The Top 12 Best Poirot Novels
Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot feathers in a total of 33 of her 60 novels. With many popular short stories arranged into various collections there are plenty to get your teeth into. But where to start? Below are some of the best Poirot novels written by Agatha Christie from her first novel ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’ to her later books such as ‘Cat Among the Pigeons’.
Whether you want to read the Poirot novel with the most murders or find one with the best pool of suspects – these novels demonstrate some of Christies best work. From Agatha Christie novels with a body count of 3 or more to those with a closed circle of suspicious characters for Poirot to interrogate.
There are always some of Agatha Christie’s Poirot novels which we prefer to read at specific times of year and these we call our seasonal favourites. Evil Under the Sun is perfect for a hot sunny day or Death on the Nile as a holiday read. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas is a classic to read over the festive period with a brilliant mystery to keep you guessing right until the end.
The best Poirot novel featuring Hastings or Ariadne Oliver are also worth a visit. Whether, like Hastings you fall for the ‘obvious’ solutions or have the imagination of Ariadne Oliver to argue the case for any one of the suspects having any number of motives to be the killer – acting as Poirot’s sidekick rarely means you’ll be successful in naming the culprit before he does!