Agatha Christie

My decision to read all the Booker and Pulitzer winners has put many slow reads on my queue. After learning how fast and fun Agatha Christie’s books are, I thought reading them all might be an interesting (and very longterm) challenge. But reading all of Christie’s books isn’t like reading the complete works of someone else where that list comprises a dozen books and is easily managed.

I won’t review them all, but I do plan to read them all. Eventually, every book on this list will either be struck-out (read) or linked (read and reviewed).

So far, my favorite and most recommended is The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

Standalone Novels

  • The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)
  • Giant’s Bread (1930)
  • The Sittaford Mystery (1931)
  • Unfinished Portrait (1934)
  • Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1934)
  • And Then There Were None
  • Absent in the Spring (1944)
  • Death Comes as the End (1944)
  • Sparkling Cyanide (1945)
  • The Rose and the Yew Tree (1948)
  • Crooked House
  • They Came to Baghdad (1951)
  • A Daughter’s a Daughter (1952)
  • Destination Unknown (1954)
  • The Burden (1956)
  • Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
  • The Pale Horse (1961)
  • Endless Night (1967)
  • 13 at Dinner (1969)
  • Passenger to Frankfurt (1970)

Hercule Poirot

  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • The Murder on the Links (1923)
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • The Big Four (1927)
  • The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
  • Peril at End House (1932)
  • Lord Edgware Dies (1933)
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Three Act Tragedy (1935)
  • Death in the Clouds (1935)
  • The A.B.C. Murders (1936)
  • Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
  • Cards on the Table (1936)
  • Dumb Witness (1937)
  • Death on the Nile (1937)
  • Appointment with Death (1938)
  • Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1938)
  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940)
  • Sad Cypress (1940)
  • Evil Under the Sun (1941)
  • Five Little Pigs (1942)
  • The Hollow (1946)
  • Taken at the Flood (1948)
  • Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (1952)
  • After the Funeral (1953)
  • Hickory Dickory Dock (1955)
  • Dead Man’s Folly (1956)
  • Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
  • The Clocks (1963)
  • Third Girl (1966)
  • Hallowe’en Party (1969)
  • Elephants Can Remember (1972)
  • Curtain (1975)

Miss Marple

Tommy and Tuppence

  • The Secret Adversary (1922)
  • N or M? (1941)
  • By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968)
  • Postern of Fate (1973)

Superintendent Battle

  • The Secret of Chimneys (1925)
  • The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)
  • Murder Is Easy (1939)
  • Towards Zero (1944)

Short Story Collections
These are a trickier since there seem to be US and UK versions of some collections which contain different mixes of stories. I may end up reading a mix of UK/US versions, so I’m listing out the stories contained in the UK version so I can check that I don’t overlook any.

  • Poirot Investigates (1924)
    • “The Adventure of ‘The Western Star'”
    • “The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor”
    • “The Adventures of the Cheap Flat”
    • “The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge”
    • “The Million Dollar Bond Robbery”
    • “The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb”
    • “The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan”
    • “The Kidnapped Prime Minister”
    • “The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim”
    • “The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman”
    • “The Case of the Missing Will”
  • Partners in Crime (1929)
    • “A Fairy in the Flat / A Pot of Tea”
    • The Affair of the Pink Pearl”
    • “The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger”
    • “Finessing the King / The Gentleman Dressed in Newspaper”
    • “The Case of the Missing Lady”
    • “Blindman’s Buff”
    • “The Man in the Mist”
    • “The Crackler”
    • “The Sunningdale Mystery”
    • “The House of Lurking Death”
    • “The Unbreakable Alibi”
    • “The Clergyman’s Daughter / The Red House”
    • “The Ambassador’s Boots”
    • “The Man Who Was No. 16”
  • The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930)
    • “The Coming of Mr. Quin”
    • “The Shadow on the Glass”
    • “At the ‘Bells and Motley'”
    • “The Sign in the Sky”
    • “The Soul of the Croupier”
    • “The Man from the Sea”
    • “The Voice in the Dark”
    • “The Face of Helen”
    • “The Dead Harlequin”
    • “The Bird with the Broken Wing”
    • “The World’s End”
    • “Harlequin’s Lane”
  • The Thirteen Problems (1932)
    • “The Tuesday Night Club”
    • The Idol House of Astarte”
    • “Ingots of Gold”
    • “The Blood-Stained Pavement”
    • “Motive v. Opportunity”
    • “The Thumb Mark of St. Peter”
    • “The Blue Geranium”
    • “The Companion”
    • “The Four Suspects”
    • “A Christmas Tragedy”
    • “The Herb of Death”
    • “The Affair at the Bungalow”
    • “Death by Drowning”
  • The Hound of Death (1933)
    • “The Hound of Death”
    • “The Red Signal”
    • “The Fourth Man”
    • “The Gypsy”
    • “The Lamp”
    • “Wireless”
    • “The Witness for the Prosecution”
    • “The Mystery of the Blue Jar”
    • “The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael”
    • “The Call of Wings”
    • “The Last Seance”
    • “S.O.S.”
  • The Listerdale Mystery (1934)
    • “The Listerdale Mystery”
    • “Philomel Cottage”
    • “The Girl in the Train”
    • “Sing a Song of Sixpence”
    • “The Manhood of Edward Robinson”
    • “Accident”
    • “Jane in Search of a Job”
    • “A Fruitful Sunday”
    • “Mr. Eastwood’s Adventure”
    • “The Golden Ball”
    • “The Rajah’s Emerald”
    • “Swan Song”
  • Parker Pyne Investigates (1934)
    • “The Case of the Middle-aged Wife”
    • “The Case of the Discontented Soldier”
    • “The Case of the Distressed Lady”
    • “The Case of the Discontented Husband”
    • “The Case of the City Clerk”
    • “The Case of the Rich Woman”
    • “Have You Got Everything You Want?”
    • “The Gate of Baghdad”
    • “The House at Shiraz”
    • “The Pearl of Price”
    • “Death on the Nile”
    • “The Oracle at Delphi”
  • Murder in the Mews (1937)
    • “Murder in the Mews”
    • “The Incredible Theft”
    • “Dead Man’s Mirror”
    • “Triangle at Rhodes”
  • The Labours of Hercules (1947)
    • “The Nemean Lion”
    • “The Lernean Hydra”
    • “The Arcadian Deer”
    • “The Erymanthian Boar”
    • “The Augean Stables”
    • “The Stymphalean Birds”
    • “The Cretan Bull”
    • “The Horses of Diomedes”
    • “The Girdle of Hippolyta”
    • “The Flock of Geryon”
    • “The Apples of the Hesperides”
    • “The Capture of Cerberus”
  • The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
    • “The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding”
    • “The Mystery of the Spanish Chest”
    • “The Under Dog”
    • “Four and Twenty Blackbirds”
    • “The Dream”
    • “Greenshaw’s Folly”
  • Poirot’s Early Cases (1974)
    • “The Affair at the Victory Ball”
    • “The Adventure of the Clapham Cook”
    • “The Cornish Mystery”
    • “The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly”
    • “The Double Clue”
    • “The King of Clubs”
    • The Lemesurier Inheritance”
    • “The Lost Mine”
    • “The Plymouth Express”
    • “The Chocolate Box”
    • “The Submarine Plans”
    • “The Third-Floor Flat”
    • “Double Sin”
    • “The Market Basing Mystery”
    • “Wasps’ Nest”
    • “The Veiled Lady”
    • “Problem at Sea”
    • “How Does Your Garden Grow?”
  • Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979)
    • “Sanctuary”
    • “Strange Jest”
    • “Tape-Measure Murder”
    • “The Case of the Caretaker”
    • “The Case of the Perfect Maid”
    • “Miss Marple Tells a Story”
    • “The Dressmaker’s Doll”
    • “In a Glass Darkly”
  • Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories (1991)
    • “Problem at Pollensa Bay”
    • “The Second Gong”
    • “Yellow Iris”
    • “The Harlequin Tea Set”
    • “The Regatta Mystery”
    • “The Love Detectives”
    • “Next to a Dog”
    • “Magnolia Blossom”
  • While the Light Lasts and Other Stories (1997)
    • “The House of Dreams”
    • “The Actress”
    • “The Edge”
    • “Christmas Adventure”
    • “The Lonely God”
    • “Manx Gold”
    • “Within a Wall”
    • “The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest”
    • “While the Light Lasts”

Unpublished in the UK

    • “Three Blind Mice”

Unpublished in the US

    • “The Unexpected Guest”
    • “The Adventure of the Dartmoor Bungalow”
    • “The Lady on the Stairs”
    • “The Radium Thieves”
    • “In the House of the Enemy”
    • “The Yellow Jasmine Mystery”
    • “The Chess Problem”
    • “The Baited Trap”
    • “The Adventure of the Peroxide Blonde”
    • “The Terrible Catastrophe”
    • “The Dying Chinaman”
    • “The Crag in the Dolomites”

Nonfiction

  • Come, Tell Me How You Live (1946)
  • Agatha Christie: An Autobiography (1977)

 

To compile this list, I’ve referenced AgathaChristie.com and Wikipedia.