Agatha Christie Reading Challenge

The Agatha Christie Reading Challenge is run by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise. It is quite simply to read Agatha Christie’s books. I’m not reading them in order of publication but as I come across them.

I’ve included short stories in my list in italics.

Progress in publication date order:

  1. 1920 The Mysterious Affair At Styles (Poirot)
  2. 1922 The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence 1)
  3. 1923 The Murder on the Links (Poirot)
  4. 1924 The Man in the Brown Suit (first appearance of Colonel Race)
  5. 1926 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot)
  6. 1927 The Big Four (Poirot)
  7. 1928 The Mystery of the Blue Train (Poirot)
  8. 1929 The Seven Dials Mystery
  9. 1931 The Sittaford Mystery (Inspector Narracott)
  10. 1932 Peril At End House (Poirot)
  11. 1932 The Thirteen Problems (Miss Marple)
  12. 1933 The Hound of Death (a collection of twelve short stories of unexplained phenomena)
  13. 1933 Lord Edgware Dies (Poirot)
  14. 1934 Murder on the Orient Express (Poirot)
  15. 1934 Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (Aka The Boomerang Clue) (Bobby Jones and Lady Frances Derwent)
  16. 1935 Death in the Clouds (Poirot)
  17. 1935 Three Act Tragedy (Poirot & Mr Satterthwaite)
  18. 1936 The A.B.C. Murders (Poirot)
  19. 1936 Murder in Mesopotamia
  20. 1936 Cards on the Table (Poirot, Ariadne Oliver, Supt. Battle, Col. Race)
  21. 1937  Dumb Witness (Poirot)
  22. 1937 Death on the Nile (Poirot)
  23. 1937 Murder in the Mews (Poirot 4 short stories)
  24. 1938 Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Poirot)
  25. 1939 Murder is Easy (Luke Fitzwilliam, a retired policeman)
  26. 1939 Ten Little Niggers/And Then There Were None
  27. 1940 One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Poirot)
  28. 1941 Evil Under the Sun (Poirot)
  29. 1941 N or M? (Tommy and Tuppence 3)
  30. 1942 The Body in the Library (Miss Marple)
  31. 1942 The Moving Finger (Miss Marple)
  32. 1943 Five Little Pigs (Poirot)
  33. 1944 Towards Zero (Supt. Battle)
  34. 1946 The Hollow (Poirot)
  35. 1947 The Labours of Hercules (Poirot)
  36. 1948 Taken at the Flood (Poirot)
  37. 1949 Crooked House
  38. 1950 A Murder is Announced (Miss Marple)
  39. 1951 They Came to Baghdad (Victoria Jones)
  40. 1952 Mrs McGinty’s Dead (Poirot and  Mrs Ariadne Oliver)
  41. 1952 They Do It With Mirrors (Miss Marple)
  42. 1953 A Pocket Full of Rye
  43. 1953 After the Funeral (Poirot)
  44. 1955 Hickory Dickory Dock (Poirot)
  45. 1956 Dead Man’s Folly (Poirot and Mrs Ariadne Oliver)
  46. 1957 4.50 from Paddington (Miss Marple and  Lucy Eyelesbarrow)
  47. 1958 Ordeal by Innocence (Dr Calgary)
  48. 1959 Cat Among the Pigeons (Poirot)
  49. 1960 The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (5 Poirot short stories & 1 Miss Marple)
  50. 1961 The Pale Horse (DI Lejeune and Mrs Ariadne Oliver)
  51. 1962 The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (Miss Marple)
  52. 1963 The Clocks (Poirot)
  53. 1964 A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple)
  54. 1965 At Bertram’s Hotel (Miss Marple)
  55. 1966 Third Girl (Poirot)
  56. 1967 Endless Night
  57. 1968 By the Pricking of My Thumbs (Tommy and Tuppence 4)
  58. 1968 Hallowe’en Party
  59. 1970 Passenger to Frankfurt
  60. 1971 Nemesis (Miss Marple)
  61. 1972 Elephants Can Remember
  62. 1973 Postern of Fate (Tommy and Tuppence 5)
  63. 1975 Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case (written in the 1940s)
  64. 1976 Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple’s Last Case (written in the 1940s)

Autobiography/Biography

  1. Agatha Christie: An Autobiography
  2. Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days by Jared Cade
  3. Agatha Christie: An English Mystery by Laura Thompson
  4. Agatha Christie at Home by Hilary Macaskill
  5. Poirot and Me by David Suchet

 

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