20 Novels (and More) by Agatha Christie

March 26, 2024

March is Women’s History Month: Agatha Christie holds the title of the world’s best-selling novelist, according to the Guinness World Records. She wrote and published 66 novels and 14 short story collections. Her play, The Mousetrap, holds the record of the longest-running play in history. She’s also the most translated author in history. Following is a list of her first 20 published books, beginning in 1920, as well as the next 46 titles!

 

 

1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)

2. The Secret Adversary (1922)

3. Murder on the Links (1923)

4. The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)

5. The Secret of Chimneys (1925)

6. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)

7. The Big Four (1927)

8. The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)

9. The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)

10. The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)

11. The Sittaford Mystery (1931) (published in the U.S. as The Murder at Hazelmoor)

12. Peril at End House (1932)

13. Lord Edgware Dies (1933) (published in the U.S. as Thirteen at Dinner)

14. Murder on the Orient Express (1934) (published in the U.S. as Murder in the Calais Coach)

15. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1934)

16. Three Act Tragedy (1935) (published in the U.S. as Murder in Three Acts)

17. Death in the Clouds (1935) (published in the U.S. as Death in the Air)

18. The A.B.C. Murders (1936)

19. Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)

20. Cards on the Table (1936)

 

 Additional Titles:

 

  1. Dumb Witness (1937) (published in the U.S. as Poirot Loses a Client)
  2. Death on the Nile (1937)
  3. Murder in the Mews (1937) (published in the U.S. as Dead Man’s Mirror)
  4. Appointment with Death (1938)
  5. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1938) (published in the U.S. as Murder for Christmas and A Holiday for Murder)
  6. And Then There Were None (1939) (published in the U.S. as Ten Little Indians)
  7. Sad Cypress (1940)
  8. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940) (published in the U.S. as The Patriotic Murders and An Overdose of Death)
  9. Evil Under the Sun (1941)
  10. N or M? (1941)
  11. The Body in the Library (1942)
  12. Five Little Pigs (1942) (published in the U.S. as Murder in Retrospect)
  13. The Moving Finger (1943)
  14. Towards Zero (1944)
  15. Death Comes as the End (1945)
  16. Sparkling Cyanide (1945) (published in the U.S. as Remembered Death)
  17. The Hollow (1946) (published in the U.S. as Murder after Hours)
  18. The Labours of Hercules (1947)
  19. Taken at the Flood (1948) (published in the U.S. as There is a Tide)
  20. Crooked House (1949)
  21. A Murder is Announced (1950)
  22. They Came to Baghdad (1951)
  23. Mrs McGinty’s Dead (1952) (published in the U.S. as Blood Will Tell)
  24. They Do It with Mirrors (1952) (published in the U.S. as Murder with Mirrors)
  25. After the Funeral (1953) (published in the U.S. as Funerals are Fatal)
  26. A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)
  27. Destination Unknown (1954)
  28. Hickory Dickory Dock (1955)
  29. Dead Man’s Folly (1956)
  30. 4.50 from Paddington (1957) (published in the U.S. as What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!)
  31. Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
  32. Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
  33. The Pale Horse (1961)
  34. The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (1962) (published in the U.S. as The Mirror Crack’d)
  35. The Clocks (1963)
  36. A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
  37. At Bertram’s Hotel (1965)
  38. Third Girl (1966)
  39. Endless Night (1967)
  40. By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968)
  41. Hallowe’en Party (1969)
  42. Passenger to Frankfurt (1970)
  43. Nemesis (1971)
  44. Elephants Can Remember (1972)
  45. Postern of Fate (1973)
  46. Curtain (1975)

 

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