Agatha Christie Reading Challenge


Progress: 48/87

Agatha Christie Reading Challenge is a perpetual challenge I started in February, 2009. My goal is to read all of Christie’s mysteries in publication order.

The following is the complete list of Christie’s novels, in order. As I complete each book I link the title to my book review. Click on the title to read my review. For information on this challenge, go here.

You might also like to read my interview with Miss Marple. It’s here: An Interview With Miss Marple


  1. Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)   B+
  2. The Secret Adversary (1922)   A
  3. Murder on the Links (1923)   B
  4. The Man in the Brown Suit   B
  5. The Secret of Chimneys (1925)  A
  6. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) B
  7. The Big Four (1927)   B
  8. The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)   B+
  9. The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)   B+
  10. Murder at the Vicarage (1930) A+
  11. The Sittaford Mystery  (Murder at Hazelmoor) (1931)   A
  12. Peril At End House   (1932)   A
  13. 13 At Dinner/ Lord Edgware Dies (1932)     B
  14. Murder On the Orient Express (1934)  A+
  15. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1934) C+
  16. Murder In Three Acts (1934)   C+
  17. Death In the Air (1935) B+
  18. The ABC Murders (1936)   A
  19. Murder In Mesopotamia (1936) B+
  20. Cards On the Table (1936)  A
  21. Dumb Witness or Poirot Loses a Client (1937)   B
  22. Death On the Nile (1937)   A-
  23. Appointment With Death (1938)   C+
  24. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1938) C+
  25. Murder Is Easy or Easy To Kill (1939)   B
  26. And Then There Were None   (1939)   A+
  27. Sad Cypress   (1940)   B
  28. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940)  B
  29. Evil Under the Sun (1941)   A+
  30. N or M? (1941)   B
  31. The Body In the Library  (1942)  A+
  32. Five Little Pigs  (1942)   B
  33. The Moving Finger (1942)
  34. Toward Zero  (1944)   B+
  35. Death Comes As the End  (1944)    C-
  36. Sparkling Cyanide  (1945)   B+
  37. The Hollow  (1946)   B+
  38. Taken At the Flood  (1948)   C
  39. Crooked House  (1949)   B
  40. A Murder is Announced   (1950)   B+
  41. They Came To Baghdad  (1951)   B+
  42. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead   (1952)   C
  43. They Do It With Mirrors  (1952)
  44. After the Funeral  (1953)
  45. A Pocket Full of Rye  (1953)
  46. Destination Unknown  (1954)
  47. Hickory Dickory Dock  (1955)
  48. Dead Man’s Folly  (1956)
  49. 4:50 From Paddington  (1957)
  50. Ordeal By Innocence  (1958)
  51. Cat Among the Pigeons  (1959)
  52. The Pale Horse  (1961)
  53. The Mirror Crack’d  (1962)
  54. The Clocks  (1963)
  55. A Caribbean Mystery  (1964)
  56. At Bertram’s Hotel  (1965)
  57. Third Girl  (1966)
  58. Endless Night  (1967)
  59. By the Pricking of My Thumb  (1968)
  60. Hallowe’en Party  (1969)
  61. Passenger to Frankfurt  (1970)
  62. Nemesis  (1971)
  63. Elephants Can Remember  (1972)   B
  64. Postern of Fate   (1973)
  65. Curtain  (1975)
  66. Sleeping Murder   (1976)


Short Story Collections:

  1. Poirot Investigates (1924)
  2. Partners in Crime (1929) C+
  3. The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930) B+
  4. The Tuesday Club Murders (1932)
  5. Hound Of Death (1933) C-
  6. The Listerdale Mystery  (1934)
  7. Parker Pyne Investigates  (1934)   B+
  8. Murder In the Mews (1937)
  9. The Regatta Mystery (1939)
  10. The Labours of Hercule Poirot  (1947)
  11. Witness For the Prosecution  (1948)
  12. Three Blind Mice  (1950)
  13. The Under Dog (1951)
  14. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding  (1960)
  15. Double Sin   (1961)
  16. The Golden Ball  (1971)
  17. Poirot’s Early Cases   (1974)
  18. Miss Marple’s Final Cases  (1979)
  19. Problem at Pollensa Bay  (1991)
  20. The Harlequin Tea Set   (1997)
  21. While the Light Lasts  (1997)



6 Responses to Agatha Christie Reading Challenge

  1. Sandy says:


    I recommend reading a biography about this wonderful author. She was an amazing woman, but a bit mysterious. Smile.

  2. Staci says:

    I am using your list to read and listen my way through Agatha’s books!! Thanks for this to reference!

  3. Sharona says:

    Hi, Margot! I found your blog by a very strange coincidence and am interested to see you are an Agatha Christie nut,as I have become one recently. I am reading her autobiography and don’t want it to ever end. I hedged my bet by starting after the beginning so I can go back and continue to read when I finish the book! Sneaky, but seems to be working. I have learned in this reading that she was an immensely successful playwright, as well as mystery author, and also wrote several “real” books under the name “Mary Westmacott”. You undoubtedly know all this already, but I have read what I thought was her autobiography once before and this is entirely a different book ??? I also have access to an have read some of her book, “Come tell me how to live” or whatever it is called. I think I started it last year and then stopped for some reason.
    Anyhooo, this book reveals a FASCINATING person! And inspires me to see that reincarnation must be true, since her “talent kernals” have obviously been accumulated over different beings, or however it works. I hope I will either be as astonishing a person for who I am as she has been, or get to understand more about how anyone can be this way. Her sense of humor is also a total gas, as you know.
    Well, enuf said. I am grateful for the “coincidence” that gave me to lurch into your blog. Keep on enjoying the “Joyful Retirement”. I have been at it for about 10 years now and “ain’t it great?!!!”

    Best regards,

    Sharona Bambona

  4. Is there any way I can subscribe to your posts by e-mail?

  5. another agatha fan both reading and audiobook –
    have just completed Postern of Fate audio – always a treat in the car!
    joining the AC carnival thanks to your link =)

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