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Agatha Christie


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aka Agatha Christie Mallowan, Mary Westmacott

Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.

Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 80 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest-running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant little Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world-famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies.

Agatha Christie also wrote romantic novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. As well, she wrote four non-fiction books including an autobiography and an entertaining account of the many expeditions she shared with her archaeologist husband, Sir Max Mallowan.

Agatha Christie died in 1976.
 


Genres: Mystery, Cozy Mystery
 
Series
Hercule Poirot
   1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
   2. The Murder on the Links (1923)
   3. Poirot Investigates (1924)
   4. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
   5. The Big Four (1927)
   6. The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
   7. Black Coffee (1930)
   8. Peril at End House (1932)
   9. Lord Edgware Dies (1933)
     aka Thirteen at Dinner
   10. Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
     aka Murder in the Calais Coach
   11. Three Act Tragedy (1934)
     aka Murder in Three Acts
   12. Death in the Clouds (1935)
     aka Death in the Air
   13. The ABC Murders (1936)
   14. Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
   15. Cards on the Table (1936)
   16. Dumb Witness (1937)
     aka Poirot Loses a Client
   17. Death on the Nile (1937)
   18. Murder in the Mews (1937)
   19. Appointment with Death (1938)
   20. Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1938)
     aka A Holiday for Murder / Murder for Christmas
   21. Sad Cypress (1940)
   22. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940)
     aka An Overdose of Death / The Patriotic Murders
   23. Evil Under the Sun (1941)
   24. Five Little Pigs (1942)
     aka Murder in Retrospect
   25. The Hollow (1946)
     aka Murder after Hours
   26. The Labours of Hercules (1947)

     aka The Labors of Hercules

   27. Taken at the Flood (1948)
     aka There Is a Tide
   28. Mrs McGinty's Dead (1952)
     aka Blood Will Tell
   29. After the Funeral (1953)
     aka Funerals Are Fatal
   30. Hickory Dickory Dock (1955)
   31. Dead Man's Folly (1956)
   32. Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
   33. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
   34. The Clocks (1963)
   35. Third Girl (1966)
   36. Hallowe'en Party (1969)
     aka A Haunting in Venice
   37. Elephants Can Remember (1972)
   38. Poirot's Early Cases (1974)
     aka Hercule Poirot's Early Cases
   39. Curtain (1975)
   The Underdog (1994)
   The Complete Ariadne Oliver: Volume 2 (2005)
   The Complete Ariadne Oliver (2005)
   Hercule Poirot: the Complete Short Stories (2008)
continued in the series by Sophie Hannah
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Tommy and Tuppence
   1. The Secret Adversary (1922)
   2. Partners in Crime (1929)
   3. N or M? (1941)
   4. By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968)
   5. Postern of Fate (1973)
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Short Stories
   The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (1923)
   The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim (1923)
   The Lemesurier Inheritance (1923)
   The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge (1923)
   The Adventure of the 'Western Star' (1924)
   The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (1924)
   The Case of the Missing Will (1924)
   Philomel Cottage (2011)
   Poirot and the Regatta Mystery (2011)
   Sanctuary (2011)
   Strange Jest (2011)
   Tape Measure Murder (2011)
   The Case of the Caretaker (2011)
   The Case of the Missing Lady (2011)
   The Case of the Perfect Maid (2011)
   The Dead Harlequin (2011)
   The Dream (2011)
   The Gate of Baghdad (2011)
   The House at Shiraz (2011)
   The Man in the Mist (2011)
   The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (2011)
   The Rajah's Emerald (2011)
   The Red Signal (2011)
   The Second Gong (2011)
   Yellow Iris (2011)
   Mr Eastwood's Adventure (2012)
   Finessing the King (2012)
   Ingots of Gold (2012)
   Jane in Search of a Job (2012)
   Motive v. Opportunity (2012)
   The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger (2012)
   The Affair of the Pink Pearl (2012)
   The Case of the Discontented Soldier (2012)
   The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife (2012)
   The Coming of Mr Quin (2012)
   The Idol House of Astarte (2012)
   The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (2012)
   The Kidnapped Prime Minister (2012)
   The King of Clubs (2012)
   The Manhood of Edward Robinson (2012)
   The Mystery of the Blue Jar (2012)
   The Mystery of the Spanish Shawl (2012)
   The Plymouth Express (2012)
   The Shadow on the Glass (2012)
   The Thumb Mark of St Peter (2012)
   The Tragedy of Marsdon Manor (2012)
   A Christmas Tragedy (2013)
   Greenshaw's Folly (2013)
   Miss Marple Tells a Story (2013)
   The Blue Geranium (2013)
   The Companion (2013)
   The Herb of Death (2013)
   Double Sin (2013)
   How Does Your Garden Grow? (2013)
   Problem at Sea (2013)
   The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly (2013)
   The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (2013)
   The Incredible Theft (2013)
   The Market Basing Mystery (2013)
   The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest (2013)
   The Submarine Plans (2013)
   The Third-Floor Flat (2013)
   Wasps' Nest (2013)
   A Fairy in the Flat (2013)
   A Pot of Tea (2013)
   Blindman's Buff (2013)
   The Ambassador's Boots (2013)
   The Clergyman's Daughter / The Red House (2013)
   The Crackler (2013)
   The Gentleman Dressed in Newspaper (2013)
   The Unbreakable Alibi (2013)
   Accident (2013)
   In a Glass Darkly (2013)
   S.O.S (2013)
   Sing a Song of Sixpence (2013)
   The Call of Wings (2013)
   The Dressmaker's Doll (2013)
   The Fourth Man (2013)
   The Gipsy (2013)
   The Lamp (2013)
   The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael (2013)
   Wireless (2013)
   At the 'Bells and Motley' (2013)
   Harlequin's Lane (2013)
   Have You Got Everything You Want? (2013)
   The Bird with the Broken Wing (2013)
   The Case of the City Clerk (2013)
   The Case of the Discontented Husband (2013)
   The Case of the Distressed Lady (2013)
   The Case of the Rich Woman (2013)
   The Face of Helen (2013)
   The Man from the Sea (2013)
   The Oracle at Delphi (2013)
   The Pearl of Price (2013)
   The Regatta Mystery (2013)
   The Sign in the Sky (2013)
   The Soul of the Croupier (2013)
   The Voice in the Dark (2013)
   The World's End (2013)
   A Fruitful Sunday (2013)
   Magnolia Blossom (2013)
   Manx Gold (2013)
   Next to a Dog (2013)
   Swan Song (2013)
   The Actress (2013)
   The Edge (2013)
   The Girl in the Train (2013)
   The House of Dreams (2013)
   The Lonely God (2013)
   Within a Wall (2013)
   In the Cool of the Evening (2013)
   Promotion in the Highest (2013)
   The Island (2013)
   The Naughty Donkey (2013)
   The Water Bus (2013)
   The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (2014)
   The Chocolate Box (2014)
   The Veiled Lady (2014)
   Christmas Adventure (2014)
   Murder in the Mews (2014)

     aka The Dead Man's Mirror

   While the Lights Last (2014)
   The Cornish Mystery (2014)
   The Lost Mine (2014)
   The Double Clue (2016)
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Colonel Race
   1. The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)
   2. Death on the Nile (1937)
   3. Sparkling Cyanide (1944)
     aka Remembered Death
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Superintendent Battle
   1. The Secret of Chimneys (1925)
   2. The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)
   3. Cards on the Table (1936)
   4. Murder Is Easy (1939)
     aka Easy to Kill
   5. Towards Zero (1944)
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Miss Marple
   The Tuesday Night Club (1927)
     aka The Solving Six
   1. The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
   Death By Drowning (1932)
   The Thirteen Problems (1932)
     aka The Tuesday Club Murders
   2. The Body in the Library (1942)
   3. The Moving Finger (1942)
   4. Sleeping Murder (1976)
   5. A Murder Is Announced (1950)
   6. They Do It with Mirrors (1952)
     aka Murder with Mirrors
   7. A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)
   8. 4.50 from Paddington (1957)
     aka What Mrs McGillicuddy Saw
   9. The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1961)
   10. A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
   11. At Bertram's Hotel (1965)
   The Bloodstained Pavement (1966)
   12. Nemesis (1971)
   13 Clues for Miss Marple (1977)
   Miss Marple's Final Cases (1979)
   Miss Marple and Mystery (2008)
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Parker Pyne
   Parker Pyne Investigates (1934)
     aka Mr. Parker Pyne: Detective
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Novels
   Giant's Bread (1930) (as by Mary Westmacott)
   The Sittaford Mystery (1931)
     aka Murder at Hazelmoor
   Unfinished Portrait (1934) (as by Mary Westmacott)
   Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1935)
     aka The Boomerang Clue
   And then there were None (1939)
     aka Ten Little Indians
   Absent in the Spring (1944) (as by Mary Westmacott)
   Death Comes as the End (1944)
   The Rose and the Yew Tree (1948) (as by Mary Westmacott)
   Crooked House (1949)
   They Came to Baghdad (1951)
   A Daughter's a Daughter (1952) (as by Mary Westmacott)
   Destination Unknown (1954)
     aka So Many Steps to Death
   The Burden (1956) (as by Mary Westmacott)
   Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
   The Pale Horse (1961)
   Endless Night (1967)
   Passenger to Frankfurt (1970)
   The Unexpected Guest (2008) (with Charles Osborne)
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Collections
   The Road of Dreams (poems) (1924)
   The Hound of Death (1933)
   The Sunningdale Mystery (1933)
   The Listerdale Mystery (1934)
   Star Over Bethlehem (1965) (as by Agatha Christie Mallowan)
   The Golden Ball (1972)
   Poems (poems) (1973)
   The Mousetrap and Other Plays (1981)
   Surprise! Surprise! (1983)
   Miss Marple (1985)
   Problem at Pollensa Bay (1992)
   While the Light Lasts (1994)
   The Harlequin Tea Set (1997)
   Classic Detective Stories From a Suitcase of Suspense (1999) (with others)
   Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (2000)
   The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (2004)
   The Red Signal and Other Stories (2005)
   Murders to Die For (2005)
   Masterpieces in Miniature (2005)
   Detectives and Young Adventurers (2008)
   The Last Seance (2013)
   A Deadly Affair (2022)
   Marple (2022) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Series contributed to
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Books containing stories by Agatha Christie
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Ghosts from the Library (2022)
(Bodies from the Library)
edited by
Tony Medawar
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Bodies from the Library 3 (2020)
(Bodies from the Library, book 3)
edited by
Tony Medawar
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Bodies from the Library 2 (2019)
(Bodies from the Library, book 2)
edited by
Tony Medawar

More books 


Award nominations
2000 Anthony Award for Novel of the Century (nominee) : The Murder of Roger Ackroyd


Agatha Christie recommends
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He Who Whispers (1946)
(Dr. Gideon Fell, book 16)
John Dickson Carr
"Very few detective stories baffle me nowadays, but Mr. Carr's always do."

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