Best Agatha Christie Books
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Simply the best murder mystery ever written.
It is flawlessly written--I have read it probably 20 times. Ten people invited to an island where they are murdered one by one. What could be more intriguing and mysterious? The attention to detail--the nursery rhyme posted in each of their rooms, the back stories for each of their characters, the red herrings, and the stormy atmosphere of the island is superb. It makes a great movie too--and could be re-done magnificently by one of our current great filmmakers. Steven Spielberg or Kenneth Branagh --are you reading this?
Probably Agatha Christie's best novel!
A book full of thrill, mystery, and suspense! I love the unusual death of everyone--following the nursery rhyme, and how each indian boy on the table disappear every time someone dies. Also, the shocking ending which makes this book a genius! A great work of Agatha Christie, must-read and highly recommended!
I had the original book titled 'Ten Little Niggers'. I think the original title was mind blowing and seeing titles like 'ten little indians' and 'ten little soldiers' just spoils the fun.
The book is a masterpiece in itself. The plot is thought out very carefully and the reader is in complete suspense till the end. Definitely one of Agatha Christie's best. I don't have my original book anymore. Gave it to someone who did not return it. But anyway, to all those who haven't read it... Its not a compulsion, but a good read for all those who are into this genre. Enjoy
Perfectly crafted book! You just cannot predict the ending! Every time I grew suspicious of any particular character Christie would just kill them off in the next couple of pages!V70 Comments
This was definitely the most suspenseful of all time. I was so sure I knew who did it, and then I was so sure again, and I was so sure again, and then I read the end and sat there, stunned, for something like five minutes! Incredible read!
The end surprised the hell out of me! Exceptional book!
One of the most exciting books never read a plot as good as this fabulous exceptionality. Long live AGATHA CHRISTIE
Read And There Were None, but this one impacts me the most. The ending is such a demonstration of Poirot's legacy that it makes him a great hero if shown as a movie on the screen.
Just too much of an ending. No words
one of the most ingenious books of christie. A true brain teaser. Proves that you can never take anything for granted. Simply superb.
You'll never guess who the killer is in this! You'll have to suspect everyone!
no single person can guess the murderer... a simply amazing mystery
People should stop commenting here the more they say the more obvious the answer will be to non readers and thank you for spoiling this great bookV41 Comments
You'll find yourself cheering for the murderer! An amazing mystery!
Very good and unbelievable. Christie takes us through the magic world of detective fiction.
You want to start out reading a good mystery? Then start out with this one!
I loved this story and its economically produced exotic atmosphere. However there were some weaknesses where timing is everything and was dependent over much on unpredictable circumstances that removed potential witnesses from public spaces. Otherwise, top notch!V13 Comments
Mystery everywhere in this! So suspenseful and I Couldn't put it down. I remember I had a huge SAT test in the early morning for school and my mom told me to go to bed early, but I stayed up until 2:00 AM and finished it and I was blown away by the ending!
One of Mrs Christie's most baffling novels. Shows Miss Marple's no less than Monsieur Hercule Poirot
The very first Christie I ever read, leading to a lifetime of Christie fandom and love of the old whodunit genre as a whole! The psychological make-up of the murderer is beautifully convincing. My only reservations were the rather silly trap for the killer at the end and the maze of false identities! Still, it all makes for great red herring bafflement and the set up is one wonderful trick!
Number nine this should be at least number 3V7 Comments
It is the first Agatha Christie novel I've ever read... Which made me love her...
Possibly Christie's best. She weaves an incredible tale of tragedy and mistaken guilt that ultimately feels almost heart-breakingly inevitable. Poirot does it like no one else.
Thrilling read...5 suspects... A murder that took place 16 years ago... One of Poirot's most difficult nuts to crack!
Really good... I was surprised when I found out who the murderer/murderess is... I always thought it was someone completely different and I carried this wrong theory until the end when I was gob smacked! Really good!
An extremely interesting tale of love, passion and guilt.V8 Comments
An exceptional plot with a hint of a love story. Very deceptive and cunning.
My favorite Poirot and 2nd favorite Agatha Christie book behind And Then There Were None. Amazing characters and setup. Great book!
Despite the intriguing plot, this book is a phenomenally written novel with an exemplary twist and a message of hope. One of my favourites!V4 Comments
It's the legendary end for Hercule Poirot legend. agatha christie used all of her tricks in this book, I was confused as hell when reading it!
Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings team up to solve their very last mystery. Ending is sort of sad.
I was a bit disappointed in this - I simply couldn't believe either in the murderer nor their way of achieving potential murders. It just didn't ring true. Still cunning, mind you!
YES! This is definitely a favourite, it is simply the best! The ending was sad though.V7 Comments
Perfectly pasced. Hercule Poirot doesn't even appear until well into the story but it's such a well written novel, it only makes it better when he does. Along with "Death on the Nile, " her best "Middle East" set novels.
It is a very thrilling and awesome.
Should be within the top 5 for sure!
One of Christie's mind blowers!V4 Comments
I cannot explain how wonderful this novel is. The exotic location, the baffling mystery, the interesting characters, and of course, the ending was the cherry on top! Wonderful Poirot novel!
Wonderful mystery... It keeps you guessing till the end
This has everything! Love, Betrayal, Innocence, A grand house cut off by the tide and secret meetings... EPIC best novel ever
Loved the setting but the reliance on chance timings too high to be her most satisfying to my mind.V4 Comments
The first agatha christie novel I read... Made me wanna read more of her!
Loved it. My third favourite of her books till date.
The first Christie I've bought. My book is in Indonesian though, and the title annoys me a lot. Such a tragic story though, you can't believe it will end that way.
I love this book so much. The first one I read and the one that got me hooked. I now have around 30-40 Christie's, and this one is still one of my favourites. Others being The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, And Then There Were None, Murder On The Orient Express, etc etc. I cannot get enough.
Have read the whole book in less than 24 hours... It keeps you hooked to it!V5 Comments
My favourite of her books. Very intriguing story, a lot of female characters involved. Love is shown in different aspects. It's one of those murders that are either too simple or too complicated.
A dog who is the only witness to a murder...One of Agatha Christie's finest novels from the Poirot series. This, and the ABC Murders. Read them... - Britgirl
Alice Ascher, Betsy Bernard, Charmichael Clarke, how do they connect?
Probably the best plot in book history!
Plot was very interesting!
Impossible for any reader to find, anyone would have thought the end would not be satisfying however it is one of the most satisfyingV12 Comments
"The Best less-known of agatha christie's books. Every plot point is a big surprise. The clues are pitch perfect. The end is unforgettable. A superb example of how clever can be the good old dame of mystery "
Superb! Confuses you in every corner! I could not put the book down, I've read 5 times! - ian1999
The best Poirot book
Awesome mystery! Step aside Sherlock Holmes, and welcome Hercule Poirot!
The first book I read... Which made me eager to read more... It was very breathtaking and I was astonished when I found out who the culprit was... And how he/she did it... Great read for anyone, especially Agatha-Christie fans!
My first Christie novel, and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I bet no one can predict the murderer until The great Poirot himself reveals him. The thing I like about Poirot is that he doesn't need clues like cigars ash or stuffs like that (as Holmes does). He depends on the psychology of his suspects and their nature which is very evident in this book.
One Mrs. Christie most baffling novels ensure you have adequate information on science and heredity before you read it. Monsieur Poirot embarrasses Sherlock Holmes.
Most enjoyable Christie I've ever read. Simple amounts of suspects and backgrounds (not really). You truly can't expect the outcome!
Fantastic Christie, top five no doubt. The remote setting, the ensemble of characters and the shocking and grotesque final murder kept me guessing until the final revelation on platform 3!
Great mystery read many times because one time is not enough it is so awesome
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