Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Kerrie of Mysteries in Paradise has finally done it. She's managed to talk me into joining yet another challenge - which wasn't really too hard. And a great one it is - The Agatha Christie Reading Challenge. Kerrie decided to work her way through Christie's books in order that they were written. Several people decided to join in and when she saw my reviews, she invited me to join. I finally decided to jump off the fence. Go here to read more about the challenge.

There is a great list on Wikipedia and also

The books should be read in the following order:
  1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  2. The Secret Adversary
  3. Murder on the Links
  4. The Man in the Brown Suit
  5. The Secret of Chimneys
  6. The Murder of Roger Akroyd Ackroyd (finished)
  7. The Big Four
  8. The Mystery of the Blue Train
  9. Black Coffee (play novelisation by Charles Osborne)
  10. The Seven Dials Mystery
  11. The Murder at the Vicarage
  12. The Sittaford Mystery
  13. Peril at End House
  14. Lord Edgware Dies
  15. Murder on the Orient Express
  16. Why didn't they ask Evans?
  17. Three Act Tragedy
  18. Death in the Clouds
  19. The ABC Murders
  20. Murder in Mesopotamia
  21. Cards on the Table
  22. Murder in the Mews (four novellas)
  23. Dumb Witness
  24. Death on the Nile
  25. Appointment with Death
  26. Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Finished)
  27. Murder is Easy
  28. And Then There Were None (have it)
  29. One, Two Buckle My Shoe
  30. Sad Cypress
  31. Evil Under the Sun
  32. N or M?
  33. The Body in the Library
  34. Five Little Pigs
  35. The Moving Finger
  36. Towards Zero
  37. Death Comes as the End
  38. Sleeping Murder
  39. Sparkling Cyanide
  40. The Hollow
  41. Taken at the Flood
  42. Crooked House
  43. A Murder is Announced
  44. They Came to Baghdad
  45. Mrs McGinty's Dead
  46. They Do It With Mirrors
  47. After the Funeral
  48. A Pocket Full of Rye
  49. Destination Unknown
  50. Spider’s Web (play novelisation by Charles Osborne) Finished
  51. Hickory Dickory Dock
  52. Dead Man's Folly
  53. 4.50 from Paddington
  54. Ordeal by Innocence
  55. Cat Among the Pigeons
  56. The Unexpected Guest (play novelisation by Charles Osborne)
  57. The Pale Horse
  58. The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
  59. The Clocks
  60. A Caribbean Mystery
  61. At Bertram’s Hotel
  62. Third Girl
  63. Endless Night
  64. By the Pricking of my Thumbs
  65. Hallowe'en Party
  66. Passenger to Frankfurt
  67. Nemesis
  68. Elephants Can Remember
  69. Postern of Fate
  70. Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case
I haven't included any short stories. I checked both lists and they agree - how about that. Wikipedia is right for once. This is a perpetual challenge and you can sign up on Kerrie's blog.

On or around the 23rd of each month, Kerrie will be hosting the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Carnival. Carnival # 2 is up and running and waiting for you to check out what everyone has been reading and what they have to say. The next carnival will be March 20th, so put it on your calendar and come join in on the fun.

Looks like I'll be visiting my favorite used bookstore soon!


  1. And you are very welcome Robin!
    My advice - visit a used book store, or your library, or look for Agatha Christie omnibuses - it is a challenge that could send you poor

  2. So many good books on that list. You'll have so much fun. Another one of my favs is Why didn't they ask Evans? Brilliant!


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