Agatha Christie Reading Challenge

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Update – October 26, 2021

I’m starting to get back to this challenge. I’ve been rereading a lot during the pandemic so haven’t read much of Dame Christie. I just put the next few Poirot mysteries on hold at the library so hopefully I’ll update this page soon!

Original Post

I have no idea why it took me so long to get into Agatha Christie’s books, but it did. Now that I’ve found them, I can’t hardly put them down! Consequently, I chose to join the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge hosted by Mysteries in Paradise. The goal is simply to read every book Agatha Christie has written. There are no time limits. Some people are choosing to read them in publication order, some in series order, some just randomly. I’m doing a little bit of reading them in series order along with a little randomly.

The various series and stand-alone books are listed below. As I finish them, I’ll cross them off with the date. If I write a review up, I’ll link to it.

If you’re interested in joining the challenge – click on the button/link at the bottom of the page. Otherwise, come back later to see if I’ve progressed at all!

Hercule Poirot Novels

  1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles  – December 2016
  2. Murder on the Links  – December 2016
  3. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd  – December 2016
  4. The Big Four  – December 2016
  5. The Mystery of the Blue Train  – January 2017
  6. Peril at End House  – January 2017
  7. Lord Edgware Dies  – January 2017
  8. Murder on the Orient Express – January 2017
  9. Three Act Tragedy – January 2017
  10. Death in the Clouds – January 2017
  11. The ABC Murders – January 2017
  12. Murder in Mesopotamia – January 2017
  13. Cards on the Table – January 2017
  14. Dumb Witness – February 2017
  15. Death on the Nile – May 2017
  16. Appointment with Death – December 2017
  17. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
  18. Sad Cypress
  19. One, Two Buckle my Shoe
  20. Evil Under the Sun
  21. Five Little Pigs
  22. The Hollow
  23. Taken at the Flood
  24. Mrs McGinty’s Dead
  25. After the Funeral
  26. Hickory Dickory Dock – December 2016
  27. Dead Man’s Folly
  28. Cat Among the Pigeons
  29. The Clocks
  30. Third Girl
  31. Hallowe’en Party
  32. Elephants Can Remember
  33. Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case

Hercule Poirot’s Short Story Collections

  1. Murder in the Mews
  2. The Labours of Hercules
  3. Christmas Adventure (short story)
  4. Poirot Investigates (short stories) – December 2016
  5. Poirot’s Early Cases (short stories)
  6. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (short stories)
  7. Yellow Iris (short story)
  8. The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest (short story)
  9. Second Gong (short story)

Miss Marple Novels

  1. The murder at the vicarage
  2. The body in the library
  3. The moving finger
  4. A murder is announced
  5. They do it with mirrors
  6. A pocket full of rye
  7. 4:50 from Paddington
  8. The mirror crack’d
  9. A Caribbean mystery
  10. At Bertram’s Hotel
  11. Nemesis
  12. Sleeping murder

Miss Marple Short Story Collections

  1. The Thirteen Problems
  2. Miss Marple’s Final Cases

Tommy & Tuppence Novels

  1. The Secret Adversary
  2. N or M
  3. By the Prickling of my Thumbs
  4. Postern of Fate

Tommy & Tuppence Short Story Collection

  1. Partners in Crime

Superintendent Battle Books

  1. The Secret of Chimneys
  2. The Seven Dials Mystery
  3. Cards on the Table – January 2017
  4. Murder is Easy
  5. Towards Zero

Stand Alone Novels

  1. The Man in the Brown Suit
  2. Giant’s Bread
  3. The Sittaford Mystery
  4. Unfinished Portrait
  5. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?
  6. And Then There Were None
  7. Absent in the Spring
  8. Death Comes as the End
  9. Sparkling Cyanide
  10. The Rose and the Yew Tree
  11. Crooked House
  12. They Came to Baghdad
  13. A Daughter’s a Daughter
  14. Destination Unknown
  15. The Burden
  16. Ordeal by Innocence
  17. The Pale Horse
  18. Endless Night
  19. Passenger to Frankfurt

Miscellaneous Short Story Collections

  1. The Mysterious Mr. Quin
  2. The Hound of Death
  3. The Listerdale Mystery
  4. Parker Pyne Investigates
  5. The Regetta Mystery and Other Stories
  6. The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories
  7. Three Blind Mice and Other Stories
  8. The Under Dog and Other Stories
  9. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
  10. Double Sin and Other Stories
  11. Star Over Bethlehem and Other Stories
  12. The Golden Ball and Other Stories
  13. Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories
  14. The Harlequin Tea Set
  15. While the Light Lasts and Other Stories

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