Can you spot the hidden clues in these crime-inspired designs?

2016 marks the centenary of English crime author Agatha Christie writing her first novel and the creation of infamous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. And to celebrate the occasion, Jim Sutherland of Studio Sutherl& and illustrator Neil Webb have created a beautiful new set of stamps for Royal Mail, inspired by some of Christie's best-known novels, including Murder on the Orient Express, The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Body in the Library. 

But, like Christie's crime stories, there's more than meets the eye here. Sutherland and Webb came up with the genius idea to illustrate each stamp depicting one of Christie's novels in a single frame, with clues that point to the murdered hidden cleverly amongst the artwork. In order to reveal the hidden clues, you must use UV light, heat or, the Christie favourite, a magnifying glass. 

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Kerrie Hughes
Freelance writer

Kerrie Hughes is a frequent contributor to Creative Bloq, and was once its editor. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications such as ImagineFX, Computer Arts and Digital Camera World. After a stint working for the police, Kerrie is back reviewing creative tech for creative professionals.