Best Agatha Christie Books

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

I am speechless of this book because this is such a legend

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2 The 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

Amazing mystery tell... superb

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3 Murder 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!

My favourite Agatha Christie book! I was clueless for most of the book, off and on just guessing at who it was. Now that I know who it was and all of that I just think "How could anyone in they're right mind think of something so ingenious! " It's absolutely amazing, I highly recommend it! It's a great read that has you guessing until the final pages!

Simple. But the conclusion is flabbergasting

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4 Death 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!

Fantastic characters, many suspects and super location. It screams hollywood!

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5 A 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 Mr. 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!

This is my favorite Novel ever, I keep reading it again and again, maybe this is the best novel I've ever read in my life

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6 Sad Cypress

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!

Beautiful story

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7 Curtain

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.

Wow. The complexity of this book. The workings of the mind of Christie and Poirot all in one... Great book. Top 5 Christie's for me!

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8 Crooked 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.

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.

This is the best agatha christie book I have read.The murderer was the least likely person to commit a murder.Very impressive!

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9 Evil 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!

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.

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10 The 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.

The best agatha story

Agatha can describe ‘sad’ in many ways, deeply touching...

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11 Dumb 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

I don't recommend this book. I've read all her books and this one is easy to see coming just by it's way too revealing title...

12 Five 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.

Arguably one of her strongest novels. The narrative technique is brilliant, plausibility rating as high as one could wish and I can't recall any reliance on unpredictable events/scenarios. Simply superb!

Thrilling read...5 suspects... A murder that took place 16 years ago... One of Poirot's most difficult nuts to crack!

So Thrilling Prediction always goes wrong

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13 Peril 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 Christie, with the best twist. Period. And I've read them all.

This was my first Agatha Christie and one of my favourite, with Hercule Poirots Christmas.

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14 Death in the Clouds

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!

15 Hercule Poirot's Christmas

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!

A great Holiday mystery!

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16 The 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!

Surely one of the best works of Christie

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17 Towards Zero

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


18 The Mystery of the Blue Train

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!

19 After the Funeral

While this is not as known as Orient Express or Roger Ackroyd, it remains high on my list and a favourite of mine! Impossible to guess the murderer... recommended!

Great deception strategy and definitely one of Christie's most satisfying murderers.

The ending is terrific

20 Sleeping Murder

Its one of the best agatha christie books complicated yet fascinating story.wonderful ending.please try this

Pretty interesting. Fast paced and reatime detective fiction

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... 😉

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Murder on the Orient Express
2. Curtain
3. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
1. Sad Cypress
2. Death on the Nile
3. The Hollow
1. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
2. A Murder is Announced
3. Crooked House

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