70 Agatha Christie Books in Order: The Best Novelist in History (+PDF)

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Agatha Christie has written so many books that it is practically impossible to read all the Agatha Christie books in order. But the good news is you do not have to. I certainly didn’t.

Agatha Christie’s Thirteen Problems, which stars Miss Marple, was the first adult mystery book I ever read. My dad, a huge mystery reader, handed it to me when I was in Middle School and I’ve been a fan ever since.

Since then, I’ve read dozens of Agatha Christie books. In addition to listing all her books in order, I’ve included my personal favorites in a ranked list as well.

Worldwide, Agatha Christie’s books have sold more than 2 billion copies. Her play, The Mousetrap has been watched 10 million times in London since 1952, and she has been translated to over 100 languages.

Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist in history. And Then There Were None is the best-selling crime novel in the world.

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Agatha Christie Books in Order

Agatha Christie has written so many books it is almost impossible to keep track of all her standalone books, short story collections, Hercule Poirot, and Miss Marple books. To make it easier, we have listed Hercule Poirot books in order, Miss Marple books in order before we listed the rest of Agatha Christie books in order.

Hercule Poirot Books in Order

  1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
  2. The Murder on the Links (1923)
  3. Poirot Investigates (1924)
  4. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)- British Crime Writer’s Association vote for best crime novel ever in 1926
  5. The Big Four (1927)
  6. The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
  7. Peril at End House (1932)
  8. Lord Edgware Dies (1933)
  9. Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
  10. Three Act Tragedy (1935)
  11. Death in the Clouds (1935)
  12. The A.B.C. Murders (1936)
  13. Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
  14. Cards on the Table (1936)
  15. Dumb Witness (1937)
  16. Death on the Nile (1937)
  17. Appointment with Death (1938)
  18. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1938)
  19. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940)
  20. Evil Under the Sun (1941)
  21. Five Little Pigs (1942)
  22. The Hollow (1946)
  23. Taken at the Flood (1948)
  24. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (1952)
  25. After the Funeral (1953)
  26. Hickory Dickory Dock (1955)
  27. Dead Man’s Folly (1956)
  28. Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
  29. The Clocks (1963)
  30. Third Girl (1966)
  31. Hallowe’en Party (1969)
  32. Elephants Can Remember (1972)
  33. Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case (1975)
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Miss Marple Books in Order

  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 (1962)
  9. A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
  10. At Bertram’s Hotel (1965)
  11. Nemesis (1971)
  12. Sleeping Murder (1976) – Miss Marple’s final case published after Christie died.

Agatha Christie Books in Order: Other Series

  1. The Secret Advisory (1922) – Tommy and Tuppence
  2. The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)
  3. The Secret of Chimneys (1925)- Superintendent Battle Book
  4. The Seven Dials Mystery (1929) – Superintendent Battle Book
  5. Partners in Crime (1929) – Tommy and Tuppence
  6. The Sittaford Mystery (Murder at Hazelmoor) (1931)
  7. The Thirteen Problems (The Tuesday Club Murders (1932)
  8. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (Boomerang Clue) (1934)
  9. Murder Is Easy (1939)- Superintendent Battle Book
  10. And Then There Were None (1939)
  11. N or M? (1941) – Tommy and Tuppence
  12. Towards Zero (1944)- Superintendent Battle Book
  13. Crooked House (1949)
  14. They Came to Baghdad (1951)
  15. Destination Unknown (1954)
  16. Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
  17. The Pale Horse (1961)
  18. Endless Night (1967)
  19. By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968) – Tommy and Tuppence
  20. Passenger to Frankfurt (1970)
  21. The Rose and the Yew Tree (1971)
  22. Postern of Fate (1973) – Tommy and Tuppence Beresford.

Agatha Christie Books in Order: Short Story Collections

  1. Poirot Investigates (1924) A collection of 11 short stories featuring Hercule Poirot
  2. The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930)- A collection of 12 short stories
  3. The Thirteen Problems (1932) – A collection of short stories featuring Miss Marple
  4. The Hound of Death (1933) – A collection of supernatural and psychological short stories.
  5. Parker Pyne Investigates (1934)- A collection of 12 short stories featuring James Parker Pyne
  6. Murder in the Mews (Dead Man’s Mirror) (1937)
  7. Regatta Mystery (1939)- A Collection of 9 short stories featuring Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Parker Pyne.
  8. Labours of Hercules (1947) -12 short stories featuring Hercules Poirot
  9. Three Blind Mice (The Mousetrap)- A Collection of 9 short stories (1949)
  10. The Under Dog and Other Stories (1951)
  11. Double Sin (1961) A Collection of 8 short stories with Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple
  12. The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971)
  13. Poirot’s Early Cases (1974)
  14. Miss Marple’s Final Cases (1979)

10 Best Agatha Christie Books

Murder on the Orient

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

This is a classic and a must-read on our list of detective books.  It’s one of those books that unless you know the ending, you would never guess it.  So well-devised, this book is a definite favorite and it all takes place on a train in the middle of a snowy tundra.

Will you be able to guess who the murderer is in this locked room mystery before the famed Hercules Poirot? This is one of my favorite adaptations of the Hercule Poirot books.

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

I was so hooked by this British murder mystery/thriller. A mysterious person is trying to right the wrongs of the past by luring unsuspecting criminals to a deserted island…and then murdering them one by one.

But who is the killer? Why are they killing? And just how long have they been stalking their prey? You have to figure out whodunit in this unreliable narrator book.

Find this book in Unreliable Narrator Book / Best Classic Novels / Historical Mystery Books / Agatha Christie Books in Order / Best Mystery Books / Locked Room Mysteries

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Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is the queen of mysteries and this story is no exception. Set aboard a river yacht during a trip down the Nile, a murder unfolds and Hercules Poirot must solve it!

I did NOT see the ending coming, that’s for sure. This boat book was recently adapted for Amazon and it was delightful to see it brought to life.

A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie and more fiction books about tea

A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie

This book is Agatha Christie at her finest, a layered murder mystery that opens with murder by tea!! If you are a mystery lover, you must read a pocket full of rye. It’s the perfect one-sitting read and one of my favorite Miss Marple books. Just no poison in your tea, ok?

Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

Another wonderful mystery by Agatha Christie. I just adore her mystery books because I am always stumped! They are generally very quick reads, which is why I was able to start and finish this book on Christmas day.

Once again Poirot solves the mystery quite quickly and uncovers many family secrets along the way. 

lord edgware dies

Lord Edware Dies by Agatha Christie

This story features detective Hercule Poirot who has been summoned to investigate the murder of the wealthy Lord Edgware. Poirot dives into the case, deftly unraveling a web of lies and secrets.

As always, I was stumped by this case and didn’t see the solution to the problem.

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

I like Miss Marple, but Hercule Poirot is my favorite Agatha Christie character. In this mystery, Poirot has been recruited to solve the murder of Roger Ackroyd in the middle of a small English village.

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The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

Recently made into an Amazon movie, this story is quite clever! It features a serial killer known as ABC, who murders in alphabetical order. Poirot solves the case, of course, but it was such a unique premise.

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After the Funeral by Agatha Christie

Set immediately after the death of Richard Abernethie’s funeral, his sister is convinced that he was murdered. Hercule Poirot swiftly descends, interviewing the gathered family to get to the bottom of the patriarch’s death.

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Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

I think about this Miss Marple story all the time. When Gwenda moves into a new home with her husband, eerie things start to happen and Gwenda begins to feel familiar with the house in ways she shouldn’t. Enter Miss Marple to solve the case! This is my favorite of all the Miss Marple books!

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Who Is Agatha Christie?

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, (1890-1976) is one of the world’s most popular writers that ever lived. Over the course of her career, she wrote 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections which have sold more than two billion copies.

Does Agatha Christie Have a Pseudonym?

Yes! Believe it or not, Agatha Christie wrote 6 novels under the Pseudonym Mary Westmacott

Should I Read the Agatha Christie Books in Order?

No. You will be able to enjoy all of Agatha Christie’s books no matter what order you read them.

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