The Agatha Christie Reading Challenge is run by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise. It’s an open-ended challenge to read all of Agatha Christie’s books. I’m not attempting to read them in order (as Kerrie is doing) but reading them as I find them. So far I have read her Autobiography, 25 of her full length books and 2 of the collections of her short stories:
Progress in publication date order (the links are to my posts on the books):
- 1920 The Mysterious Affair At Styles
- 1922 The Secret Adversary
- 1924 The Man in the Brown Suit
- 1926 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
- 1928 The Mystery of the Blue Train
- 1929 The Seven Dials Mystery
- 1932 Peril At End House
- 1934 Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (Aka The Boomerang Clue)
- 1936 The A.B.C. Murders
- 1937 Death on the Nile
- 1938 Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
- 1939 Murder is Easy
- 1941 The Body in the Library
- 1946 The Hollow
- 1949 Crooked House
- 1953 A Pocket Full of Rye
- 1956 Dead Man’s Folly
- 1957 4.50 from Paddington
- 1961 The Pale Horse
- 1962 The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side
- 1964 A Caribbean Mystery
- 1968 By the Pricking of My Thumbs
- 1970 Passenger to Frankfurt
- 1972 Elephants Can Remember
- 1975 Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case (written in the 1940s)
- 1932 The Thirteen Problems
- 1933 The Hound of Death
Agatha Christie: An Autobiography
I own a few more of her books, which I’ll be reading next:
- Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
- Dumb Witness (1937)
- The Moving Finger (1942)
- Taken at the Flood (1948)
- They Do It With Mirrors (1952)
- A Murder is Announced (1950)
- They Came to Baghdad (1951)
- The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971)
- Nemesis (1971)
I also have:
- The Complete Parker Pyne: Private Eye, which brings together the 14 stories featuring Mr Parker Pyne.
- Miss Marple and Mystery: the Complete Short Stories.
5 thoughts on “Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Update”
Wow! That really is devotion above and beyond the call of duty.
How long a period have you read those over?
You must have read so many plots by now, that you should be able to write your own mystery adventure.
Did you see the ITV adaptation of ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?’, last week?
Yvonne I first read some Agatha Christie books many years ago, but started again getting on for 4 years ago. I did see Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? last week. It was and wasn’t faithful to the book – I prefer the book!
Very impressive! I’ve read only a smattering of her books and want to read the Miss Marples in order–am only on book three or so, however. You’re making great progress.
Thanks, Danielle – as you can see from my reply to Yvonne this has taken me several years!!
I love this author, and you’ve done very well finding some of her earlier works. Good work/reading. I haven’t made my list yet.
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