Agatha Christie Reading Challenge

My Agatha Christie Book Collection

As a lover of the classics, I could not believe how long it took me to read my first Agatha Christie book. It was just a few days before Halloween in 2017 that I picked up Murder on the Orient Express. The book was the movie edition, so I’m fairly certain I planned to read it before the movie, but I never actually did get around to the movie.

I absolutely loved my reading experience with this book. Poirot is such a cool character, and Agatha Christie writes her books – most of them at least – in a way where I can never guess who the killer is. I love the mystery of it all. With Murder on the Orient Express, the book is broken up into parts, which I really liked. It was a unique reading experience, and I can honestly say I’m so glad that I picked that book up to read!

This Agatha Christie Reading Challenge is self-imposed and ongoing. I don’t want to say I’ll finish this in a year or even two years. It’s been nearly 6 years, and I still read her books off and on when I feel like picking them up. I try to read the books in order of the series, so with Poirot, I did start at book one eventually, and with Miss Marple, I’ve only ever read the first book (so, of course, I need to revisit it one day). I’ve then read a handful of her standalone, but there is such a huge catalogue of books that this will definitely take some time!

Note: This is by no means all of what Agatha Christie has published, but this is what I’m focusing on right now. Maybe one day, when I finally catch up with these, I’ll dive into even more of her catalogue.

Poirot Books

  1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
  2. Poirot Investigates
  3. The Murder on the Links (1923)
  4. Poirot Investigates (1924)
  5. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
  6. The Big Four (1927)
  7. The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
  8. The Under Dog and Other Stories
  9. Peril at End House (1932)
  10. Lord Edgware Dies (1933)
  11. Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
  12. Three Act Tragedy (1934)
  13. Death in the Clouds (1935)
  14. Poirot’s Early Cases: 18 Hercule Poirot Mysteries
  15. The A.B.C. Murders (1936)
  16. Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
  17. Cards on the Table (1936)
  18. Dumb Witness (1937)
  19. Death on the Nile (1937)
  20. Murder in the Mews (1937)
  21. Appointment with Death (1938)
  22. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1938)
  23. Sad Cypress (1940)
  24. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940)
  25. The Labours of Hercules
  26. Evil Under the Sun (1941)
  27. Five Little Pigs (1942)
  28. The Hollow (1946)
  29. Taken at the Flood (1948)
  30. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (1952)
  31. After the Funeral (1953)
  32. Hickory Dickory Dock (1955)
  33. Dead Man’s Folly (1956)
  34. Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
  35. The Clocks (1963)
  36. Third Girl (1966)
  37. Hallowe’en Party (1969)
  38. Elephants Can Remember (1972)
  39. Curtain (1975)
  40. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
  41. Midwinter Murder
  42. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

Miss Marple Books

  1. The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
  2. The Body in the Library (1942)
  3. The Moving Finger (1942)
  4. A Murder Is Announced (1950)
  5. They Do It with Mirrors (1952)
  6. A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)
  7. 4.50 from Paddington (1957)
  8. The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (1961)
  9. A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
  10. At Bertram’s Hotel (1965)
  11. Nemesis (1971)
  12. Sleeping Murder (1976)
  13. Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories

Colonel Race

  1. The Man in the Brown Suit
  2. Cards on the Table
  3. Death on the Nile
  4. Sparkling Cyanide

Tommy & Tuppence Mystery Series

  1. The Secret Adversary
  2. Partners in Crime
  3. N or M?
  4. By the Pricking of my Thumbs
  5. Postern of Fate

Stand-Alone and Pseudonym Books

As Mary Westmacott

  1. Giant’s Bread (1930)
  2. Unfinished Portrait (1934)
  3. Absent in the Spring (1944)
  4. The Rose and the Yew Tree (1948)
  5. A Daughter’s a Daughter (1952)
  6. The Burden (1956)

Stand-Alone Books

  1. The Sittaford Mystery (1931)
  2. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1935)
  3. And Then There Were None (1939)
  4. Death Comes as the End (1944)
  5. Crooked House (1949)
  6. They Came to Baghdad (1951)
  7. Destination Unknown (1954)
  8. Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
  9. The Pale Horse (1961)
  10. Endless Night (1967)
  11. Passenger to Frankfurt (1970)
  12. The Unexpected Guest (2008) (with Charles Osborne)

Non-Fiction

  1. Come Tell Me Where You Live
  2. Agatha Christie (Little People, Big Dreams)
  3. Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making by John Curran
  4. Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

Agatha Christie Fiction by Other Authors

  1. Marple: 12 New Mysteries (by various authors)
  2. The Monogram Murders (New Poirot Mysteries, #1) by Sophie Hannah
  3. Closed Casket (New Poirot Mysteries, #2) by Sophie Hannah
  4. The Mystery of Three Quarters (New Poirot Mysteries, #3) by Sophie Hannah
  5. The Killings at Kingfisher Hall (New Poirot Mysteries, #4) by Sophie Hannah
  6. Hercule Poirot’s Silent Night (New Poirot Mysteries, #5) by Sophie Hannah

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