Many Christie readers have asked themselves why on earth (pun intended) Poirot and Marple have never met.
Perfect answer is from Agatha Christie herself (from 'An Autobiography'): "But why should they?" Christie says these two wouldn't get along at all. She says, "Hercule Poirot, the complete egoist, would not like being taught his business by an elderly spinster lady."
Christie argues that he is a professional and therefore would not have place in Marple's "world", as Christie puts it. She stated that she would never place them in the same story, unless "I feel a sudden and unexpected urge to do so."
I would have always liked it if they had met, but I do agree with Agatha Christie.
He would never have met the Beresford couple, also. Tommy and Tuppence were amateur detectives—why would they work with Poirot?
Category: Detective fiction