The Great Agatha Christie Challenge

Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie

The Great Agatha Christie Challenge 

I have been reading Agatha Christie on and off for years. I love her books, they don’t pretend to be great literature, just great puzzles. I adore the extreme “Englishness” of her plots, all tea and scones and hats and gloves. I have decided to read all her crime books in order of publication. With 66 novels and over 100 short stories, it could take me a while. I’ll review each one and add them to the book reviews blog area. The reviews are in the linked in the list below.

 

Below is a list of all her books, taken from the Official Agatha Christie Website. So off I go! 

 

1.   1920 The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Finished

2.   1922 The Secret Adversary – Finished

3.   1923 Murder on the Links – Finished

4.   1924 The Man in the Brown Suit – Finished

5.   1924 Poirot Investigates  – Finished

6.   1925 The Secret of Chimneys – Finished

7.   1926 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Finished

8.   1927 The Big Four – Finished

9.    1928 The Mystery of the Blue Train – Finished

10.  1929 The Seven Dials Mystery – Finished

11.  1929 Partners in Crime – Finished

12.  1930 The Mysterious Mr Quin – Finished

13.  1930 The Murder at the Vicarage – Finished

14.  1931 The Sittaford Mystery – Finished

15.  1932 Peril at End House – Finished

16.  1932 The Thirteen Problems – Finished

17.  1933 Lord Edgware Dies – Finished

18.  1933 The Hound of Death – Finished

19.  1934 Murder On The Orient Express – Finished

20.  1934 The Listerdale Mystery – Finished

21.  1934 Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? – Finished

22.  1934 Parker Pyne Investigates  – Finished

23.  1934 Three-Act Tragedy – Finished

24. 1935 Death in the Clouds – Finished

25. 1936 The ABC Murders – Finished

26. 1936 Murder in Mesopotamia – Finished

27. 1936 Cards on the Table – Finished

28. 1937 Dumb Witness – Finished

29. 1937 Death on the Nile – Finished

30. 1937 Murder in the Mews – Finished

31. 1938 Appointment with Death – Finished

32. 1938 Hercule Poirot’s Christmas – Finished

33. 1939 Easy to Kill – Finished

34. 1939 And Then There Were None – Finished

35. 1940 Sad Cypress – Finished

36. 1940 One, Two, Buckle My Shoe – Finished

37. 1941 Evil Under the Sun – Finished

38. 1941 N or M? – Finished

39. 1942 The Body in the Library – Finished

40. 1942 Five Little Pigs – Finished

41. 1942 The Moving Finger – Finished

42. 1944 Towards Zero – Finished

43. 1944 Death Comes as the End – Finished

44. 1945 Sparking Cyanide – Finished

45. 1946 The Hollow

46. 1947 The Labours of Hercules

47. 1948 Taken at the Flood

48. 1949 Crooked House

49. 1950 A Murder is Announced

50. 1951 They Came to Baghdad

51. 1952 Mrs McGinty’s Dead

52. 1952 They Do It with Mirrors

53. 1953 After the Funeral

54. 1953 A Pocket Full of Rye

55. 1954 Destination Unknown

56. 1955 Hickory Dickory Dock

57. 1956 Dead Man’s Folly

58. 1957 4.50 from Paddington

59. 1958 Ordeal by Innocence

60. 1959 Cat Among the Pigeons

61. 1960 The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

62. 1961 The Pale Horse

63. 1962 The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side

64. 1963 The Clocks

65. 1964 A Caribbean Mystery

66. 1965 At Bertram’s Hotel

67. 1966 Third Girl

68. 1967 Endless Night

69. 1968 By the Pricking of My Thumbs

70. 1969 Hallowe’en Party

71. 1970 Passenger to Frankfurt

72. 1971 Nemesis

73. 1972 Elephants Can Remember

74. 1973 Postern of Fate

75. 1974 Poirot’s Early Cases

76. 1975 Curtain

77. 1976 Sleeping Murder

78. 1979 Miss Marple’s Final Cases 

79. 1991 Problem at Pollensa Bay

80. 1997 While the Light Lasts

 

 

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