Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot

Cozy dark gray house and outbuilding set against green vergeIt’s an understatement to say that Agatha Christie was a prolific mystery author.   Her Miss Marple series spans over forty years and the Hercule Poirot cycle, over fifty years.  The lists below do not include plays and short stories.  This is a list for reference purposes; although I’ve read most Miss Marple, too many years have passed for me to review the stories.

I have not read any Poirot but have seen a few movies made from the book.


The Miss Marple Series:

Murder at the Vicarage

The Thirteen Problems

The Body in the Library

The Moving Finger

A Murder is Announced

They Do It With Mirrors

A Pocket Full of Rye

4:50 From Paddington

The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side

A Caribbean Mystery

At Bertram’s Hotel


Sleeping Murder (published posthumously)

The Hercule Poirot Series:

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Murder on the Links

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Big Four

The Mystery of the Blue Train

Peril at End House

Lord Edgemere Dies (aka Thirteen at Dinner)

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder in Three Acts (aka 3 Act Tragedy)

Death in the Clouds (aka Death in the Air)

The A.B.C Murders (aka The Alphabet Murders

Murder in Mesopotamia

Cards on the Table

Dumb Witness (aka Poirot Loses a Client)

Death on the Nile (aka Murder on the Nile and aka Hidden Horizon)

Murder in the Mews (aka Dead Man’s Mirror)

Appointment With Death

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (aka Murder for Christmas and aka A Holiday for Murder)

Sad Cypress

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (aka An Overdose of Death and aka The Patriotic Murders)

Evil Under the Sun

Five Little Pigs (aka Murder in Retrospect)

The Hollow (aka Murder After Hours)

Taken at the Flood (aka There is a Tide)

Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (aka Blood Will Tell)

After the Funeral (aka Funerals Are Fatal)

Hickory Dickory Dock (aka Hickory Dickory Death)

Dead Man’s Folly

Cat Among the Pigeons

The Clocks

Third Girl

Hallowe’en Party

Elephants Can Remember

Curtain (written 1940, published 1975)