Agatha Christie Novels

My intent in the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge is to read her books in order, so that I can get some idea of what she is doing, problems she is attempting to solve, and her development as a writer. If you look at some of my reviews you will see that I have been able to undertake some of this reflection.

Currently I am managing about a book a month.
I've read 60 novels and 14 collections of short stories.
My calculation is that there are 87 titles, 67 of them are novels.

Page last updated 6 March 2014

Read & reviewed so far
  1. 1920, THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES
  2. 1922, THE SECRET ADVERSARY
  3. 1923, THE MURDER ON THE LINKS
  4. 1924, THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT
    1924, Poirot Investigates (short stories: eleven in the UK, fourteen in the US)
  5. 1925, THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS  - Superintendent Battle
  6. 1926, THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD
  7. 1927, THE BIG FOUR
  8. 1928, THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN
  9. 1929, THE SEVEN DIALS MYSTERY - Superintendent Battle
    1929, Partners in Crime (fifteen short stories; featuring Tommy and Tuppence)
  10. 1930, THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE
    1930, The Mysterious Mr. Quin (twelve short stories; introducing Mr. Harley Quin)
  11. 1931, THE SITTAFORD MYSTERY (aka MURDER AT HAZELMOOR)
  12. 1932, PERIL AT END HOUSE
    1932 The Thirteen Problems (thirteen short stories; featuring Miss Marple, also known as The Tuesday Club Murders in the US)
  13. 1933, LORD EDGEWARE DIES (aka THIRTEEN AT DINNER)
  14. 1934, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (aka MURDER IN THE CALAIS COACH)
  15. 1934, WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS? (aka THE BOOMERANG CLUE)
    1991, Problem at Pollensa Bay publ. 1991 (Two of them feature Hercule Poirot, two Mr. Satterthwaite and Mr. Harley Quin, and two Mr Parker Pyne.)
  16. 1935, THREE ACT TRAGEDY (aka MURDER IN THREE ACTS)- Hercule Poirot and Mr Satterthwaite.
    1933, The Hound of Death - 12 short stories, UK only
    1934, Parker Pyne Investigates - 12 stories introducing Parker Pyne and Ariadne Oliver
    1934, The Listerdale Mystery - 12 short stories, UK only
  17. 1935, DEATH IN THE CLOUDS (aka DEATH IN THE AIR) - Hercule Poirot
    1937, Murder in the Mews - four novellas featuring Hercule Poirot
  18. 1936, THE A.B.C. MURDERS (aka THE ALPHABET MURDERS) - Hercule Poirot
    1947, The Labours of Hercules - Hercule Poirot - 12 short stories
  19. 1966, THE THIRD GIRL - Hercule Poirot and Ariadne Oliver
    1997, Miss Marple: complete short stories - Miss Marple - 20 short stories
    1997, While the Light Lasts - 9 short stories - incl. 2 Hercule Poirot
  20. 1936, MURDER IN MESOPOTAMIA - Hercule Poirot
  21. 1936, CARDS ON THE TABLE - Hercule Poirot, Superintendent Battle, Colonel Race, Ariadne Oliver
  22. 1938, HERCULE POIROT'S CHRISTMAS (aka MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS, aka A HOLIDAY FOR MURDER) - Hercule Poirot
  23. 1937, DUMB WITNESS (aka POIROT LOSES A CLIENT)
  24. 1937, DEATH ON THE NILE - Hercule Poirot, Colonel Race
  25. 1938, APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH - Hercule Poirot, Colonel Carbury
  26. 1939, MURDER IS EASY (aka EASY TO KILL) - Superintendent Battle
  27. 1939, TEN LITTLE NIGGERS (aka AND THEN THERE WERE NONE; also TEN LITTLE INDIANS)
  28. 1940, SAD CYPRESS - Hercule Poirot
  29. 1940, ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE (aka AN OVERDOSE OF DEATH; also THE PATRIOTIC MURDERS) - Hercule Poirot
  30. 1941, EVIL UNDER THE SUN  - Hercule Poirot
  31. 1941, N or M? - Tommy & Tuppence
  32. 1942, THE BODY IN THE LIBRARY - Miss Marple
  33. 1942, FIVE LITTLE PIGS (aka MURDER IN RETROSPECT) - Hercule Poirot
  34. 1942, THE MOVING FINGER (aka THE CASE OF THE MOVING FINGER) - Miss Marple
  35. 1944, TOWARDS ZERO (aka COME AND BE HANGED)  - Superintendent Battle
  36. 1944, DEATH COMES AS AN END - set in Egypt 2000 BC
  37. 1945, SPARKLING CYANIDE (aka REMEMBERED DEATH) - Colonel Race
  38. 1946, THE HOLLOW (aka MURDER AFTER HOURS) - Hercule Poirot
  39. 1948, TAKEN AT THE FLOOD (aka THERE IS A TIDE...) - Hercule Poirot
  40. 1949, CROOKED HOUSE - stand alone: Charles Hayward
  41. 1950, A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED - Miss Marple, Inspector Craddock
  42. 1951, THEY CAME TO BAGHDAD - Victoria Jones
  43. 1952, MRS McGINTY'S DEAD (aka BLOOD WILL TELL) - Hercule Poirot, Ariadne Oliver, Superintendent Spence
  44. 1952, THEY DO IT WITH MIRRORS (aka MURDER WITH MIRRORS) -Miss Marple
  45. 1953, AFTER THE FUNERAL (aka FUNERALS ARE FATAL) - Hercule Poirot
  46. 1953, A POCKET FULL OF RYE- Miss Marple
  47. 1955, HICKORY DICKORY DOCK (aka HICKORY DICKORY DEATH) - Hercule Poirot
  48. 1954, DESTINATION UNKNOWN (aka SO MANY STEPS TO DEATH) - stand alone
  49. 1956, DEAD MAN'S FOLLY - Hercule Poirot, Ariadne Oliver, Inspector Bland
  50. 1957, 4.50 FROM PADDINGTON (aka WHAT MRS MCGILLICUDDY SAW, MURDER SHE SAID) - Miss Marple, Inspector Craddock
  51. 1958, 4.5, ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE - stand alone, Inspector Huish, Dr. Calgary
  52. 1959, 4.3, CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS - Hercule Poirot, Mr. Robinson
  53. 1961, 4.4, THE PALE HORSE - Mark Easterbrook, Ariadne Oliver
  54. 1962, 4.7, THE MIRROR CRACK'D FROM SIDE TO SIDE (aka THE MIRROR CRACK'D) - Miss Marple
  55. 1963, THE CLOCKS - Hercule Poirot
  56. 1964, 4.4, A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY  - Miss Marple
  57. 1965, 4.3, AT BERTRAM'S HOTEL - Miss Marple
  58. 1966, 4.4, THIRD GIRL - Hercule Poirot
  59. 1967, 4.4, ENDLESS NIGHT- standalone 
  60. 1968, BY THE PRICKING OF MY THUMBS - Tommy and Tuppence

    Reading schedule
  61. 1969, HALLOWE'EN PARTY
  62. 1970, PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT
  63. 1971, NEMESIS
  64. 1972, ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER
  65. 1973, POSTERN OF FATE (Last novel Christie ever wrote)
  66. 1975, CURTAIN (Poirot's last case, written about 35 years earlier)
  67. 1976, SLEEPING MURDER (Miss Marple's last case, written about 35 years earlier)
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I am using the list at Wikipedia of novels and collections of short stories. I will interlace the short story collections into the list where I can, but may have to read them out of order.
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