04 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 00:08 BST, 14 September 2020
The centenary of the publication of Dame Agatha Christie's first novel is being marked with the issue of a special £2 coin.
The Mysterious Affair At Styles introduced detective Hercule Poirot to the world when it was published in October 1920.
The coin, which comes in different metals and features a jigsaw design, is available on the Royal Mint's website, priced from £10 to £1,115.
The centenary of the publication of Dame Agatha Christie's first novel is being marked with the issue of a special £2 coin
Its designer David Lawrence said: 'The jigsaw turned out to be the best metaphor for an Agatha Christie mystery: It is not until the final missing piece is dropped into place that the whole picture can be seen.'
The novel ushered in a golden age of mystery novels in the 1920s and 1930s and Dame Agatha's tales have been published in more than 50 languages and distributed in some 100 countries.
The popularity of Dame Agatha's work endures, with a new star-studded film version of another Poirot tale, Death On