Hercule Poirot Series

45 primary works • 75 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: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
3.98
· 295876 Ratings · 9911 Reviews · published 1920 · 3833 editions
Agatha Christie's debut novel was the first to fea…
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Book 2

The Murder on the Links: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
3.86
· 59895 Ratings · 4042 Reviews · published 1923 · 13 editions
When Hercule Poirot and his sidekick Arthur Hastin…
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Book 3

Poirot Investigates: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
4.00
· 49490 Ratings · 2171 Reviews · published 1924 · 611 editions
First there was the mystery of the film star and t…
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Book 4

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
4.24
· 181827 Ratings · 13048 Reviews · published 1926 · 488 editions
Considered to be one of Agatha Christie's most con…
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Book 5

The Big Four
3.61
· 41099 Ratings · 2983 Reviews · published 1927 · 236 editions
Framed in the doorway of Poirot’s bedroom stood an…
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Book 6

The Mystery of the Blue Train
3.84
· 43070 Ratings · 2542 Reviews · published 1928 · 56 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
3.61
· 1487 Ratings · 102 Reviews · published 1930 · 9 editions
The story concerns a physicist named Sir Claude Am…
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Book 8

Peril at End House
3.97
· 47146 Ratings · 2712 Reviews · published 1932 · 316 editions
Hercule Poirot is vacationing on the Cornish coast…
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Book 9

Lord Edgware Dies
3.93
· 36796 Ratings · 2051 Reviews · published 1933 · 309 editions
An Agatha Christie mystery story. Poirot had been …
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Book 10

Murder on the Orient Express
4.18
· 438686 Ratings · 27127 Reviews · published 1934 · 736 editions
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient …
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Book 11

Three Act Tragedy
3.85
· 27754 Ratings · 1701 Reviews · published 1934 · 250 editions
At an apparently respectable dinner party, a vicar…
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Book 12

Death in the Clouds
3.84
· 38771 Ratings · 2049 Reviews · published 1935 · 45 editions
A woman is killed by a poisoned dart in the enclos…
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Book 13

The A.B.C. Murders
4.03
· 116312 Ratings · 6119 Reviews · published 1936 · 385 editions
When Alice Asher is murdered in Andover, Hercule P…
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Book 14

Murder in Mesopotamia
3.92
· 43368 Ratings · 2113 Reviews · published 1936 · 291 editions
When nurse Amy Leatheran agrees to look after Amer…
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Book 15

Cards on the Table
3.95
· 43703 Ratings · 2354 Reviews · published 1936 · 263 editions
A flamboyant party host is murdered in full view o…
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Book 16

Dumb Witness
3.88
· 28043 Ratings · 1621 Reviews · published 1937 · 235 editions
Everyone blamed Emily’s accident on a rubber ball …
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Book 17

Death on the Nile
4.11
· 156603 Ratings · 8266 Reviews · published 1937 · 523 editions
The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is sha…
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Book 18

Murder in the Mews
3.81
· 18597 Ratings · 852 Reviews · published 1937 · 2 editions
Librarian's note: this entry is for the collection…
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Book 19

Appointment with Death
3.89
· 43898 Ratings · 2205 Reviews · published 1938 · 317 editions
Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some …
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Book 20

Hercule Poirot's Christmas
3.97
· 51378 Ratings · 3978 Reviews · published 1938 · 60 editions
In Hercule Poirot's Christmas, the holidays are an…
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Book 21

The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories
3.90
· 8060 Ratings · 428 Reviews · published 1939 · 13 editions
A collection of nine of Agatha Christie's intrigui…
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Book 22

Sad Cypress
3.91
· 29001 Ratings · 1591 Reviews · published 1940 · 248 editions
Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in …
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Book 23

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
3.79
· 28207 Ratings · 1515 Reviews · published 1940 · 29 editions
A dentist's suspicious death leads Poirot to drill…
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Book 24

Evil Under the Sun
3.98
· 56764 Ratings · 2310 Reviews · published 1941 · 330 editions
It seems that no matter how hard he tries, Poirot …
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Book 25

Five Little Pigs
4.02
· 50689 Ratings · 3298 Reviews · published 1942 · 320 editions
It was an open and shut case. All the evidence sai…
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Book 26

The Hollow
3.83
· 26969 Ratings · 1675 Reviews · published 1946 · 108 editions
Lady Angkatell, intrigued by the criminal mind, ha…
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Book 27

The Labours of Hercules
3.80
· 21119 Ratings · 984 Reviews · published 1947 · 30 editions
First published in book form in 1947, The Labours …
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Book 28

Taken at the Flood
3.77
· 18952 Ratings · 1183 Reviews · published 1948 · 223 editions
A few weeks after marrying an attractive young wid…
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Book 29

The Under Dog and Other Stories
3.74
· 4563 Ratings · 333 Reviews · published 1951 · 6 editions
A dead heiress on a train, a murdered recluse, a w…
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Book 30

Mrs. McGinty's Dead
3.87
· 25985 Ratings · 1124 Reviews · published 1951 · 34 editions
‘Mrs McGinty’s dead!’ ‘How did she die?’ ‘Down on …
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Book 31

After the Funeral
3.90
· 31357 Ratings · 1652 Reviews · published 1953 · 272 editions
The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly – …
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Book 32

Hickory Dickory Dock
3.78
· 25719 Ratings · 1209 Reviews · published 1955 · 202 editions
An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was…
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Book 33

Dead Man's Folly
3.83
· 24151 Ratings · 1193 Reviews · published 1956 · 27 editions

Whilst organising a mock murder hunt for the villa…

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Book 34

Cat Among the Pigeons
3.85
· 33382 Ratings · 1636 Reviews · published 1959 · 254 editions
Unpleasant things are going on in an exclusive sch…
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Book 35

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
3.80
· 16133 Ratings · 851 Reviews · published 1960 · 135 editions
An English country house at Christmas time should …
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Book 36

Double Sin and Other Stories
3.76
· 4362 Ratings · 326 Reviews · published 1961 · 53 editions
A superb collection of treats for mystery lovers, …
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Book 37

The Clocks
3.75
· 28138 Ratings · 1396 Reviews · published 1963 · 213 editions
Sheila Webb, typist-for-hire, has arrived at 19 Wi…
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Book 38

Third Girl
3.69
· 24509 Ratings · 1191 Reviews · published 1966 · 34 editions
Three young women share a London flat. The first i…
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Book 39

Hallowe'en Party
3.70
· 39536 Ratings · 2742 Reviews · published 1969 · 112 editions
A teenage murder witness is drowned in a tub of ap…
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Book 40

Elephants Can Remember
3.67
· 32359 Ratings · 1814 Reviews · published 1972 · 246 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
3.91
· 10168 Ratings · 559 Reviews · published 1974 · 165 editions
The unabridged tales in this Mystery Masters audio…
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Book 42

Curtain
4.08
· 36748 Ratings · 1956 Reviews · published 1975 · 238 editions
Arthritic and immobilized, Poirot calls on his old…
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Book 43

Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories
3.55
· 3340 Ratings · 201 Reviews · published 1971 · 55 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
· 4117 Ratings · 311 Reviews · published 1997 · 31 editions
A grand treasure for fans of the grande dame of my…
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Book 45

While the Light Lasts
3.60
· 3493 Ratings · 263 Reviews · published 1997 · 88 editions
A macabre recurring dream … revenge against a blac…
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Book 45.5

Black Coffee
3.53
· 16857 Ratings · 1139 Reviews · published 1998 · 17 editions
Inventor Sir Claude Amory feels a bitter taste in …
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Book 45.7

Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly
3.85
· 3506 Ratings · 282 Reviews · published 2013 · 29 editions

Never before published—the lost classic, unseen fo…

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The Triangle at Rhodes - a Hercule Poirot Short Story
3.82
· 1129 Ratings · 64 Reviews · published 1936 · 12 editions
One of Christie's most famous short stories.

The st…