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The Full List of Agatha Christie Books

Updated 2020

Here is the complete list of books published by Agatha Christie, one of the world’s top-selling mystery authors. 

Agatha Christie is hailed as the best-selling novelist of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Her combined works have sold over two billion copies worldwide, with her books translated into at least 103 languages.

Who Is Agatha Christie?

Born on September 15, 1890, in Torquay, Devon, Agatha Christie was born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller. Although she received no formal education during her formative years, she was home-schooled by her mother and encouraged her to write. 

She took up nursing during World War I and wed Colonel Archibald Christie, a Royal Flying Corps pilot, in 1941. It was in 1920 when she published her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. The story revolved around the murder of a rich heiress, and it was then when her readers were introduced to Christie’s most popular characters, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

In 1926, Christie disappeared for a few days after her mother died, and she discovered her husband’s affair. She was found a few days later at a Harrogate hotel. That same year, she released The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, a novel which she deemed as one of her all-time favorites. 

Aside from short fiction, Christie wrote over 70 detective novels in her time. Because of her success in the mystery genre, she earned titles like “Queen of Crime” and “Queen of Mystery.” However, she also tried her hand at writing romance novels with the books  A Daughter’s a Daughter (1952) and Unfinished Portrait (1934) while using her pen name, Mary Westmacott.In 1971, Agatha Christie became a dame. For the opening night of the play version of Murder on the Orient Express in 1974, she made her last public appearance. She passed away on January 12, 1976.

Agatha Christie Complete Booklist and Summary

Here is Agatha Christie’s complete list of works along with a short summary:

1) The Mysterious Affair at Styles – 1920

  • Agatha Christie books 1Book Summary: Agatha Christie’s debut novel was the first to feature Hercule Poirot, her famously eccentric Belgian detective. A refugee of the Great War, Poirot is settling in England near Styles Court, the country estate of his wealthy benefactress, the elderly Emily Inglethorp. When Emily is poisoned and the authorities are baffled, Poirot puts his prodigious sleuthing skills to work. Suspects are plentiful, including the victim’s much younger husband, her resentful stepsons, her longtime hired companion, a young family friend working as a nurse, and a London specialist on poisons who just happens to be visiting the nearby village. All of them have secrets they are desperate to keep, but none can outwit Poirot as he navigates the ingenious red herrings and plot twists that earned Agatha Christie her well-deserved reputation as the queen of mystery.
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2) The Secret Adversary – 1922

  • Agatha Christie books 2Book Summary: The novel that introduced Tommy and Tuppence, a bantering pair of 1920s bright young things who solve a mystery together while falling for each other.The Great War is over and jobs are scarce. Tommy Beresford and Prudence “Tuppence” Cowley, who were friends before the war, run into each other in London and discover they are both equally short of money and opportunities. On a whim, they decide to start a business, advertising themselves as “The Young Adventurers.” Their first job leads them into a series of increasingly dangerous situations involving international spies, a society beauty, a Russian count, the wreck of the Lusitania, an amnesia patient, an American millionaire, and a fiendishly clever arch-criminal known only as “Mr. Brown.” By the time the dust settles, all the puzzle pieces have been fitted together–and the young couple have realized their feelings for each other and have become engaged.
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3) Murder on the Links – 1923

  • Agatha Christie books 3Book Summary: Beloved detective Hercule Poirot made his second appearance in this tale of murder, blackmail, and forbidden love.Hercule Poirot rushes to France in response to an urgent and cryptic plea from a client. But the Belgian detective arrives just too late: the man who had summoned him is found dead on a golf course, stabbed in the back with a letter opener and wearing an ill-fitting coat with a mysterious love letter in its pocket. Strange circumstances multiply, culminating in the discovery of a second body stabbed with the same murder weapon. While the local authorities pursue the false leads suggested by the evidence, Poirot relies instead upon his famous “little grey cells” to cut through the confusion and untangle a story of blackmail, forbidden love, and a long-buried secret.
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4) The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim – 1923

  • Agatha Christie books 4Book Summary: Poirot and Hastings are entertaining Japp when the conversation turns to the recent disappearance of a banker, Mr. Davenheim, from his large country house, the Cedar. No trace of Davenheim can be found.
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5) The Market Basing Mystery  – 1923

  • Agatha Christie books 5Book Summary: In Agatha Christie’s short story, “The Market Basing Mystery,” Poirot and Hastings are called on to investigate the suspicious death of a landowner in a small English town. What looks at first like a simple case of suicide quickly becomes more complex as Poirot interrogates the suspects in the home.
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6) The Adventure of the Clapham Cook – 1924

  • Agatha Christie books 6Book Summary: Previously published in the print anthology Poirot’s Early Cases.A chef and a bank employee go missing on the same day, leading Hercule Poirot to believe a sinister plot is cooking.
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7) The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb – 1924

  • Agatha Christie books 7Book Summary: Previously published in the print anthology Poirot Investigates.A series of deaths around a pharaoh’s tomb is blamed on an ancient curse, but Poirot knows better.
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8) Poirot Investigates – 1924

  • Agatha Christie books 8Book Summary: Poirot Investigates a host of murders most foul—as well as other dastardly crimes—in this intriguing collection of short stories from the one-and-only Agatha Christie.First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond . . . then came the “suicide” that was murder . . . the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat . . .a suspicious death in a locked gun room . . . a million dollar bond robbery . . . the curse of a pharaoh’s tomb . . . a jewel robbery by the sea . . . the abduction of a prime minister . . . the disappearance of a banker . . . a phone call from a dying man . . .and, finally, the mystery of the missing will.What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!
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9) Jane in Search of a Job: A Short Story – 1924

  • Agatha Christie books 9Book Summary: Jane Cleveland is in desperate need of a job, and when she sees an ad for a woman of her description needed to impersonate a grand duchess, she cannot believe her luck. The royal retainers tell Jane that the job will be dangerous because attempts have been made on the Grand Duchess Pauline’s life, but this only serves to make the job more appealing. Jane’s disguise initially goes according to plan, but when she is kidnapped and drugged, it appears that her new employers are not all that they seem….
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10) The Man in the Brown Suit – 1924

  • Agatha Christie books 10Book Summary: The Man in the Brown Suit is Agatha Christie at her best, as a young woman makes a dangerous decision to investigate a shocking “accidental” death she witnesses at a London tube station.Pretty, young Anne came to London looking for adventure. In fact, adventure comes looking for her—and finds her immediately at Hyde Park Corner tube station. Anne is present on the platform when a thin man, reeking of mothballs, loses his balance and is electrocuted on the rails.The Scotland Yard verdict is accidental death. But Anne is not satisfied. After all, who was the man in the brown suit who examined the body? And why did he race off, leaving a cryptic message behind: “17-122 Kilmorden Castle”?
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11) The Witness for the Prosecution – 1925

  • Agatha Christie books 11Book Summary: When wealthy spinster Emily French is found murdered, suspicion falls on Leonard Vole, the man to whom she hastily bequeathed her riches before she died. Leonard assures the investigators that his wife, Romaine Heilger, can provide them with an alibi. However, when questioned, Romaine informs the police that Vole returned home late that night covered in blood. During the trial, Ms. French’s housekeeper, Janet, gives damning evidence against Vole, and, as Romaine’s cross-examination begins, her motives come under scrutiny from the courtroom. One question remains, will justice prevail?
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12) The Secret of Chimneys – 1925

  • Agatha Christie books 12Book Summary: What is The Secret of Chimneys? A young drifter finds out when a favor for a friend pulls him into the heart of a deadly conspiracy in this captivating classic from Agatha Christie.Little did Anthony Cade suspect that an errand for a friend would place him at the center of a deadly conspiracy. Drawn into a web of intrigue, he begins to realize that the simple favor has placed him in serious danger.As events unfold, the combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Sûreté gradually converge on Chimneys, the great country estate that hides an amazing secret. . . .
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13) The Last Séance – 1926

  • Agatha Christie books 13Book Summary: “Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.”—Tana French, New York Times Bestselling Author From the Queen of Suspense, an all-new collection of her spookiest and most sinister stories, including an Agatha Christie story never before published in the USA, The Wife of Kenite!For lovers of the supernatural and the macabre comes this collection of ghostly and chilling stories from legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie. Fantastic psychic visions, specters looming in the shadows, encounters with deities, a man who switches bodies with a cat—be sure to keep the light on whilst reading these tales.The Last Séance gathers twenty stories, some featuring Christie’s beloved detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, in one haunting compendium that explores all things occult and paranormal, and is an essential omnibus for Christie fans.
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14) The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – 1926

  • Agatha Christie books 14Book Summary: Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death.
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15) The Big Four – 1927

  • Agatha Christie books 15Book Summary: Famed private eye Hercule Poirot tackles international intrigue and espionage in this classic Agatha Christie mystery.Framed in the doorway of Hercule Poirot’s bedroom stands an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man stares for a moment, then he sways and falls. Who is he? Is he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what is the significance of the figure 4, scribbled over and over again on a sheet of paper?Poirot finds himself plunged into a world of international intrigue, risking his life—and that of his “twin brother”—to uncover the truth.
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16) The Mystery of the Blue Train – 1928

  • Agatha Christie books 16Book Summary: Robbery and brutal murder aboard a luxury transport ensnares the ever-attentive Hercule Poirot in The Mystery of the Blue Train, from Queen of Mystery Agatha ChristieWhen the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again—for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing.The prime suspect is Ruth’s estranged husband, Derek. Yet Hercule Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie reenactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board. . . .
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17) Partners in Crime – 1929

  • Agatha Christie books 17Book Summary: Agatha Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are Partners in Crime—or rather partners in crime solving—and must demonstrate their deductive skills in a wide range of confounding cases after agreeing to take over Blunt’s International Detective Agency.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are restless for adventure, so when they are asked to take over Blunt’s International Detective Agency, they leap at the chance.Their first case is a success—the triumphant recovery of a pink pearl. Other cases soon follow—a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course; cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers; and even a box of poisoned chocolates. But can they live up to their slogan of “Any case solved in 24 hours”?
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18) The Seven Dials Mystery – 1929

  • Agatha Christie books 18Book Summary: A practical joke goes chillingly, murderously wrong in Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie’s classic detective story, The Seven Dials Mystery.Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper, so the other houseguests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6:30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank then backfired, with tragic consequences.For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words “Seven Dials” were to take on a new and chilling significance. . . .
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19) Black Coffee – 1930

  • Agatha Christie books 19Book Summary: Sir Claud Amory’s formula for a powerful new explosive has been stolen, presumably by a member of his large household. Sir Claud assembles his suspects in the library and locks the door, instructing them that the when the lights go out, the formula must be replaced on the table — and no questions will be asked. But when the lights come on, Sir Claud is dead. Now Hercule Poirot, assisted by Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp, must unravel a tangle of family feuds, old flames, and suspicious foreigners to find the killer and prevent a global catastrophe.
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20) Giant’s Bread – 1930

  • Agatha Christie books 20Book Summary: BRAND NEW, Exactly same ISBN as listed, Please double check ISBN carefully before ordering.
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21) The Mysterious Mr Quin – 1930

  • Agatha Christie books 21Book Summary: The inimitable Agatha Christie intrigues, surprises, and delights with The Mysterious Mr. Quin—a riveting collection of short stories centered around the enigmatic Harley Quin, whose unpredictable comings and goings are usually a good indication that something is about to happen…and rarely for the best.It had been a typical New Year’s Eve party. But as midnight approaches, Mr. Satterthwaite—a keen observer of human nature—senses that the real drama of the evening is yet to unfold. And so it proves when a mysterious stranger knocks on the door. Who is this Mr. Quin?Mr. Satterthwaite’s new friend is an enigma. He seems to appear and disappear almost like a trick of the light. In fact, the only consistent thing about him is that his presence is always an omen—sometimes good, but sometimes deadly. . . .
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22) Murder at the Vicarage – 1930

  • Agatha Christie books 22Book Summary: The first Miss Marple mystery, one which tests all her powers of observation and deduction.“Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,” declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, “would be doing the world at large a favor!”It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later—when the Colonel is found shot dead in the clergyman’s study. But as Miss Marple soon discovers, the whole village seems to have had a motive to kill Colonel Protheroe.
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23) The Sittaford Mystery – 1931

  • Agatha Christie books 23Book Summary: Title: The Sittaford Mystery <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: AgathaChristie <>Publisher: WilliamMorrow&Company
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24) The Floating Admiral – 1931

  • Agatha Christie books 24Book Summary: Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat containing a fresh corpse with a stab wound to the chest, the Inspector’s investigation immediately comes up against several obstacles. The vicar, whose boat the body was found in, is clearly withholding information, and the victim’s niece has disappeared. There is clearly more to this case than meets the eye – even the identity of the victim is called into doubt. Inspector Rudge begins to wonder just how many people have contributed to this extraordinary crime and whether he will ever unravel it….In 1931 Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and 10 other crime writers from the newly formed Detection Club collaborated in publishing a unique crime novel. In a literary game of consequences, each author would write one chapter, leaving G. K. Chesterton to write a typically paradoxical prologue and Anthony Berkeley to tie up all the loose ends. In addition, all of the authors provided their own solutions in sealed envelopes, all of which appeared at the end of the book, with Agatha Christie’s ingenious conclusion acknowledged at the time to be ‘enough to make the book worth buying on its own’. The authors of this novel are G. K. Chesterton, Canon Victor Whitechurch, G. D. H. Cole and Margaret Cole, Henry Wade, Agatha Christie, John Rhode, Milward Kennedy, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ronald Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Edgar Jepson, Clemence Dane and Anthony Berkeley.
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25) Peril at End House – 1932

  • Agatha Christie books 25Book Summary: In the Agatha Christie classic Peril at End House, a young woman who has recently survived a series of very close calls appears to be the target of a dedicated killer—and it’s up to Hercule Poirot to save her life.On holiday on the Cornish Riviera, Hercule Poirot is alarmed to hear pretty Nick Buckley describe her recent “accidental brushes with death.” First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed.So when Poirot finds a bullet hole in Nick’s sun hat, he decides that this girl needs his help. Can he find the would-be killer before he hits his target?
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26) The Thirteen Problems – 1932

  • Agatha Christie books 26Book Summary: Miss Marple
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27) Lord Edgware Dies – 1933

  • Agatha Christie books 27Book Summary: When Lord Edgware Dies a most unnatural death, detective Hercule Poirot must solve a most confounding conundrum: if the obvious killer, the slain peer’s spiteful wife, didn’t do it, who did? A classic from the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie.When Lord Edgware is found murdered the police are baffled. His estranged actress wife was seen visiting him just before his death and Hercule Poirot himself heard her brag of her plan to “get rid” of him.But how could she have stabbed Lord Edgware in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? It’s a case that almost proves to be too much for the great Poirot.
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28) The Hound of Death – 1933

  • Agatha Christie books 28Book Summary: An Agatha Christie short story from the collection The Golden Ball and Other Stories.A young Englishman visiting Cornwall finds himself delving into the legend of a Belgian nun who is living as a refugee in the village. Possessed of supernatural powers, she is said to have caused her entire convent to explode when it was occupied by invading German soldiers during World War I. Sister Angelique was the only survivor. Could such a tall tale possibly be true?
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29) Three Act Tragedy – 1934

  • Agatha Christie books 29Book Summary: Sir Charles Cartwright should have known better than to allow thirteen guests to sit down for dinner. For at the end of the evening one of them is dead&#151;choked by a cocktail that contained no trace of poison.Predictable, says Hercule Poirot, the great detective. But entirely unpredictable is that he can find absolutely no motive for murder.&#133;
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30) The Manhood of Edward Robinson – 1934

  • Agatha Christie books 30Book Summary: Sane and sensible Edward Robinson secretly dreams of fast cars, adventurous women, and danger, but his fiancée, Maud, keeps him grounded in reality. When Edward wins money in a newspaper competition, he immediately buys the sleek red car of his dreams without telling Maud. Adventure swiftly ensues, as he is embroiled in high-society scandals that lead him to a significant transformation.
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31) Murder on the Orient Express – 1934

  • Agatha Christie books 31Book Summary: Title: Murder on the Orient Express <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: AgathaChristie <>Publisher: HarperPaperbacks
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32) Unfinished Portrait – 1934

  • Agatha Christie books 32Book Summary: Unfinished Portrait
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33) The Listerdale Mystery – 1934

  • Agatha Christie books 33Book Summary: BRAND NEW, Exactly same ISBN as listed, Please double check ISBN carefully before ordering.
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34) Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? – 1934

  • Agatha Christie books 34Book Summary: A dying man’s bewildering last words pull an inquisitive young man and his beautiful companion into a dangerous web of lethal secrets in Agatha Christie’s classic mystery, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?While playing an erratic round of golf, Bobby Jones slices his ball over the edge of a cliff. His ball is lost, but on the rocks below he finds the crumpled body of a dying man. The man opens his eyes and with his last breath says, “Why didn’t they ask Evans?”Haunted by those words, Bobby and his vivacious companion, Frankie, set out to solve a mystery that will bring them into mortal danger. . .
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35) Parker Pyne Investigates – 1934

  • Agatha Christie books 35Book Summary: Agatha Christie once again demonstrates her mastery of the short form mystery with Parker Pyne Investigates—short stories of crime and detection featuring Parker Pyne, certainly one of the most unconventional private investigators ever to pursue a hot lead.Mrs. Packington felt alone, helpless and utterly forlorn. But her life changed when she stumbled upon an advertisement in the Times that read: “Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne.”Equally adept at putting together the fragments of a murder mystery or the pieces of a broken marriage, Mr. Parker Pyne is possibly the world’s most unconventional private investigator. Armed with just his intuitive knowledge of human nature, he is an Englishman abroad, traveling the globe to solve and undo crime and misdemeanor.
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36) Death in the Clouds – 1935

  • Agatha Christie books 36Book Summary: From seat No. 9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite; ahead, in seat No. 13, sat a countess with a poorly concealed cocaine habit; across the gangway in seat No. 8, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp. What Poirot did not yet realize was that behind him, in seat No. 2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman.
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37) Triangle at Rhodes – 1936

  • Agatha Christie books 37Book Summary: October on the island of Rhodes is a veritable paradise of privacy, beauty, and calm—or so Hercule Poirot has imagined. The reality is quite different, as the arrival of famed Chanel beauty Valentine Chantry causes a ripple of malice to be felt across the island. She captivates at least one married man with her wiles and good looks, as her brooding husband watches on. Poirot senses that someone has murder in their heart, and he guesses right. As things come to a tragic head, only Poirot the quiet observer can piece together what has happened in this lover’s triangle.
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38) A B C Murders – 1936

  • Agatha Christie books 38Book Summary: Now a Prime original limited series!Agatha Christie’s beloved classic The A.B.C. Murders sets Hercule Poirot on the trail of a serial killer.There’s a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet and the whole country is in a state of panic.A is for Mrs. Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. With each murder, the killer is getting more confident—but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal, mistake.
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39) Murder in Mesopotamia – 1936

  • Agatha Christie books 39Book Summary: Suspicious events at a Middle Eastern archaeological excavation site intrigue the great Hercule Poirot as he investigates Murder in Mesopotamia, a classic murder mystery from Agatha Christie.Amy Leatheram has never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist, events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient’s bizarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax–in murder.With one spot of blood as his only clue, Hercule Poirot must embark on a journey not just across the desert, but into the darkest crevices of the human soul to unravel a mystery which taxes even his remarkable powers.
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40) Cards on the Table – 1936

  • Agatha Christie books 40Book Summary: Mr. Shaitana is famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he is a man of whom everybody is a little afraid. So when he boasts to Hercule Poirot that he considers murder an art form, the detective has some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana&#146;s &#147;private collection.&#148;Indeed, what begins as an absorbing evening of bridge is to turn into a more dangerous game altogether.&#133;
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41) Death on the Nile – 1937

  • Agatha Christie books 41Book Summary: Soon to be a major motion picture releasing October 9, 2020—directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh alongside Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer!Beloved detective Hercule Poirot embarks on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries, Death on the Nile.The tranquility of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything . . . until she lost her life.Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: “I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.” Yet on the river Nile nothing is ever quite what it seems.
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42) Murder in the Mews – 1937

  • Agatha Christie books 42Book Summary: Agatha Christie’s classic Murder in the Mews presents four mystifying criminal conundrums that will seriously test the superior detecting skills of the unflappable Hercule Poirot.How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secret military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And should the beautiful Valentine Chantry flee for her life from the holiday island of Rhodes?Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases—each a miniature classic of characterization, incident, and suspense.
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43) Dumb Witness – 1937

  • Agatha Christie books 43Book Summary: Everyone blamed Emily Arundell&#146;s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her.&#133;On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously, he didn&#146;t receive the letter until June 28th&#133;by which time Emily was already dead.&#133;
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44) Appointment with Death – 1938

  • Agatha Christie books 44Book Summary: The unstoppable Hercule Poirot finds himself in the Middle East with only one day to solve a murder in the classic Agatha Christie mystery, Appointment with DeathAmong the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sits the corpse of Mrs. Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her.With only twenty-four hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he’d overheard back in Jerusalem: “You see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?” Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he’d ever met. . . .
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45) Hercule Poirot’s Christmas – 1938

  • Agatha Christie books 45Book Summary: In Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder—and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case.Christmas Eve, and the Lee family’s reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man. . . .
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46) The Regatta Mystery – 1939

  • Agatha Christie books 46Book Summary: There’s a body in a trunk; a dead girl’s reflection is caught in a mirror; and one corpse is back from the grave, while another is envisioned in the recurring nightmare of a terrified eccentric. What’s behind such ghastly misdeeds? Try money, revenge, passion, and pleasure. With multiple motives, multiple victims, and multiple suspects, it’s going to take a multitude of talent to solve these clever crimes.In this inviting collection, Agatha Christie enlists the services of her finest – Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Parker Pyne – and puts them each to the test in the most challenging cases of their careers.
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47) Sad Cypress – 1940

  • Agatha Christie books 47Book Summary: In Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery Sad Cypress, a woman damned by overwhelming evidence stands accused of murdering her romantic rival, and only Hercule Poirot stands between her and the gallows.Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in the dock, accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. The evidence was damning: only Elinor had the motive, the opportunity, and the means to administer the fatal poison.Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, only one man still presumed Elinor was innocent until proven guilty. Hercule Poirot was all that stood between Elinor and the gallows.…
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48) One, Two, Buckle My Shoe – 1940

  • Agatha Christie books 48Book Summary: Even the great detective Hercule Poirot harbored a deep and abiding fear of the dentist, so it was with some trepidation that he arrived at the celebrated Dr. Morley&#146;s surgery for a dental examination. But what neither of them knew was that only hours later Poirot would be back to examine the dentist, found dead in his own surgery.Turning to the other patients for answers, Poirot finds other, darker, questions.&#133;
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49) Four and Twenty Blackbirds – 1940

  • Agatha Christie books 49Book Summary: Hercule Poirot is about to tuck into a very traditional English supper with his old friend Bonnington when a lone diner sparks his interest. Like clockwork, the man has eaten at the restaurant on Thursdays and Tuesdays for the last 10 years, but no one on the staff knows his name. When “Old Father Time”, as they have fondly nicknamed him, suddenly stops coming, Poirot believes that he might have picked up the one essential clue that could shed light on this mysterious man. Could what Old Father Time ordered as his final meal provide the key?
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50) N or M? – 1941

  • Agatha Christie books 50Book Summary: Set during the dark days of World War II, Agatha Christie’s N or M? puts two most unlikely espionage agents, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, on the trail of a pair of Nazi spies who have murdered Britain’s top agent.World War II is raging, and while the RAF struggles to keep the Luftwaffe at bay, Britain faces a sinister threat from “the enemy within”—Nazis posing as ordinary citizens.With pressure mounting, the intelligence service appoints two improbable spies, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Their mission: to seek out a man and a woman from among the colorful guests at Sans Souci, a seaside hotel. But this assignment is far from an easy stroll along the promenade—N and M have just murdered Britain’s finest agent and no one can be trusted.
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51) Evil Under the Sun – 1941

  • Agatha Christie books 51Book Summary: The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. The classic Evil Under the Sun, one of the most famous of Christie’s Poirot investigations, has the fastidious sleuth on the trail of the killer of a sun-bronzed beauty whose death brings some rather shocking secrets into the light.
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52) The Body in the Library – 1942

  • Book Summary: It&#146;s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery . . . before tongues start to wag.
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53) Five Little Pigs – 1942

  • Book Summary: Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, but just like the nursery rhyme, there were five other &#147;little pigs&#148; who could have done it: Philip Blake (the stockbroker), who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist), who stayed at home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorc&#201;e), who had her roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devoted governess), who had none; and Angela Warren (the disfigured sister), who cried all the way home.Sixteen years later, Caroline&#146;s daughter is determined to prove her mother&#146;s innocence, and Poirot just can&#146;t get that nursery rhyme out of his mind.
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54) The Moving Finger – 1942

  • Book Summary: Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets&#151;a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate mail causes only a minor stir.But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs. Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note says &#147;I can&#146;t go on,&#148; but Miss Marple questions the coroner&#146;s verdict of suicide. Soon nobody is sure of anyone&#151;as secrets stop being shameful and start becoming deadly.
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55) The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest: A Hercule Poirot Story – 1944

  • Book Summary: Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Christie’s wildly unconventional investigator, Parker Pyne, all make appearances in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories—a riveting collection of short stories featuring a host of murderous crimes of passion, pleasure, and profit.There’s a body in a trunk; a dead girl’s reflection is caught in a mirror; and one corpse is back from the grave, while another is envisioned in the recurring nightmare of a terrified eccentric. What’s behind such ghastly misdeeds? Try money, revenge, passion, and pleasure. With multiple motives, multiple victims, and multiple suspects, it’s going to take a multitude of talent to solve these clever crimes.In this inviting collection, Agatha Christie enlists the services of her finest—Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Parker Pyne—and puts them each to the test in the most challenging cases of their careers.
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56) Sparkling Cyanide – 1944

  • Book Summary: In Sparkling Cyanide, Agatha Christie seats six—including a murderer—around a dining table set for seven, one year to the day that a beautiful heiress was poisoned in that very room.Six people sit down to a sumptuous meal at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary—”rosemary for remembrance.” A strange sentiment considering no one is likely to forget the night, exactly a year ago, that Rosemary Barton died at exactly the same table, her beautiful face unrecognizable, convulsed with pain and horror.But then Rosemary had always been memorable—she had the ability to arouse strong passions in most people she met. In one case, strong enough to kill. . . .
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57) Absent in the Spring – 1944

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58) Death Comes as the End – 1944

  • Book Summary: In Death Comes As the End, Dame Agatha Christie transports us back to ancient Egypt 2000 B.C. where a priest’s daughter, investigating a suspicious death, uncovers an asp’s nest of jealousy, betrayal, and serial murder.It is Egypt in 2000 BC, where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a ka-priest. Young, beautiful, and venomous, most agree that it was fate—she deserved to die like a snake!But at her father’s house on the banks of the Nile, the priest’s daughter Renisenb believes that the woman’s death is suspicious. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within their household—and watches helplessly as the family’s passions explode in murder. . . .
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59) A Mansão Hollow – 1946

  • Book Summary: Ao aceitar o convite de Lady Angkatell para um almoço em sua mansão, Hercule Poirot mal pode imaginar a recepção indigesta que o aguarda: um homem agonizando ao lado da piscina, enquanto um dos convidados segura a aparente arma do crime. O caso parece óbvio, mas à medida que penetra na vida da família o detetive belga percebe que na mansão Mansão Hollow todos têm algo a esconder. Neste livro, publicado pela primeira vez em 1946 e considerado um dos melhores romances de Agatha Christie, a autora consegue ir além de um simples mistério e cria uma elaborada intriga familiar, recheada de personagens dúbios e complexos. “Um livro inesperado e pungente; aqui as águas são profundas, e as correntes, poderosas.” Michel Houellebecq, autor de Partículas elementares
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60) Come, Tell Me How You Live – 1946

  • Book Summary: Over the course of her long, prolific career, Agatha Christie gave the world a wealth of ingenious whodunits and page-turning locked-room mysteries featuring Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, and a host of other unforgettable characters. She also gave us Come, Tell Me How You Live, a charming, fascinating, and wonderfully witty nonfiction account of her days on an archaeological dig in Syria with her husband, renowned archeologist Max Mallowan. Something completely different from arguably the best-selling author of all time, Come, Tell Me How You Live is an evocative journey to the fascinating Middle East of the 1930s that is sure to delight Dame Agatha’s millions of fans, as well as aficionados of Elizabeth Peters’s Amelia Peabody mysteries and eager armchair travelers everywhere.
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61) The Labours of Hercules – 1947

  • Book Summary: In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet, reasoned the detective, like Hercules, he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monsters.So, in the period leading up to his retirement, Poirot makes up his mind to accept just 12 more cases: his self-imposed “Labors”. Each would go down in the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deduction.
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62) The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories – 1948

  • Book Summary: Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories is a collection of eleven tantalizing tales of murder and other criminal pursuits—including the classic title story, the basis for the 1957 Oscar-nominated Billy Wilder film starring Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power, and Charles Laughton.A murder trial takes a diabolical turn when the wife of the accused takes the stand. . . . A woman’s sixth sense—and a loaded revolver—signal premonitions of doom. . . . A stranded motorist seeks refuge in a remote mansion and is greeted with a dire warning. . . . Detective Hercule Poirot faces his greatest challenge when his services are enlisted—by the victim—in a bizarre locked-room murder.From the stunning title story (which inspired the classic film thriller) to the rarest gems in detective fiction, these eleven tales of baffling crime and brilliant deduction showcase Agatha Christie at her dazzling best.
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63) The Rose and the Yew Tree – 1948

  • Book Summary: A newly reissued edition of Agatha Christie’s ‘Mary Westmacott’ novel, a Crime of the Heart novel about love and anguish across the class divide. Everyone expected Isabella Charteris, beautiful, sheltered and aristocratic, to marry her cousin Rupert when he came back from the War. It would have been such a suitable marriage. How strange then that John Gabriel, an ambitious and ruthless war hero, should appear in her life. For Isabella, the price of love would mean abandoning her dreams of home and happiness forever. For Gabriel, it would destroy his chance of a career and all his ambitions!
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64) Taken at the Flood – 1948

  • Book Summary: In Agatha Christie’s classic puzzler Taken at the Flood, the indefatigable Hercule Poiroit investigates the troubling case of a twice-widowed woman.A few weeks after marrying an attractive widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs. Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune.Shortly afterward, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man’s sister-in-law who claims she has been warned by “spirits” that Mrs. Underhay’s first husband is still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world. Yet what mystifies Poirot most is the woman’s true motive for approaching him.…
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65) Crooked House – 1949

  • Book Summary: Now a Feature Film from Sony Pictures Starring Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson, and Glenn Close Described by the Queen of Mystery herself as one of her favorites of her published works, Crooked House is a classic Agatha Christie thriller revolving around a devastating family mysteryThe Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection.Suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiancé of the late millionaire’s granddaughter.“Writing Crooked House was pure pleasure and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best.” —Agatha Christie
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66) Three Blind Mice and Other Stories – 1950

  • Book Summary: A blinding snowstorm – and a homicidal maniac – traps a small party of friends in an isolated estate. Out of this deceptively simple setup, Agatha Christie fashioned one of her most ingenious puzzlers, which in turn would provide the basis for The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in history.From this classic title novella to the deliciously clever gems on its tail (solved to perfection by Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple), this rare collection of murder most foul showcases Christie at her inventive best, proving her reputation as “the champion deceiver of our time” (New York Times).
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67) A Murder is Announced – 1950

  • Book Summary: The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity when the Gazette advertises &#147;A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.&#148;A childish practical joke? Or a spiteful hoax? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out and a gun is fired. When they come back on, a gruesome scene is revealed. An impossible crime? Only Miss Marple can unravel it.
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68) The Under Dog and Other Stories – 1951

  • Book Summary: A dead heiress on a train, a murdered recluse, a wealthy playboy slain at a costume ball are but a few of the unfortunate victims of confounding crimes committed in the pages of Agatha Christie’s The Under Dog and Other Stories, a superior collection of short mystery fiction all featuring Hercule Poirot as the investigator. A beautiful heiress has been found dead on a train. A playboy has been stabbed through the heart during a costume ball. An elderly woman suspects that she is being slowly poisoned to death. A prince fears for his reputation when his fiancée is embroiled in another man’s murder. A forgotten recluse makes headlines after he is shot in the head.Who but Agatha Christie could concoct such canny crimes? Who but Belgian detective Hercule Poirot could possibly solve them? It’s a challenge to be met—in a triumph of detection.
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69) They Came to Baghdad – 1951

  • Book Summary: Baghdad is holding a secret superpower summit, but the word is out, and an underground organization in the Middle East is plotting to sabotage the talks.Into this explosive situation appears Victoria Jones, a young woman with a yearning for adventure who gets more than she bargains for when a wounded spy dies in her hotel room.The only man who can save the summit is dead. Can Victoria make sense of his dying words: Lucifer&#133;Basrah&#133;Lefarge.&#133;
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70) They Do It with Mirrors – 1952

  • Book Summary: In Agatha Christie’s They Do It with Mirrors, the indomitable Miss Marple investigates some rather deadly doings at a rehabilitation center for delinquents.Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in Stoneygates, a rehabilitation center for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when someone shoots at the administrator. Although he is not injured, a mysterious visitor is less fortunate—shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building.Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and must use all her cunning to solve the riddle of the stranger’s visit … and his murder.
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71) Mrs McGinty’s Dead – 1952

  • Book Summary: In Mrs. McGinty’s Dead, one of Agatha Christie’s most ingenious mysteries, the intrepid Hercule Poirot must look into the case of a brutally murdered landlady.Mrs. McGinty died from a brutal blow to the back of her head. Suspicion falls immediately on her shifty lodger, James Bentley, whose clothes reveal traces of the victim’s blood and hair. Yet something is amiss: Bentley just doesn’t seem like a murderer.Could the answer lie in an article clipped from a newspaper two days before the death? With a desperate killer still free, Hercule Poirot will have to stay alive long enough to find out. . . .
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72) A Daughter’s a Daughter – 1952

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73) After the Funeral – 1953

  • Book Summary: When Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard&#146;s funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard&#146;s will, Cora was clearly heard to say, &#147;It&#146;s been hushed up very nicely, hasn&#146;t it.&#133; But he was murdered, wasn&#146;t he? &#148;In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.&#133;
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74) A Pocket Full of Rye – 1953

  • Book Summary: Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his &#147;counting house&#148; when he suffered an agonizing and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals.Yet, it was the incident in the parlor which confirmed Miss Marple&#146;s suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme. . . .
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75) So Many Steps to Death – 1954

  • Book Summary: Fictional Novel, Mystery Fiction, Classic Fiction
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76) Destination Unknown – 1954

  • Book Summary: In Agatha Christie’s gripping international thriller Destination Unknown, a woman at the end of her rope chooses a more exciting way to die when she embarks upon an almost certain suicide mission to find a missing scientist.When a number of leading scientists disappear without a trace, concern grows within the international intelligence community. And the one woman who appears to hold the key to the mystery is dying from injuries sustained in a plane crash.Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die. . . .
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77) Hickory Dickory Dock – 1955

  • Book Summary: A most unusual series of crimes at a student hostel intrigues Inspector Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Hickory Dickory Dock, especially when a simple case of kleptomania paves the way to murder.Hercule Poirot doesn’t need all his detective skills to realize something is troubling his secretary, Miss Lemon—she has made three mistakes in a simple letter. It seems an outbreak of kleptomania at the student hostel in which her sister works is distracting his usually efficient assistant.Deciding that desperate times call for desperate measures, the great detective agrees to investigate. Unknown to Poirot, however, desperation is a motive he shares with a killer. . . .
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78) Dead Man’s Folly – 1956

  • Book Summary: When a mock murder game staged for charity threatens to turn into the real thing, the intrepid Hercule Poirot is called in to take part in this Dead Man’s Folly, a classic from the queen of suspense, Agatha Christie.Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fete, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well-known crime writer, agrees to organize their murder hunt.Despite weeks of meticulous planning, at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that’s something sinister is about to happen….
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79) The Burden – 1956

  • Book Summary: A newly reissued edition of an Agatha Christie – writing as Mary Westmacott – ‘Crime of the Heart’ novel about the destructive bond between two jealous sisters. Laura Franklin bitterly resented the arrival of her younger sister Shirley, an enchanting baby loved by all the family. But Laura’s emotions towards her sister changed dramatically one night, when she vowed to protect her with all her strength and love. While Shirley longs for freedom and romance, Laura has to learn that loving can never be a one-sided affair, and the burden of her love for her sister has a dramatic effect on both their lives. A story of consequences when love turns to obsession….
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80) 4.50 from Paddington – 1957

  • Book Summary: For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman&#146;s throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away.But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses . . . and no corpse.
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81) Ordeal by Innocence – 1958

  • Book Summary: According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment. But when Dr. Arthur Calgary arrives with the proof that confirms Jacko&#146;s innocence, it is too late&#151;Jacko died behind bars following a bout of pneumonia. Worse still, the doctor&#146;s revelations reopen old wounds in the family, increasing the likelihood that the real murderer will strike again.
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82) Cat among the pigeons – 1959

  • Book Summary: Late one night, two teachers investigate a mysterious flashing light in the sports pavilion while the rest of the school sleeps. There, among the lacrosse sticks, they stumble upon the body of an unpopular games mistress&#151;shot through the heart point-blank.The school is thrown into chaos when the &#147;cat&#148; strikes again. Unfortunately, schoolgirl Julia Upjohn knows too much. In particular, she knows that without Hercule Poirot&#146;s help, she will be the next victim.&#133;
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83) The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding – 1960

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84) Double Sin and Other Stories – 1961

  • Book Summary: Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot both make appearances in Agatha Christie’s Double Sin and Other Stories, a sterling collection of short mystery fiction that offers double the suspense, surprise, and fun.In one of London’s most elegant shops, a decorative doll dressed in green velvet adopts some rather human, and rather sinister, traits.A country gentleman is questioned about a murder yet to be committed.While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever dared imagine possible.In a small country church, a dying man’s last word becomes both an elegy and a clue to a crime.These chilling stories, and more, cleverly wrought by master Agatha Christie and solved by the inimitable Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple.
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85) Le miroir du mort – 1961

  • Book Summary: Les nouvelles d’Hercule Poirot
    Découvrez dans cet ebook exclusif une nouvelle enquête d’Hercule Poirot.
    Cette nouvelle est initialement parue dans le recueil Le Miroir du mort.
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86) The Pale Horse – 1961

  • Book Summary: Soon to be a Prime original limited series premiering March 13, 2020, starring Rufus Sewell and Kaya Scodelario!In the classic mystery by Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie, an elderly priest is murdered, quite possibly doomed by a woman’s deathbed confession and by the secrets kept safely locked behind closed doors of a mysterious local pub. When an elderly priest is murdered, the killer searches the victim so roughly that his already ragged cassock is torn in the process. What was the killer looking for? And what had a dying woman confided to the priest on her deathbed only hours earlier?Mark Easterbrook and his sidekick Ginger Corrigan are determined to find out. Maybe the three women who run The Pale Horse public house, and who are rumored to practice the “Dark Arts,” can provide some answers?
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87) The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side – 1962

  • Book Summary: One minute, silly Heather Babcock had been babbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure, poisoned by a deadly cocktail.It seems likely that the cocktail was intended for the beautiful actress. But while the police fumble to find clues, Miss Marple begins to ask her own questions, because as she knows&#151;even the most peaceful village can hide dark secrets.
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88) The Listerdale Mystery – 1963

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89) Philomel Cottage – 1963

  • Book Summary: The recently married Alix Martin is obsessed with a recurring dream of her new husband’s murder. Each time she can see the murderer clearly, and it’s the mild-mannered man she had previously been engaged to, taking his revenge. But, what’s worse is that at the end of the dream she thanks the murderer. Perplexed, Alix tries to calm herself by spending time in the garden of her picturesque cottage. But her gardener confuses her further by wishing her well on her trip to London—a trip which Alix knows nothing about. Now Alix is scared: is the gardener imagining things, or is she?
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90) The Clocks – 1963

  • Book Summary: Sheila Webb expected to find a respectable blind lady waiting for her at 19 Wilbraham Crescent&#151;not the body of a middle-aged man sprawled across the living room floor. But when old Miss Pebmarsh denies sending for her in the first place, or of owning all the clocks that surround the body, it&#146;s clear that they are going to need a very good detective.&#147;This crime is so complicated that it must be quite simple,&#148; declares Hercule Poirot. But there&#146;s a murderer on the loose, and time is ticking away.&#133;
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91) A Caribbean Mystery – 1964

  • Book Summary: As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened.Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier&#146;s yarn about a murderer he had known. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her a snapshot of this acquaintance, the Major was suddenly interrupted. A diversion that was to prove fatal.
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92) Stories of Detection and Mystery – 1965

  • Book Summary: Part of a series designed to be suitable for students at upper intermediate level, including those preparing for the Cambridge First Certificate examinations. These simplified editions keep within a 2000 word vocabulary, contain exercise material and an introduction to the text.
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93) Star Over Bethlehem – 1965

  • Book Summary: With Star Over Bethlehem, the beloved Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie shines in a totally unexpected way, offering readers a wondrous collection of poems and holiday short stories.A retelling of the Christmas Story in a way you’ve never heard it before. . . . The fable of a donkey who carries a mother and child safely to Egypt. . . . The tale of a widow who dislikes people until she meets a stranger. . . .From the most popular writer of all time comes a treasured collection of short stories and poems celebrating the holiday season.This special edition also contains a wealth of Agatha Christie rarities—not only all the stories, poems, and illustrations from her long out-of-print book Star over Bethlehem (1965) but also a reproduction of all her rare poetry from the two collections The Road of Dreams (1924) and Poems (1973).
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94) At Bertram’s Hotel – 1965

  • Book Summary: An old-fashioned London hotel is not quite as reputable as it makes out to be.&#133;When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she&#146;s looking for at Bertram&#146;s Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service, and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer. Yet, not even Miss Marple can foresee the violent chain of events set in motion when an eccentric guest makes his way to the airport on the wrong day.&#133;
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95) Capture of Cerberus, the and the Incident of the Dog’s Ball – 1966

  • Book Summary: Two recently-rediscovered Hercule Poirot short stories by Agatha Christie, read by David Suchet. In 2004, a remarkable archive was unearthed at Agatha Christie’s family home, Greenway – 73 of her private notebooks, filled with pencilled jottings and ideas. Hidden within this literary treasure trove were two rare, never-before-published short stories, discovered by archivist John Curran and published in his book ‘Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making’. ‘The Capture of Cerberus’ was intended to be the twelfth in her collection of Poirot stories, ‘The Labours of Hercules’, but she eventually rewrote it, keeping only the title. In this first, original version, Poirot is holidaying in Geneva, trying to take his mind off the impending war. But a chance meeting with an old acquaintance leads to an investigation involving a Nazi dictator and an enormous hound…‘The Incident of the Dog’s Ball’, probably written in 1933, was reworked as the novel ‘Dumb Witness’ (1937) with a different murderer and motive. In it, Poirot receives a letter from an elderly lady, written two months before and asking for help. Now she is dead, and Poirot is convinced that her beloved terrier Bob holds the key to her death.
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96) The Herb of Death – 1966

  • Book Summary: Previously published in the print anthology The Thirteen Problems.A dinner party takes a deadly turn when somebody poisons the guests.
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97) The Tuesday Night Club: A Miss Marple Short Story – 1966

  • Book Summary: A classic Agatha Christie short story, featuring Miss Marple, from the collection Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories.After a supper of canned lobster and a dessert of canned trifle, three people become ill and Mrs Jones is found dead. Although a bout of botulism is suspected, the Tuesday Night Club is keen to investigate further…
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98) A Christmas Tragedy: A Miss Marple Story – 1966

  • Book Summary: Previously published in the print anthology The Thirteen Problems.At a health resort, Miss Marple becomes suspicious that a man she meets is planning on murdering his wife.
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99) Third Girl – 1966

  • Book Summary: Three young women share a London flat. The first is a coolly efficient secretary. The second is an artist. The third interrupts Hercule Poirot&#146;s breakfast confessing that she is a murderer&#151;and then promptly disappears.Slowly, Poirot learns of the rumors surrounding the mysterious third girl, her family, and her disappearance. Yet hard evidence is needed before the great detective can pronounce her guilty, innocent, or insane.&#133;
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100) Endless Night – 1967

  • Book Summary: One of Agatha Christie’s personal favorites, Endless Night is a critically acclaimed classic crime thriller from the beloved queen of mystery.
    When penniless Michael Rogers discovers the beautiful house at Gypsy’s Acre and then meets the heiress Ellie, it seems that all his dreams have come true at once. But he ignores an old woman’s warning of an ancient curse, and evil begins to stir in paradise. As Michael soon learns: Gypsy’s Acre is the place where fatal “accidents” happen.
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101) The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge – 1968

  • Book Summary: Mr Roger Havering visits Poirot and Hastings and wants them to investigate the events that led to his Uncle Harrington Pace’s murder. Hastings sets off with him to the hunting lodge on the Derbyshire moors. Inspector Japp from the Scotland Yard has also been called in for the investigation and they all set out to find the truth.
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102) The Kidnapped Prime Minister – 1968

  • Book Summary: Just as World War I is drawing to an end, the prime minister is kidnapped. It is down to Hercule Poirot to locate him before a crucial conference, to avert an international crisis.
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103) The Adventure of “The Western Star” – 1968

  • Book Summary: Miss Mary Marvel is a well-known American movie star who comes to Poirot in London. She has received three threatening letters, handed to her by a Chinese man, asking her to return the precious ‘Western Star’ jewel to where it came from. Poirot and Hastings are out to find the culprit.
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104) The Tragedy of Marsdon Manor: A Hercule Poirot Short Story – 1968

  • Book Summary: An aging, heavily-insured country squire whose estate is in financial ruin is thought to have committed suicide. Hercule Poirot investigates, in the guise of a representative of the victim’s insurance company, to uncover the identity of the real murderer.
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105) The Case of the Missing Will – 1968

  • Book Summary: In Agatha Christie’s short story, “The Case of the Missing Will,” Poirot must help clever student Violet Marsh meet the terms of an unusual will by her Uncle Andrew. She must live in his house for a month and “prove her wits” if she is ever to receive his fortune. But is there another will? This short story originally appeared in the October 31, 1923 issue of The Sketch magazine.
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106) By the Pricking of My Thumbs – 1968

  • Book Summary: Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, Agatha Christie’s delightful sleuthing duo, investigate the strange and troubling doings behind the scenes at a gothic British nursing home in By the Pricking of My ThumbsWhen Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady.But when Mrs. Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs. Lancaster talks about “something behind the fireplace,” Tommy and Tuppence find themselves caught up in a spine-chilling adventure that could spell death for either of them.
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107) The Mystery of the Blue Jar: A Short Story – 1969

  • Book Summary: A classic Agatha Christie short story from the collection The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories.Every morning at the same hour on the golf course, Jack Hartington hears mysterious cries for help coming from a cottage. He speaks to the resident and learns that she has unsettling dreams of a woman with a blue Chinese vase. Believing that the cries for help are from the late Mrs. Turner, the former resident of the cottage, Jack hires a psychic investigator to spend a night in the house, a night which proves to have startling results…
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108) The Voice in the Dark – 1969

  • Book Summary: Previously published in the print anthology The Mysterious Mr. Quin.Mr. Satterthwaite’s old friend Lady Barbara Stanleigh asks him to investigate her daughter Margery’s claim that the family seat is haunted. He and Mr. Quin set about solving the mystery.
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109) Hallowe’en Party – 1969

  • Book Summary: At a Hallowe&#146;en party, Joyce&#151;a hostile thirteen-year-old&#151;boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub.That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the &#147;evil presence.&#148; But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double murderer.&#133;
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110) Passenger to Frankfurt – 1970

  • Book Summary: Christie’s superb stand-alone mystery, Passenger to Frankfurt, is a true masterwork of surprise and suspense, as a diplomat comes to the aid of a terrified woman in an airport, only to find that his identity has been stolen and his life is suddenly in serious jeopardy.Sir Stafford Nye’s flight home from Malaya takes an unprecedented twist when a young woman confides in him that someone is trying to kill her. In a moment of weakness, he agrees to lend her his passport. Unwittingly, the diplomat has put his own life on the line.When he meets the mystery woman again, she is a different person, and he finds himself drawn into a battle against an invisible—and altogether more dangerous—enemy. . . .
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111) The Red Signal – 1971

  • Book Summary: At a séance, Sir Alington, a venerable expert of the mental condition, is pestered by Mrs. Eversleigh about the importance of the sixth sense. Soon, a young man named Dermot is drawn in and tells them both about the sixth sense he experiences, a red signal that spells danger. He is about to tell them of the last time he saw the red signal when he stops himself. The last time he had the signal was earlier that very evening.But how could there be danger at a simple gathering of old friends? Will the evening bring forth whatever impending danger that Dermot senses?
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112) The Golden Ball and Other Stories – 1971

  • Book Summary: Is it a gesture of goodwill or a sinister trap that lures Rupert St. Vincent and his family to a magnificent estate? How desperate is Joyce Lambert, a destitute young widow whose only recourse is to marry a man she despises? What unexpected circumstance stirs old loyalties in Theodora Darrell, an unfaithful wife about to run away with her lover?In this collection of short stories, the answers are as unexpected as they are satisfying. The Queen of Mystery takes bizarre romantic entanglements, supernatural visitations, and classic murder to inventive new heights.
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113) Allô, Hercule Poirot – 1971

  • Book Summary: Six nouvelles qui sont autant de chefs-d’oeuvre.Qu’il s’agisse de comprendre comment ce banquier londonien s’est volatilise, de savoir qui, du petit jeune homme equivoque ou de la petulante comtesse russe, a pu voler les bijoux dans le coffre du collectionneur, d’empecher un grand malade de se suicider pour faire accuser son rival d’un crime… point n’est besoin d’analyses chimiques ni d’expertises balistiques.Hercule Poirot est la, avec ses petites cellules grises en parfait etat de fonctionnement.
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114) The Dressmaker’s Doll: A Short Story – 1971

  • Book Summary: Previously published in the print anthology The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories.Alicia Coombe manages her very smart dressmaking business with the help of her young assistant, Sybil. One day, a doll appears in the shop—a floppy, long-legged doll that sits itself on the best sofa. But where did it come from, and why does it appear to watch them?
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115) Nemesis – 1971

  • Book Summary: In utter disbelief, Miss Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr. Rafiel&#151;an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. He had left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death. The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed. It was most intriguing.Soon she is faced with a new crime&#151;the ultimate crime&#151;murder. It seems someone is adamant that past evils remained buried. . . .
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116) The Man in the Mist – 1972

  • Book Summary: A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time on audio.The rather disgruntled pair is sequestered in the Grand Adlington Hotel having made a pig’s ear out of their latest case. But, whilst sipping mournful cocktails, with Tommy oddly dressed as a Parson, they are gleefully accosted by their old acquaintance Mr. Bulger who has London’s most beautiful stage actress, Gilda Glen, in tow. Feather brained and a little confused, Gilda takes Tommy for a real clergyman and scrawls out a desperate note to meet him away from the hotel. Whilst Tommy and Tuppence mull over the note, in storms a man, an old flame of Gilda’s claiming he wants to ring someone’s neck. When the duo turn up at the meeting place all hell breaks loose after a high-pitched scream is heard.
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117) Elephants Can Remember – 1972

  • Book Summary: A classic Hercule Poirot investigation, Agatha Christie’s Elephants Can Remember has the expert detective delving into an unsolved crime from the past involving the strange death of a husband and wife.Hercule Poirot stood on the clifftop. Here, many years earlier, there had been a fatal accident followed by the grisly discovery of two bodies—a husband and wife who had been shot dead.But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder? Poirot delves into the past and discovers that “old sins leave long shadows.”
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118) Poems – 1973

  • Book Summary: Christie’s superb stand-alone mystery, Passenger to Frankfurt, is a true masterwork of surprise and suspense, as a diplomat comes to the aid of a terrified woman in an airport, only to find that his identity has been stolen and his life is suddenly in serious jeopardy.Sir Stafford Nye’s flight home from Malaya takes an unprecedented twist when a young woman confides in him that someone is trying to kill her. In a moment of weakness, he agrees to lend her his passport. Unwittingly, the diplomat has put his own life on the line.When he meets the mystery woman again, she is a different person, and he finds himself drawn into a battle against an invisible—and altogether more dangerous—enemy. . . .
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119) Postern of Fate – 1973

  • Book Summary: Tommy and Tuppence Beresford return in Agatha Christie’s classic Postern of Fate, to investigate a deadly poisoning sixty years after the fact.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village. Along with the property, they have inherited some worthless bric-a-brac, including a collection of antique books. While rustling through a copy of The Black Arrow, Tuppence comes upon a series of apparently random underlinings.However, when she writes down the letters, they spell out a very disturbing message: “Mary Jordan did not die naturally.” And sixty years after their first murder, Mary Jordan’s enemies are still ready to kill. . . .
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120) Poirot’s Early Cases – 1974

  • Book Summary: Poirot’s Early Cases is a short story collection written by the master of mystery herself, Agatha Christie. In the collection, Christie charts some of the cases from Hercule Poirot’s early career, before he was internationally renowned as a detective.Poirot’s Early Cases features: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 Veiled Lady
    The Submarine Plans
    and
    The Market Basing Mystery
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121) Curtain – 1975

  • Book Summary: The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. The legendary detective saves his best for last as he races to apprehend a five-time killer before the final curtain descends in Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case.
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122) Sleeping Murder – 1976

  • Book Summary: Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernize the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs.In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. Between them, they were to solve a &#147;perfect&#148; crime committed many years before.
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123) Agatha Christie: An Autobiography – 1977

  • Book Summary: Back in print in an all-new edition, is the engaging and illuminating chronicle of the life of the “Queen of Mystery.” Fans of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple and readers of John Curran’s fascinating biographies Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks and Murder in the Making will be spellbound by the compelling, authoritative account of one of the world’s most influential and fascinating novelists, told in her own words and inimitable style. The New York Times Book Review calls Christie’s autobiography a “joyful adventure,” saying, “she brings the sense of wonder…to her extraordinary career.”
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124) The Mousetrap and Other Plays – 1978

  • Book Summary: Agatha Christie created magnificent works of suspense for the theater, and eight of her riveting stage dramas are collected in The Mousetrap and Other Plays—including the title piece, the longest running play in history, still a smash hit in London’s West End after 60 years!On an isolated island, ten people have been brought together to be killed off. An evil old woman has a rendezvous with death in the desert heat of Jerusalem. A scheming wife testifies against her husband in a shocking murder trial. And a homicidal maniac terrorizes a group of snowbound guests to the refrain of “Three Blind Mice.”This collection of eight works proves that Agatha Christie’s plays are as compulsive as her novels, with their colorful characters and ingenious plots providing yet more evidence of her mastery of the detective thriller.Includes: And Then There Were None, Appointment with Death, The Hollow, The Mousetrap, Witness for the Prosecution, Towards Zero, Verdict, and Go Back for Murder.
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125) The Lost Mine – 1979

  • Book Summary: Previously published in the print anthology Poirot’s Early Cases.A Burmese official goes missing in London, as does his very precious cargo.
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126) The Veiled Lady – 1979

  • Book Summary: A classic mystery featuring legendary detective, Hercule Poirot.
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127) The Plymouth Express – 1979

  • Book Summary: When Ebenezer Halliday’s daughter’s body is found stuffed underneath a train seat, the wealthy American industrialist hires Hercule Poirot to locate the murderer and over $100,000 worth of stolen jewels.
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128) The Third-Floor Flat: A Hercule Poirot Short Story – 1979

  • Book Summary: Previously published in the print anthology Poirot’s Early Cases.A woman’s body is found in the third-floor flat of Friar Mansions, and who should live on the very same block but the perspicacious Hercule Poirot?
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129) Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories – 1979

  • Book Summary: Miss Marple’s (6) Final Cases and Two Other Stories (Facsimile of the 1979 Collins first edition)
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130) The Last Séance – 1981

  • Book Summary: “Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.”—Tana French, New York Times Bestselling Author 
    From the Queen of Suspense, an all-new collection of her spookiest and most sinister stories, including an Agatha Christie story never before published in the USA, The Wife of Kenite!For lovers of the supernatural and the macabre comes this collection of ghostly and chilling stories from legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie. Fantastic psychic visions, specters looming in the shadows, encounters with deities, a man who switches bodies with a cat—be sure to keep the light on whilst reading these tales.The Last Séance gathers twenty stories, some featuring Christie’s beloved detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, in one haunting compendium that explores all things occult and paranormal, and is an essential omnibus for Christie fans.
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131) Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories – 1984

  • Book Summary: At last, a single volume that gathers together all of the short stories featuring Agatha Christie’s most famous creation, Hercule Poirot. The dapper, mustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head and curious mannerisms has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century—and, in his own humble opinion, is “probably the greatest detective in the world.”In this complete collection of more than 50 stories, ranging from short tales to novellas, Poirot faces violent murders, poisonings, kidnappings, and thefts—all solved with his characteristic panache. Only Agatha Christie could have devised cases worthy of Hercule Poirot’s skill and “little gray cells.”
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132) The Case of the Perfect Maid: A Miss Marple Story – 1985

  • Book Summary: Agatha Christie demonstrates her unparalleled mastery with Three Blind Mice and Other Stories—a classic compendium of mystery and suspense, crime and detection, whose title novella served as the basis for The Mousetrap, the longest running stage play in the history of the London theater.A blinding snowstorm—and a homicidal maniac—traps a small party of friends in an isolated estate. Out of this deceptively simple setup, Agatha Christie fashioned one of her most ingenious puzzlers, which in turn would provide the basis for The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in history.From this classic title novella to the deliciously clever gems on its tail (solved to perfection by Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple), this rare collection of murder most foul showcases Christie at her inventive best, proving her reputation as “the champion deceiver of our time” (New York Times).
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133) Tape Measure Murder – 1985

  • Book Summary: Miss Politt has been waiting and waiting outside Laburnum Cottage for Mrs. Spenlow, to no avail. She nervously acquires the help of her next-door neighbor, whose gumption and persistence reveal that Mrs. Spenlow is dead on the hearthrug. The whole of St. Mary Mead is convinced the murderer is Mr. Spenlow, who shows no emotion upon his wife’s sudden death, but, with characteristic diligence, Miss Marple reveals that it is perhaps not that simple.
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134) The Case of the Caretaker – 1985

  • Book Summary: Doctor Haydock, the resident GP of St. Mary Mead, hopes to cheer up Miss Marple as she recovers from the flu with a little story. The tale revolves around the return of the prodigal son of Major Laxton, the devilishly handsome Harry Laxton. Harry, after leading a life of childish indiscretions and falling head over heels for the village tobacconist’s daughter, has made good and returned to lay claim to his tumbling childhood home and introduce the village to his beautiful new wife. But, the villagers are prone to gossip about young Harry’s past, and one person in particular cannot forgive him for tearing down the old house. Will Miss Marple’s acumen be up to the task of solving the story?
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135) Miss Marple, the complete short stories – 1985

  • Book Summary: This collection gathers together every short story featuring one of Agatha Christie&#146;s most famous creations: Miss Marple. Described by her friend Dolly Bantry as &#147;the typical old maid of fiction,&#148; Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in the sleepy hamlet of St. Mary Mead. Yet, by observing village life she has gained an unparalleled insight into human nature&#151;and used it to devastating effect. As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex- Commissioner of Scotland Yard, has been heard to say: &#147;She&#146;s just the finest detective God ever made&#148;&#151;and many Agatha Christie fans would agree.
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136) The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan: A Hercule Poirot Short Story Agatha Christie – 1986

  • Book Summary: Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings are on holiday at the opulent Grand Metropolitan Hotel in Brighton, where they meet the wife of a wealthy stockbroker. As they discuss the jewels worn by Mrs. Opalsen, the great detective relates his experiences in cases which have concerned some of the best-known jewels in the world. Excited by his anecdotes, the wealthy matron eagerly offers to show him a very expensive pearl necklace, but when she goes to retrieve it, she discovers that it has been stolen…
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137) Miss Marple Tells a Story: A Miss Marple Short Story – 1986

  • Book Summary: Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Christie’s wildly unconventional investigator, Parker Pyne, all make appearances in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories—a riveting collection of short stories featuring a host of murderous crimes of passion, pleasure, and profit.There’s a body in a trunk; a dead girl’s reflection is caught in a mirror; and one corpse is back from the grave, while another is envisioned in the recurring nightmare of a terrified eccentric. What’s behind such ghastly misdeeds? Try money, revenge, passion, and pleasure. With multiple motives, multiple victims, and multiple suspects, it’s going to take a multitude of talent to solve these clever crimes.In this inviting collection, Agatha Christie enlists the services of her finest—Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Parker Pyne—and puts them each to the test in the most challenging cases of their careers.
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138) Six Against the Yard – 1989

  • Book Summary: Six “perfect murders” by Margery Allingham, Dorothy L. Sayers, and other Golden Age Mystery authors of the Detection Club—plus an essay by Agatha Christie.Founded in England in the 1930s, the Detection Club brought together an impressive array of Golden Age Mystery authors. Their projects included The Floating Admiral, a whodunit in which twelve different writers contributed individual chapters, as well as Ask a Policeman, another collaboration in which the mystery writers swapped detectives to solve a murder.In Six Against the Yard, a half dozen mystery masters—Margery Allingham, Father Ronald Knox, Anthony Berkeley, Russell Thorndike, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Freeman Wills Crofts—each create a perfect crime, a seemingly unsolvable mystery. The stories are then analyzed by Ex-Superintendent Cornish, C.I.D., a real-life retired police detective, to see if they would indeed stump Scotland Yard. This edition also features an afterword by inaugural Detection Club member Agatha Christie on a true unsolved case of arsenic poisoning in Britain in 1929.
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139) Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories – 1991

  • Book Summary: An Agatha Christie short story from the collection The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories.Parker Pyne is on holiday at the Hotel Pino D’Oro on the island of Mallorca. Unfortunately also staying at the hotel are two fellow British guests, Mrs. Adela Chester and her dutiful young son, Basil. When Mrs. Chester discovers that Pyne is a “wizard” at solving human problems, she calls on him to save Basil from a most unsuitable marriage.
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140) The Harlequin Tea Set – 1997

  • Book Summary: Hercule Poirot is joined by the mysterious problem solver Harley Quin in the pages of The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories—a collection of ingenious short masterworks of mystery and suspense that showcase the legendary Agatha Christie at her very best.A grand treasure for fans of the grande dame of mystery, The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories brings together nine rare and brilliant Christie tales of murder and detection that span nearly half a century of her storytelling genius.In The Mystery of the Spanish Chest, Hercule Poirot unravels the psychological conundrums that motivate a killer. . . . In The Actress, a great star’s shady past becomes the plaything of a blackmailer. . . . In The Harlequin Tea Set, Mr. Harley Quin helps a man save his loved ones from the greedy hand of murder. These and six other stories of danger and detection complete this stellar collection.
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141) While the Light Lasts and Other Stories – 1997

  • Book Summary: Some of Agatha Christie’s earliest stories – including her very first – which show the Queen of Crime in the making…A macabre recurring dream … revenge against a blackmailer … jealousy, infidelity and a tortured conscience … a stolen gemstone … the haunting attraction of an ancient relic … a race against time … a tragic love triangle … a body in a box … an unexpected visitor from beyond the grave…Nine quintessential examples of Agatha Christie’s brilliance are contained in this new collection of early short stories – including the very first one she ever wrote – and provide a unique glimpse of the Queen of Crime in the making.
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142) The Second Gong: A Hercule Poirot Short Story – 2001

  • Book Summary: Lytcham Close, one of the oldest stately homes in England, is owned by the last remaining heir and ruled by his intolerable whims. Old Hubert demands complete silence when he plays music and times dinner exactly by a resounding gong. Rushing down at the sound of the second – or is it the first? – gong, Joan Ashby is about to find out that not only is dinner delayed, but something is going on that no one can explain.Everyone is thrown into disarray when Old Hubert never materializes and instead a new guest is announced: Hercule Poirot himself. What unfolds is a mystery of lovers, and a death that is not as it appears.
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143) Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly – 2014

  • Book Summary: As a favour to an old friend, Hercule Poirot finds himself at a summer fete in Devon, taking part not in a Treasure Hunt, but a Murder Hunt, in this never-before-published novella version of Dead Man’s Folly. Now released for the first time as an eBook exclusive publication.Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fête, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well known crime writer, agrees to organise their murder hunt. But at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that something sinister is about to happen…In 1954, Agatha Christie wrote this novella with the intention of donating the proceeds to a fund set up to buy stained glass windows for her local church at Churston Ferrers, and she filled the story with references to local places, including her own home of Greenway. But having completed it, she decided instead to expand the story into a full-length novel, Dead Man’s Folly, which was published two years later, and donated a Miss Marple story (Greenshaw’s Folly) to the church fund instead.Unseen for sixty years, Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly is finally published in this eBook exclusive edition.
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144) The Double Clue – 2017

  • Book Summary: Previously published in the print anthology Poirot’s Early Cases.A successful jewelry collector discovers that several of his valuable pieces have been stolen. Hercule Poirot investigates, but his only clues are a man’s glove and a cigarette case …
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145) Yellow Iris – 2017

  • Book Summary: An alarming telephone call, in which the phrases “it’s life and death” and “the table with the yellow irises” are whispered, causes Hercule Poirot to rush to the luxuriant restaurant Jardin des Cygnes, desperate to stop an impending murder and find the person behind the voice on the phone. After bumping into an old acquaintance, he is invited to join a dinner party in full swing. But, just as the dancing and champagne are overflowing, a morbid announcement is made and the lights go out. By the time the lights come back on, everything has changed….
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146) Blue geranium – 2017

  • Book Summary: Previously published in the print anthology The Thirteen Problems.A woman is warned by a psychic of the evil and danger in her house. On a full moon, she must watch for the signs: blue primrose means caution, blue hollyhock is danger, and blue geranium is death!
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147) The Chocolate Box: A Hercule Poirot Story – 2017

  • Book Summary: Previously published in the print anthology Poirot’s Early Cases.Poirot investigates a murder in which the only clue is a box of chocolates
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148) Bodies from the Library: Lost Tales of Mystery and Suspense – 2018

  • Book Summary: This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together 16 tales by masters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Agatha Christie crime story that has not been seen since 1922.At a time when crime and thriller writing has once again overtaken the sales of general and literary fiction, Bodies from the Library unearths lost stories from the Golden Age, that period between the World Wars when detective fiction captured the public’s imagination and saw the emergence of some of the world’s cleverest and most popular storytellers.This anthology brings together 16 forgotten tales that have either been published only once before – perhaps in a newspaper or rare magazine – or have never before appeared in print. From a previously unpublished 1917 script featuring Ernest Bramah’s blind detective Max Carrados, to early 1950s crime stories written for London’s Evening Standard by Cyril Hare, Freeman Wills Crofts and A.A. Milne, it spans five decades of writing by masters of the Golden Age.Most anticipated of all are the contributions by women writers: the first detective story by Georgette Heyer, unseen since 1923; an unpublished story by Christianna Brand, creator of Nanny McPhee; and a dark tale by Agatha Christie published only in an Australian journal in 1922 during her ‘Grand Tour’ of the British Empire.With other stories by Detection Club stalwarts Anthony Berkeley, H.C. Bailey, J.J. Connington, John Rhode and Nicholas Blake, plus Vincent Cornier, Leo Bruce, Roy Vickers and Arthur Upfield, this essential collection harks back to a time before forensic science – when murder was a complex business.
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149) A Fruitful Sunday: A Short Story – 2020

  • Book Summary: Previously published in the print anthology The Golden Ball and Other Stories.Edward Palgrove has saved up to buy a small car, which he and his fiancée, Dorothy Pratt, are both proud of. But neither one is prepared for the journey it will take them on.
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