Best Hercule Poirot Tales

The Top Ten
1 The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd

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

I've always wanted to read a book like this, but the chance of actually finding one and being ignorant to the ending is so low! Book blew my mind.

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.

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!

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!

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

4 The ABC Murders

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

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

Why is this one below Death on the Nile?

5 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!

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.

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!

7 Cards on the Table

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.

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

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
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.

12 Peril at End House

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

Pleasant setting, surprising ending.

13 Hickory Dickory Dock
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!

15 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!

16 Dumb Witness

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

17 The Murder on the Links
18 The Mysterious Affair at Styles
19 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.

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 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.

22 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.

23 Death In the Clouds

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

24 Hallowe'en Party

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

25 The Chocoalate Box

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

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