Hercule Poirot is a fictional character created by English author Agatha Christie. The Belgian detective is Christie’s most famous character. As a detective, he depends on logic and clues and prefers to solve mysteries conventionally.

Hercule Poirot has appeared in over 30 novels and over 50 short stories from the years 1920 until 1975. He has also appeared in several movies, stageplays and a TV series, portrayed by actors such as John Moffat, Albert Finney, Peter Ustinov, Ian Holm, Tony Randall, Alfred Molina and David Suchet.

Below is a list of all of the novels in which the Hercule Poirot character appears in order of when they were published:

Publication Order of Hercule Poirot Books

The Mysterious Affair at Styles(1920)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Murder on the Links(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Poirot Investigates(1924)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd(1926)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Big Four(1927)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mystery of the Blue Train(1928)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black Coffee(1930)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Peril at End House(1932)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lord Edgware Dies / Thirteen at Dinner(1933)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Three Act Tragedy / Murder in Three Acts(1934)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder on the Orient Express / Murder in the Calais Coach(1934)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death in the Clouds / Death in the Air(1935)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The A.B.C. Murders(1936)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder in Mesopotamia(1936)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cards on the Table(1936)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dumb Witness / Poirot Loses a Client(1937)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death on the Nile(1937)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder in the Mews / Dead Man's Mirror(1937)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Appointment with Death(1938)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hercule Poirot's Christmas / Holiday for Murder / Murder for Christmas(1938)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sad Cypress(1940)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe / Overdose of Death(1940)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Evil Under the Sun(1941)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Five Little Pigs / Murder in Retrospect(1942)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hollow / Murder after Hours(1946)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Taken at the Flood(1948)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mrs. McGinty's Dead / Blood Will Tell(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
After the Funeral / Funerals are Fatal(1953)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hickory Dickory Dock(1955)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Man's Folly(1956)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cat Among the Pigeons(1959)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding(1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Clocks(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Third Girl(1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hallowe'en Party(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Elephants Can Remember(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Curtain(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Hercule Poirot Short Stories/Novellas

The Adventure of the Cheap Flat(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The King of Clubs(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Veiled Lady(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Kidnapped Prime Minister(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Plymouth Express(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Affair at the Victory Ball(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Adventure of the Western Star(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Submarine Plans(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lost Mine(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lemesurier Inheritance(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Chocolate Box(1925)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Double Sin(1928)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wasps' Nest(1929)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Second Gong(1932)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest(1932)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
How Does Your Garden Grow?(1935)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Poirot and the Regatta Mystery(1936)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Yellow Iris(1937)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Incredible Theft(1937)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dream(1937)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest(1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Afternoon at the Seaside(1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Patient(1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Witness for the Prosecution(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Four and Twenty Blackbirds(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Market Basing Mystery(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cornish Mystery(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Problem at Sea(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Under Dog(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Double Clue(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Case of the Missing Will(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Hercule Poirot Collections

The Labours of Hercules / The Labors of Hercules(1947)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Witness for the Prosecution(1948)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Under Dog and Other Stories(1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Poirot's Early Cases(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hercule Poirot's Casebook(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Double Clue(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Early Cases of Hercule Poirot(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Grey Cells of Mr. Poirot(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Note: The Monogram Murders written by Sophie Hannah, based on the work of Agatha Christie.

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Hercule Poirot Synopses: The Mysterious Affair at Styles is the introduction of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot character. In this classic tale, Mrs. Iglethorp was murdered and Poirot must find out whether it was one of her stepsons or her new husband.

In Peril at End House (the sixth Hercule Poirot mystery), Hercule and Captain Hastings are on vacation on the Cornish coast when they suspect that Nick Buckley, who lives in the End House, is being targetted for murder.

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