Hercule Poirot Series

41 primary works • 67 total works
Mysteries with the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. These can mostly be read as stand-alone in any order, but based on internal chronology The Mysterious Affair at Styles is the first Poirot story and Curtain was written to be the final Poirot story and should be read last. Other points to note are:

1. Lord Edgware Dies should be read before After…

Book 1

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
3.99
· 195860 Ratings · 5459 Reviews ·
published 1920
· 66 editions
Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and h…
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Book 2

The Murder on the Links
3.82
· 32257 Ratings · 1961 Reviews ·
published 1923
· 243 editions
A millionaire dies...

'One can see by his face tha…
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Book 3

Poirot Investigates
4.06
· 36214 Ratings · 1160 Reviews ·
published 1924
· 181 editions
The very first collection of superb short stories…
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Book 4

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
4.23
· 110600 Ratings · 7314 Reviews ·
published 1926
· 361 editions
In the village of King's Abbot, a widow's sudden…
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Book 5

The Big Four
3.60
· 26906 Ratings · 1804 Reviews ·
published 1927
· 80 editions
Framed in the doorway of Poirot's bedroom stood a…
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Book 6

The Mystery of the Blue Train
3.79
· 27091 Ratings · 1483 Reviews ·
published 1928
· 247 editions
An Alternate Cover of this ISBN can be found here…
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Book 7

Black Coffee: A Mystery Play in Three Acts
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Book 8

Peril at End House
3.92
· 29856 Ratings · 1584 Reviews ·
published 1932
· 45 editions
An Alternate Cover Edition of this ISBN can be fo…
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Book 9

Lord Edgware Dies
3.90
· 23500 Ratings · 1206 Reviews ·
published 1933
· 231 editions
Poirot had been present when Jane bragged of her…
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Book 10

Murder on the Orient Express
4.16
· 283026 Ratings · 18320 Reviews ·
published 1934
· 614 editions
What more can a mystery addict desire than a much…
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Book 11

Three Act Tragedy
3.82
· 16569 Ratings · 931 Reviews ·
published 1934
· 210 editions
At an apparently respectable dinner party, a vica…
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Book 12

Death in the Clouds
3.80
· 25743 Ratings · 1221 Reviews ·
published 1935
· 214 editions
A woman is killed by a poisoned dart in the enclo…
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Book 13

The A.B.C. Murders
4.00
· 73296 Ratings · 3241 Reviews ·
published 1936
· 304 editions
When Alice Ascher is murdered in Andover, Hercule…
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Book 14

Murder in Mesopotamia
3.88
· 29791 Ratings · 1246 Reviews ·
published 1936
· 230 editions
When nurse Amy Leatheran agrees to look after Ame…
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Book 15

Cards on the Table
3.92
· 28056 Ratings · 1389 Reviews ·
published 1936
· 205 editions
It was the match-up of the century: four sleuths-…
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Book 16

Dumb Witness
3.82
· 17328 Ratings · 937 Reviews ·
published 1937
· 185 editions
An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her coun…
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Book 17

Death on the Nile
4.09
· 92234 Ratings · 3366 Reviews ·
published 1937
· 331 editions
The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is sh…
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Book 18

Murder in the Mews
3.77
· 11676 Ratings · 489 Reviews ·
published 1937
· 176 editions
How did a woman holding a pistol in her right han…
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Book 19

Appointment with Death
3.86
· 28780 Ratings · 1302 Reviews ·
published 1937
· 243 editions
Among the towering red cliffs of Petra sits the c…
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Book 20

Hercule Poirot's Christmas
3.93
· 30417 Ratings · 2095 Reviews ·
published 1938
· 235 editions
Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of sus…
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Book 21

The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories
3.96
· 6316 Ratings · 248 Reviews ·
published 1939
· 3 editions
Mr. Parker Pyne must recover a priceless diamond…
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Book 22

Sad Cypress
3.86
· 18891 Ratings · 992 Reviews ·
published 1940
· 200 editions
Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in…
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Book 23

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
3.75
· 18308 Ratings · 892 Reviews ·
published 1940
· 179 editions
A dentist's suspicious death leads Poirot to dril…
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Book 24

Evil Under the Sun
3.96
· 38155 Ratings · 1315 Reviews ·
published 1941
· 229 editions
Set at the Jolly Roger, a posh vacation resort fo…
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Book 25

Five Little Pigs
3.98
· 31529 Ratings · 1758 Reviews ·
published 1942
· 237 editions
It was an open and shut case. All the evidence sa…
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Book 26

The Hollow
3.78
· 16446 Ratings · 916 Reviews ·
published 1946
· 182 editions
Lady Angkatell, intrigued by the criminal mind, h…
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Book 27

The Labours of Hercules
3.78
· 13828 Ratings · 582 Reviews ·
published 1947
· 170 editions
First published in book form in 1947, The Labours…
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Book 28

Taken at the Flood
3.71
· 11530 Ratings · 720 Reviews ·
published 1948
· 4 editions
A few weeks after marrying an attractive young wi…
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Book 29

The Under Dog and Other Stories
3.74
· 3028 Ratings · 189 Reviews ·
published 1951
· 47 editions
Poirot investigates 9 cases for an heiress, playb…
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Book 30

Mrs. McGinty's Dead
3.83
· 15923 Ratings · 701 Reviews ·
published 1952
· 175 editions
Mrs. McGinty is dead and everyone suspects James…
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Book 31

After the Funeral
3.86
· 20752 Ratings · 1054 Reviews ·
published 1953
· 210 editions
Hercule Poirot is called on to investigate the mu…
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Book 32

Hickory Dickory Dock
3.74
· 16714 Ratings · 735 Reviews ·
published 1955
· 171 editions
An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel wa…
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Book 33

Dead Man's Folly
3.78
· 15963 Ratings · 781 Reviews ·
published 1956
· 198 editions

Whilst organising a mock murder hunt for the vill…

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Book 34

Cat Among the Pigeons
3.83
· 23647 Ratings · 1045 Reviews ·
published 1959
· 195 editions
When what looks like an amorous assignation turns…
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Book 35

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
3.75
· 9381 Ratings · 521 Reviews ·
published 1960
· 108 editions
Agatha Christie's seasonal Poirot and Marple shor…
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Book 36

Double Sin and Other Stories
3.82
· 3102 Ratings · 200 Reviews ·
published 1961
· 1 edition
In one of London's most elegant shops, a decorati…
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Book 37

The Clocks
3.71
· 18714 Ratings · 883 Reviews ·
published 1963
· 182 editions
When a young secretary, Sheila Webb, is sent to t…
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Book 38

Third Girl
3.62
· 16264 Ratings · 752 Reviews ·
published 1966
· 1 edition
Poirot is approached by a girl who shared a flat…
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Book 39

Hallowe'en Party
3.65
· 24208 Ratings · 1645 Reviews ·
published 1969
· 211 editions
A teenage murder witness is drowned in a tub of a…
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Book 40

Elephants Can Remember
3.63
· 21918 Ratings · 1172 Reviews ·
published 1972
· 199 editions
A classic Hercule Poirot investigation, Agatha Ch…
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Book 41

Poirot's Early Cases: 18 Hercule Poirot Mysteries
3.92
· 7511 Ratings · 357 Reviews ·
published 1974
· 134 editions
The unabridged tales in this Mystery Masters audi…
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Book 42

Curtain
4.07
· 25622 Ratings · 1365 Reviews ·
published 1975
· 199 editions
The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleas…
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Book 43

Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories
3.56
· 2531 Ratings · 119 Reviews ·
published 1971
· 20 editions
Problem at Pollensa Bay - Parker Pyne
The Second G…
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Book 44

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories
3.75
· 3079 Ratings · 206 Reviews ·
published 1997
· 7 editions
A grand treasure for fans of the grande dame of m…
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Book 45

While the Light Lasts
3.63
· 2514 Ratings · 180 Reviews ·
published 1997
· 67 editions
These early short stories showcase Christie's tal…
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The Triangle at Rhodes: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
3.83
· 688 Ratings · 37 Reviews ·
published 1936
· 11 editions
Poirot short stories taken from Murder in the Mew…
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Book 45

Black Coffee
3.47
· 11641 Ratings · 747 Reviews ·
published 1930
· 101 editions
Inventor Sir Claude Amory feels a bitter taste in…
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The Chocolate Box: A Short Story
3.94
· 504 Ratings · 30 Reviews ·
published 1923
· 11 editions

Previously published in the print anthology Poiro…

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The Case of the Missing Will: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
3.83
· 281 Ratings · 19 Reviews ·
published 2008
· 12 editions
Publisher's Summary

Poirot receives an unusual req…
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The Affair at the Victory Ball
3.66
· 379 Ratings · 28 Reviews ·
published 1923
· 15 editions

Previously published in the print anthology Poiro…

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The Veiled Lady: Hercule Poirot Mystery
3.71
· 248 Ratings · 16 Reviews ·
published 1974
· 7 editions

Previously published in the print anthology Poiro…

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The Plymouth Express: A Hercule Poirot Short Story
3.72
· 434 Ratings · 19 Reviews ·
published 1999
· 15 editions
Previously published in the print anthology Poiro…
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The Lost Mine: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
3.54
· 206 Ratings · 12 Reviews ·
published 1923
· 9 editions
Hercule Poirot always kept a healthy symmetrical…
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Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories
4.30
· 5959 Ratings · 237 Reviews ·
published 1984
· 30 editions
All 51 Hercule Poirot short stories presented in…
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The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim: A Short Story
3.75
· 429 Ratings · 23 Reviews ·
published 2012
· 17 editions
Mr. Davenheim, a wealthy financier, leaves his ho…
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The Adventure of the ‘Western Star': A Short Story
3.55
· 425 Ratings · 18 Reviews ·
published 1923
· 15 editions
Movie star Mary Marvell consults with Hercule Poi…
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Problem at Sea: A Short Story
3.84
· 323 Ratings · 15 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 8 editions
Previously published in the print anthologies Poi…
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The Double Clue: And Other Hercule Poirot Stories
3.74
· 655 Ratings · 68 Reviews ·
published 1997
· 14 editions
A perfect introduction to Agatha Christie - four…
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The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly: A Short Story
3.80
· 203 Ratings · 13 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 8 editions
Previously published in the print anthologies Thr…
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The Cornish Mystery: A Short Story
3.63
· 230 Ratings · 14 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 10 editions

Previously published in the print anthology Poiro…

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The Adventure of the Cheap Flat: A Short Story
3.50
· 246 Ratings · 12 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 10 editions
Previously published in the print anthology Poiro…
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The Market Basing Mystery: A Short Story
3.75
· 256 Ratings · 13 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 7 editions
Previously published in the print anthology Poiro…
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The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge: A Short Story
3.66
· 282 Ratings · 14 Reviews ·
published 1923
· 13 editions
Previously published in the print anthology Poiro…
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The Third-Floor Flat: A Short Story
3.78
· 227 Ratings · 14 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 9 editions
Previously published in the print anthologies Thr…
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The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb: An Inspector Poirot Mystery
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Wasps' Nest: Hercule Poirot
3.74
· 316 Ratings · 18 Reviews ·
published 1929
· 7 editions
A classic Agatha Christie short story, available…
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The Submarine Plans: A Short Story
3.48
· 104 Ratings · 4 Reviews ·
published 1923
· 10 editions
Previously published in the print anthology Poiro…
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