Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She is one of the best-selling authors of all time, with her works selling over a billion copies in English and another billion in translation. Christie's plays include the long-running 'The Mousetrap', and she also wrote the world's longest-running play. Her works have been adapted for television, radio, video games, and graphic novels. In 1971, she was made a Dame for her contributions to literature.

Books

This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. And Then There Were None

    In this classic mystery novel, ten strangers are invited to a secluded mansion on a private island by a mysterious host who is nowhere to be found. As the guests begin to die one by one, mirroring a creepy nursery rhyme that hangs in each of their rooms, they realize that the killer is among them. As suspicion and fear escalate, they must uncover the murderer before no one remains.

  2. 2. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    In a small English village, a wealthy man named Roger Ackroyd is found dead, stabbed with a dagger. The victim's friend, a retired detective, comes out of retirement to solve the murder. The detective uncovers a web of deceit, blackmail, and hidden relationships among the victim's family and employees. The shocking twist ending reveals the unlikely murderer and the ingenious method used to commit the crime.

  3. 3. Murder on the Orient Express

    A renowned Belgian detective finds himself embroiled in a complex murder case aboard the luxurious Orient Express train. The victim is a wealthy American businessman with numerous enemies, and the train's diverse passenger list includes individuals of varying nationalities and backgrounds, each with their own secrets. As the train is halted due to a snowdrift, the detective must race against time to solve the murder before the train reaches its destination and the murderer has a chance to escape.

  4. 4. The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    In this novel, a wealthy woman is found poisoned in her country home in England during World War I. A family friend who is visiting the house at the time of the murder calls upon his friend, a brilliant detective, to help solve the case. The detective uses his unique methods to investigate the crime, revealing a complex web of family secrets and betrayal. Throughout the investigation, the detective uncovers that the victim's husband, the housekeeper, and the victim's stepsons all had motives to kill her. The detective eventually solves the crime, revealing the unexpected murderer and their ingenious method of committing the crime.

  5. 5. Death On The Nile

    "Death On The Nile" is a thrilling murder mystery set aboard a luxurious Nile river cruise. When a young and beautiful heiress is found dead, renowned detective Hercule Poirot must navigate a web of deceit, jealousy, and hidden motives to uncover the truth behind her untimely demise. As the suspects become increasingly desperate to protect their secrets, Poirot races against time to solve the puzzle before the killer strikes again.

  6. 6. Death Comes As The End

    Set in ancient Egypt, the novel revolves around a series of mysterious deaths that plague a wealthy family after the patriarch brings home a young concubine, causing jealousy and tension among his children. When members of the household begin to die under suspicious circumstances, it becomes clear that a murderer is at work, driven by human emotions that transcend time. The story unfolds as the family's intelligent and determined daughter seeks to uncover the truth behind the killings, navigating through the complexities of social hierarchy and familial loyalty to bring the perpetrator to justice.

  7. 7. The Abc Murders

    In this classic murder mystery, a series of murders occur in alphabetical order, leaving the police baffled and the public in fear. With each victim's name beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, the detective Hercule Poirot must unravel the twisted mind of the killer before they strike again. As the clues unfold and the tension rises, Poirot races against time to identify the murderer and prevent another tragedy.

  8. 8. The Murder At The Vicarage

    In this classic whodunit, a small English village is rocked by the murder of a despised colonel, found dead in the vicar's study. The local vicar, who narrates the tale, finds himself amidst a complex web of gossip, secrets, and potential suspects, ranging from the colonel's estranged wife to various village residents with their own motives for murder. As the investigation unfolds, the astute Miss Marple, a shrewd elderly spinster with a knack for solving puzzles, emerges to cut through the red herrings and uncover the truth, demonstrating that no one is above suspicion in this tightly plotted mystery.

  9. 9. A Murder Is Announced

    In a quaint English village, the residents are intrigued by a newspaper advertisement announcing a murder at a local house at a specific time. When the time comes, a deadly game unfolds, resulting in a real murder. The village is thrown into a state of confusion and suspicion, prompting the arrival of a shrewd elderly detective who begins to unravel a complex web of secrets and lies. Through meticulous investigation and an understanding of human nature, the detective exposes the intricate plot behind the murder, revealing the identity of the cunning culprit and the motives that led to the crime.

  10. 10. The Witness For The Prosecution

    In this classic courtroom drama, a young, charming man stands accused of murdering a wealthy older woman who had become infatuated with him and made him her heir. The case against him seems ironclad until his wife, who was expected to be his alibi, shockingly agrees to testify for the prosecution. As the trial unfolds, a series of twists and turns reveal the complexities of human relationships and the surprising truths that lie beneath the surface of the evidence, culminating in an unexpected and dramatic conclusion that challenges the perceptions of guilt and innocence.

  11. 11. The Mousetrap

    In this classic murder mystery play, a group of strangers find themselves trapped in a remote English guesthouse during a snowstorm, only to discover that a murderer is among them. As the guests grapple with their suspicions and the tension rises, a detective arrives on skis to solve the case. Through a series of twists and turns, the true identity and motive of the killer are revealed, showcasing the author's signature blend of intricate plotting and psychological suspense.