Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – C

CC is for Christie (as in Agatha Christie)

I love the Miss Marple tv drama adaptations and can’t believe that I’ve actually only read 2 of her books; disgraceful I know! So it’s a good job I found the Agatha Christie challenge over at The Bibulous Bibliobiuli as I’d wanted to read more Christie for such a long time. I won’t be pressurising myself into reading them all in a particular time frame but will probably try for at least one a month – this will be more of a marathon than a sprint!

I’m probably going to start with the Marple’s as these are my favourite; I hadn’t actually realised that there weren’t that many written, say in comparison to Poirot.

Here’s the list of Christie’s full length novels that I’ll attempt to read over time:

Miss Marple Books

(1930) The Murder at the Vicarage
(1942) The Body in the Library
(1942) The Moving Finger
(1950) A Murder is Announced
(1952) They Do It with Mirrors
(1953) A Pocket Full of Rye
(1957) 4:50 From Paddington
(1962) The Mirror Crack’d
(1964) A Caribbean Mystery
(1965) At Bertram’s Hotel
(1971) Nemesis
(1976) Sleeping Murder       read 04/13

Hercule Poirot Books

(1920) The Mysterious Affair at Styles
(1923) The Murder on the Links
(1926) The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
(1927) The Big Four
(1928) The Mystery of the Blue Train
(1932) Peril at End House
(1933) Lord Edgware Dies
(1934) Murder on the Orient Express
(1935) Three Act Tragedy
(1935) Death in the Clouds
(1936) The A.B.C. Murders
(1936) Murder in Mesopotamia
(1936) Cards on the Table
(1937) Dumb Witness
(1937) Death on the Nile
(1938) Appointment with Death
(1938) Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
(1940) One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
(1941) Evil Under the Sun
(1942) Five Little Pigs
(1946) The Hollow
(1948) Taken at the Flood
(1952) Mrs. McGinty’s Dead
(1953) After the Funeral
(1955) Hickory Dickory Dock
(1956) Dead Man’s Folly
(1959) Cat Among the Pigeons
(1963) The Clocks
(1966) Third Girl
(1969) Hallowe’en Party
(1972) Elephants Can Remember
(1975) Curtain
(2014) The Monogram Murders (written by Sophie Hannah)

Tommy and Tuppence Books

(1922) The Secret Adversary
(1941) N or M?
(1968) By the Pricking of My Thumbs
(1973) Postern of Fate

Superintendent Battle Books

(1925) The Secret of Chimneys
(1929) The Seven Dials Mystery
(1936) Cards on the Table
(1939) Murder is Easy
(1944) Towards Zero

Standalone Novels

(1924) The Man in the Brown Suit
(1930) Giant’s Bread
(1931) The Sittaford Mystery
(1934) Unfinished Portrait
(1934) Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?
(1939) And Then There Were None    read 02/15
(1940) Sad Cypress
(1944) Absent in the Spring
(1944) Death Comes as the End
(1945) Sparkling Cyanide
(1948) The Rose and the Yew Tree
(1949) Crooked House
(1951) They Came to Baghdad
(1952) A Daughter’s a Daughter
(1954) Destination Unknown
(1956) The Burden
(1958) Ordeal by Innocence
(1961) The Pale Horse
(1967) Endless Night
(1970) Passenger to Frankfurt

Have you read any of these? Any recommendations for ones to read first?

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9 Comments

  1. 3rd April 2015 / 10:23 am

    I think I’ve read 25 of those, but none in the past 25 years (apart from Sophie Hannah’s Poirot). I’ll have to look at filling in the gaps.

    • 6th April 2015 / 2:50 pm

      Wow that’s great – really puts my 2 to shame 🙂

  2. 4th April 2015 / 12:12 am

    i’ve read several and was happy that my son had to read And Then There Were None for school – love the books, love the movies, love the mystery and the way she wove it! splendid selection!
    happy c day!

    • 4th April 2015 / 8:11 am

      I recently went to see And Then There Were None at the theatre, it was fantastic.
      I love all the movies too, she really was the Queen of Mystery.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. 4th April 2015 / 2:08 am

    Murder on the Orient Express is one of my absolute favorites.

    • 4th April 2015 / 8:06 am

      I love the movie, but have never read the book.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. 23rd April 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Wow! you are also venturing on this wonderful journey. Yes, it is a herculean task but I do hope that we will be able to complete it. All the best…:)

    • 23rd April 2015 / 2:41 pm

      Yes I am, and I must start soon 🙂

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