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According to Goodreads reviews, some of Agatha Christie’s best books include “And Then There Were None,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” and “The Mysterious Affair at Styles.”
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Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is one of the best-selling authors of all time.
We used Goodreads to rank readers’ favorite Agatha Christie books.
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Agatha Christie is one of the best-selling authors of all time, holding the Guinness World Record for best-selling fiction writer with over 2 billion copies of her books sold. Her murder mysteries have become a staple in crime fiction as she keeps readers guessing, story after story. Across 66 novels and 14 short story collections, Agatha Christie introduced readers to countless characters including the notorious Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and the duo Tommy and Tuppence.
To rank Agatha Christie’s greatest works, we turned to ratings from Goodreads members. Goodreads is the world’s largest book reviewing platform where over 125 million members can rate and review their favorite books. Whether you’re searching for your first Agatha Christie novel or a gripping new murder mystery, here are some of the best Agatha Christie books, according to Goodreads members.
The 22 best Agatha Christie novels, according to Goodreads members:
And Then There Were None
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With nearly one million ratings on Goodreads, “And Then There Were None” is a classic murder mystery and the most popular Agatha Christie novel amongst Goodreads reviewers. When 10 strangers gather at a mansion, they discover they’re systematically being murdered as described in an eerie poem framed in every room of the home. The guests must figure out who is behind the murders before everyone is killed.
Murder on the Orient Express
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In this murder mystery that ends with a satisfying plot twist, a snowdrift stops a very full train called the Orient Express just after midnight. By morning, an American man is found stabbed to death in his compartment, locked from the inside: A mystery only Hercule Poirot can solve.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
“The Mysterious Affair at Styles” available on Amazon and Bookshop, from $8.99
Agatha Christie wrote her first novel, “The Mysterious Affair at Styles,” while working as a nurse during World War I. This book introduces readers to Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective and World War I refugee, who begins to investigate when his benefactor is mysteriously poisoned — and it seems nearly everyone is a suspect.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
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