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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Known for its startling reveal, this is the book that changed Agatha Christie’s career. Roger Ackroyd was a man who knew too much. He knew the woman he loved had poisoned her first husband. He knew someone was blackmailing her – and now he knew she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.

Year: 1926     Genre: Murder Mystery

Murder on the Orient Express

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

Year: 1934     Genre: Locked RoomMurder Mystery

Death on the Nile

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting’ nothing is ever quite what it seems…

Year: 1937     Genre: Murder Mystery

And Then There Were None

1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. When one of the party dies suddenly they realise they may be harbouring a murderer among their number.

Year: 1939     Genre: Murder Mystery

Evil Under the Sun

It was not unusual to find the beautiful bronzed body of the sun-loving Arlena Stuart stretched out on a beach, face down. Only, on this occasion, there was no sun… she had been strangled. Ever since Arlena’s arrival at the resort, Hercule Poirot had detected sexual tension in the seaside air. But could this apparent ‘crime of passion’ have been something more evil and premeditated altogether?

Year: 1940     Genre: Murder Mystery

A Murder Is Announced

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.’ A childish practical joke? A crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out…

Year: 1950     Genre: Cozy Detective

Sep 15, 1890 -- Jan 12, 1976
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1920The Mysterious Affair at Styles Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1923The Murder on the Links Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1924Poirot Investigates Mystery, Hercule Poirot, Short Stories
1926The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1927The Big Four Hercule Poirot
1928The Mystery of the Blue Train Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot, France
1930Black Coffee Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1930Murder at the Vicarage Cozy Detective , Miss Marple
1932Peril at End House Suspense, Hercule Poirot
1933Lord Edgware Dies Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1934Murder on the Orient Express Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1935Death in the Clouds Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1935Three Act Tragedy Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1936Cards on the Table Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1936Murder in Mesopotamia Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1936The ABC Murders Serial Killer, Hercule Poirot
1937Death on the Nile Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1937Dumb Witness Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1937Murder in the Mews Mystery, Suspense, Hercule Poirot, Short Stories
1938Appointment with Death Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1938Hercule Poirot's Christmas Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1939And Then There Were None Murder Mystery
1939The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot, Short Stories
1940Evil Under the Sun Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1940One, Two, Buckle My Shoe Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1940Sad Cypress Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1942Five Little Pigs Cold Case, Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1942The Body in the Library Cozy Detective , Miss Marple
1942The Moving Finger Cozy Detective , Miss Marple
1946The Hollow Family Secrets, Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1947The Labors of Hercules Mystery, Hercule Poirot, Short Stories
1948Taken at the Flood Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1948The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories Mystery, Hercule Poirot, Short Stories
1950A Murder Is Announced Cozy Detective , Miss Marple
1950Three Blind Mice and Other Stories Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1951The Under Dog and Other Stories Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot, Short Stories
1952Mrs. McGinty's Dead Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1953A Pocket Full of Rye Cozy Detective , Miss Marple
1953After the Funeral Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1953The Mousetrap Murder Mystery
1955Hickory Dickory Dock Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1956Dead Man's Folly Murder Mystery, Suspense, Hercule Poirot
1959Cat Among the Pigeons Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1961Double Sin and Other Stories Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot, Short Stories
1963The Clocks Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1966Third Girl Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1969Hallowe'en Party Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1971Nemesis Murder Mystery, Miss Marple
1972Elephants Can Remember Cold Case, Hercule Poirot
1975Curtain: Poirot's Last Case Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1976Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case Cozy Detective , Haunted House, Miss Marple
1977An Autobiography Biography, Non-Fiction
1977Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories Cozy Detective , Hercule Poirot