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Agatha Christie Books

Agatha Christie Books

For all those Agatha Christie maniacs, here is a complete list of the books authored by her for you to refer to whenever you go on a book shopping spree.
Penlighten Staff
Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was rather prolific in nature, and as a result, produced innumerable number of books, besides the 80 detective stories that she penned down. So ardent a writer was she, that even decades after her demise in 1976, a short Poirot story, only 5,000 words long was discovered in her seaside home attic, called 'The Incident of the Dog's Ball'. So, naturally it is difficult for a reader to keep a tab on which book of hers he has already read, and which he hasn't. Hence, here's a complete list of books penned by Dame Christie for you to use as a checklist.
Novels
The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)
The Sittaford Mystery (1931) also available as Murder at Hazelmoor
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1935) also available as The Boomerang Clue
Murder Is Easy (1939) also available as Easy to Kill
And Then There were None (1939) also available as Ten Little Niggers andTen Little Indians
Sparkling Cyanide (1944) also available as Remembered Death
Death Comes as the End (1944)
Crooked House (1949)
They Came to Baghdad (1951)
Destination Unknown (1954) also available as So Many Steps to Death
Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
The Pale Horse (1961)
Endless Night (1967)
Passenger to Frankfurt (1970)

There were some novels, more appropriately romances, which Christie chose to write under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.

Giant's Bread (1930)
Unfinished Portrait (1934)
Absent in the Spring (1944)
The Rose and the Yew Tree (1948)
A Daughter's a Daughter (1952)
The Burden (1956)
Hercule Poirot Series
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
The Murder on the Links (1923)
Poirot Investigates (1924)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
The Big Four (1927)
The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
Peril at End House (1932)
Lord Edgware Dies (1933) also available as Thirteen at Dinner and has been made into a film
Murder on the Orient Express (1934) also available as Murder in the Calais Coach and has been made into a film.
Three Act Tragedy (1934) also available as Murder in Three Acts
Death in the Clouds (1935) also available as Death in the Air
The ABC Murders (1936) and has been filmed as "The Alphabet Murders"
Cards on the Table (1936)
Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
Death on the Nile (1937), has been made into a film.
Dumb Witness (1937) also available as Poirot Loses a Client
Murder in the Mews (1937) also available as Dead Man's Mirror
Appointment with Death (1938)
Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1938) also available as A Holiday for Murder and Murder for Christmas
Sad Cypress (1940)
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940) also available as An Overdose of Death and The Patriotic Murders
Evil Under the Sun (1941), has been adapted for a film
Five Little Pigs (1942) also available as Murder in Retrospect
The Hollow (1946) also available as Murder after Hours
The Labours of Hercules (1947)
Taken at the Flood (1948) also available as There Is a Tide
Mrs McGinty's Dead (1952) also available as Blood Will Tell
After the Funeral (1953) also available as Funerals Are Fatal
Hickory Dickory Dock (1955)
Dead Man's Folly (1956)
Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
The Clocks (1963)
Third Girl (1966)
Hallowe'en Party (1969)
Elephants Can Remember (1972)
Poirot's Early Cases (1974) also available as Hercule Poirot's Early Cases
Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (1975)
Black Coffee (1961)
Miss Marple Series
The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
The Thirteen Problems (1932) also available as The Tuesday Club Murders
The Body in the Library (1942)
The Moving Finger (1942)
A Murder Is Announced (1950), has been made into a film
They Do It with Mirrors (1952) also available as Murder with Mirrors.
A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)
4.50 from Paddington (1957) also available as What Mrs McGillicuddy Saw and has been made into a film
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1961), has been made into a film as "The Mirror Crack'd"
A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
At Bertram's Hotel (1965)
Nemesis (1971)
Sleeping Murder (1976)
Tommy and Tuppence Series
The Secret Adversary (1922)
Partners in Crime (1929)
N or M? (1941)
By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968)
Postern of Fate (1973)
Superintendent Battle Series
The Secret of Chimneys (1925)
The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)
Towards Zero (1944)
Quin and Satterthwaite Series
The Mysterious Mr Quin (1930)
The Coming of Mr Quin (1930), this became the first ever film adaption of Christie's work and was titled "The Passing of Mr. Quin"
Parker Pyne Series
Parker Pyne Investigates (1934) also available as Mr. Parker Pyne: Detective
Omnibuses and Collections
Personally, I feel that thick omnibuses are rather heavy and difficult to read. But it is true that they save on storage space, and are also quite economical (even though price is of minimal importance to true book lovers!). So, here's what you can buy if you wish to pursue either of these goals.

The Hound of Death (1933)
The Sunningdale Mystery (1933)
The Listerdale Mystery (1934)
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
Miss Marple's Final Cases (1979)
Hercule Poirot's Casebook (1984)
Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories (1985)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles and the Secret Adversary (1988)
The Underdog: And Other Stories (1994)
The Harlequin Tea Set: And Other Stories (1997)
Poirot in the Orient (2001)
The French Collection (2003)
Poirot: The War Years: One,Two Buckle My Shoe, Five Little Pigs, Taken at the Flood (2003)
The Complete Battles of Hastings Volume 1 (2004)
Four Classic Cases (2004)
The Perfect Murders (2004)
The Complete Ariadne Oliver (2005)
The Complete Ariadne Oliver: Volume 2 (2005)
The Post War Years (2005)
Miss Marple Omnibus: Body in the Library, Moving Finger, Murder Is Announced, 4.50 from Paddington (1997)
While the Light Lasts and Other Stories (1997)
The Complete Tommy and Tuppence (2002)
The Complete Superintendent Battle (2002)
Bound to Talk (2002)
The Love Detectives: The Complete Quin and Satterthwaite (2004)
Private Eye: The Complete Parker Pyne (2004)
Seven Deadly Sins (2004)
Agatha Christie Crime Pack (2004)
The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (2004)
Short Stories
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (1923)
The Adventure of 'The Western Star' (1924)
The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (1924)
The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (1924)
The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (1924)
The Case of the Missing Will (1924)
The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim (1924)
The Hound of Death (1924)
The Jewel Robbery at the 'Grand Metropolitan' (1924)
The Kidnapped Prime Minister (1924)
The Lamp (1924)
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery (1924)
The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge (1924)
The Tragedy of Marsdon Manor (1924)
The Idol House of Astarte (1928), published in the US as The Solving Six and the Evil Hour
The Under Dog (1929)
Accident (1929), initially published as The Uncrossed Path
The Blue Geranium (1929)
At the 'Bells and Motley' (1930)
The Bird with the Broken Wing (1930)
The Coming of Mr Quin (1930)
The Dead Harlequin (1930)
The Face of Helen (1930)
Harlequin's Lane (1930)
The Man from the Sea (1930)
The Shadow on the Glass (1930)
The Sign in the Sky (1930)
The Soul of the Croupier (1930)
The Voice in the Dark (1930)
The World's End (1930)
The Bloodstained Pavement (1932), published in the US as Drip! Drip!
The Affair at the Bungalow (1932)
A Christmas Tragedy (1932)
Death By Drowning (1932)
Motive v Opportunity (1932)
The Herb of Death (1932)
The Four Suspects (1932)
The Thumb Mark of St Peter (1932)
The Tuesday Night Club (1932)
Ingots of Gold (1932)
The Companion (1932)
The Call of Wings (1933)
The Red Signal (1933)
Wireless (1933)
The Witness for the Prosecution (1933) and has been filmed
The Fourth Man (1933)
The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael (1933)
Swan Song (1934)
Death on the Nile (1934)
The Case of the City Clerk (1934)
The Case of the Discontented Soldier (1934)
The Case of the Discontented Husband (1934)
Jane in Search of a Job (1934)
The Case of the Distressed Lady (1934)
The Case of the Middle Aged Wife (1934)
Sing a Song of Sixpence (1934)
The Case of the Rich Woman (1934)
The Girl in the Train (1934)
The Golden Ball (1934)
Have You Got Everything You Want? (1934)
The House at Shiraz (1934)
Mr Eastwood's Adventure (1934)
The Oracle at Delphi (1934)
The Pearl of Price (1934)
The Gate of Baghdad (1934)
A Fruitful Sunday (1934)
Triangle at Rhodes (1936)
Murder in the Mews (1936), this short story was initially called The Mystery of the Dressing Case
Dead Man's Mirror (1937)
The Incredible Theft (1937)
In a Glass Darkly (1939)
The Dream (1939)
Miss Marple Tells a Story (1939)
The Arcadian Deer (1940)
The Augean Stables (1940)
The Apples of the Hesperides (1940), initially published as The Poisoned Cup
Strange Jest (1941), but in the UK was alternatively called A Case of Buried Treasure
The Nemean Lion (1947)
The Lernean Hydra (1947)
The Erymanthean Boar (1947)
The Stymphalian Birds (1947)
The Cretan Bull (1947)
The Horses of Diomedes (1947)
The Girdle of Hyppolyta (1947)
The Flock of Geryon (1947)
The Capture of Cerberus (1947), initially published as Meet Me in Hell
The Mystery of the Blue Jar (1948)
Philomel Cottage (1948)
Greenshaw's Folly (1956)
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (1960)
The Last Seance (1961)
The Case of the Caretaker (1979)
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
Sanctuary
SOS
Tape Measure Murder
The Case of the Perfect Maid
The Dressmaker's Doll
The Gypsy
The Manhood of Edward Robinson
The Rajah's Emerald
The House of Dreams
The Actress
The Edge
Christmas Adventure
The Lonely God
Manx Gold
Within a Wall
The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest
While the Light Lasts
Poetry Collection
The Road of Dreams (1924)
Poems (1973)
Drama Collection
Besides being a novelist and short story writer, Christie's West End theater dramas were highly acclaimed. Her play "The Mousetrap" has been staged more than 23,000 times ever since it was first performed in 1952.

The Mousetrap (1950) also available as aka Three Blind Mice
The Mousetrap and Other Plays (1981)
Other than these, the author penned down two non-fictional autobiographical pieces, wherein, she narrated the experiences and travelogues which not only made her the person she was, but also provided for the backdrops of her novels. She immensely enjoyed her voyages undertaken with her second husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan. So, in 1946, she published a book named 'Come, Tell Me How You Live: An Archaeological Memoir', wherein, she described her travel to Iraq and Syria at length. The second autobiographical piece was published posthumously in 1977, called 'Agatha Christie: An Autobiography', which was the literal encapsulation of her entire life and works in great detail. Christie had published only two books as Agatha Christie Mallowan in her life. One was 'Come, Tell Me How You Live: An Archaeological Memoir', and the other one was 'Star Over Bethlehem' in 1965, which was a mélange of short tales and poesie.