Any Agatha Christie book suggestions?
All of them was my first thought! Otherwise: And Then There Were None; Murder on the Orient Express ; Death on the Nile; the Murder of Roger Ackroyd ;………
I’ve read all of these! That’s my problem! Idk where to go next after reading her top books. I’ve also read her first and last. I need help!
@Rebecca alright then… Other suggestions : the adventure of the Christmas pudding ; five little pigs; A murder is announced; the seven dials mystery ; Sparkling Cyanide; the ABC murders; A pocket full of rye; After the funeral ; Cards on the table… I’ve actually listed the ones I can see on my shelves…
@Rebecca I also loved Crooked House, Peril at End House, Appointment with death, Death comes as the end, Murder in Mesopotamia
Always loved At Bertram’s Hotel.
Hercule Poirot was my favorite of her detectives–his first book is The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Death on the Nile is my favorite Poirot.
You might like the Tommy and Tuppence stories…4 novels and one book of short stories. They are fun and light, started in the 20s and going forward in time. Postern of Fate is the last one and generally considered not as good as Dame Agatha’s Golden Age mysteries.
Miss Marple: Murder at the Vicarage, Body in the Library, Murder is Announced, 450 from Paddington
Then There Were None is a great start
I recently listened to the audiobook, narrated by Dan Stevens. He did an outstanding job with all the British voices. Some may remember Dan as charming Matthew on Downton Abbey, a man of many talents!
@Wandy, I will have to give it a listen. (I loved Downton Abbey too!) thanks!
My favorite is Sleeping Murder…I feel like there’s more character development in it.
Have you tried the Mary Westmacott ones? I’ve only read two of them but liked them both, merciless though they were.
I’m not familiar with these. Why do you say they are merciless?
Annette Hamm well. Hard to say without “spoilers”. But they are intense character studies of very selfish people. At least the two I read were, Absent in the Spring A Daughter’s a Daughter
My son really liked and then there were none. He read it at school and now has several copies supplied by me. ?
They are quite different, each detective has a different “feel”. Miss Marple is the little old.lady who sees right through everyone, Hercule Poirot has his little grey cells, but takes a while to get there (“Hastings! I have been a triple imbecile!”), and I just love Tommy and Tuppence, great 1920’s feel with the earlier ones. Lots of stand alone stuff too, They Came to Baghdad is a good example. Her autobiography is very good too, I liked her as a person.
The murder of Roger Aykroyd
First one and a good one. Also – And Then There Were None is a classic.
Because of this book I want to read more or her books.
In addition to the other great recommendations, I also like Halloween Party.
All of them absolutely love her books
I 2nd the book ” A Crooked House”! Soo good and There there were none, is now on PBS.. at 7, on Sunday’s.
Just read this one Really cool last chapter ?
The best one – And Then There Were None
I started reading Agatha Christie novels over 10 years ago and now my problem is I can’t remember which ones I’ve read and which ones I haven’t 🙁 the books having both American and British names doesn’t help, either..
The only books I’ve ever made a list and crossed stuff off lol., there’s quite a few stand alone books (I loved Seven Dials), but I think most can be read independently without too much loss of context 🙂
The Mirror Cracked
@Ginny love that one!
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?…Elephants Can Remember….I love them all
And Then There Were None
And then there were none
They are all five star books, you will love all of the Agatha Christie books
I third the Crooked House book!!!
Also a carribean mystery
Orient Express is the classic! I particularly enjoyed The Moving Finger (1st person, Mrs. Marple) and the Secret of Chimneys (3rd person, Battle) Endless Night is one of the more personal ones, and it’s an emotional masterpiece. And Then There Were None is probably the most iconic, what with the unique ending 😉
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