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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie


Published: March 17, 2009 (First published June 1926)

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Format: e-Book

Pages: 286


Considered to be one of Agatha Christie’s most controversial mysteries, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd breaks all the rules of traditional mystery writing.

The peaceful English village of Kingโ€™s Abbot is stunned. First, the attractive widow Ferrars dies from an overdose of veronal. Not twenty-four hours later, Roger Ackroydโ€”the man she had planned to marryโ€”is murdered. It is a baffling, complex case involving blackmail, suicide, and violent death, a cast that taxes Hercule Poirotโ€™s โ€œlittle grey cellsโ€ before he reaches one of the most startling conclusions of his fabled career. 

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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie


Published: June 04, 2007 (First published 1934)

Publisher: HarperCollins

Format: audiobook & e-Book

Pages: 347

I believe, Messieurs, in loyalty—to one’s friends and one’s family and one’s caste.


Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murdererโ€”in case he or she decides to strike again.

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Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie


Published: December 15, 1985 (First published May 1942)

Publisher: Berkley

Format: e-Book & audiobook

Pages: 224


It was an open and shut case. All the evidence said Caroline Crale poisoned her philandering husband, a brilliant painter. She was quickly and easily convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Now, sixteen years later, in a posthumous letter, Mrs. Crale has assured her grown daughter that she was innocent. But instead of setting the young woman’s mind at ease, the letter only raises disquieting questions. Did Caroline indeed write the truth? And if she didn’t kill her husband, who did?

To find out, the Craleโ€™s daughter asks Hercule Poirot to reopen the case. His investigation takes him deep into the conflicting memories and motivations of the five other people who were with the Crales on the fatal day. With his keen understanding of human psychology, he manages to discover the surprising truth behind the artist’s death.

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The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie



Published:ย December 15, 2003ย (First published Jan. 06, 1936)

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Format:ย e-Book & audiobook

Pages:ย 266

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When Alice Asher is murdered in Andover, Hercule Poirot is already on to the clues. Alphabetically speaking, it’s one down, twenty-five to go.

There’s a serial killer on the loose. His macabre calling card is to leave the ABC Railway guide beside each victim’s body. But if A is for Alice Asher, bludgeoned to death in Andover; and B is for Betty Bernard, strangled with her belt on the beach at Bexhill; then who will Victim C be?


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After the Funeral by Agatha Christie



Published: March 01, 2000 (First published March 1953)

Publisher:ย Berkley

Format:ย audiobook

Pages:ย 256

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The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly โ€“ and his sister is convinced it was murderโ€ฆ. When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richardโ€™s funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richardโ€™s will, Cora was clearly heard to say: โ€˜Itโ€™s been hushed up very nicely, hasnโ€™t itโ€ฆBut he was murdered, wasnโ€™t he?โ€™ In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.


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The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie



Published: May 1923

Publisher:ย (No idea. Can’t find it in the e-book edition and in Goodreads as well.)

Pages:ย 272





Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is summoned to France after receiving a distressing letter with a urgent cry for help. Upon his arrival in Merlinville-sur-Mer, the investigator finds the man who penned the letter, the South American millionaire Monsieur Renauld, stabbed to death and his body flung into a freshly dug open grave on the golf course adjoining the property. Meanwhile the millionaire’s wife is found bound and gagged in her room. Apparently, it seems that Renauld and his wife were victims of a failed break-in, resulting in Renauld’s kidnapping and death.

There’s no lack of suspects: his wife, whose dagger served as the weapon; his embittered son, who would have killed for independence; and his mistress, who refused to be ignored – and each felt deserving of the dead man’s fortune. The police think they’ve found the culprit. But Poirot has his doubts. Why is the dead man wearing an overcoat that is too big for him? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse…


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The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie



Published: January 30, 2018 (First published October 1920)

Publisher: AmazonClassics

Format: e-Book

Pages: 201



“It is always wise to suspect everybody until you can prove logically, and to your own satisfaction, that they are innocent.”


Emily Inglethorp has been poisoned. And it seems everyone at Styles Court, from the hired help to family members, had a motiveโ€”and the means. But with Detective Hercule Poirot out of retirement and on the case, no oneโ€™s getting away with murder.

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