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Publication Order of Hercule Poirot Books

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Murder on the Links (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poirot Investigates (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Four (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Coffee (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peril at End House (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord Edgware Dies / Thirteen at Dinner (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Act Tragedy / Murder in Three Acts (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on the Orient Express / Murder in the Calais Coach (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in the Clouds / Death in the Air (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The A.B.C. Murders (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cards on the Table (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dumb Witness / Poirot Loses a Client (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Nile (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Mews / Dead Man's Mirror (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Appointment with Death (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hercule Poirot's Christmas / Holiday for Murder / Murder for Christmas (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sad Cypress (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe / Overdose of Death (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil Under the Sun (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Five Little Pigs / Murder in Retrospect (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hollow / Murder after Hours (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taken at the Flood (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. McGinty's Dead / Blood Will Tell (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the Funeral / Funerals are Fatal (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hickory Dickory Dock (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Folly (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clocks (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Third Girl (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hallowe'en Party (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elephants Can Remember (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curtain (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hercule Poirot Short Stories/Novellas

The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King of Clubs (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Veiled Lady (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kidnapped Prime Minister (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plymouth Express (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Affair at the Victory Ball (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Western Star (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Submarine Plans (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Mine (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lemesurier Inheritance (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chocolate Box (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Sin (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wasps' Nest (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Gong (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Does Your Garden Grow? (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poirot and the Regatta Mystery (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yellow Iris (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incredible Theft (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dream (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Afternoon at the Seaside (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Patient (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witness for the Prosecution (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Market Basing Mystery (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cornish Mystery (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Problem at Sea (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Under Dog (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Double Clue (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Missing Will (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hercule Poirot Collections

The Labours of Hercules / The Labors of Hercules (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witness for the Prosecution (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Under Dog and Other Stories (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poirot's Early Cases (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hercule Poirot's Casebook (By: Maxim Jakubowski) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Double Clue (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Early Cases of Hercule Poirot (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grey Cells of Mr. Poirot (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Miss Marple Books

The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Body in the Library (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moving Finger (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Murder is Announced (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Do It With Mirrors (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
4:50 From Paddington / What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw! (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Caribbean Mystery (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
At Bertram's Hotel (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nemesis (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeping Murder (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Miss Marple Short Stories/Novellas

The Idol House of Astarte (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ingots of Gold (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Motive v. Opportunity (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thumb Mark of St. Peter (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blue Geranium (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Herb of Death (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Marple Tells a Story (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Caretaker (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Jest (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tape-Measure Murder (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Perfect Maid (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sanctuary (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greenshaw's Folly (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas Tragedy (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Miss Marple Collections

The Thirteen Problems (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
13 Clues for Miss Marple (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Marple's Final Cases (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Marple Short Stories (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tommy and Tuppence Books

The Secret Adversary (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Partners in Crime (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
N or M? (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Postern of Fate (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tommy & Tuppence Short Stories/Novellas

A Fairy in the Flat (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Affair of the Pink Pearl (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man in the Mist (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Lurking Death (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finessing the King (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blindman's Buff (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gentleman Dressed in Newspaper (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pot of Tea (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crackler (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clergyman's Daughter/The Red House (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ambassador's Boots (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Superintendent Battle Books

The Secret of Chimneys (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cards on the Table (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder is Easy / Easy To Kill (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Towards Zero (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Colonel Race Books

The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cards on the Table (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Nile (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sparkling Cyanide (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Harley Quin Books

The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Harley Quin Short Stories/Novellas

The Shadow on the Glass (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sign in the Sky (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the 'Bells and Motley' (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soul of the Croupier (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's End (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Voice in the Dark (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face of Helen (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harlequin's Lane (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Harlequin (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from the Sea (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bird with the Broken Wing (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Love Detectives (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Coming of Mr. Quin (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Parker Pyne Short Stories/Novellas

The Case of the Discontented Soldier (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the City Clerk (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Distressed Lady (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Discontented Husband (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House at Shiraz (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Have You Got Everything You Want? (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gate of Baghdad (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oracle at Delphi (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pearl of Price (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Rich Woman (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Giant Bread (As:Mary Westmacott) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sittaford Mystery / The Murder at Hazelmoor (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unfinished Portrait (As:Mary Westmacott) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? / The Boomerang Clue (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Then There Were None / Ten Little Indians (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Absent in the Spring (As:Mary Westmacott) (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Comes as the End (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rose And The Yew Tree (As:Mary Westmacott) (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crooked House (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Came to Baghdad (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Daughter's a Daughter (As: Mary Westmacott) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destination Unknown / So Many Steps to Death (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Burden (As:Mary Westmacott) (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ordeal by Innocence (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pale Horse (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Endless Night (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
13 at Dinner (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passenger to Frankfurt (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unexpected Guest (With: Charles Osborne) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Accident (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Actress (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Signal (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Blue Jar (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Spanish Shawl (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
Philomel Cottage (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wireless (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Within a Wall (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Dreams (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magnolia Blossom (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lonely God (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rajah's Emerald (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Edge (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sing a Song of Sixpence (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Manx Gold (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fourth Man (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gipsy (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Manhood of Edward Robinson (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Blind Mice: A Novella (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dressmaker's Doll (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Water Bus (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jane in Search of a Job (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in the Train (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
S.O.S. (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lamp (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Call of Wings (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fruitful Sunday (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swan Song (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Naughty Donkey (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Cool of the Evening (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Island (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hound of Death (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parker Pyne Investigates (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Sin and Other Stories (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Over Bethlehem and Other Stories (By: Agatha Christie Mallowan) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mousetrap and Other Plays (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Problem at Pollensa Bay (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tuesday Club Murders (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
While the Light Lasts (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodstained Pavement and Other Stories (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death by Drowning (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder In Three Stages (With: Charles Osborne) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Deadly Sins (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masterpieces in Miniature (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Detectives - Short Stories (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tuesday Night Club and Other Stories (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Signal and Other Stories (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Listerdale Mystery (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masterpieces of Mystery and the Unknown (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Actress and Other Short Stories (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fruitful Sunday and Other Short Stories (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Marple and Mystery (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Seance: Tales of the Supernatural (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midwinter Murder (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midsummer Mysteries: Tales from the Queen of Mystery (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Deadly Affair (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sinister Spring (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autumn Chills: Tales of Intrigue from the Queen of Crime (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Plays

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Come, Tell Me How You Live (By: Agatha Christie Mallowan) (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agatha Christie: An Autobiography (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery (With: Mathew Prichard) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror(1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Floating Admiral(1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ask a Policeman(1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six Against the Yard(1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
World's Great Mystery Stories(1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fifty Famous Detectives of Fiction(1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nero Wolfe Mystery Magazine Volume 1 Number 1, January 1954(1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine July 1958(1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nine Detective Stories(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daring Detectives(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Women Writing(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts That Haunt You(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventeenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eighth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scoop and Behind the Screen(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Web She Weaves(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Dark(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spooky Tales(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Witches' Brew(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Handle with Care: Frightening Stories(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
English Country House Murders(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
English Crime Stories of Today(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder British Style(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Intercontinental(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Win, Lose or Die(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder to Music(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Law and Order(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Modern Library: The 200 Best Novels in English Since 1950(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Cruise: Crime Stories on the Open Seas(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Malice Domestic 9(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime Never Pays(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder On The Railways(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books to Die For(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bodies from the Library(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Agatha Christie Collection: 41 Works(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marple: Twelve New Mysteries(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Agatha Christie:

Agatha Christie was born in Ashfield. Agatha grew up in the town of Torquay in southwest England. She taught herself how to read at five years old even though her mother didn’t want her to do so until she was eight. She was home-schooled, which was a lot more uncommon at the turn of the 20th century than it is now. Her father was her primary teacher, but her mother was a storyteller—and gave strong encouragement for Agatha to write.

Although she became a prolific writer, she claimed she really did not have much in the way of lessons other than arithmetic. Although she did not have the social experience of public school, she studied dance and piano as a teenager. She was too shy to perform. Her first published writing happened when she was 11. It was a poem about electric trams. She was very clever at inventing ways to keep occupied.

She has been quoted as saying, “There is nothing like boredom to inspire you to write.” She had written a number of short stories by the time she was 17. In 1910, at 20, Christie spent winter months in Egypt with her mother. Her time there influenced the rest of her life.

In 1914, she married Archibald Christie, who was a Lt. Colnel. Archibald returned to military service right after their marriage, and Agatha was later to say that she felt her married life really began in 1918—when her husband was stationed in London. She began writing detective fiction while working as a nurse during World War 1. The confusion and sadness of the patients she tended affected her deeply, and her knowledge of poison and drugs is seen again and again in her novels.

During quiet periods at the hospital, she started writing in response to her sister’s statement of long past that she could not write a detective story. The author’s mother died in 1926, not long before Archibald left Agatha for another woman. He was in Spain when her mother died and seemed completely indifferent to her feelings and grief. He told her of his affair and love for Nancy Neel (an acquaintance) immediately upon returning from Spain.

The couple seemed to overcome this and try to stay together. They moved to Styles. But after a few months, she left her house and disappeared after a huge fight. There was an extensive search, with some thinking she was dead and others speculating she was alive. When it was discovered she was indeed alive, there was speculation that she did it to either spite her husband or gain publicity for her latest novel. This episode of Agatha’s life is perhaps the most talked about and less known.

She later married Max Mallowan, an archeologist. They spent over a decade in Assyria, at an archeological dig. They travelled back to England at least once a year. Mallowan and Christie bought several homes and lived in several flats over the years. Their final home was a large Georgian house near Torquay, not far from Agatha’s childhood home. In 1936, Mallowan was part of an expedition which dug up seventy cuneiform tablets.

The couple traveled back and forth between England and the Middle East quite extensively. Agatha returned to serving as a nurse during World War II. Her one child, Rosalind, was named after a female hero from a Shakespeare play. Rosalind had a significant share in Agatha’s company that controlled the rights to her works. In 1954, Christie had three plays she had written running at the same time. Her novels and her plays did so well that she had to form a company to avoid excessive taxation. Her most famous play was The Mousetrap. She said she had more fun writing plays than writing books. Christie wrote so many novels some say she lost count.

She was named a Dame of the British Empire in 1971. There is speculation that Agatha suffered from dementia in her later years even though she kept writing. Changes in the vocabulary and dialog of her later novels have been said by some to support this theory.

There is an increasing preoccupation with older people in her writing, especially the novels Elephants Can Remember, and Postern of Fate. She died in 1976. She spend much of her life avoiding the public, according to some because of the way the press found her and wrote about her when she was “hiding” after leaving her first husband—an incident she never spoke of or wrote about. She had her way and wrote her life story herself. She began writing her life story in 1950 and finished it in 1965. Her autobiography was published in 1977.

Writings

Her first novel was published in 1920, but it wasn’t until 1926 when her novel, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, gained recognition that her novels hit the best-selling lists. After this novel, 75 subsequent novels hit the best-seller lists in England and the United States. It featured perhaps her best-known character, Hercule Poirot.

He was a Belgian detective in many of her books. Poirot was described by the author as “a small man, muffled up to the ears of whom nothing was visible but a pink-tipped nose and the two points of an upward-curled mustache.” His detection methods spring from his ability to get people to talk and inventing fictitious backgrounds for himself in order to make this happen. This character was so popular, and some say so well written, that he is mentioned in textbooks that teach crime scene analysis.

Another character Christie used in novels was Miss Jane Marple. Like Poirot, this character has had significant impact. She is considered the source of what is termed, “The Spinster Detective.” The nice little old lady who is cunning and intelligent—who makes sense of crimes by comparing them to events in normal life. Of her novels that were made into films, two stand out: Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile.

The latter was even made into a video game. Murder on the Orient Express is perhaps her most famous piece. It has been a novel, a play, a movie, a TV movie, and a radio show. In addition to her detective stories, Christie is the author of many poems, and some romances. Absent in the Spring, for example, was published in 1944 under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.

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25 Responses to “Agatha Christie”

  1. Readerdick: 2 years ago

    Agatha Christie also wrote a few novels under the name Mary Westmacotte. Several of these may still be available through your library

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  2. Kathy Lennox: 2 years ago

    I am working on re-reading everything she wrote by date –
    I never tire of the amazing ability she had to write these treasures!

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  3. Job Blog: 2 years ago

    ^ A chapter each was completed by: Canon Victor Whitechurch, George and Margaret Cole, Henry Wade, Agatha Christie, John Rhode, Milward Kennedy, Sayers, Ronald Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Edgar Jepson, Clemence Dane and Anthony Berkeley. G. K. Chesterton contributed the prologue.

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  4. Anita Gilbert: 3 years ago

    I have seen two TV program versions of “The Pale Horse” They are vastly different. Did Agatha Christie rewrite the story? Are there such extensive rewrites of her work by others for television programs? Thank you

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  5. jcase16: 5 years ago

    I’m looking to read a ton of agatha christie books. I’m trying to figure out what makes the most sense for an order in which to read them. Would you read them by their groupings listed above or would you read them in a different order?

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  6. Jeremy: 7 years ago

    Is reading with this order important?

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    • Kay_W: 5 years ago

      not really. she sometimes references other mysteries, but nothing is given away. some books have recurring characters that showed up in other books, but again, not important.

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  7. cocoonofbooks: 7 years ago

    Was just going to say the same thing

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  8. Jo Christie: 7 years ago

    I have one called Thirteen for Luck which isn’t on the list…

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    • genroku: 7 years ago

      Should that be “Thirteen for Lunch”? 🙂

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    • Wayne Fowble: 7 years ago

      I know The Lord Edgeware book had an American version “Thirteen at Dinner”

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    • David Grewe: 7 years ago

      Maybe this from from WiKi will help.

      “Lord Edgware Dies is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in September 1933 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year under the title of Thirteen at Dinner. Before its book publication, the novel was serialised in six issues (March–August 1933) of The American Magazine as 13 For Dinner.”

      Thriteen At Dinner was also the name of the Movie based on the book “Lord Edgware Dies”

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    • nightMair Creative: 6 years ago

      I too have 13 for Luck and it’s def not 13 at Finner as I have that one too. 13 for luck is a collection of Poirot Maroke Harley Quinn Parker Pune, Tommy and Tupoence and Inspector Evans. I’m sticking it with Gokden Ball and Other Stories.

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  9. Chris Barber: 7 years ago

    Just curious to find out why “Cards on the Table” is listed under different series?

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    • Wayne Fowble: 7 years ago

      This book is a Poirot mystery in which Supt. Battle also helps with the investigation.

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      • George Orlando de Assis Machad: 7 years ago

        CROSS”FRICKING”OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

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  10. Chaserville2009: 8 years ago

    This is very helpful, but I was looking for a list not divided by main characters. Is that somewhere on the site? Thank you.

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  11. Chaserville2009: 8 years ago

    Probably because it was finished by another writer.

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  12. Charlotte Ang: 9 years ago

    Anyone read the Sherlock Holmes series? I may want to start reading on those

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    • Chari Carico: 8 years ago

      I recently read the first Sherlock Holmes book, A Study in Scarlet, and was really surprised at how different it was than any of the TV shows that are supposed to be based on it. Some of the ideas were the same, but executed in much different ways. I enjoyed both the book and the Cumberbatch version of it quite a bit, but I think I liked the book much better. Of course, that could be because it’s the book actually written by Arthur Conan Doyle so that may play into my preference. I really enjoyed the history of it, and was surprised by the motivation behind the killing ( I won’t give it away but nothing at all like the TV version). I am getting ready to start the second book, The Sign of Four, and am very excited about it.

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  13. Charlotte Ang: 9 years ago

    I realised it too, maybe they forgot to put it in?

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  14. hilarylawley: 9 years ago

    I am sorting out all our Agatha Christie books and i have used your list to go by. At the end i have one book left which i cannot find listed on your site. It is Ten Little ——-. Can you tell me why it isn’t listed please?

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    • readerella: 9 years ago

      It was retitled And Then There Were None. It’s listed under Standalone Novels. It was published in 1939.

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      • hilarylawley: 9 years ago

        Thank you

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    • genroku: 7 years ago

      Because the title was changed to “Ten Little Indians”, which I believe was the US title for the obvious reason. “And Then There Were None” is the last, and probably final, title change.

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