Best Hercule Poirot Tales

The Top Ten

1 The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd

Simply the best! Unthinkable twist in the end!

It is the twist in the end which has broken all rules of detective fiction and makes this book above all books by Agatha Christie.

Typical christie novel with the needle of suspicion pointed at everyone yet the murderer escapes the bounds of imagination!

Simply brilliant! An incredible twist at the end, keeps the readers guessing till the end of the book. Mind blowing the best Christie book ever!

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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.

Absolutely amazing! My favourite ever!

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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

Brilliant book

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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?

It just blew my head.

A pure masterpeice

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5 Hercule Poirot's Christmas

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!

Just like #1

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6 Five Little Pigs

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!

Best agatha christie creation for me

This book is symphonic - beautiful prose and a superlative plot. THE best Poirot mystery accordint to me.

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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

Great plot, lovely setting and a surprising revelation!

9 Lord Edgware Dies

A good book. Poirot rocks.

A phenomenal novel.

10 Curtain

Loved this book and the identity of the killer

Poirot's last but one of the best

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The Contenders

11 Hickory Dickory Dock

Very complex but still loved it

12 The Mystery of the Blue Train
13 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!

14 The Big Four

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

15 Sad Cypress

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

16 Dumb Witness

I loved it till the very end

17 The Chocoalate Box

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

18 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.

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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 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.

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

21 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

22 The Murder on the Links

Love it!

23 Hallowe'en Party

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

24 Peril at End House

Pleasant setting, surprising ending.

The murderer is the last persoon you expected

25 The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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
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