Guide to Agatha Christie Novels

Agatha Christie is one of the most famous detective/mystery writers! She wrote in the ’20s to the ’70s. Her works are still read and adapted to movies even today! Her formula for the “Who-Dun-Its” are great for a cozy mystery reading day! I have always enjoyed a good Christie novel. I remember reading them when I was in the 6th grade and just loving trying to solve the crime with the narrator! Clues are often gathered from plot twists and conversations from characters.

Most of her books do not need to be read in order. But typically starting from the beginning is helpful to be introduced to the detective/characters.

Hercule Poirot Novels

Poirot is known for that impressive ‘stache! He solves cases by following the right clues every time with the help of Captain Arthur Hastings. He loves to gather his suspects together and slowly solves the case! Some of his cases are in exotic locations that involve the rich.
* The Mysterious Affair At Styles
The Murder on the Links
* The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Big Four
The Mystery of the Blue Train
Black Coffee
* Peril at End House
Lord Edgware Dies
* Murder on the Orient Express
Three Act Tragedy
Death in the Clouds
* The A.B.C. Murders
Murder in Mesopotamia
Cards on the Table
Dumb Witness
* Death on the Nile
Appointment with Death
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Sad Cypress
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Evil Under the Sun
* Five Little Pigs
The Hollow
Taken at the Flood
Mrs. McGinty’s Dead
After the Funeral
Hickory Dickory Dock
Dead Man’s Folly
Cat Among the Pigeons
The Clocks
Third Girl
Hallowe’en Party
Elephants Can Remember
* Curtain
The Monogram Murders

Hercule Poirot Collections

The Labors of Hercules
The Witness for the Prosecution
The Under Dog and Other Stories
Poirot’s Early Cases
Hercule Poirot’s Casebook
The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories
The Double Clue
The Grey Cells of Mr. Poirot

Hercule Poirot Short Story Novels

The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan
The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor
The Affair at the Victory Ball
The Adventure of the Western Star
The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb
Afternoon At The Seaside
The Patient
The Witness for the Prosecution
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb
The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim
Market Basing Mystery, The
The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge
The Cornish Mystery
Problem at Sea
The Under Dog
The Case of the Missing Will

Miss Marple Novels

Jane Marple is an detective but also an elderly woman who lives in the village of St. Mary Mead. She never married, but never had to work to earn a living either. She is very smart. She sometimes does not even appear until half way through a novel. Her cases are typically in small villages.
* The Murder at the Vicarage
The Body in the Library
* The Moving Finger
* A Murder is Announced
They Do It With Mirrors
A Pocket Full of Rye
4:50 From Paddington
The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side
A Caribbean Mystery
At Bertram’s Hotel
* Sleeping Murder

Miss Marple Collections

The Thirteen Problems
13 Clues for Miss Marple
Miss Marple’s Final Cases
Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories
Miss Marple Short Stories

Tommy and Tuppence Novels

A young couple at first to the last novel where they are married. It is set before WW2. They seek out adventure and solve crimes too! You will want to read these in order as you see the progression of the characters through the years.
* The Secret Adversary
Murder is Easy
N or M?
By the Pricking of My Thumbs
Postern of Fate

Tommy and Tuppence Collections

Partners in Crime

Tommy and Tuppence Short Story Novels

The Affair of the Pink Pearl
The House of Lurking Death

Superintendent Battle Novels

His ‘stache is said to be more impressive than Piorot’s, but I beg to differ! He is a character that usually is in the Piorot books. He has 5 of his own.
The Secret of Chimneys
The Seven Dials Mystery
Cards on the Table
Murder is Easy
Towards Zero


The Mousetrap
Spider’s Web

Colonel Race Novels

Race is a highly intelligent ex-Army Colonel (leader of the counter intelligence division of the British spy agency MI5)
The Man in the Brown Suit
The Man in the Brown Suit & 4
The Man in the Brown Suit & 4
Cards On the Table
Death on the Nile
Sparkling Cyanide

Harley Quin Novels

Quin is the most mysterious of all any of Agatha’s detectives. His name is short for Harlequin , which is a clue to his personality. 
The Mysterious Mr.Quin
The Love Detectives
The Coming of Mr. Quin

Stand Alone Novels

One of her best selling novels
The Man in the Brown Suit
Giant Bread
The Sittaford Mystery
Unfinished Portrait
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?
* And Then There Were None
Absent in the Spring
Death Comes as the End
Sparkling Cyanide
The Rose And The Yew Tree
* Crooked House
They Came to Baghdad
Destination Unknown
The Burden
Ordeal by Innocence
The Pale Horse
* Endless Night
13 at Dinner
Passenger to Frankfurt
The Murder at Hazelmoor

Short Story Collections

The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories
The Hound of Death
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Parker Pyne Investigates
The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories
Three Blind Mice and Other Stories
Double Sin and other stories
Star over Bethlehem, and other stories
The Golden Ball and Other Stories
* The Mousetrap and Other Plays
Witness for the Prosecution
Problem at Pollensa Bay
The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories
While the Light Lasts
Bloodstained Pavement and Other Stories
Death by Drowning
Seven Deadly Sins
Masterpieces in Miniature
The Detectives – Short Stories
The Tuesday Night Club and Other Stories
The Red Signal and Other Stories
The Listerdale Mystery
Masterpieces of Mystery and the Unknown
The Actress and Other Short Stories
A Fruitful Sunday and Other Short Stories
Miss Marple and Mystery
The Witness for the Prosecution, and Other Stories  

Come, Tell Me How You Live
Agatha Christie: An Autobiography
The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery
  • * Indicates some of her best works!
  • I hope this guide helps! If you would like this in a printable form, I will be working on a PDF checklist soon!
  • Happy reading, Book Nerds!

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