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Best Agatha Christie Books

Looking for good Agatha Christie books to read? Below you’ll find a curated list of the best Agatha Christie books of all time with massive twists and thrilling endings.

The list of best Agatha Christie books are easy to read and thought-provoking. Enjoy!

The 10 Best Agatha Christie Books of All Time

1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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Synopsis: Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

2. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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Synopsis: First, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal—and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.

3. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

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Synopsis: Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary–from the heiress’s fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary.

4. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

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Synopsis: In the village of King’s Abbot, a widow’s sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband, was being blackmailed, and was carrying on a secret affair with the wealthy Roger Ackroyd. The following evening, Ackroyd is murdered in his locked study–but not before receiving a letter identifying the widow’s blackmailer.

5. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

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Synopsis: The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life.

6. The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

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Synopsis: There’s a serial killer on the loose. His macabre calling card is to leave the ABC Railway guide beside each victim’s body. But if A is for Alice Asher, bludgeoned to death in Andover; and B is for Betty Bernard, strangled with her belt on the beach at Bexhill; then who will Victim C be?

7. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

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Synopsis: Murder at the Vicarage marks the debut of Agatha Christie’s unflappable and much beloved female detective, Miss Jane Marple. With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent side of human nature, Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage.

8. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

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Synopsis: Colonel Bantry has found the strangled body of an exotic blonde bombshell lying on his library hearth – and the neighbors are beginning to talk! When Miss Marple takes an interest, though, things begin to move along nicely, and its all far more convoluted – and sordid – than the genteel Bantrys could have imagined.

9. The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

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Synopsis: A millionaire dies…’One can see by his face that he was stabbed in the back’ said Poirot. But the strangest feature of the case was where they found the body – in an open grave!

10. The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie

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Synopsis: A mysterious woman, a legendary cursed jewel, and a night train to the French riviera — ingredients for the perfect romance or the perfect crime? When the train stops, the jewel is missing, and the woman is found dead in her compartment. It’s the perfect mystery, filled with passion, greed, deceit. And Hercule Poirot is the perfect detective to solve it…

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