Aunt Agatha's Mystery Bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI. http://www.auntagathas.com/ I've never actually been to Aunt Agatha's, but I've met and talked to owner Robin Agnew several times at conventions or thru the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. I'm sure store is as wonderful as she is.
Then there is Malice Domestic http://www.malicedomestic.org/aboutmalice.html, a fan convention honoring the traditional mystery. The attendees of Malice vote on and present the Agatha Awards. I'll be there this year, along with a bunch of other Inkers. We'll be cheering for all the finalists, but in particular, we'll be hoping our own Alan Orloff walks away with Agatha for Best First Novel. Our past finalists for best first include Lisa Bork, G.M Malliet (winner), Joanna Campbell Slan and Karen MacInerney.
Of course, there are the characters Agatha Christie created. My favorite is Poirot, particularly David Suchet playing that role. One of my favorite customers at Booked for Murder had named her cats Tommy and Tuppence.
So what about you? What do you think of when you think of Dame Agatha? I bet it's not an lolcat!
PS - I will address the evolution of traditional/cozy mysteries in another post.