List of Agatha Christie Books

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This is a special piece, an article dedicated to the best-selling novelist of all time.

This is a gargantuan lady whose novels have been bossing the fiction arena for more than a century.

Ladies and gentlemen, a round of softened—but proud—applause for the queen of fiction, Agatha Christie!

I tried my best to explore online libraries and exhaustively searched records to compile a complete.

But before we go to these lists, let me tell you a bit about this special lady, a lady who was a writer, traveler, playwright, wife, mother, and surfer.

Let’s get started!

Who is Agatha Christie?

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family on 15 September 1890 in Torquay, Devon, in the southwest part of England.

Growing up in a well-to-do middle-class family, it was unusual that she was homeschooled by her parents, although her mother—an excellent storyteller and a huge influence on Agatha’s love of writing—did not want her to learn to read till she was eight years old.

However, being the only child and always at home meant Agatha was bored all the time, so she taught herself to read by the age of five.

In 1914, she married her first husband, Archibald Christie, with whom she had one child before divorcing in 1928. During both World War I and II, she worked in hospital dispensaries where she gained a lot of knowledge about poisons, which she frequently used in many of her novels, short stories, and plays.

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Murder easy by Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie. (Image credit: “Agatha Christie” by Peter on Flickr CC BY 2.0)

In 1930, Agatha married archeology professor Max Mallowan, and they spent a couple of months each year on archeological expeditions in the Middle East. Again Agatha used the knowledge imparted on her by her husband in her fiction.

Agatha Christie is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation. She was also a romance author and a noted playwright, with plays like The Hollow (1951), Verdict (1958), and The Mousetrap, which opened in London’s West End in 1952 and ran continuously until 16 March 2020 and holds the record for the longest unbroken run in a London theater.

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Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap neon signage.

Although she became, and remains, the best-selling novelist of all time, Agatha thought herself an unsuccessful writer as she had to endure a string of consecutive rejections. This misfortune changed in 1920 when her debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring detective Hercule Poirot, was published. 

After that, she went on to become one of the most famous crime writers in history, with detective fiction pieces like Murder at the Vicarage and Sad Cypress.

After a good early childhood at the end of the 19th century, surviving two marriages and two World Wars, writing plenty of classics (66 crime novels, 6 other novels, 24 plays, more than 150 short stories), she died on January 12, 1976, aged 85 years.

Her works continue selling, with an estimated 2 billion+ books sold in more than 100 languages.

Agatha Christie Books in Order

Hercule Poirot Books in Order

  1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  2. The Murder on the Links
  3. While the Light Lasts (short stories)
  4. Poirot Investigates (short stories)
  5. Poirot’s Early Cases (short stories)
  6. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  7. The Big Four
  8. The Mystery of the Blue Train
  9. Black Coffee (Novel adapted from Agatha Christie’s stage play)
  10. Peril at End House
  11. Lord Edgware Dies
  12. Murder on the Orient Express
  13. Three Act Tragedy
  14. Death in the Clouds
  15. The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories
  16. The A.B.C. Murders
  17. Murder in Mesopotamia
  18. Cards on the Table
  19. Problem at Pollensa Bay (short stories)
  20. Murder in the Mews (short stories)
  21. Dumb Witness
  22. Death on the Nile
  23. Appointment with Death
  24. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
  25. Sad Cypress
  26. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
  27. Evil Under the Sun
  28. Five Little Pigs
  29. The Hollow
  30. The Labours of Hercules (short stories)
  31. Taken at the Flood
  32. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead
  33. After the Funeral
  34. Hickory Dickory Dock
  35. Dead Man’s Folly
  36. Cat Among the Pigeons
  37. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (short stories)
  38. The Clocks
  39. Third Girl
  40. Hallowe’en Party
  41. Elephants Can Remember
  42. Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case

Miss Marple Books in Order

  1. The Murder at the Vicarage
  2. The Tuesday Club Murders (short stories)
  3. Miss Marple’s Final Cases (short stories)
  4. The Body in the Library
  5. The Moving Finger
  6. Sleeping Murder
  7. A Murder Is Announced
  8. They Do It with Mirrors
  9. A Pocket Full of Rye
  10. Greenshaw’s Folly (Short Story)
  11. 4.50 from Paddington aka What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw
  12. The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side
  13. A Caribbean Mystery
  14. At Bertram’s Hotel
  15. Nemesis

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford Books in Order

  1. The Secret Adversary
  2. Partners in Crime – Short story Collection
  3. N or M?
  4. By the Pricking of My Thumbs
  5. Postern of Fate

Superintendent Battle Books in Order

  1. The Secret of Chimneys
  2. The Seven Dials Mystery
  3. Murder Is Easy
  4. Towards Zero

Colonel Race Series

  1. The Man in the Brown Suit
  2. Sparkling Cyanide / Remembered Death   

Mystery novels

  1. The Floating Admiral
  2. The Sittaford Mystery
  3. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?
  4. And Then There Were None
  5. Death Comes as the End
  6. Crooked House
  7. They Came to Baghdad
  8. Destination Unknown
  9. Ordeal by Innocence
  10. The Pale Horse
  11. Endless Night
  12. Passenger to Frankfurt

Books Written Under the Pseudonym Mary Westmacott

  1. Giant’s Bread (1930)
  2. Unfinished Portrait (1934)
  3. Absent in the Spring (1944)
  4. The Rose and the Yew Tree (1948)
  5. A Daughter’s a Daughter (1952)
  6. The Burden (1956)

The UK Short Story & Novella Collections

Poirot Investigates

Poirot Investigates
  1. The Adventure of ‘The Western Star’  
  2. The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor
  3. The Adventure of the Cheap Flat
  4. The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge
  5. The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
  6. The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb
  7. The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan
  8. The Kidnapped Prime Minister
  9. The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim
  10. The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman
  11. The Case of the Missing Will

Partners in Crime

  1. A Fairy in the Flat/A Pot of Tea
  2. The Affair of the Pink Pearl
  3. The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger
  4. Finessing the King/The Gentleman Dressed in Newspaper
  5. The Case of the Missing Lady
  6. Blindman’s Buff
  7. The Man in the Mist
  8. The Crackler
  9. The Sunningdale Mystery
  10. The House of Lurking Death
  11. The Unbreakable Alibi
  12. The Clergyman’s Daughter/The Red House
  13. The Ambassador’s Boots
  14. The Man Who Was No. 16
  15. The Mysterious Mr. Quin
  16. The Coming of Mr. Quin  
  17. The Shadow on the Glass
  18. At the ‘Bells and Motley’
  19. The Sign in the Sky
  20. The Soul of the Croupier
  21. The Man from the Sea
  22. The Voice in the Dark
  23. The Face of Helen
  24. The Dead Harlequin
  25. The Bird with the Broken Wing
  26. The World’s End
  27. Harlequin’s Lane

The Thirteen Problems

The Thirteen Problems
  1. The Tuesday Night Club
  2. The Idol House of Astarte
  3. Ingots of Gold
  4. The Blood-Stained Pavement
  5. Motive v. Opportunity
  6. The Thumb Mark of St. Peter
  7. The Blue Geranium
  8. The Companion
  9. The Four Suspects
  10. A Christmas Tragedy
  11. The Herb of Death
  12. The Affair at the Bungalow
  13. Death by Drowning

The Hound of Death

The Hound of Death
  1. The Hound of Death    
  2. The Red Signal
  3. The Fourth Man
  4. The Gypsy       
  5. The Lamp
  6. Wireless
  7. The Witness for the Prosecution 
  8. The Mystery of the Blue Jar
  9. The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael   
  10. The Call of Wings
  11. The Last Seance  
  12. S.O.S.

The Listerdale Mystery

The Listerdale Mystery
  1. The Girl in the Train     
  2. Sing a Song of Sixpence
  3. The Manhood of Edward Robinson     
  4. Accident
  5. Jane in Search of a Job
  6. A Fruitful Sunday
  7. Mr. Eastwood’s Adventure
  8. The Golden Ball
  9. The Rajah’s Emerald
  10. Swan Song

Parker Pyne Investigates

Parker Pyne Investigates
  1. The Case of the Discontented Soldier
  2. The Case of the Distressed Lady
  3. The Case of the Discontented Husband
  4. The Case of the City Clerk
  5. The Case of the Rich Woman
  6. Have You Got Everything You Want?
  7. The Gate of Baghdad
  8. The House at Shiraz
  9. The Pearl of Price
  10. Death on the Nile
  11. The Oracle at Delphi

Murder in the Mews

Murder in the Mews
  1. Murder in the Mews
  2. The Incredible Theft
  3. Dead Man’s Mirror
  4. Triangle at Rhodes

The Labours of Hercules

The Labours of Hercules
  1. The Nemean Lion
  2. The Lernean Hydra
  3. The Arcadian Deer
  4. The Erymanthian Boar
  5. The Augean Stables
  6. The Stymphalean Birds
  7. The Cretan Bull
  8. The Horses of Diomedes
  9. The Girdle of Hippolyta
  10. The Flock of Geryon
  11. The Apples of the Hesperides
  12. The Capture of Cerberus

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
  1. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding       
  2. The Mystery of the Spanish Chest      
  3. The Under Dog
  4. Four and Twenty Blackbirds
  5. The Dream       
  6. Greenshaw’s Folly

Poirot’s Early Cases

Poirot's Early Cases
  1. The Affair at the Victory Ball   
  2. The Adventure of the Clapham Cook
  3. The Cornish Mystery
  4. The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly     
  5. The Double Clue  
  6. The King of Clubs
  7. The Lemesurier Inheritance
  8. The Lost Mine
  9. The Plymouth Express
  10. The Chocolate Box      
  11. The Submarine Plans
  12. The Third-Floor Flat     
  13. Double Sin
  14. The Market Basing Mystery    
  15. Wasps’ Nest     
  16. The Veiled Lady
  17. Problem at Sea
  18. How Does Your Garden Grow?
Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories
  1. Strange Jest     
  2. Tape-Measure Murder
  3. The Case of the Caretaker
  4. The Case of the Perfect Maid
  5. Miss Marple Tells a Story
  6. The Dressmaker’s Doll
  7. In a Glass Darkly
Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories
  1. Problem at Pollensa Bay
  2. The Second Gong
  3. Yellow Iris 
  4. The Harlequin Tea Set 
  5. The Regatta Mystery
  6. The Love Detectives
  7. Next to a Dog
  8. Magnolia Blossom
While the Light Lasts and Other Stories
  1. The House of Dreams
  2. The Actress
  3. The Edge
  4. Christmas Adventure
  5. The Lonely God
  6. Manx Gold
  7. Within a Wall
  8. The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest    
  9. While the Light Lasts
  10. The Big Four – The Detective Club (short story version)
  11. The Unexpected Guest
  12. The Adventure of the Dartmoor Bungalow
  13. The Lady on the Stairs
  14. The Radium Thieves
  15. In the House of the Enemy
  16. The Yellow Jasmine Mystery
  17. The Chess Problem
  18. The Baited Trap
  19. The Adventure of the Peroxide Blonde
  20. The Terrible Catastrophe
  21. The Dying Chinaman
  22. The Crag in the Dolomites

US Collections (Same Stories as UK Collections)

  • Poirot Investigates (1922)
  • Partners in Crime (1929)   
  • The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930)
  • The Tuesday Club Murders (1932)
  • Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective (1934)
  • Dead Man’s Mirror (1937)
  • The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (1939)
  • The Labours of Hercules (1947)
  • The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948)
  • Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1950)
  • The Under Dog and Other Stories (1951)
  • Double Sin and Other Stories (1961)
  • The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971)
  • The Harlequin Tea Set (1997)


Her majesty, Agatha Christie, the queen of crime fiction, lived a life filled with love, adventure, and achievements.

She was an avid reader and a great traveler—she visited places like the Caribbean and the Middle East.

And… she was a creative genius, putting all her experiences to good use in her novels. With over 2 billion copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling novelist of all time, a record no one will be breaking soon!

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Jessica started off as an avid book reader. After reading one too many romance novels (really... is it ever really enough?), she decided to jump to the other side and started writing her own stories. She now shares what she has learned (the good and the not so good) here at When You Write, hoping she can inspire more up and coming wordsmiths to take the leap and share their own stories with the world.