Best Hercule Poirot Tales

The Top Ten

1 The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd

The best whodunit I've ever read, with a final twist you won't see coming.

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.

Simply the best! Unthinkable twist in the end!

2 Murder on the Orient Express

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.

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!

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.

AWESOME book! Agatha Christie puts everything into this one! Suspense, thriller, and a huge twist! Awesome book!

3 Death on The Nile

Fabulous characters, fast passed, historic setting and lots and lots of blood! Read it and see it. The films adaptations of this novel are all good.

Superb! On of Mrs.Christie's most astounding achievements! Not a single page goes without you being a little confused, but thrilled at the same time!

Brilliant. Simply mind blowing

Quick paced, glamorous and loved the conclusion

4 The ABC Murders

Pure genius. The red-herrings Christie throws around amply in the novel are absolutely thrilling.

Why is this one below Death on the Nile?

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

The perfect crime novel - even when re-reading it

5 Five Little Pigs

A superb book. Thrilling storytelling and a brilliant twist at the end. One of Christie's many masterpieces.

All of Agatha Christie's stories are phenomenal. However, Five Little Pigs has always grabbed me from the start. I think that along with Sad Cypress and Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Five Little Pigs is up there as one o fteh best.

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

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!

6 Hercule Poirot's Christmas

The conclusion is shocking. And the entire deduction is far better than Sherlock Holmes.

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

One of the most unexpected twists ever!

Everybody lies... the best!

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

I never suspected the murderer! Great twist at the end

10 Lord Edgware Dies

Superb! One of Mrs, Christie's most brilliant achievements

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 Peril at End House

Nick is murderer herself

Pleasant setting, surprising ending.

The murderer is the last persoon you expected

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

13 Hickory Dickory Dock

Very complex but still loved it

14 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!

Tensest Christie novel yet

15 Dumb Witness

I loved this one. Poor Emily might have lived if only her letter had reached Poirot. Bob the dog is great too.

I loved it till the very end

16 The Hollow

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.

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

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

17 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.

18 The Murder on the Links

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

Love it!

SO AMAZING!

19 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!

20 Sad Cypress

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

Although it has a slow start, the ending is totally worth it!

21 The Chocoalate Box

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

22 The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Great.

23 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

24 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

25 Three Act Tragedy
26 Hallowe'en Party

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

27 Dead Man's Folly
28 After the Funeral

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

29 21 Clocks
30 Elephants Can Remember
31 A Murder is Announced
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