Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Agatha Christie Canon Challenge

I am SO excited for this challenge: Read the Christie Canon. That's right all 66 novels and 14 short stories. This project was partially inspired by Audrey and Emily's amazing blog The Year of Agatha. Its is so much fun and has a ton of other great content, definitely go check it out!

It goes without saying that I love Agatha Christie and Golden Age Crime writing it is my comfort zone all the way. I have read many of her works and watched some of the movie and series adaptations of her work. It has been one of my big bucket list items to read all of her works in publication order. I will be following the list provided by the official Agatha Christie website and reviewing each one as I go down the list. I will also be providing bonus content about the film adaptations and other extras. Each title will become a link as the review is posted.

Without further ado let jump into the Queen of Crime's canon:

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Secret Adversary
Murder on the Links
The Man in the Brown Suit
Poirot Investigates (short stories)
The Secret of Chimneys
 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Big Four
The Mystery of the Blue Train
The Seven Dials Mystery
Partners in Crime (short stories)
The Mysterious Mr Quin (short stories)
The Murder at the Vicarage
The Sittaford Mystery
Peril at End House
The Thirteen Problems (short stories)
 Lord Edgware Dies
The Hound of Death (short stories)
Murder on the Orient Express
The Listerdale Mystery (short stories)
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?
Parker Pyne Investigates (short stories)
Three-Act Tragedy
Death in the Clouds
The ABC Murders
Murder in Mesopotamia
Cards on the Table
Dumb Witness
Death on the Nile
Murder in the Mews (short stories)
Appointment with Death
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Easy to Kill
And Then There Were None
The Regatta Mystery (short stories)
Sad Cypress
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Evil Under the Sun
 N or M?
The Body in the Library
Five Little Pigs
The Moving Finger
Towards Zero
Death Comes as the End
Sparking Cyanide
The Hollow
The Labours of Hercules - containing:
Taken at the Flood
Witness for the Prosecution (short stories)
Crooked House
A Murder is Announced
Three Blind Mice (not UK)
They Came to Baghdad
The Under Dog (short stories)
 McGinty’s Dead
They Do It with Mirrors
After the Funeral
A Pocket Full of Rye
Destination Unknown
1955 Hickory Dickory Dock
Dead Man’s Folly
4.50 from Paddington
Murder She Said
Ordeal by Innocence
Cat Among the Pigeons
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (short stories)
The Pale Horse
Double Sin (short stories)
The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side
The Clocks
A Caribbean Mystery
At Bertram’s Hotel
Third Girl
Endless Night
Hallowe’en Party
Passenger to Frankfurt
The Golden Ball (short stories)
Elephants Can Remember
Postern of Fate
Poirot’s Early Cases (short stories)
Sleeping Murder
Miss Marple’s Final Cases (short stories)
Problem at Pollensa Bay (short stories)
The Harlequin Tea Set (short stories)
While the Light Lasts (short stories)


  1. This is awesome! I'd love to pick an author and to read their entire backlist sometime, but it feels like such a big commitment and I can never decide who! I haven't read ANY Agatha Christie yet - but I'm planning to change that this year!

  2. Yes, I'll admit I'm a little intimidated by the sheet size of her backlist! This will definitely be a multi-year project, but I'm super excited to try it. Let me know what you think of your first Agatha Christie book!:D