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A bibliography of the detective or mystery novels and other works of Agatha Christie.

NovelsEdit

Agatha Christie wrote 66 detective or mystery novels.

Year
published
TitleDetectives
1920The Mysterious Affair at StylesHercule Poirot
Arthur Hastings, Inspector Japp
1922The Secret AdversaryTommy and Tuppence
1923The Murder on the LinksHercule Poirot
Arthur Hastings, Monsieur Giraud
1924The Man in the Brown SuitColonel Race
Anne Beddingfeld
1925The Secret of ChimneysSuperintendent Battle
Anthony Cade
1926The Murder of Roger AckroydHercule Poirot
Inspector Raglan
1927The Big FourHercule Poirot
Arthur Hastings, Inspector Japp
1928The Mystery of the Blue TrainHercule Poirot
1929The Seven Dials MysterySuperintendent Battle
Eileen "Bundle" Brent
1930The Murder at the VicarageMiss Marple
Inspector Slack
1931The Sittaford Mystery
also Murder at Hazelmoor
Emily Trefusis
Inspector Narracott
1932Peril at End HouseHercule Poirot
Arthur Hastings, Inspector Japp
1933Lord Edgware Dies
also Thirteen at Dinner
Hercule Poirot
Arthur Hastings, Inspector Japp
1934Murder on the Orient Express
also Murder in the Calais Coach
Hercule Poirot
1934Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
also The Boomerang Clue
Bobby Jones
Frankie Derwent
1935Three Act Tragedy
also Murder in Three Acts
Hercule Poirot
Mr. Satterthwaite
1935Death in the Clouds
also Death in the Air
Hercule Poirot
Inspector Japp
1936The A.B.C. Murders
also The Alphabet Murders
Hercule Poirot
Arthur Hastings, Chief Inspector Japp
1936Murder in MesopotamiaHercule Poirot
Captain Maitland, Dr. Reilly
1936Cards on the TableHercule Poirot
Colonel Race, Superintendent Battle, Ariadne Oliver
1937Dumb Witness
also Poirot Loses a Client/Mystery at Littlegreen House
Hercule Poirot
Arthur Hastings
1937Death on the NileHercule Poirot
Colonel Race
1938Appointment with DeathHercule Poirot
1938Hercule Poirot's Christmas
also Murder for Christmas/A Holiday for Murder
Hercule Poirot
1939Murder is Easy
also Easy to Kill
Superintendent Battle
Luke Fitzwilliam
1939Ten Little Niggers
also And Then There Were None/Ten Little Indians
Sir Thomas Legge
Inspector Maine
1940Sad CypressHercule Poirot
1940One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
also An Overdose of Death/The Patriotic Murders
Hercule Poirot
Chief Inspector Japp
1941Evil Under the SunHercule Poirot
Colonel Weston, Inspector Colgate
1941N or M?Tommy and Tuppence
1942The Body in the LibraryMiss Marple
Inspector Slack
1942Five Little Pigs
also Murder in Retrospect
Hercule Poirot
1942The Moving Finger
also The Case of the Moving Finger
Miss Marple
1944Towards Zero
also Come and Be Hanged
Superintendent Battle
Inspector James Leach
1944Death Comes as the EndHori
1945Sparkling Cyanide
also Remembered Death
Colonel Race
Chief Inspector Kemp
1946The Hollow
also Murder After Hours
Hercule Poirot
Inspector Grange
1948Taken at the Flood
also There is a Tide...
Hercule Poirot
Superintendent Spence
1949Crooked HouseCharles Hayward
Chief Inspector Taverner
1950A Murder is AnnouncedMiss Marple
Chief Inspector Craddock
1951They Came to BaghdadVictoria Jones
1952Mrs McGinty's Dead
also Blood Will Tell
Hercule Poirot
Ariadne Oliver, Superintendent Spence
1952They Do It with Mirrors
also Murder with Mirrors
Miss Marple
Inspector Curry
1953After the Funeral
also Funerals are Fatal
Hercule Poirot
Inspector Morton, Mr. Goby
1953A Pocket Full of RyeMiss Marple
1954Destination Unknown
also So Many Steps to Death
Mr. Jessop, Captain Leblanc
1955Hickory Dickory Dock
also Hickory Dickory Death
Hercule Poirot
Inspector Sharpe
1956Dead Man's FollyHercule Poirot
Ariadne Oliver
19574.50 from Paddington
also What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!/Murder She Said
Miss Marple
Chief Inspector Craddock, Lucy Eyelesbarrow
1958Ordeal by InnocenceArthur Calgary
Superintendent Huish
1959Cat Among the PigeonsHercule Poirot
Inspector Kelsey, Adam Goodman
1961The Pale HorseInspector Lejeune
Ariadne Oliver, Mark Easterbrook
1962The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
also The Mirror Crack'd
Miss Marple
Chief Inspector Craddock
1963The ClocksHercule Poirot
Det. Inspector Hardcastle, Colin Lamb
1964A Caribbean MysteryMiss Marple
1965At Bertram's HotelMiss Marple
Chief Inspector Fred "Father" Davy
1966Third GirlHercule Poirot
Ariadne Oliver, Chief Inspector Neele, Mr. Goby
1967Endless NightSergeant Keene
1968By the Pricking of My ThumbsTommy and Tuppence
1969Hallowe'en PartyHercule Poirot
Ariadne Oliver, Superintendent Spence
1970Passenger to FrankfurtStafford Nye
1971NemesisMiss Marple
1972Elephants Can RememberHercule Poirot
Ariadne Oliver
1973Postern of Fate
Last novel Christie wrote
Tommy and Tuppence
1975Curtain
Poirot's last case, written 36 years earlier.
Hercule Poirot
Arthur Hastings
1976Sleeping Murder
Miss Marple's last case, written 36 years earlier
Miss Marple

Collections of short storiesEdit

In addition to her 66 mystery novels, Christie published 153 short stories in her career. Almost all of these were written for publication in fiction magazines with over half of them first appearing in the 1920s. They were then published in book form in various collections, some of which were identical in the UK and US (e.g. The Labours of Hercules) and others where publication took place in one market but not the other.

Twelve of the stories which were published in The Sketch magazine in 1924 under the sub-heading of The Man who was No. 4 were joined in one continuous narrative in the novel The Big Four in 1927. Four other stories, "The Submarine Plans" (1923), "Christmas Adventure" (1923), "The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest" (1932) and "The Second Gong" (1932), were expanded into longer narratives by Christie (respectively The Incredible Theft, The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, The Mystery of the Spanish Chest and Dead Man's Mirror, although the shorter versions of all four have also been published in the UK).

Only one short story remains unpublished in the UK in book form: "Three Blind Mice" (1948), on which Christie placed a moratorium whilst the stage play based on the story, The Mousetrap, was still running in the West End. Prior to this the story was published in four instalments in the weekly magazine Woman's Own in the issues dated 31 December 1948 to 21 January 1949 with illustrations by K. J. Petts.

In the US, "Christmas Adventure" is the only story unpublished. The longer version "Adventure of the Christmas Pudding", which is based on "Christmas Adventure", can be found in Double Sin and Other Stories under the name "The Theft of the Royal Ruby".

The main collections in both markets are:

In addition, various collections have been published over the years which re-print short stories which have previously appeared in other collections – e.g. Surprise, Surprise! (1965 in the US). On occasion, besides the reprinted material these collections have sometimes contained the first book printing of an individual story – e.g. The Market Basing Mystery in the UK version of Thirteen for Luck! (1966) which later appeared in the same market in Poirot's Early Cases.

Romance novels written under the pen name Mary WestmacottEdit

See Mary Westmacott

PlaysEdit

Radio playsEdit

Television playsEdit

  • 1937 Wasp's Nest (Based on the short story of the same name)

NonfictionEdit

Other published worksEdit

Co-authored worksEdit

  • 1930 Behind The Screen. A radio serial written together with Hugh Walpole, Dorothy L. Sayers, Anthony Berkeley, E. C. Bentley and Ronald Knox of the Detection Club. Published in book form in 1983 in The Scoop and Behind The Screen.
  • 1931 The Scoop. A radio serial written together with Dorothy L. Sayers, E. C. Bentley, Anthony Berkeley, Freeman Wills Crofts and Clemence Dane of the Detection Club. Published in book form in 1983 in The Scoop and Behind The Screen.
  • 1931 The Floating Admiral. A book written together with G. K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers and certain other members of the Detection Club.
  • 1956 Towards Zero (A West End theatre dramatisation of her 1944 novel co-written with Gerard Verner)

Unpublished materialEdit

  • Personal Call (supernatural radio play, featuring Inspector Narracott who also appeared in The Sittaford Mystery; a recording is in the British Library Sound Archive)
  • The Woman and the Kenite (horror; a translation, from an Italian magazine of the 1920s): This story was originally published in English in an Australian Magazine.
  • Butter In a Lordly Dish (horror/detective radio play, adapted from The Woman and the Kenite)
  • Being So Very Wilful (romantic)
  • Snow Upon the Desert (romantic novel)
  • Stronger than Death (supernatural)
  • The Green Gate (supernatural)
  • The Greenshore Folly (novella featuring Hercule Poirot; the basis for Dead Man's Folly) [Published in Kindle format as "Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly" on Nov. 12, 2013.]
  • The War Bride (supernatural)
  • Eugenia and Eugenics (stage play)
  • Witchhazel (supernatural short story)
  • Someone at the Window (play adapted from short story The Dead Harlequin)
  • Miss Perry (stage play)

Works by other authors based on Christie's worksEdit

Plays adapted into novelsEdit

Charles Osborne novelised three of Christie's plays:

These three novels are now available in the collection Murder In Three Stages.

Works adapted into playsEdit

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