Agatha Christie Reading List 2019

In just over a year I read only 4 Agatha Christie books, but it was enough to make an impact on me. As soon as I finished one of her books I was in love. Then I’d start another, thinking it couldn’t live up to the last, and then I’d be in love again. Her writing is so engaging and just when I think I know whodunnit, she surprises me. She really is the queen of mystery!

As I mentioned on my blog at the end of 2018, I had a plan to read all of Agatha Christie’s books in 2019 – definitely no easy feat! The real question became – where to start?

I thought maybe I’d read the books in publication order, but then I came across the Poirot and Miss Marple reading lists via the official Agatha Christie website. The lists for these two detectives varied from the publication order and so in the end I thought maybe I’d read her works from detective to detective, all the standalones, the romances, etc.

I’ll keep track here and cross off the titles as I go, as well as share the link to my thoughts on the blog.

Agatha Christie Reading List

Hercule Poirot Series

  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
  • Murder on the Links (1923)
  • Christmas Adventure (short story) (1923)
  • Poirot Investigates (short stories) (1924)
  • Poirot’s Early Cases (short stories) (1974)
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
  • The Big Four (1927)
  • The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
  • Black Coffee (novelization by Charles Osborne) (1997)
  • Peril at End House (1932)
  • The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest (short story) (1932)
  • Second Gong (short story) (1932)
  • Lord Edgware Dies (1933)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
  • Three Act Tragedy (1935)
  • Death in the Clouds (1935)
  • The ABC Murders (1936)
  • Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
  • Cards on the Table (1936)
  • Yellow Iris (short story) 1937
  • Murder in the Mews (four novellas) (1937)
  • Dumb Witness (1937)
  • Death on the Nile (1937)
  • Appointment with Death (1938)
  • Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1938)
  • Sad Cypress (1940)
  • One, Two Buckle my Shoe (1940)
  • Evil Under the Sun (1941)
  • Five Little Pigs (1943)
  • The Hollow (1946)
  • The Labours of Hercules (short stories) (1947)
  • 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 Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (short stories) (1960)
  • The Clocks (1963)
  • Third Girl (1966)
  • Hallowe’en Party (1969)
  • Elephants Can Remember (1972)
  • Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case (1975)

Miss Marple Series

  • Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
  • The Thirteen Problems (short stories) (1932)
  • The Body in the Library (1942)
  • The Moving Finger (1943)
  • Sleeping Murder (1976)
  • A Murder is Announced (1950)
  • 4.50 from Paddington (1957)
  • Greenshaw’s Folly (1960)
  • The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (1962)
  • A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
  • At Bertram’s Hotel (1965)
  • They Do it with Mirrors (1952)
  • A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)
  • Nemesis (1971)
  • Miss Marple’s Final Cases (short stories) (1979)

Tommy and Tuppence Series

  • The Secret Adversary (1922)
  • Partners in Crime (1929)
  • N or M? (1941)
  • By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968)
  • Postern of Fate (1973)

Superintendent Battle Series

  • The Secret of Chimneys (1925)
  • The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)
  • Cards on the Table (1936)
  • Murder Is Easy (1939)
  • Towards Zero (1944)

Standalone Novels

  • The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)
  • The Sittaford Mystery (1931)
  • Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1934)
  • And Then There Were None (1939)
  • Death Comes as the End (1944)
  • Sparkling Cyanide (1945)
  • Crooked House (1949)
  • They Came to Baghdad (1951)
  • Destination Unknown (1954)
  • Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
  • The Pale Horse (1961)
  • Endless Night (1967)
  • Passenger to Frankfurt (1970)

Short Story Collections

  • The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930)
  • The Hound of Death (1933)
  • The Listerdale Mystery (1934)
  • Parker Pyne Investigates (1934)
  • The Regetta Mystery and Other Stories (1939)
  • The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948)
  • Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1950)
  • The Under Dog and Other Stories (1951)
  • The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
  • Double Sin and Other Stories (1961)
  • Star Over Bethlehem and Other Stories (1965)
  • The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1974)
  • Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories (1991)
  • The Harlequin Tea Set (1997)
  • While the Light Lasts and Other Stories (1997)

Written as Mary Westmacott

  • Giant’s Bread (1930)
  • Unfinished Portrait (1934)
  • Absent in the Spring (1944)
  • The Rose and the Yew Tree (1948)
  • A Daughter’s a Daughter (1952)
  • The Burden (1956)

Non-fiction

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