Best Hercule Poirot Tales

The Top Ten

1 The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd

The book has a last line - ' christie fooled you.'
I didn't wanna become a fool, but failed badly at it.

The best mystery I have ever read and one of the few books which were hyped a lot (to me) and surpassed the hype! This is the magnum opus of Agatha Christie. If you are going to read only one mystery book in your life, this should be the one. Simply amazing.

The murderer wasn't even on my suspect list!


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2 Murder on the Orient Express

Absolutely amazing! My favourite ever!

I absolutely love this book! The amount of thought that Agatha Christie put into all the details that goes into this ending is amazing. I've read it and reread it many times and each time I seem to notice another little hint that I missed the last time through.

Awesome book. The end is so shocking. It is a perfect combination of mystery and thrill. I love this book. It's great. No doubt that Agatha Christie is one of the Greatest writer on this earth.

Unthinkable ending! This is rather an awkward murder mystery, read a few others before you read this one, because this one is truly a revelation in the history of murder mysteries!

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3 Death on The Nile

Brilliant. Simply mind blowing

Quick paced, glamorous and loved the conclusion

Fantastic! The best mystery of all! Very cleverly written and described

The ending ties up the story perfectly

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4 The ABC Murders

Best ever than murder of ROJER akroyd

The perfect crime novel - even when re-reading it

Unpredictable and intelligent, very different of the other Poirot novels.

Much better than death on the nile

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5 Five Little Pigs

Such an emotional and heartbreaking retelling of things long passed- my heart broke with the other characters.

Best Agatha Christie's book

Iove this book! The ending is incredible!

I just love this book! The characters are so well described. The whole plot where Caroline Crale does not protest her innocence, except in a letter to her daughter is so interesting... And of course to find out the truth after all these years... Elsa Green's eyes having a strange look captured in Amya's painting... Etc. Etc. There are a lot of things to love in this book. Also, the events are retold several times, but only Poirot understands what they really mean and puts them all together!

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6 Hercule Poirot's Christmas

One of the most unexpected twists ever!

Just like #1

The best agatha christie book ever... 100 times better than Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

Everybody lies... the best!

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7 Cards on the Table

Of course The Murder of roger ackroyd is the best... But this book is also great... In the end you cn never guess who is the murderer

Shows the greatest difference between Sherlock holmes and Hercule poirot. While the former depends on evidence and deduction based on the evidence more than psychology Poirot deals with human psychology more than any other thing.
This is a hallmark of that element of his

Rediscover this as a book club book. The psychological elements will stir great discussion.

8 Evil Under the Sun

Surprise ending that you can enjoy looking back to see how Poirot put the pieces together.

Great plot, lovely setting and a surprising revelation!

9 The Mystery of the Blue Train
10 Lord Edgware Dies

A good book. Poirot rocks.

A phenomenal novel.

The Contenders

11 Curtain

Genius. In my opinion, this is the best Poirot book. Yes, better than Roger Ackroyd, better than Orient Express. No books like it.

Loved this book and the identity of the killer

Poirot's last but one of the best

One of the best

12 Hickory Dickory Dock

Very complex but still loved it

13 The Big Four

A thrilling tale from start to finish a 007-esque adventure for Poirot

I know it is not a typical whodunit and is different from all her other books... but this was my first Christie... and I fell totally in love with Poirot... the little plots were amazing!

Easily one of my favorite Poirot's! I don't care if he is going James Bond, it is AMAZING!

Autumn book. Infact one of my first books

14 The Hollow

I loved this book. There's a lot of great ones but this tops the list for me.

The characters are so interesting and complex that she doesn't need to resort to a gimmick to make the ending satisfying. The main themes are subtle, unexplored, and controversial. This was a first of its kind.

You are draw in immediately by the characters and the beautiful symmetry of the story...such a satisfying ending.

15 Dumb Witness

I loved it till the very end

16 Murder in Mesopatamia

This is such an awesome novel, so many teasing storylines. The result was kept silent til the very end

This is really best book ever! So awesome story!

17 Peril at End House

Nick is murderer herself

Poirot’s best novel, slightly darker than usual, characterisation very interesting.

Pleasant setting, surprising ending.

The murderer is the last persoon you expected

18 Sad Cypress

First part of novel is slower, but the end is phenomenal and makes perfect sense of the motive.

19 Appointment with Death

While on an Archeological dig in Syria (1937) Lady Boynton appears to have been stabbed to death, luckily Hercule Poirot is at the dig also and is quick on the case.

20 The Chocoalate Box

Not every mystery has to be a grand adventure. Let's relax with a story by the fire...

21 Cat Among the Pigeons

While Poirot is staying at the school of a friend, a murder occurs and it seems Princess Shaista who has been attending the school, has been kidnapped.

Really cool

22 The Mysterious Affair at Styles


23 The Murder on the Links

One of the best...awesome experience reading this book


Love it!

24 Death In the Clouds

I love this book! Bit weird that only 8 people were on the plane but still great-well developed story

Why isn't this higher? This one had perhaps my favorite characters. And the ending is great!

Awesome plot and ending

25 Hallowe'en Party

Hercule Poirot is called to investigate the drowning of a child at a Halloween Party.

26 Three Act Tragedy
27 After the Funeral

It's not the best, but I believe it deserves to be on the list!

28 21 Clocks
29 Dead Man's Folly
30 Elephants Can Remember
31 A Murder is Announced
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