Your Top Ten?

My top Ten of Agatha Christie Novels
1. They Came to Baghdad 
2. Death Comes as the End
3.Elephants Can Remember
4.The Big Four
5.The Pale horse 
6.The clocks
8.Endless Night
9.N or M?
10. Dead Man's Folly

I am waiting for your top ten!



  • ianthepoetianthepoet Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    My Top Ten.

    10. Parker Pyne Investigates.
    9. Sparkling Cyanide.
    8. Curtain: Poirot's Last Case.
    7. The Clocks.
    6. A Murder is Announced.
    5. The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
    4. The Mousetrap.
    3. The ABC Murders.
    2. Murder on the Orient Express.
    1. And Then There Were None.
  • I love so many Agatha Christie books I cannot pick an absolute number one favourite. But I think that in no particular order, I enjoyed the following books best:

    1. Then There Were None
    2. The complete Mr Quin collection (is that cheating?!)
    3. Murder On The Orient Express
    4. Death On The Nile
    5. Sad Cypress
    6. The Moving Finger
    7. Sleeping Murder
    8. Murder Is Easy
    9. Death In The Clouds
    10. Cards On The Table.
    I really wanted to add The Pale Horse, body In The Library and some others. But I chose books that I enjoyed and that I thought were well written.

  • roamingrover86roamingrover86 United Kingdom
    Can't believe ya all didn't mention The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. It is head & shoulders above the rest IMO. 
    Agree with Murder in the O E. & Cards on the table. Think I would add Death in the clouds.
    Also, Crooked House for its unique ending. 4:50 from paddy also deserves a mention.
  • Forgot Roger Ackroyd!! I always say it's one of my favourites. My list of 10 is going up to 20 now :D
  • roamingrover86roamingrover86 United Kingdom
    How many of the 80 odd have you completed?? 
  • ianthepoetianthepoet Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    It is always very hard choosing your top ten, because there is always one that gets forgotten or left out.
  • edited November 2013
    The murder of Roger Ackroyd/ The ABC murders/ N or M ?/ Posters of fate/ 4:50 From Paddington/ The man in the brown suit/ Endless night / Destination unknown / Ten little niggers ( and then they were none)
  • And for sure : crooked house
  • I've only read 15 books at the moment so I might list my current top 5 (note I haven't read And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express or the Murder of Roger Ackroyd so this might change significantly once I've read more books).

    Here they are:
    1. Death on the Nile
    2. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
    3. Crooked House
    4. The Secret Adversary
    5. Peril at End House
  • How many of the 80 odd have you completed?? 
    I've read all the full length books, so every Poirot and Marple. I've not read Partners In Crime. But I've read nearly all the short stories, except for ones that were recently rediscovered. I also have the plays to read and Mary Westmacott books. But I will take my time.. I like knowing there's more out there to discover.
  • tudestudes Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    edited November 2013
    It's really difficult to pick ten, but here I go:
    1. Evil under the sun
    2. And then they were none
    3. Cards on the table
    4. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
    5. A Murder is Announced
    6. The Murder at the Vicarage
    7. The Moving Finger
    8. Lord Edgware Dies
    9. Why didn't they ask Evans?
    10. ABC Murders
    Except for the first three, the others aren't in order. And I really love Crooked House, Five Little Pigs, Murder on The Orient Express and Sleeping Murders. They aren't on the list, but I really love them and they should be.
  • lachy.a.w said:
    I've only read 15 books at the moment so I might list my current top 5 (note I haven't read And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express or the Murder of Roger Ackroyd so this might change significantly once I've read more books).

    Here they are:
    1. Death on the Nile
    2. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
    3. Crooked House
    4. The Secret Adversary
    5. Peril at End House
    So do I! I have read 30 -35. We should refresh our Top ten when we read the rest :)>-
  • LL88LL88 Sofiya, Bulgaria
    edited November 2013
    I have read about two dozens of books of Christie's. I will update my Top 10 in time, but now I would say it looks like this:

    1. Murder On The Orient Express
    2. The ABC Murders
    3. The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd
    4. Cards On The Table
    5. A Murder Is Announced
    6. After The Funeral
    7. Sad Cypress
    8. Five Little Pigs
    9. Hallowe'en Party
    10. The Hollow

    Top 5 consists of these books, I would arrange them in this way usually.
    The rest in Top 10 are books I really liked and appreciate as excellent stories. Once I read more, I may update the list, as I already said.
  • My top ten: in Portuguese
    1.O natal de Poirot 
    2.Cai o pano
    3.O assassinato no expresso do Oriente
    4.Os elefantes não esquecem
    5.O caso do Hotel Bertram
    6.O misterioso caso de Styles
    7.Treze a mesa
    8.Assassinato no beco
    9.A captura de cérebro
    10.O incidente da bola de cachorro
    (:| :)>-
  • I only read the best and selected Agatha Christie novels. So,My top 10; :
    1) And Then There Were None
    2)The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
    3)Death on the Nile
    4)Murder on the Orient Express
    5)4:50 from Paddington
    6)Secret Adversary
    7)The Big Four
    8)Evil Under The Sun 
    9)Five little Pigs
    10)The ABC Murders
  • ChristeryChristery Rhode Island, United States

    Here's my Top Ten....................

    1. And Then There Were None

    2.Murder on the Orient Express

    3. Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    4. Cards on the Table

    5. A Murder Is Announced

    6. Crooked House

    7. The ABC Murders

    8.Towards Zero

    9. Curtain

    10. Death on the Nile

    I really wanted to add The Tuesday Club Murders - I know that it's short stories but the great framing device of having them meet each week and take turns made it seem like one big book to me.

  • Death on the Nile , Ten little indians, orient express, the hollow, halloween murder, death in the clouds, funerals are fatal, crooked house, roger ackrod sp? evil under the sun.
  • My top ten:Crooked House,Death on the Nile, And Then There were none,Murder on the Orient Express, Why they didn't ask Evans, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Cards on the Table, ABC Murders, A Murder is Announced and 4.50 from Paddington.
  • my top ten
    10: Poirot investigates
    9: the mystery of the blue train
    8:the murder at the vicarage
    7:the man in the brown suite
    6:the big four
    5:then there were none
    4:Murder on the Oriënt Express
    3: Curtain
    2: The Mysterious Affair at Styles
    1: Death on the nile
  • svcodemansvcodeman Pennsylvania, United States

    My top ten are:

    1. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    2. And Then There Were None

    3. The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    4. The Murder at the Vicarage

    5. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

    6. The Body in the Library

    7. Lord Edgware Dies

    8. Evil Under the Sun

    9. Taken at the Flood

    10. Third Girl

    I've read a few others. I have the plays to read, the Miss Marple short stories, the Poirot Short Stories, misc short stories, and the Mary Westmacott's....I have too much to read and too little time!!!

  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

    My Top 10 are;

    1)  Cards On The Table

    2)  ABC Murders

    3) The Clocks

    4)  A Murder Is Announced

    5)  Sleeping Murder

    6)   4.50 From Paddington

    7)   Why Didn't They Ask Evans

    8)   The Sittaford Mystery

    9)   The Man In The Brown Suit

    10) The Secret of Chimneys

    They are in no particular order but the Poirot''s are in that order and the Miss Marple's are also, I should have put N or M somewhere but can't work out which I would leave out, perhaps people should put which are bubbling under, in my case it would be N or M Definitely, Death |In The Clouds and Evil Under The Sun and Body In The Library, I haven't included Books of short stories as I think that would be as unfair as Comparing a Poirot to a Miss Marple  or ito put it non AC Book, Classic Poirot Signature tune with Joan Hickson Miss Marple theme tune

  • ZeddieZeddie Ballymoney, United Kingdom
    Again mine are not in any particular order apart from number one!
    1.Evil Under The Sun
    2.Crooked House
    3.Death on the Nile
    4.Why didnt they ask Evans?
    5.Murder at the Vicarage
    6.Peril at End House
    7.The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
    8.ABC Murders
    9.Lord Edgeware dies
    10.The Secret Adversary

    If I'm honest I could keep going as I probably have a Top 30! but the above 10 are the books that I keep going back to and have read them all so many times now I've lost count!
  • SerourBSerourB Essex, United Kingdom

    my top ten :















  • 1. And Then There were None  - first Christie I read when I was 12 or so , made a big impression 

    2. Crooked house - 

    3. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Classic Poirot Novel

    4. Five Little Pigs - Interesting set up , this one.

    5. Endless Night - the last pages sent a chill down my spine , truly evil

    6. A Murder is Announced - Best Marple by far , Moving finger comes in 2nd

    7. Sad Cypress - Classic poirot

    8. After the Funeral - Classic Poirot

    9. Hercule Poirot's Christmas - Love the atmosphere

    10. Curtain - great swansong for poirot

    also like ABC Murders , Cards on the Table en Pale Horse ( and alot more)

    don't like : Big Four, Passenger for Frankfurt , Third Girl and especially Poster of fate ( that one is really bad I think)

    as you can see I'm not a big tommy and tuppence fan ( N or M , is ok) , and there are only 3 Marples I really think are up to scratch with A.C' s best work ( A murder is announced , Moving Finger , Body in the library)

  • tacobelltacobell Virginia, United States
    1.  And Then There Were None
    2.  The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
    3.  Cat Among the Pigeons
    4.  Murder on the Orient Express
    5.  A Murder is Announced
    6.  The Body in the Library
    7.  Cards on the Table
    8.  The Mysterious Affair at Styles
    9.  Death on the Nile
    10. The ABC Murders
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
    OOEr, Cars On The Table and  ABC Murders are in my top 3 Poirot's and A Murder Is Announced is in my top 3 Miss Marple Books
  • SrishtiSrishti Uttar Pradesh, India
    My Top Ten.
    1. And then There Were None.
    2. A Murder Is Announced.
    3. The Labours Of Hercules.
    4. Death On the Nile.
    5. The Mysterious Affair At Styles.
    6. Come,Tell Me How You Live
    7. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
    8. Murder in Mesopotamia
    9. The Body IN The Library
    10. 4:50 from Paddington
  • Great novels, awesome reading experience:

    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    And then they were none

    Murder on the Oriënt Express

    Crooked House

    Endless Night

    Death On the Nile

    Cards On The Table

    The body in the library

    Murder in Mesopotamia

    The Mousetrap

  • KevinTKevinT Ireland
    oh my..I don't think I can put an order on them but kinda like this-

    And Then There Were None
    Death On The Nile
    Five Little Pigs
    A Murder is Announced
    Cards on the Table
    Murder of Roger Ackroyd
    Sparkling Cyanide
    The Body in the Library
    4:50 from Paddington
    Crooked House
    (also Orient Express and Endless night)

    I could find a reason to put any of her in a top 10 list really, the only ones I can say I didn't enjoy were Cat Among the Pigeons and Appointment with Death..simply because I didn't like the choice of murder(s)

  • It's very tough work to pick only 10. but I'll give a try:
    In no particular order (exept the first three)

    1.Murder on the Links - my first book i've read and fell in love.
    2.Murder on the Orient Express
    4.Death on the Nile
    5.The ABC Murders
    6.After the Funeral
    7.Crooked House
    8.The Seven Dials Mystery
    9.Cards on the Table
    10.The Man in the Brown Suit

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