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A Belgian police officer, Jacques Joseph Hamoir, is believed to have been the model for Agatha Christie's famous Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot.

(Researchers think that Agatha Christie met Hornais when she played the piano for him in her home town of Torquay.

Hornais, a retired gendarme fled Belgium in the face of advancing German troops and made his way to England in 1914, as did the fictional Poirot.)

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