Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was an English novelist who is best known for her detective novels featuring characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She has sold four billion novels altogether, making her the best-selling novelist of all time according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Agatha Christie has been dubbed “The Queen of Crime,” having written 66 detective novels along with 14 short stories. Also to her credit are numerous West End Plays, television plays and radioplays. She also wrote six romance novels under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott. Her work has been adapted into just about every medium imaginable – film, television, plays, video games and graphic novels. Without a doubt, Agatha Christie’s legacy lives on.

Below is a list of Agatha Christie’s novels in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Hercule Poirot Books


The Mysterious Affair at Styles(1920) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder on the Links(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Four(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Blue Train(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Peril at End House(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord Edgware Dies(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on the Orient Express(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Act Tragedy(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in the Clouds(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The A.B.C. Murders(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Mesopotamia(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cards on the Table(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dumb Witness(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death on the Nile(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appointment with Death(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hercule Poirot's Christmas(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evil Under the Sun(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Five Little Pigs(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hollow(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taken at the Flood(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. McGinty's Dead(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After the Funeral(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hickory Dickory Dock(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Folly(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Among the Pigeons(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clocks(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Third Girl(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hallowe'en Party(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elephants Can Remember(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Curtain(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hercule Poirot Collections


Poirot Investigates(1924) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Mews(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Labours of Hercules(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poirot's Early Cases(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Miss Marple Books


The Murder at the Vicarage(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Body in the Library(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moving Finger(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Murder is Announced(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
They Do It with Mirrors(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Pocket Full of Rye(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
4:50 From Paddington(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mirror Crack'd(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Caribbean Mystery(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At Bertram's Hotel(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nemesis(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleeping Murder(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Miss Marple Collections


The Thirteen Problems(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miss Marple's Final Cases(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tommy and Tuppence Books


The Secret Adversary(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
N or M?(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By the Pricking of My Thumbs(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Postern of Fate(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

h2>Publication Order of Tommy and Tuppence Collections


Partners in Crime(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Superintendent Battle Books


The Secret of Chimneys(1925) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seven Dials Mystery(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cards on the Table(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder is Easy(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Towards Zero(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Man in the Brown Suit(1924) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Giant's Bread(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sittaford Mystery(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unfinished Portrait(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And Then There Were None(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sad Cypress(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Absent in the Spring(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Comes as the End(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sparkling Cyanide(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rose and the Yew Tree(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crooked House(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
They Came to Baghdad(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Daughter's a Daughter(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Destination Unknown(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burden(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ordeal by Innocence(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pale Horse(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Endless Night(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passenger to Frankfurt(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Mysterious Mr. Quin(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hound of Death(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Listerdale Mystery(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Parker Pyne Investigates(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Regetta Mystery and Other Stories(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Blind Mice and Other Stories(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Under Dog and Other Stories(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Sin and Other Stories(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Over Bethlehem and Other Stories(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Ball and Other Stories(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Harlequin Tea Set(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
While the Light Lasts and Other Stories(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Come, Tell Me How You Live(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Agatha Christie: An Autobiography(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Agatha Christie novels have often been released under one or two other titles. For the most part, we have listed the original title (also the title the book is being sold under).

The novels Giant’s Bread, Unfinished Portrait, Absent in the Spring, The Rose and the Yew Tree, A Daughter’s a Daughter and The Burden are romance novels that Christie wrote under the pen name of Mary Westmacott. We have included them in the publication order along with Christie’s other standalone novels. Star Over Bethlehem and Other Stories is published as by Agatha Christie Mallowan.

When multiple recurring characters appear in an Agatha Christie novel, we have listed them under both characters.

If You Like Agatha Christie Books, You’ll Love…

Agatha Christie Synopsis: In And Then There Were None, ten people are tricked into coming to an island. Despite the fact that nobody other than the ten are on the island, they are all picked off and murdered one by one. The novel has been adapted countless times as Ten Little Indians.

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  • Brando

    After watching the David Suchet “Poirot” series, I decided to start reading Agatha Christie. I went to the library and took out every book of hers I could find. They were all very much worth the reads mostly due to the character interaction (rather than the mysteries themselves). I find Poirot hilarious, although I wouldn’t recommend The Big Four as he turns into sort of a “Bizzaro World” James Bond.

    I also enjoy some of her standalone mysteries like And Then There Were None and Endless Night. Classic reads!

  • Okterp

    Agatha Christie also wrote a rarely mentioned mystery “Ahknaton” published in 1973. Under a pseudonym she wrote a few romances but I do not remember her pseudonym nor the books.

    • Deoraide

      The pseudonym used by Agatha Christie was Mary Westmacott.
      A web search will give you the full listing of books written by her under that name.