Agatha Christie Books

Agatha Christie was an English murder mystery novel writer. She was born in Ashfield, Torquay to a wealthy family. Hers was a happy childhood, until her father died in 1901. Her father’s death plunged the family into financial strain, especially Agatha who was only 11 at the time. Although she started writing plays and songs at an early age, her true passion lay in writing stories, and in her lifetime, she wrote a remarkable number of them. Agatha died in 1976 at the age of 85.

Order of Agatha Christie Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories 1932 Description / Buy
2 The Hound of Death 1933 Description / Buy
3 The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories 1934 Description / Buy
4 Parker Pyne Investigates 1934 Description / Buy
5 Witness for the Prosecution: And Selected Plays 1948 Description / Buy
6 Double Sin and other stories 1961 Description / Buy
7 Star over Bethlehem, and other stories 1965 Description / Buy
8 The Golden Ball and Other Stories 1971 Description / Buy
9 The Mousetrap and Other Plays 1978 Description / Buy
10 Problem at Pollensa Bay 1985 Description / Buy
11 The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories 1997 Description / Buy
12 While the Light Lasts 1997 Description / Buy
13 Bloodstained Pavement and Other Stories 2003 Description / Buy
14 Death by Drowning 2003 Description / Buy
15 Seven Deadly Sins 2004 Description / Buy
16 Masterpieces in Miniature 2005 Description / Buy
17 The Detectives - Short Stories 2005 Description / Buy
18 The Tuesday Night Club and Other Stories 2005 Description / Buy
19 The Listerdale Mystery 2005 Description / Buy
20 Miss Marple and Mystery 2008 Description / Buy
21 The Witness for the Prosecution, and Other Stories 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Agatha Christie Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Giant's Bread 1930 Description / Buy
2 The Sittaford Mystery 1931 Description / Buy
3 Why Didn't They Ask Evans? 1934 Description / Buy
4 And Then There Were None 1939 Description / Buy
5 Death Comes As the End 1944 Description / Buy
6 Come, Tell Me How You Live 1946 Description / Buy
7 Crooked House 1949 Description / Buy
8 They Came to Baghdad 1951 Description / Buy
9 The Mousetrap 1952 Description / Buy
10 Spider's Web 1954 Description / Buy
11 Destination Unknown 1954 Description / Buy
12 Verdict 1958 Description / Buy
13 Ordeal by Innocence 1958 Description / Buy
14 The Pale Horse 1961 Description / Buy
15 Rats 1962 Description / Buy
16 Endless Night 1967 Description / Buy
17 Passenger To Frankfurt 1970 Description / Buy
18 An Autobiography 1977 Description / Buy
19 The Unexpected Guest 1999 Description / Buy
20 Spider's Web: Novelisation 2000 Description / Buy
21 Grand Tour: Letters and Photographs from the British Empire Expedition 1922 2012 Description / Buy
22 The Mousetrap and Selected Plays 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Colonel Race Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Man in the Brown Suit 1924 Description / Buy
2 Cards On the Table 1936 Description / Buy
3 Death on the Nile 1937 Description / Buy
4 Sparkling Cyanide 1945 Description / Buy

Order of Harley Quin Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Mysterious Mr.Quin 1930 Description / Buy
2 The Love Detectives (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy
3 The Coming of Mr. Quin (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Hercule Poirot Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Labors of Hercules 1947 Description / Buy
2 The Witness for the Prosecution 1948 Description / Buy
3 The Under Dog and Other Stories 1951 Description / Buy
4 Poirot's Early Cases 1974 Description / Buy
5 Hercule Poirot's Casebook 1984 Description / Buy

Order of Hercule Poirot Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Mysterious Affair at Styles 1920 Description / Buy
2 The Murder on the Links 1923 Description / Buy
3 Poirot Investigates 1924 Description / Buy
4 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 1926 Description / Buy
5 The Big Four 1927 Description / Buy
6 The Mystery of the Blue Train 1928 Description / Buy
7 Peril at End House 1932 Description / Buy
8 Lord Edgware Dies 1933 Description / Buy
9 Murder on the Orient Express 1934 Description / Buy
10 Three Act Tragedy 1935 Description / Buy
11 Death in the Clouds 1935 Description / Buy
12 The A.B.C. Murders 1936 Description / Buy
13 Murder in Mesopotamia 1936 Description / Buy
14 Cards on the Table 1936 Description / Buy
15 Murder in the Mews 1937 Description / Buy
16 Dumb Witness 1937 Description / Buy
17 Death on the Nile 1937 Description / Buy
18 Appointment with Death 1938 Description / Buy
19 Hercule Poirot's Christmas 1938 Description / Buy
20 Sad Cypress 1940 Description / Buy
21 One, Two, Buckle My Shoe 1940 Description / Buy
22 Evil Under the Sun 1941 Description / Buy
23 Five Little Pigs 1942 Description / Buy
24 The Hollow 1946 Description / Buy
25 Taken at the Flood 1948 Description / Buy
26 Mrs. McGinty's Dead 1952 Description / Buy
27 After the Funeral 1953 Description / Buy
28 Hickory Dickory Dock 1955 Description / Buy
29 Dead Man's Folly 1956 Description / Buy
30 Cat Among the Pigeons 1959 Description / Buy
31 The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding 1960 Description / Buy
32 The Clocks 1963 Description / Buy
33 Third Girl 1966 Description / Buy
34 Hallowe'en Party 1969 Description / Buy
35 Elephants Can Remember 1972 Description / Buy
36 Curtain 1975 Description / Buy
37 Four and Twenty Blackbirds (Short Story) 1989 Description / Buy
38 The Million Dollar Bond Robbery (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
39 Black Coffee 1998 Description / Buy
40 Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
41 Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly 2013 Description / Buy
42 The Kidnapping of Johnny Waverly (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
43 The Monogram Murders 2014 Description / Buy
44 The Under Dog (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Miss Marple Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 13 Clues for Miss Marple 1966 Description / Buy
2 Miss Marple's Final Cases 1979 Description / Buy
3 Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories 1985 Description / Buy

Order of Miss Marple Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Murder at the Vicarage 1930 Description / Buy
2 The Thirteen Problems 1932 Description / Buy
3 The Body in the Library 1942 Description / Buy
4 The Moving Finger 1942 Description / Buy
5 A Murder is Announced 1950 Description / Buy
6 They Do It With Mirrors 1952 Description / Buy
7 A Pocket Full of Rye 1953 Description / Buy
8 4:50 From Paddington 1957 Description / Buy
9 The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side 1962 Description / Buy
10 A Caribbean Mystery 1964 Description / Buy
11 At Bertram's Hotel 1968 Description / Buy
12 Nemesis 1971 Description / Buy
13 Sleeping Murder 1976 Description / Buy

Order of Superintendent Battle Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Secret of Chimneys 1925 Description / Buy
2 The Seven Dials Mystery 1929 Description / Buy
3 Cards on the Table 1936 Description / Buy
4 Murder is Easy 1939 Description / Buy
5 Towards Zero 1944 Description / Buy

Order of Tommy and Tuppence Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Partners in Crime 1929 Description / Buy

Order of Tommy and Tuppence Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Secret Adversary 1922 Description / Buy
2 The Affair of the Pink Pearl (Short Story) 1929 Description / Buy
3 N or M? 1941 Description / Buy
4 By the Pricking of My Thumbs 1968 Description / Buy
5 Postern of Fate 1973 Description / Buy
6 The House of Lurking Death (Short Story) 1995 Description / Buy
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Agatha was married twice in her life. Her first marriage to Archibald Christie ended in 1928, and in a very dramatic way. When Agatha discovered that Archie was having an affair with a certain Nancy Neele, and after Archie asked her for a divorce, she disappeared for a solid ten days, a period in which there were frantic efforts to find her. She would later be found at her a hotel having registered under Neele’s name. It was thought by many that she had disappeared in an effort to frame her husband and his lover for her murder, but she would later be diagnosed with amnesia. Her second marriage was to Sir Max Mallowan and it lasted until she died in 1976.

Most of Agatha’s work revolves around solving murder cases and an assortment of other crimes. However, Agatha also wrote 6 romantics using the pen name Mary Westmaccot. Agatha wrote both novels and short stories: she wrote 66 novels and 14 short stories. Some of the characters that appear in several of her books include the brainy and crafty Captain Poirot and Miss Jane Marple, both of whom are very gifted detectives.

Agatha Christie Awards

Agatha has been listed in the Guinness World Book of Records as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her books have also been rated as the third most published books after Shakespeare’s and The Bible. She was the first recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s highest honor, the Grand Master Award in 1955. Her book, Witness for The Prosecution also won her the Edgar Award while her other book The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was voted the best crime novel ever by 600 writers of the Crime Writer’s Association.

Agatha Christie Books Made Into Movies/TV

Witness for the Prosecution is one of the many books by Agatha that have been made into movies. In this particular book, the main character, Leonard Vole, an inventor, is accused of the murder of his acquaintance, a rich lady who was killed a short while after she changed the content of her will to leave some of her wealth to Leonard. Leonard seeks the services of a sickly lawyer who does all he can to get him acquitted. The great controversy occurs when Leonard’s wife, Christine Vole, accepts to be a witness for the prosecution, thus building a very strong case against her husband. However, Christine later saves Leonard and, in an odd turn of events, kills him at the very end.

Best Agatha Christie Books:

And Then There Were None is one of Agatha Christie’s best- selling novels. The novel revolves around the mysterious deaths of ten people in a remote Indian Island. It all starts with an invitation of eight strangers to the Island by a mysterious Mr. Owen. Vera Claythorne, one of the guests thinks she is being offered a job as a secretary in the Island. She is a former governess. Dr. Armstrong thinks he is being invited to care for the wife of the owner of the Island. Four of them, Emily Brent, General Macarthy, Tony Marston and judge Wargrave all think that they are going to visit old friends, while the remaining two, Philip Lombard and William Blore think that that have been called to look out over the Island over the weekend.

To their shock, they all start dying one after the other under questionable circumstances, such as poisoning and even shooting. It follows that when they are all dead and the police start investigating the murder, that the murderer was the judge, who in a note wrote to say that he wanted to kill the victims for crimes they had committed in their lifetimes; crimes that could not be punished by law. The mystery in this book unravels in a truly captivating manner.

Mysterious Affair at Styles is also another great book by Agatha Christie, where Poirot, the clever detective, saves the day by correctly solving the murder of Mrs. Ingelthorpe.

All of Agatha’s work is fascinating in its own way and it therefore comes as no surprise that her books have won so many awards.

When Does The Next Agatha Christie book come out?

Agatha Christie doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Under Dog and was released on November, 30th 2015. It is the newest book in the Hercule Poirot Series .