Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For the rules see her blog. The topic this week is a Book Cover Freebie.
How it works:
There’s a new topic every Tuesday. You create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list on that topic or one of your own if you wish and then link back to That Artsy Reader Girl so that others know where to find more information. If a weekly topic is listed as a “freebie”, you are invited to come up with your own topic. Sometimes she will give the freebie topic a theme, such as “love”, a season, or an upcoming holiday. That just means that you can come up with any topic you want that fits under that umbrella.
So today my top ten are twelve –
Twelve First Edition Agatha Christie book covers.
- The Mysterious Affair at Styles, first published in 1920 – Hercule Poirot
- The Man in the Brown Suit, first published in 1924 – Colonel Race
- The Secret of Chimneys, first published in 1925 – Superintendent Battle
- The Murder of Roger Acroyd, first published in 1926 – Hercule Poirot
- The Murder at the Vicarage, first published in 1930 – Miss Marple
- The Sitterford Mystery, first published in 1931
- Peril at End House, first published in 1932 – Hercule Poirot
- Lord Edgware Dies, first published in 1933 – Hercule Poirot
- Murder on the Orient Express, first published in 1934 – Hercule Poirot
- Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, first published in 1934
- Three Act Tragedy, first published in 1935 – Hercule
- Death on the Nile, first published in 1937 – Hercule Poirot
I’ve read all of Agatha Christie’s crime fiction novels and the links are to my posts – although the books I read were not first editions!
13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: First Edition Agatha Christie Book Covers”
What a great idea. I love Agatha Christie though I haven’t read many of her books. Yet.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to have all those beautiful covers on display? So beautiful.
What a clever idea for a Top 10, Margaret! And very appropriate, too, since it’s Agatha Christie’s birthday today! I love it!
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Those covers are so evocative! I love them. I just started re-reading Christie and just finished The Clocks.
I love the style from this era. It’s so well done.
My post .
I love these covers and I think I’ve read all the Christie books too. Not with these covers though. Makes me want to own all of them. LOL
It’s really fun to look back and see what covers of older, famous series look like now. They’re all so cool.
Great idea for this week’s topic! Here is my Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
How fun to see all these vintage covers! Book cover design has come a long way, hasn’t it?
Aren’t they fabulous? I must admit I’ve seen pics of a lot of Christie covers but for some odd reason never any first editions, bet they’re worth a penny or two if you have any.
I love these! Vintage covers are always eye-catching.
Very cool! I wonder if I still have the old, battered paperbacks of the James Bond books my husband read as a boy? Some of those are pretty neat!
This was great. “The Man in the Brown Suit” was the first Christie book I ever read, and the rest is history. I hardly ever see mention of it — but found it on your list here.
The cover art seems pretty similar across the books. Except may be — “Lord Edgware Dies” (seems gaudier/ more modern-looking?).
Wonderful theme for Top 10 Tuesday. My own had just been a tired put-together of TBR book covers!
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