Agatha Christie

(1890 – 1976)

author portraitBiographical Sketch

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller; Torquay, Devon, England, September 15, 1890 – Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England, January 12, 1976) was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for the 66 detective novels and more than 15 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple and Tommy and Tuppence. She also wrote the world’s longest-running play, The Mousetrap.

Born to a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon, Christie served in a hospital during the First World War before marrying and starting a family in London. Although initially unsuccessful at getting her work published, in 1920, The Bodley Head press published her novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring the character of Poirot. This launched her literary career.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 4 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works rank third, after those of William Shakespeare and the Bible, as the world’s most widely published books. According to UNESCO’s Index Translationum, Christie is the most translated individual author, and her books have been translated into at least 103 languages. And Then There Were None is Christie’s best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world’s best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time. In 1971, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

Christie’s stage play The Mousetrap holds the record for the longest initial run: it opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on November 25, 1952 and as of 2013 is still running after more than 25,000 performances. In 1955, Christie was the first recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s highest honour, the Grand Master Award, and in the same year Witness for the Prosecution was given an Edgar Award by the MWA for Best Play. Many of her books and short stories have been filmed, and many have been adapted for television, radio, video games and comics.

Read more about Agatha Christie on Wikipedia.

Major Awards and Honors

Order of the British Empire
  • 1971: Dame Commander of the British Empire
ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards
  • 2008: International Crime Writing Hall of Fame
Anthony Awards (World Mystery Convention)
  • 2000: Best Series of the Century – “Hercule Poirot”
  • 2000: Best Writer of the Century
Edgar (Allan Poe) Awards
(Mystery Writers of America)
  • 1955: Grand Master Award – Lifetime Achievement (first ever Grand Master Edgar Award)
  • 1955: Best Play – “Witness for the Prosecution”

 

Bibliography

Hercule Poirot Mysteries
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
    – Poirot and Hastings.
  • The Murder on the Links (1923)
    – Poirot and Hastings.
  • Poirot Investigates (1924)
    Short stories; all originally published in the magazine The Sketch throughout 1923.
    – Poirot and Hastings.

    • The Adventure of the Western Star
    • The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor
    • The Adventure of the Cheap Flat
    • The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge
    • The Million Dollar (Bond) Bank Robbery
    • The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb
    • The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan
    • The Kidnapped Prime Minister
    • The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim
    • The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman
    • The Case of the Missing Will
    • The Veiled Lady
      Also contained in Poirot’s Early Cases (1974).
    • The Lost Mine
      Also contained in Poirot’s Early Cases (1974).
    • The Chocolate Box
      Also contained in Poirot’s Early Cases (1974).
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
    Adapted for the stage under the title Alibi by Michael Morton (1928).
  • The Big Four (1927)
    – Poirot and Hastings.
  • The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
  • The Underdog and Other Stories (1929)
    – Short stories; originally published in various magazines. Except for the 1926 title story, all from 1923 and later republished in Poirot’s Early Cases (1974).
    – Poirot and Hastings (all).

    • The Underdog (1926)
      Also contained in The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960).
    • The Plymouth Express
    • The Affair at the Victory Ball (1923)
    • The Market Basing Mystery (1923)
    • The Lemesurier Inheritance (1923)
    • The Cornish Mystery (1923)
    • The King of Clubs (1923)
    • The Submarine Plans (1923)
    • The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (1923)
  • Peril at End House (1932)
    Adapted for the stage by Arold Ridley (1940).
    – Poirot and Hastings.
  • Lord Edgeware Dies (1933)
    A/K/A: Thirteen at Dinner
    – Poirot and Hastings.
  • Three-Act Tragedy (1934)
    A/K/A: Murder in Three Acts
    – Poirot and Satterthwaite.
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
    A/K/A: Murder on the Calais Coach
  • Death in the Clouds (1935)
    A/K/A: Death in the Air
  • The ABC Murders (1935)
    A/K/A: The Alphabet Murders
    – Poirot and Hastings.
  • Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
  • Cards on the Table (1936)
    Adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon (1981).
    – Poirot, Ariadne Oliver, Superintendent Battle, and Colonel Race.
  • Dumb Witness (1937)
    A/K/A: Poirot Loses a Client, Murder at Littlegreen House and The Mystery at Littlegreen House.
    – Poirot and Hastings.
  • Death on the Nile (1937)
    Adapted for the stage by Christie under the title Murder on the Nile (1946).
    – Poirot and Colonel Race.
  • Murder in the Mews (1937)
    A/K/A: Dead Man’s Mirror
    – Short stories.

    • Dead Man’s Mirror
      A/K/A: Hercule Poirot and the Broken Mirror; expansion of the nonseries short story The Second Gong from The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948).
    • The Incredible Theft
    • Murder in the Mews
      A/K/A: Good Night for a Murder
    • The Triangle at Rhodes
      A/K/A: Before It’s Too Late and Double Alibi
  • Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1938)
    A/K/A: Murder for Christmas and A Holiday for Murder.
  • Appointment with Death (1938)
    Adapted for the stage by Agatha Christie in 1945.
  • Sad Cypress (1939)
  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940)
    A/K/A: The Patriotic Murders and An Overdose of Death.
  • Evil Under the Sun (1941)
  • Five Little Pigs (1941)
    A/K/A: Murder in Retrospect
    – Adapted for the stage by Agatha Christie in 1960.
  • The Hollow (1946)
    A/K/A: Murder After Hours
    – Adapted for the stage by Agatha Christie in 1951.
  • The Labors of Hercules (1947)
    – Short stories.

    • How It All Came About
    • The Nemean Lion
    • The Lernean Hydra
    • The Arcadian Deer
    • The Erymanthian Boar
    • The Augean Stables
    • The Stymphalean Birds
    • The Cretan Bull
    • The Horses of Diomedes
    • The Girdle of Hippolyta
    • The Flock of Geryon
    • The Apples of the Hesperides
    • The Capture of Cerberus
  • Taken at the Flood (1948)
    A/K/A: There is a Tide
  • Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (1952)
    A/K/A: Blood Will Tell
    – Poirot and Ariadne Oliver.
  • After the Funeral (1953)
    A/K/A: Funerals Are Fatal
  • Hickory, Dickory, Dock (1955)
    A/K/A: Hickory, Dickory, Death
  • Dead Man’s Folly (1956)
    – Poirot and Ariadne Oliver.
  • Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
  • The Clocks (1963)
    Features Superintendent Battle’s son Colin Lamb.
  • Third Girl (1966)
  • Hallowe’en Party (1969)
    – Poirot and Ariadne Oliver.
  • Elephants Can Remember (1972)
    – Poirot and Ariadne Oliver.
  • Poirot’s Early Cases (1974)
    – Short stories; originally published in magazines.

    • The Affair at the Victory Ball (1923)
      Also contained in The Underdog and Other Stories (1929).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (1923)
      – Also contained in The Underdog and Other Stories (1929).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Cornish Mystery (1923)
      – Also contained in The Underdog and Other Stories (1929).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Adventure of Johnny Waverly
      A/K/A: At the Stroke of Twelve; also contained in Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1950).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Double Clue (1923)
      – Also contained in Double Sin and Other Stories (1961).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The King of Clubs (1923)
      – Also contained in The Underdog and Other Stories (1929).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Lemesurier Inheritance (1923)
      – Also contained in The Underdog and Other Stories (1929).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Lost Mine (1923)
      – Also contained in Poirot Investigates (1924).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Plymouth Express (1923)
      – Also contained in The Underdog and Other Stories (1929).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Chocolate Box (1923)
      – Also contained in Poirot Investigates (1924).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Submarine Plans (1923)
      – Also contained in The Underdog and Other Stories (1929).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Third Floor Flat
      – Also contained in Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1950).
    • Double Sin (1928)
      A/K/A: By Road or Rail; also contained in Double Sin and Other Stories (1961).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Market Basing Mystery (1923)
      – Also contained in The Underdog and Other Stories (1929).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • Wasp’s Nest (1928)
      – Also contained in Double Sin and Other Stories (1961).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Veiled Lady (1923)
      – Also contained in Poirot Investigates (1924).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • Problem at Sea (1936)
      A/K/A: Poirot and the Crime in Cabin 66 and The Quickness of the Hand; also contained in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (1939).
    • How Does Your Garden Grow? (1935)
      – Also contained in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (1939).
  • Curtain (1975)
    – Poirot and Hastings.
  • Hercule Poirot’s Casebook (1984)
    – Collection of all Poirot short stories; published posthumously.
Miss Marple Mysteries
  • The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
    – Adapted for the stage by Moie Charles and Barbara Toy (1949).
  • The Thirteen Problems (1932)
    A/K/A: The Tuesday Club Murders
    – Short stories.

    • The Tuesday Night Club
    • The Idol House of Astarte
    • Ingots of Gold
    • The Bloodstained Pavement
    • Motive v. Opportunity
    • The Thumbmark of St. Peter
    • The Blue Geranium
    • The Companion
    • Four Suspects
    • A Christmas Tragedy
    • The Herb of Death
    • The Affair at the Bungalow
    • Death by Drowning
  • The Body in the Library (1942)
  • The Moving Finger (1942)
  • A Murder is Announced (1950)
    – Adapted for the stage by Christie; play first published 1977.
  • They Do It with Mirrors (1952)
    A/K/A: Murder with Mirrors
  • A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)
  • 4:50 from Paddington (1957)
    A/K/A: What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw! and Murder, She Said
  • The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (1962)
    A/K/A: The Mirror Crack’d
  • A Caribbean Mystery (1965)
  • At Bertram’s Hotel (1965)
  • Nemesis (1971)
  • Sleeping Murders (1976)
  • Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979)
    – Short stories; republished posthumously.

    • Sanctuary (1954)
      A/K/A: The Man on the Chancel Steps; also contained in Double Sin and Other Stories (1961).
    • Strange Jest
      – Also contained in Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1950).
    • The Tape-Measure Murder
      – Also contained in Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1950).
    • The Case of the Caretaker
      – Also contained in Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1950).
    • The Case of the Perfect Maid
      – Also contained in Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1950).
    • Miss Marple Tells a Story (1939)
      – Also contained in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (1939).
    • The Dressmaker’s Doll (1954)
      – Also contained in Double Sin and Other Stories (1961).
      – Nonseries story.
    • In a Glass, Darkly (1934)
      – Also contained in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (1939).
      – Nonseries story.
  • Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories (1985)
    – Collection of all Miss Marple short stories; published posthumously.
Tommy & Tuppence Beresford Mysteries
  • The Secret Adversary (1922)
  • Partners in Crime (1929)
    – Short stories.

    • A Fairy in the Flat
    • A Pot of Tea
    • The Affair of the Pink Pearl
    • The Affair of the Sinister Stranger
    • Finessing the King
    • The Gentleman Dressed in Newspaper
    • The Case of the Missing Lady
    • Blindman’s Bluff
    • The Man in the Mist
    • The Crackler
    • The Sunningdale Mystery
    • The House of the Lurking Death
    • The Unbreakable Alibi
    • The Clergyman’s Daughter
    • The Red House
    • The Ambassador’s Boots
    • The Man Who Was Number 16
  • N or M? (1941)
  • By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968)
  • Postern of Fate (1973)
Superintendent Battle Mysteries
  • The Secret of Chimneys (1925)
  • The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)
  • Murder Is Easy (1939)
    A/K/A: Easy to Kill
    – Adapted for the stage by Clive Exton (1993).
  • Towards Zero (1944)
    A/K/A: Come and Be Hanged
    – Adapted for the stage by Agatha Christie and Gerald Verner in 1956.
Colonel Race Mysteries
  • The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)
  • Sparkling Cyanide (1945)
    A/K/A: Remembered Death.
    – Expansion of the 1937 Poirot short story Yellow Iris, contained in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (1939).
Quin & Satterthwaite Mysteries
  • The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930)
    – Short stories.

    • The Coming of Mr. Quin
    • The Shadow on the Glass
    • At the Bells and Morley
    • The Sign in the Sky
    • The Soul of the Croupier
    • The World’s End
    • The Voice in the Dark
    • The Face of Helen
    • The Dead Harlequin
    • The Bird With the Broken Wings
    • The Man From the Sea
    • Harlequin’s Lane
Parker Pyne Mysteries
  • Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective (1934)
    A/K/A: Parker Pyne Investigates
    – Short stories.

    • The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife
    • The case of the Discontented Soldier
    • The Case of the Distressed Lady
    • The Case of the Discontented Husband
    • The Case of the City Clerk
    • The Case of the Rich Woman
    • Have You Got Everything You Want?
    • The Gate of Baghdad
    • The House at Shiraz
    • The Pearl of Price
    • Death on the Nile
      – No connection with the Poirot novel of the same name.
    • The Oracle at Delphi
Short Story Collections Featuring Several Different Detectives
  • The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (1939) First published in various magazines.
    • The Regatta Mystery (1939)
      – Parker Pyne.
    • The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest (1932)
      – Expanded into The Mystery of the Spanish Chest, contained in the collection The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960).
      Poirot and Hastings.
    • How Does Your Garden Grow? (1935)
      – Also contained in Poirot’s Early Cases (1974)
      – Poirot.
    • The Problem at Pollensa Bay (1936)
      – Parker Pyne.
    • Yellow Iris (1937)
      A/K/A: Hercule Poirot and the Sixth Chair Adapted by Christie as a radio play in 1937; later expanded into the 1945 Colonel Race novel Sparkling Cyanide, A/K/A: Remembered Death.
      – Poirot.
    • Miss Marple Tells a Story (1939)
      Also contained in Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979).
      Miss Marple.
    • The Dream (1937)
      A/K/A: The Three Strange Points; also contained in The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
      – Poirot.
    • In a Glass, Darkly (1934)
      – Also contained in Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979).
      – Nonseries story.
    • Problem at Sea (1936)
      A/K/A: Poirot and the Crime in Cabin 66 and The Quickness of the Hand; also contained in Poirot’s Early Cases (1974)
      – Poirot.
  • Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1950)
    • Three Blind Mice
      – Adapted into Christie’s play The Mousetrap (radio 1947, stage 1952).
      – Nonseries story.
    • Strange Jest
      – Also contained in Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979).
      – Miss Marple.
    • The Tape-Measure Murder
      – Also contained in Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979).
      – Miss Marple.
    • The Case of the Perfect Maid
      – Also contained in Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979).
      – Miss Marple.
    • The Case of the Caretaker
      – Also contained in Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979).
      – Miss Marple.
    • The Third Floor Flat
      – Also contained in Poirot’s Early Cases (1974).
      – Poirot.
    • The Adventure of Johnny Waverly
      A/K/A: At the Stroke of Twelve; also contained in Poirot’s Early Cases (1974).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • Four and Twenty Blackbirds
      A/K/A: Poirot and the Regular Customer; also contained in The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960).
      – Poirot.
    • The Love Detectives (1926)
      A/K/A: At the Crossroads; first published in a magazine.
      – Quin & Satterthwaite.
  • The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
    • The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
      – Expansion of the 1923 story The Theft of the Royal Ruby (see Double Sin and Other Stories, 1961), A/K/A: The Christmas Adventure (see While the Lights Last and Other Stories, 1997).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Mystery of the Spanish Chest
      – Expansion of The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest (1932), contained in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories, 1939).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Underdog (1926)
      – Also contained in The Underdog and Other Stories (1929).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • Four and Twenty Blackbirds
      A/K/A: Poirot and the Regular Customer; also contained in Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1950).
      – Poirot.
    • The Dream (1937)
      A/K/A: The Three Strange Points; also contained in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (1939).
      – Poirot.
    • Greenshaw’s Folly
      – Also contained in Double Sin and Other Stories (1961).
      – Miss Marple.
  • Double Sin and Other Stories (1961)
    – In part originally published in various magazines.

    • Double Sin (1928)
      A/K/A: By Road or Rail; also contained in Poirot’s Early Cases (1974).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • Wasp’s Nest (1928)
      – Also contained in Poirot’s Early Cases (1974).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Theft of the Royal Ruby (1923)
      A/K/A: The Christmas Adventure (see While the Lights Last and Other Stories, 1997); expanded into The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (title story of the 1960 collection of the same name).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Dressmaker’s Doll (1954)
      – Also contained in Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979).
      – Nonseries story.
    • Greenshaw’s Folly
      – Also contained in The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
      – Miss Marple.
    • The Double Clue (1923)
      – Also contained in Poirot’s Early Cases (1974).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Last Séance (1933)
      – Also contained in The Hound of Death and Other Stories (1933).
      – Nonseries story.
    • Sanctuary (1954)
      A/K/A: The Man on the Chancel Steps; also contained in Miss Marple’s Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979)
      – Miss Marple.
  • While the Lights Last and Other Stories (1997)
    A/K/A The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories
    – Short stories; originally published in magazines; posthumously compiled and republished in book form.

    • The House of Dreams (1926)
      – Nonseries story.
    • The Actress (1923)
      A/K/A A Trap for the Unwary
      – Nonseries story.
    • The Edge (1927)
      – Nonseries story.
    • The Christmas Adventure (1923)
      A/K/A The Theft of the Royal Ruby (see Double Sin and Other Stories, 1961); expanded into The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (title story of the 1960 collection of the same name)
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • The Lonely God (1926)
      – Nonseries story.
    • Manx Gold (1930)
      – Nonseries story.
    • Within a Wall (1925)
      – Nonseries story.
    • The Mystery of the Spanish Chest
      Originally contained under this title in the collection The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960); expansion of The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest (1932), contained in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (1939).
      – Poirot and Hastings.
    • While the Light Lasts (1923)
      – Nonseries story.
    • The Harlequin Tea Set (1971)
      – Quin and Satterthwaite.
Nonseries Books
  • The Sittaford Mystery (1931)
  • The Hound of Death and Other Stories (1933)
    – Short stories; in part originally published in magazines.

    • The Hound of Death
      – Also contained in The Witness for the Prosecution (1948) and The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971). Adapted for the stage by Agatha Christie in 1953.
    • The Red Signal (1924)
      – Also contained in The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948).
    • The Fourth Man (1925)
      – Also contained in The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948).
    • The Gypsy
      – Also contained in The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971).
    • The Lamp
      – Also contained in The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971).
    • Wireless (1926)
      A/K/A: Where There’s a Will; also contained in The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948).
    • The Witness for the Prosection
      – Also contained in The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948); adapted for the stage by Christie in 1953.
    • The Mystery of the Blue Jar
    • The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael
      – Also contained in The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971).
    • The Call of Wings
      – Also contained in The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971).
    • The Last Séance (1933)
      – Also contained in Double Sin and Other Stories (1961).
    • S.O.S. (1926)
      – Also contained in The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948).
  • The Listerdale Mystery and Other Stories (1934)
    – Short stories; in part originally published in magazines.

    • The Listerdale Mystery (1925)
      A/K/A: The Benevolent Butler; also contained in The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971).
    • Philomel Cottage (1924)
      – Also contained in The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948); adapted for the stage under the name Love From A Stranger by Frank Vosper (1936).
    • The Girl in the Train (1924)
      – Also contained in The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971).
    • Sing a Song of Sixpence
      – Also contained in The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948).
    • The Manhood of Edward Robinson (1924)
      A/K/A: The Day of His Dreams; also contained in The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971).
    • The Accident
      – Also contained in The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948).
    • Jane in Search of a Job (1924)
      – Also contained in The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971).
    • A Fruitful Sunday
      – Also contained in The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971).
    • Mr. Eastwood’s Adventure (1924)
      A/K/A: The Mystery of the Spanish Shawl and The Mystery of the Second Cucumber
    • The Golden Ball
    • The Rajah’s Emerald (1926)
      – Also contained in The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971).
    • Swan Song (1926)
      – Also contained in The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971).
  • Why Didn’t They Ask Evans (1934)
    A/K/A: The Boomerang Clue
  • And Then There Were None (1939)
    A/K/A: Ten Little Indians
    – Adapted for the stage by Christie under the title Ten Little Indians (1943).
  • Death Comes as the End (1945)
    The Witness for the Prosecution
    – Adapted for the stage by Agatha Christie in 1953.
  • The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948)
    – Short stories; republication of stories from other collections.

    • – From The Hound of Death and Other Stories (1933):
      • The Hound of Death
      • The Red Signal (1924)
      • The Fourth Man (1925)
      • Wireless (1926)
        A/K/A: Where There’s a Will
      • S.O.S. (1926)
    • – From The Listerdale Mystery and Other Stories (1934):
      • The Mystery of the Blue Jar
      • Philomel Cottage (1924)
        Adapted for the stage under the name Love From a Stranger by Frank Vosper (1936).
      • The Accident
      • Sing a Song of Sixpence
    • – Other:
      • The Second Gong
        Expanded into the Poirot short story Dead Man’s Mirror, A/K/A: Hercule Poirot and the Broken Mirror, in Murder in the Mews (1937).
  • The Crooked House (1949)
  • They Came to Baghdad (1951)
  • Destination Unknown (1954)
    A/K/A: So Many Steps to Death
  • Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
  • The Pale Horse (1961)
    Features Ariadne Oliver.
  • Endless Night (1967)
  • Passenger to Frankfort (1970)
  • The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1971)
    – Short stories; originally published in magazines and largely also contained in other short story collections.

    • – From The Listerdale Mystery (1925):
    • The Listerdale Mystery (1925)
      A/K/A: The Benevolent Butler
    • The Girl in the Train (1924)
    • The Manhood of Edward Robinson (1924)
      A/K/A: The Day of His Dreams
    • Jane in Search of a Job (1924)
    • The Rajah’s Emerald (1926)
    • A Fruitful Sunday
    • Swan Song (1926)
  • – From The Hound of Death and Other Stories (1933):
    • The Hound of Death
    • The Gypsy
    • The Lamp
    • The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael
    • The Call of Wings
    • – Not contained in other collections:
      • The Golden Ball (1934)
      • Magnolia Blossom (1926)
      • Next to a Dog
Plays
  • Black Coffee (1930)
    – Novelized by Charles Osborne (1998).
  • The Wasp’s Nest (1937)
    – TV play.
  • The Yellow Iris (1937)
    – Radio play; adaptation of the 1937 short story of the same name contained in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories (1939).
  • A Daughter’s a Daughter (1937 – 1939)
    – Adapted into the 1952 novel written under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott.
  • Ten Little Indians (1943)
    – Adaptation of the 1939 nonseries novel And Then There Were None.
  • Appointment with Death (1945)
    – Adaptation of the 1938 Poirot novel of the same name.
  • Murder on the Nile (1946)
    – Adaptation of the 1937 Poirot/Colonel Race novel Death on the Nile.
  • The Mousetrap (1947)
    – Originally written as a radio play called Three Blind Mice; adapted for the stage and renamed in 1952. Based on the nonseries story Three Blind Mice, the title story of the 1950 collection of the same name.
  • Butter in a Lordly Dish (1948)
    – Radio play.
  • The Hollow (1951)
    – Adaptation of the 1946 Poirot novel of the same name.
  • The Witness for the Prosecution (1953)
    – Adaptation of the short story of the same name from The Hound of Death and Other Stories (1933).
  • Spider’s Web (1954)
    – Novelized by Charles Osborne (2000).
  • Towards Zero (1956)
    – Adaptation (co-written by Gerald Verner) of the 1944 Superintendent Battle novel of the same name.
  • Verdict (1958)
  • The Unexpected Guest (1958)
    – Novelized by Charles Osborne (1999).
  • Go Back for Murder (1960)
    – Adaptation of the 1941 Poirot novel Five Little Pigs.
  • Personal Call (1960)
    – Radio play.
  • Rule of Three (1962)
    • Afternoon at the Seaside
    • The Patient
    • The Rats
  • Fiddlers Three (1972)
    – Adaptation of Christie’s unpublished play Fiddlers Five.
  • Akhnaton (1973)
  • A Murder is Announced (1977)
    – Adaptation of the 1950 Miss Marple novel of the same name.
  • The Mousetrap and Other Plays (2000)
    • The Mousetrap
    • Ten Little Indians
    • Witness for the Prosecution
    • Appointment With Death
    • The Hollow
    • Go Back for Murder
    • Verdict
Other Works As Agatha Christie
  • The Road of Dreams (1924)
    – Poetry.
  • Poems (1973)
  • An Autobiography (1977)
Writing as Agatha Christie Mallowan
  • Come, Tell Me How You Live (1946)
  • Star Over Bethlehem (1965)
    – Poems and children’s stories.
Writing as Mary Westmacott
  • Giant’s Bread (1930)
  • Unfinished Portrait (1934)
  • Absent in the Spring (1944)
  • The Rose and the Yew Tree (1948)
  • A Daughter’s a Daughter (1952)
    – Adapted from Christie’s 1937 – 1939 play.
  • The Burden (1956)
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A Selection of Quotes

Hallowe’en Party

“I know there’s a proverb which that says ‘To err is human,’ but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries.”

The Big Four

“You surprise me, Hastings. Do you not know that all celebrated detectives have brothers who would be even more celebrated than they are were it not for constitutional indolence?”

Unsourced/Attributed:

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

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