Hercule Poirot Series

45 primary works • 73 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
· 244406 Ratings · 7677 Reviews · published 1920 · 2961 editions
Agatha Christie's debut novel was the first to fea…
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Book 2

The Murder on the Links
3.84
· 46389 Ratings · 3004 Reviews · published 1923 · 1376 editions
Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is summoned to Fr…
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Book 3

Poirot Investigates
4.02
· 42606 Ratings · 1658 Reviews · published 1924 · 393 editions
The very first collection of superb short stories …
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Book 4

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
4.25
· 145748 Ratings · 10220 Reviews · published 1926 · 27 editions
Considered to be one of Agatha Christie's most con…
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Book 5

The Big Four
3.60
· 33876 Ratings · 2384 Reviews · published 1927 · 205 editions
Framed in the doorway of Poirot’s bedroom stood an…
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Book 6

The Mystery of the Blue Train
3.81
· 34990 Ratings · 2034 Reviews · published 1928 · 275 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
3.58
· 958 Ratings · 61 Reviews · published 1930 · 7 editions
The story concerns a physicist named Sir Claude Am…
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Book 8

Peril at End House
3.95
· 38517 Ratings · 2176 Reviews · published 1932 · 291 editions
An Alternate Cover Edition of this ISBN can be fou…
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Book 9

Lord Edgware Dies
3.91
· 29747 Ratings · 1608 Reviews · published 1933 · 6 editions
An Agatha Christie mystery story. Poirot had been …
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Book 10

Murder on the Orient Express
4.17
· 366134 Ratings · 23031 Reviews · published 1934 · 688 editions
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient …
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Book 11

Three Act Tragedy
3.83
· 21770 Ratings · 1325 Reviews · published 1934 · 4 editions
At an apparently respectable dinner party, a vicar…
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Book 12

Death in the Clouds
3.82
· 32063 Ratings · 1643 Reviews · published 1935 · 239 editions
A woman is killed by a poisoned dart in the enclos…
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Book 13

The A.B.C. Murders
4.02
· 95030 Ratings · 4705 Reviews · published 1936 · 352 editions
When Alice Asher is murdered in Andover, Hercule P…
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Book 14

Murder in Mesopotamia
3.90
· 36521 Ratings · 1718 Reviews · published 1936 · 263 editions
When nurse Amy Leatheran agrees to look after Amer…
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Book 15

Cards on the Table
3.93
· 34822 Ratings · 1879 Reviews · published 1936 · 227 editions
A flamboyant party host is murdered in full view o…
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Book 16

Dumb Witness
3.85
· 22631 Ratings · 1309 Reviews · published 1937 · 213 editions
An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her count…
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Book 17

Death on the Nile
4.11
· 118454 Ratings · 5178 Reviews · published 1937 · 415 editions
The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is sha…
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Book 18

Murder in the Mews
3.77
· 14777 Ratings · 685 Reviews · published 1937 · 190 editions
How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand…
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Book 19

Appointment with Death
3.87
· 35229 Ratings · 1762 Reviews · published 1937 · 11 editions
Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some …
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Book 20

Hercule Poirot's Christmas
3.95
· 39233 Ratings · 2830 Reviews · published 1938 · 267 editions
In Hercule Poirot's Christmas, the holidays are an…
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Book 21

The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories
3.92
· 7172 Ratings · 325 Reviews · published 1939 · 66 editions
Mr. Parker Pyne must recover a priceless diamond s…
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Book 22

Sad Cypress
3.88
· 23741 Ratings · 1297 Reviews · published 1940 · 101 editions
Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in …
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Book 23

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
3.76
· 23028 Ratings · 1208 Reviews · published 1940 · 209 editions
A dentist's suspicious death leads Poirot to drill…
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Book 24

Evil Under the Sun
3.97
· 46869 Ratings · 1855 Reviews · published 1940 · 8 editions
It seems that no matter how hard he tries, Poirot …
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Book 25

Five Little Pigs
4.00
· 41029 Ratings · 2517 Reviews · published 1942 · 281 editions
It was an open and shut case. All the evidence sai…
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Book 26

The Hollow
3.80
· 20969 Ratings · 1217 Reviews · published 1946 · 204 editions
Lady Angkatell, intrigued by the criminal mind, ha…
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Book 27

The Labours of Hercules
3.78
· 16980 Ratings · 782 Reviews · published 1947 · 188 editions
First published in book form in 1947, The Labours …
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Book 28

Taken at the Flood
3.73
· 14856 Ratings · 972 Reviews · published 1948 · 196 editions
A few weeks after marrying an attractive young wid…
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Book 29

The Under Dog and Other Stories
3.75
· 3851 Ratings · 263 Reviews · published 1951 · 60 editions
A dead heiress on a train, a murdered recluse, a w…
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Book 30

Mrs. McGinty's Dead
3.84
· 19780 Ratings · 944 Reviews · published 1951 · 204 editions
‘Mrs McGinty’s dead!’ ‘How did she die?’ ‘Down on …
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Book 31

After the Funeral
3.88
· 26119 Ratings · 1426 Reviews · published 1953 · 235 editions
The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly – …
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Book 32

Hickory Dickory Dock
3.75
· 20972 Ratings · 979 Reviews · published 1955 · 185 editions
An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was…
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Book 33

Dead Man's Folly
3.79
· 19752 Ratings · 996 Reviews · published 1956 · 107 editions

Whilst organising a mock murder hunt for the villa…

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Book 34

Cat Among the Pigeons
3.83
· 28260 Ratings · 1360 Reviews · published 1959 · 218 editions
Unpleasant things are going on in an exclusive sch…
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Book 35

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
3.78
· 12797 Ratings · 709 Reviews · published 1960 · 121 editions
An English country house at Christmas time should …
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Book 36

Double Sin and Other Stories
3.78
· 3847 Ratings · 271 Reviews · published 1923 · 47 editions
A superb collection of treats for mystery lovers, …
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Book 37

The Clocks
3.72
· 23208 Ratings · 1151 Reviews · published 1963 · 197 editions
Sheila Webb, typist-for-hire, has arrived at 19 Wi…
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Book 38

Third Girl
3.64
· 20151 Ratings · 1000 Reviews · published 1966 · 200 editions
Poirot is approached by a girl who shared a flat w…
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Book 39

Hallowe'en Party
3.66
· 30274 Ratings · 2115 Reviews · published 1969 · 226 editions
A teenage murder witness is drowned in a tub of ap…
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Book 40

Elephants Can Remember
3.64
· 26934 Ratings · 1496 Reviews · published 1972 · 228 editions
Hercule Poirot stood on the cliff-top. For here, m…
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Book 41

Poirot's Early Cases: 18 Hercule Poirot Mysteries
3.92
· 9158 Ratings · 486 Reviews · published 1974 · 163 editions
The unabridged tales in this Mystery Masters audio…
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Book 42

Curtain
4.08
· 30156 Ratings · 1679 Reviews · published 1975 · 217 editions
Arthritic and immobilized, Poirot calls on his old…
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Book 43

Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories
3.55
· 2950 Ratings · 160 Reviews · published 1971 · 53 editions
Problem at Pollensa Bay - Parker Pyne
The Second Go…
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Book 44

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories
3.72
· 3671 Ratings · 266 Reviews · published 1997 · 29 editions
A grand treasure for fans of the grande dame of my…
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Book 45

While the Light Lasts
3.61
· 3052 Ratings · 223 Reviews · published 1997 · 76 editions
A macabre recurring dream … revenge against a blac…
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Book 45.5

Black Coffee
3.51
· 14641 Ratings · 978 Reviews · published 1998 · 113 editions
Inventor Sir Claude Amory feels a bitter taste in …
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Book 45.7

Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly
3.87
· 2974 Ratings · 228 Reviews · published 2013 · 29 editions

Never before published—the lost classic, unseen fo…

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The Triangle at Rhodes: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
3.82
· 933 Ratings · 51 Reviews · published 1936 · 11 editions
Poirot short stories taken from Murder in the Mews…
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The Chocolate Box: A Short Story (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
3.93
· 837 Ratings · 60 Reviews · published 1925 · 18 editions

Previously published in the print anthology Poirot…

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The Lemesurier Inheritance: A Hercule Poirot Short Story
3.85
· 495 Ratings · 31 Reviews · published 1923 · 13 editions
The Lemesuriers are supposed to be under a medieva…
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