Best Agatha Christie Books

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The Top Ten

1
And Then There Were None
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
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2The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
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
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3Murder on the Orient Express
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
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4Death on the Nile
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!
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5A Murder is Announced
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
This was just magical. The way miss marble unravelled the plot in the end makes this my favorite
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6Sad Cypress
An exceptional plot with a hint of a love story. Very deceptive and cunning.
Despite the intriguing plot, this book is a phenomenally written novel with an exemplary twist and a message of hope. One of my favourites!
My favorite Poirot and 2nd favorite Agatha Christie book behind And Then There Were None. Amazing characters and setup. Great book!
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7Curtain
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!
The best possible farewell to Poirot the legend. for the last time the little Belgin shows his skills and how...
Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings team up to solve their very last mystery. Ending is sort of sad.
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8Evil Under the Sun
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
amazing book!
This has everything! Love, Betrayal, Innocence, A grand house cut off by the tide and secret meetings... EPIC best novel ever

9Crooked House
The first agatha christie novel I read... Made me wanna read more of her!
Loved it. My third favourite of her books till date.
Crooked House is without a doubt the most shocking of Chrstie's book. And Then There Were None is the most creepy and frightening but Crooked House has the most psychologically unnerving, disturbed and perhaps unintentionally tragic murderer that Christie has written. I can only imagine the reaction it must have got in Christie's time. Also the way it's constructed and the journey it takes to get to the expolsive, disturbing climax not only cements Christie as a great murder mystery writer but also as a master at understanding psychology and questioning what what develps human nature into "good" and "evil". Also Agataha Chrsite wrote in the preface that this was one of her favourite stories to write. You can see why.
Have read the whole book in less than 24 hours... It keeps you hooked to it!

10Five Little Pigs
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!
One of the most satisfying endings to be read from a book.
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The Contenders

11The Hollow
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.

12The A.B.C. Murders
Alice Ascher, Betsy Bernard, Charmichael Clarke, how do they connect?
Probably the best plot in book history!
Plot was very interesting!
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13Dumb Witness
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


14Peril at End House
"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

15Hercule Poirot's Christmas

One Mrs. Christie most baffling novels ensure you have adequate information on science and heredity before you read it. Monsieur Poirot embarrasses Sherlock Holmes.


16The Mystery of the Blue Train

17Death in the Clouds
Awesome mystery! Step aside Sherlock Holmes, and welcome Hercule Poirot!

18Towards Zero
Great mystery read many times because one time is not enough it is so awesome

19After the Funeral

20Sleeping Murder
As I m very younger so first time when I read this story... I feel the language was very difficult but as I read it two more times slowly I was able to understand it but seriously its really fantastic story... love it... 😉
Its one of the best agatha christie books ever.so complicated yet fascinating story.wonderful ending.please try this
Pretty interesting. Fast paced and reatime detective fiction

21Endless Night
The climax is thrilling... An unbelievable ending... Youll simply lovve it... A perfect book
Excuse me? How can this be on no.25? This is a such an awesome book.

anaghamenon14


22Cards on the Table
Wait, are there four murderers?
The first Poirot book I read, which got me hooked. I have now read all the Poirot books due to this captivating story of Mr Shaitana

23The Man in the Brown Suit

24The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

25The Mysterious Affair at Styles
A great start to a masterful series!
The first Hercule Poirot mystery.
The only Poirot book I didn't like. Maybe because I read it out of order, but the ending was predictable.
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26Hickory Dickory Dock

The best "find the motive" book.


27Appointment With Death

28Death Comes As the End
I love it, the killer was the only one that I didn't suspect.

29A Pocketfull of Rye

30Murder Is Easy
It is the first Agatha Christie novel I've ever read... Which made me love her...

31The Pale Horse
Second best book of hers. After the "And then there were none" of course. Very intelligent scheme of crimes. The criminal that Agathe met in her youth and brought to the limelight when its proper time came. The book that saved several human lives... and perhaps ruined some at the same time)
Best book I have ever read in my life
Stunning. Brilliant idea. A different Christie story.

32Three Act Tragedy

33Sparkling Cyanide

34The Murder at the Vicarage
Personally I feel its Miss Marple's best and to top it all its her first.
The most English of her novels with Miss Marple and the best supporting characters/suspects of all her novels.

35The Third Girl
Okay okay better than murder in the orient express. I just
Why is third girl at 35th position?! Sure, ought to be on the top 30.

AndreaStephens

Awesome book! Its about three gals livin in an apartment where one of them one day comes to Hercule Poirot confessing that she MIGHT have murdered sme1!
A must read! To all

36The Moving Finger
Perfect mix of love-story and crime. Wonderful use of famous quotes too. Super language from start to end.
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37The Murder on the Links
You won't guess both the murderer or his/her motive. An excellent book. One of her bests.

38The Seven Dials Mystery
Its just awesome. I really enjoyed the ending and at the end I was so baffled. I have read this book a number of times. Its a good one. Deserves reading.

39Elephants Can Remember

40The Secret of Chimneys
This isn't my favorite... But I want to tell you, that this one you get totally on the wrong track! You always think, oh the diamond was why the dude was killed, the diamond was why the maid was killed, and the secret passageway and the coded message, every thing the diamond, the diamond, the diamond... But finally, it's not the diamond. The greatest Jewel... Virginia, the illegitimate daughter of the Count and the wife. You'll never guess who the murderer is. He/She was the only one I thought could never have done it... But he did!

41The Secret Adversary
The only Agatha Christie novel with just two suspects from start to finish and you just can't decide which of them is the criminal mastermind. Tommy and Tuppence at their very best.

42Taken at the Floods
As always agatha christie shows her class with this book.
Hastings is almost made to die in this book. A deserving book to feature in the top 10

43The Body in the Library
This Miss Marple mystery is also set in St Mary Mead and with some of the same characters as The Murder At The Vicarage

44The Mousetrap

45Nemesis

46The Big Four
Can't believe it isn't on the list. If you like AC then I'm sure it is way better then The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Mark My Words!

47By the Pricking of My Thumbs
I liked it, mystery and little horror too... very interesting...
Not bad give it a try if you didn't read it yet..

48N or M?

49Halloween Party
Nice one quite horror

50Easy to Kill
Great story one of best novels I have read

51The Thirteen Problems

52Miss Marple's Final Cases

53Mrs. McGinty's Dead

54Murder in Mesopotamia
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!

55Lord Edgware Dies
Another masterpiece by the world's greatest writer! All the Poirot books with Captain Hastings in it is the best!
The best Poirot book ever! The first Christie book I read and the best! If you can guess the ending right, you must be the worlds greatest detective!

56Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

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