Agatha Christie’s Top Ten Mysteries
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) was Christie’s first detective novel, and introduced her famous detective, Hercule Poirot.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), regarded as Christie’s “tour de force,” used a plot device that caused an uproar in mystery writing circles.
Murder on the Orient Express (1933) challenges Poirot to find the child-killer’s murderer before the train reaches its destination.
The ABC Murders (1935) were committed in alphabetical order. Can Poirot find the killer before he gets to “D”?
Death on theNile (1937) Poirot goes on vacation to Egypt and must solve a honeymoon murder committed on a Nile cruise.
And Then There Were None (1939) involves guests invited to an island who are murdered one by one…and where is their host?
Pale Horse (1961) A list of names is discovered in the possession of a dead priest. All of the people on the list died under mysterious and violent circumstances. Mrs. Oliver stumbles on some clues that might solve the case.
Elephants Can Remember (1972) Poirot and mystery writer Mrs. Ariadne Oliver team up to gather the memories pertaining to a murder case that most have conveniently forgotten.
Curtain (1975) Hercule Poirot’s last case takes him back to Styles, the place where it all began.
Sleeping Murder (1976) is Miss Marple’s last case. Relying on intuition and her acute powers of observation, she solves it in style.
Compiled by Donna Ballard
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