Agatha Christie Novels in Order

Agatha Christie wrote 66 novels in total so if you want to read them all, find out what order they were published or just see which ones you may not have discovered yet, we have the full list of every novel written by Agatha Christie (under her own name) below. 

We have also listed out below the novels for Poirot and Miss Marple should you wish to read these specifically. 

Although you do not have to read all the novels in order of publication, there are some references to earlier cases in the Poirot novels (these have *s next to their titles) – specifically:

  • ‘Peril at End House’ makes reference to ‘The Mystery of the Blue’ train
  • Three Act Tragedy is referred to in ‘Death in the Clouds’, ‘The ABC Murders’ and ‘Hercule Poirot’s Christmas’.  

In the case of Miss Marple, the main books to read in order are ‘A Caribbean Mystery’ and ‘Nemesis’ – ‘Nemesis’ is a follow on novel to ‘A Caribbean Mystery’ and could include spoilers so I really recommend you wait until you read Nemesis if you haven’t yet read the first novel.

TitleDate ReleasedSleuth
The Mysterious Affair at Styles1920Hercule Poirot
The Secret Adversary1922Tommy and Tuppence
Murder on the Links1923Hercule Poirot
The Man in the Brown Suit1924Anne Beddingfeld
The Secret of Chimneys1925Anthony Cade
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd1925Hercule Poirot
The Big Four1927Hercule Poirot
The Mystery of the Blue Train *1928Hercule Poirot
The Seven Dials Mystery1929Chimneys Refs
The Murder at the Vicarage1930Miss Marple
The Sittaford Mystery 1931Emily Trefusis
Peril at End House *1932Hercule Poirot
Lord Edgware Dies1933Hercule Poirot
Murder on the Orient Express1934Hercule Poirot
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? 1935Bobby Jones
Three Act Tragedy *1935Hercule Poirot
Death in the Clouds *1935Hercule Poirot
The A.B.C. Murders *1936Hercule Poirot
Murder in Mesopotamia1936Hercule Poirot
Cards on the Table1936Hercule Poirot
Death on the Nile1937Hercule Poirot
Dumb Witness 1937Hercule Poirot
Appointment with Death1938Hercule Poirot
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas *1938Hercule Poirot
 And Then There Were None 1939 
Murder is Easy1939Luke Fitzwilliam
Sad Cypress1940Hercule Poirot
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe1940Hercule Poirot
Evil Under the Sun1941Hercule Poirot
N or M?1941Tommy and Tuppence
The Body in the Library1942Miss Marple
Five Little Pigs 1942Hercule Poirot
The Moving Finger 1942Miss Marple
Towards Zero 1944MacWhirter 
Death Comes as the End1944 
Sparkling Cyanide1945Hercule Poirot
The Hollow 1946Hercule Poirot
Taken at the Flood 1948Hercule Poirot
Crooked House1949Charles Hayward
A Murder is Announced1950Miss Marple
They Came to Baghdad1951Victoria Jones
Mrs McGinty’s Dead1952Hercule Poirot
They Do It with Mirrors 1952Miss Marple
A Pocket Full of Rye1953Miss Marple
After the Funeral1953Hercule Poirot
Destination Unknown1954Hilary Craven
Hickory Dickory Dock 1955Hercule Poirot
Dead Man’s Folly1956Hercule Poirot
4.50 From Paddington 1957Miss Marple
Ordeal by Innocence1958Arthur Calgary
Cat Among the Pigeons1959Hercule Poirot
The Pale Horse1961Mark Easterbrook
The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side1962Miss Marple
The Clocks1963Hercule Poirot
A Caribbean Mystery1964Miss Marple
At Bertram’s Hotel1965Miss Marple
Third Girl1966Hercule Poirot
Endless Night1967 
By the Pricking of My Thumbs1968Tommy and Tuppence
Hallowe’en Party1969Hercule Poirot
Passenger to Frankfurt1970Sir Stafford Nye
Nemesis1971Miss Marple
Elephants Can Remember1972Hercule Poirot
Postern of Fate 1973Tommy and Tuppence
Curtain 1975Hercule Poirot
Sleeping Murder1976Miss Marple

Every Poirot Novel in Order of Publication

As mentioned above, although you do not have to read these in any particular order but be aware of the following:

  • ‘Peril at End House’ makes reference to ‘The Mystery of the Blue’ train
  • Three Act Tragedy is referred to in ‘Death in the Clouds’, ‘The ABC Murders’ and ‘Hercule Poirot’s Christmas’.
For our full page of Poirot novels and more information on each just click here

Title                                                       Date Released

The Mysterious Affair at Styles             1920

Murder on the Links                                1923

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd               1925

The Big Four                                             1927

The Mystery of the Blue Train               1928

Peril at End House                                  1932

Lord Edgware Dies                                 1933

Murder on the Orient Express              1934

Three Act Tragedy                                  1935

Death in the Clouds                               1935

The A.B.C. Murders                               1936

Murder in Mesopotamia                       1936

Cards on the Table                                1936

Death on the Nile                                  1937

Dumb Witness                                       1937

Appointment with Death                       1938

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas                   1938

 

Title                                                       Date Released

Sad Cypress                                            1940

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe                    1940

Evil Under the Sun                                  1941

Five Little Pigs                                        1942

Sparkling Cyanide                                  1945

The Hollow                                             1946

Taken at the Flood                                1948

Mrs McGinty’s Dead                             1952

After the Funeral                                   1953

Hickory Dickory Dock                          1955

Dead Man’s Folly                                   1956

Cat Among the Pigeons                       1959

The Clocks                                              1963

Third Girl                                                 1966

Hallowe’en Party                                    1969

Elephants Can Remember                   1972

Curtain                                                    1975 

Every Marple Novel in Order of Publication

As mentioned above, I really recommend you read ‘A Caribbean Mystery’ BEFORE ‘Nemesis’ as this is a follow on book which makes references to characters in the earlier novel.

For our full page of all the Miss Marple novels and more information on each just click here

Title                                               Date Released

The Murder at the Vicarage                      1930

The Body in the Library                             1942

The Moving Finger                                     1942

A Murder is Announced                             1950

They Do It with Mirrors                             1952

A Pocket Full of Rye                                   1953

Title                                               Date Released

4.50 From Paddington                               1957

The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side      1962

A Caribbean Mystery                                 1964

At Bertram’s Hotel                                      1965

Nemesis                                                       1971

Sleeping Murder                                         1976

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