Every Agatha Christie Ever

Every Agatha Christie Ever with Liam Ashe

Over a 50+ year career, Agatha Christie published 66 novels and more than a dozen short story collections. Most authors would envy this sheer volume of output. During my summer break, I thought about which works I had read and which I hadn’t. I realized that it had been too long since many of these crafty tales had made it out of my TBR pile.

This led to another thought. Why not read every book and story in order? (Yes, I have too much free time during the summer.) What, then, constitutes “in order?” After a few days on the Internet, I couldn’t find a comprehensive list of each of Christie’s published works in order or publication. A few days after that, I had compiled an ordered list of all 232 individual works.

For each title I only used the first published date — whether serial (magazine), UK book or US book. Some of the publication dates are exact, while others approximate the earliest release date based on the publisher’s records. I did exclude plays, radio scripts, and her non-fiction and six Mary Westmacott romance novels, focusing solely on mystery novels and short stories.

With that done and still more free time on my hands, I’ve committed to reading each in order. I’m targeting one each week or so, and a short review will follow each on my socials. If you’d like to follow along, check out the list below. The link at the bottom offers a PDF version of the list for your convenience.
Last, this list includes all the information I have to date. If you see an error, please let me know, and I can update the post and PDF file.

Up next, Christie’s debut novel — The Mysterious Affair at Styles from February 1920.

 

Every Agatha Christie Ever

A List of Christie Novels & Short Stories Listed in Approximate Order of First Publication or Serialization

1920
  • February 27, 1920: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (novel), first serialized in The Times’ Weekly Edition (UK).
1921
  • August 12, 1921: The Secret Adversary (novel), first serialized in The Times’ Weekly Edition (UK).
1922
  • September 1, 1922: The Wife of the Kenite (short story), first published in The Home (Australia). First collected in The Last Séance.
  • December 1922: The Murder on the Links (novel), first serialized in Grand Magazine (UK).
1923
  • March 7, 1923: The Affair at the Victory Ball (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Under Dog & Other Stories.
  • March 14, 1923: The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates.
  • March 21, 1923: The King of Clubs (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Under Dog & Other Stories.
  • March 28, 1923: The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates.
  • April 4, 1923: The Plymouth Express (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Under Dog & Other Stories.
  • April 11, 1923: The Adventure of The Western Star (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates.
  • April 18, 1923: The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates.
  • April 25, 1923: The Kidnapped Prime Minister (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates.
  • May 1923: The Actress (short story), first published in The Novel Magazine (UK). First collected in While the Light Lasts & Other Stories.
  • May 2, 1923: The Million Dollar Bond Robbery (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates.
  • May 9, 1923: The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates.
  • May 16, 1923: The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates.
  • May 23, 1923: The Chocolate Box (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates (US Version).
  • September 26, 1923: The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates.
  • October 3, 1923: The Veiled Lady (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates (US Version).
  • October 10, 1923: The Adventure of Johnny Waverly (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Three Blind Mice & Other Stories.
  • October 17, 1923: The Market Basing Mystery (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Under Dog & Other Stories.
  • October 24, 1923: The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates.
  • October 31, 1923: The Case of the Missing Will (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates.
  • November 7, 1923: The Submarine Plans (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Under Dog & Other Stories.
  • November 14, 1923: The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Under Dog & Other Stories.
  • November 21, 1923: The Lost Mine (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Poirot Investigates (US Version).
  • November 28, 1923: The Cornish Mystery (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Under Dog & Other Stories.
  • November 29, 1923: The Man in the Brown Suit (novel), first serialized in the London Evening News (UK).
  • December 1923: The First Wish (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
  • December 5, 1923: The Double Clue (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Double Sin & Other Stories.
  • December 12, 1923: Christmas Adventure (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Problems at Pollensa Bay & Other Stories.
  • December 19, 1923: The Lemesurier Inheritance (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Under Dog & Other Stories.
1924
  • January 2, 1924: The Unexpected Guest (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Big Four.
  • January 9, 1924: The Adventure of the Dartmoor Bungalow (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Big Four.
  • January 16, 1924: The Lady on the Stairs (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Big Four.
  • January 23, 1924: The Radium Thieves (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Big Four.
  • January 30, 1924: In the House of the Enemy (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Big Four.
  • February 1924: The Girl in the Train (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Listerdale Mystery.
  • February 6, 1924: The Yellow Jasmine Mystery (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Big Four.
  • February 13, 1924: The Chess Problem (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Big Four.
  • February 20, 1924: The Baited Trap (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Big Four.
  • February 27, 1924: The Adventure of the Peroxide Blonde (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Big Four.
  • March 1924: The Coming of Mr. Quin (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
  • March 5, 1924: The Terrible Catastrophe (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Big Four.
  • March 12, 1924: The Dying Chinaman (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Big Four.
  • March 19, 1924: The Crag in the Dolomites (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in The Big Four.
  • April 1924: While the Light Lasts (short story), first published in The Novel Magazine (UK). First collected in While the Light Lasts & Other Stories.
  • June 1924: The Red Signal (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Hound of Death.
  • July 1924: The Mystery of the Blue Jar (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Hound of Death.
  • August 1924: Jane in Search of a Job (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Listerdale Mystery.
  • August 1924: Mr. Eastwood’s Adventure (short story), first published in The Novel Magazine (UK). First collected in The Listerdale Mystery.
  • September 24, 1924: Publicity (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
  • October 1924: The Shadow on the Glass (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
  • October 1, 1924: The Affair of the Pink Pearl (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
  • October 8, 1924: Finessing the King (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
  • October 15, 1924: The Case of the Missing Lady (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
  • October 22, 1924: The Case of the Sinister Stranger (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
  • October 29, 1924: The Sunninghall Mystery (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
  • November 1924: Philomel Cottage (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Listerdale Mystery.
  • November 5, 1924: The House of Lurking Death (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
  • November 12, 1924: The Matter of the Ambassador’s Boots (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
  • November 19, 1924: The Affair of the Forged Note (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
  • November 26, 1924: Blindman’s Buff (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
  • December 1924: The Manhood of Edward Robinson (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Listerdale Mystery.
  • December 3, 1924: The Man in the Mist (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
  • December 10, 1924: The Man who was Number Sixteen (short story), first published in Sketch Magazine (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
1925
  • January 31, 1925: The Witness for the Prosecution (short story), first published in Flynn’s Weekly (US). First collected in The Hound of Death.
  • June 1925: The Secret of Chimneys (novel), first published by John Lane (The Bodley Head) (UK).
  • July 1925: The Sign in the Sky (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
  • July 16, 1925: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (novel), first serialized in the Evening News (UK).
  • October 1925: Within a Wall (short story), first published in The Royal Magazine (UK). First collected in While the Light Lasts & Other Stories.
  • November 1925: At the Bells & Motley (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
  • December 1925: The Fourth Man (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Hound of Death.
  • December 1925: The Listerdale Mystery (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Listerdale Mystery.
1926
  • January 1926: The House of Dreams (short story), first published in Sovereign Magazine (UK). First collected in While the Light Lasts & Other Stories.
  • February 1926: S.O.S. (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Hound of Death.
  • March 1926: Magnolia Blossom (short story), first published in The Royal Magazine (UK). First collected in The Golden Ball & Other Stories.
  • April 1926: The Under Dog (short story), first published in The Mystery Magazine (US). First collected in The Adventures of the Christmas Pudding.
  • July 1926: The Lonely God (short story), first published in The Royal Magazine (UK). First collected in While the Light Lasts & Other Stories.
  • July 30, 1926: The Rajah’s Emerald (short story), first published in Red Magazine (UK). First collected in The Listerdale Mystery.
  • September 1926: Swan Song (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Listerdale Mystery.
  • October 30, 1926: The Love Detectives (short story), first published in Flynn’s Weekly (US). First collected in Three Blind Mice & Other Stories.
  • November 1926: The Last Seance (short story), first published in Ghost Stories (US). First collected in The Hound of Death.
  • December 1926: Wireless (short story), first published in Sunday Chronicle Annual (UK). First collected in The Hound of Death.
1927
  • January 1927: The Soul of the Croupier (short story), first published in The Story-Teller (UK). First collected in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
  • January 27, 1927: The Big Four (novel), first published by William Collins & Sons (UK).
  • February 1927: The World’s End (short story), first published in The Story-Teller (UK). First collected in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
  • February 1927: The Edge (short story), first published in Pearson’s Magazine (UK). First collected in While the Light Lasts & Other Stories.
  • March 1927: The Voice in the Dark (short story), first published in The Story-Teller (UK). First collected in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
  • April 1927: The Face of Helen (short story), first published in The Story-Teller (UK). First collected in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
  • May 1927: Harlequin’s Lane (short story), first published in The Story-Teller (UK). First collected in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
  • December 1927: The Tuesday Night Club (short story), first published in The Royal Magazine (UK). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
1928
  • January 1928: The Idol House of Astarte (short story), first published in The Royal Magazine (UK). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
  • February 1928: Ingots of Gold (short story), first published in The Royal Magazine (UK). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
  • March 1928: The Blood-Stained Pavement (short story), first published in The Royal Magazine (UK). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
  • March 29, 1928: The Mystery of the Blue Train (novel), first published by William Collins & Sons (UK).
  • April 1928: Motive v. Opportunity (short story), first published in The Royal Magazine (UK). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
  • May 1928: The Thumb Mark of St. Peter (short story), first published in The Royal Magazine (UK). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
  • August 11, 1928: A Fruitful Sunday (short story), first published in Daily Mail (UK). First collected in The Listerdale Mystery.
  • September 23, 1928: Double Sin (short story), first published in Sunday Dispatch (UK). First collected in Double Sin & Other Stories.
  • November 20, 1928: Wasps’ Nest (short story), first published in Daily Mail (UK). First collected in Double Sin & Other Stories.
  • December 1928: The Unbreakable Alibi (short story), first published in Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News (UK). First collected in Partners in Crime.
1929
  • January 1929: The Third-Floor Flat (short story), first published in Hutchinson’s Adventure & Mystery Story Magazine (UK). First collected in Three Blind Mice & Other Stories.
  • January 24, 1929: The Seven Dials Mystery (novel), first published by William Collins & Sons (UK).
  • March 1929: The Dead Harlequin (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
  • August 5, 1929: The Golden Ball (short story), first published in Daily Mail (UK). First collected in The Listerdale Mystery.
  • September 1929: Next to a Dog (short story), first published in Grand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Golden Ball & Other Stories.
  • September 22, 1929: Accident (short story), first published in Sunday Dispatch (UK). First collected in The Listerdale Mystery.
  • October 1929: The Man from the Sea (short story), first published in Britannia & Eve (UK). First collected in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
  • December 1929: The Blue Geranium (short story), first published in The Story-Teller (UK). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
  • December 1929: Sing a Song of Sixpence (short story), first published in Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News (UK). First collected in The Listerdale Mystery.
1930
  • January 1930: The Four Suspects (short story), first published in Pictorial Review (US). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
  • January 1930: A Christmas Tragedy (short story), first published in The Story-Teller (UK). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
  • February 1930: The Companion (short story), first published in The Story-Teller (UK). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
  • March 1930: The Herb of Death (short story), first published in The Story-Teller (UK). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
  • April 14, 1930: The Bird with the Broken Wing (short story), first published by William Collins & Sons (UK). First collected in The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
  • May 1930: The Affair at the Bungalow (short story), first published in The Story-Teller (UK). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
  • May 23, 1930: Manx Gold (short story), first published in Daily Dispatch (UK). First collected in While the Light Lasts & Other Stories.
  • August 18, 1930: The Murder at the Vicarage (novel), first serialized in the Chicago Tribune (US).
  • March 1931: The Sittaford Mystery (novel), first serialized in Good Housekeeping (US).
  • June 13, 1931: Peril at End House (novel), first serialized in Liberty Magazine (US).
  • November 1931: Death by Drowning (short story), first published in Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine (UK). First collected in The Thirteen Problems.
  • December 1931: The Floating Admiral (novel), first published by Hodder & Stoughton (UK).
1932
  • January 1932: The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest (short story), first published in The Strand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Regatta Mystery & Other Stories.
  • July 1932: The Second Gong (short story), first published in The Strand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Witness for the Prosecution & Other Stories.
  • August 1932: The Case of the Discontented Soldier (short story), first published in Cosmopolitan Magazine (US). First collected in Parker Pyne Investigates.
  • August 1932: The Case of the Distressed Lady (short story), first published in Cosmopolitan Magazine (US). First collected in Parker Pyne Investigates.
  • August 1932: The Case of the Discontented Husband (short story), first published in Cosmopolitan Magazine (US). First collected in Parker Pyne Investigates.
  • August 1932: The Case of the City Clerk (short story), first published in Cosmopolitan Magazine (US). First collected in Parker Pyne Investigates.
  • August 1932: The Case of the Rich Woman (short story), first published in Cosmopolitan Magazine (US). First collected in Parker Pyne Investigates.
  • October 8, 1932: The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife (short story), first published in Woman’s Pictorial (UK). First collected in Parker Pyne Investigates.
1933
  • March 1933: Lord Edgware Dies (novel), first serialized in The American Magazine (US).
  • April 1933: Death on the Nile (short story), first published in Cosmopolitan Magazine (US). First collected in Parker Pyne Investigates.
  • June 1933: Have You Got Everything You Want? (short story), first published in Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine (UK). First collected in Parker Pyne Investigates.
  • June 1933: The Gate of Baghdad (short story), first published in Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine (UK). First collected in Parker Pyne Investigates.
  • June 1933: The House at Shiraz (short story), first published in Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine (UK). First collected in Parker Pyne Investigates.
  • July 1933: The Pearl of Price (short story), first published in Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine (UK). First collected in Parker Pyne Investigates.
  • July 1933: The Oracle at Delphi (short story), first published in Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine (UK). First collected in Parker Pyne Investigates.
  • September 30, 1933: Murder on the Orient Express (novel), first serialized in the Saturday Evening Post (US).
  • October 1933: The Hound of Death (short story), first published by Odhams Press (UK). First collected in The Hound of Death.
  • October 1933: The Gypsy (short story), first published by Odhams Press (UK). First collected in The Hound of Death.
  • October 1933: The Lamp (short story), first published by Odhams Press (UK). First collected in The Hound of Death.
  • October 1933: The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael (short story), first published by Odhams Press (UK). First collected in The Hound of Death.
  • October 1933: The Call of Wings (short story), first published by Odhams Press (UK). First collected in The Hound of Death.
  • November 1933: Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (novel), first published in Redbook Magazine (US).
1934
  • June 9, 1934: Three Act Tragedy (novel), first serialized in the Saturday Evening Post (US).
  • July 28, 1934: In a Glass Darkly (short story), first published in Collier’s Weekly (US). First collected in The Regatta Mystery & Other Stories.
1935
  • February 9, 1935: Death in the Clouds (novel), first serialized in the Saturday Evening Post (US).
  • May 25, 1935: Miss Marple Tells a Story (short story), first published in Home Journal (UK). First collected in The Regatta Mystery & Other Stories.
  • June 1935: How Does Your Garden Grow? (short story), first published in Ladies Home Journal (US). First collected in The Regatta Mystery & Other Stories.
  • November 1935: The A.B.C. Murders (novel), first published in Cosmopolitan Magazine (US).
  • November 1935: Problem at Pollensa Bay (short story), first published in The Strand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Regatta Mystery & Other Stories.
  • November 9, 1935: Murder in Mesopotamia (novel), first serialized in the Saturday Evening Post (US).
1936
  • January 12, 1936: Problem at Sea (short story), first published in This Week (US). First collected in The Regatta Mystery & Other Stories.
  • May 1936: Triangle at Rhodes (short story), first published in The Strand Magazine (UK). First collected in Murder in the Mews.
  • May 2, 1936: Cards on the Table (novel), first serialized in the Saturday Evening Post (US).
  • May 3, 1936: The Regatta Mystery (short story), first published in the Hartford Courant (US). First collected in The Regatta Mystery & Other Stories.
  • December 1936: Murder in the Mews (short story), first published in Woman’s Journal (US). First collected in Murder in the Mews.
1937
  • February 20, 1937: Dumb Witness (novel), first serialized in Women’s Pictorial (UK).
  • March 15, 1937: The Incredible Theft (short story), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK). First collected in Murder in the Mews.
  • March 15, 1937: Dead Man’s Mirror (short story), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK). First collected in Murder in the Mews.
  • May 15, 1937: Death on the Nile (novel), first serialized in the Saturday Evening Post (US).
  • July 1937: Yellow Iris (short story), first published in The Strand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Regatta Mystery & Other Stories.
  • August 28, 1937: Appointment with Death (novel), first serialized in Collier’s Weekly (US).
  • October 23, 1937: The Dream (short story), first published in the Saturday Evening Post (US). First collected in The Regatta Mystery & Other Stories.
1938
  • November 12, 1938: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (novel), first serialized in Collier’s Weekly (US).
  • November 19, 1938: Murder Is Easy (novel), first serialized in the Saturday Evening Post (US).
1939
  • June 6, 1939: And Then There Were None (novel), first serialized in the Daily Express (UK).
  • September 3, 1939: The Lernaean Hydra (short story), first published in This Week (US). First collected in The Labours of Hercules.
  • September 10, 1939: The Girdle of Hippolyta (short story), first published in This Week (US). First collected in The Labours of Hercules.
  • September 17, 1939: The Stymphalean Birds (short story), first published in This Week (US). First collected in The Labours of Hercules.
  • September 24, 1939: The Cretan Bull (short story), first published in This Week (US). First collected in The Labours of Hercules.
  • November 1939: The Nemean Lion (short story), first published in The Strand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Labours of Hercules.
  • November 25, 1939: Sad Cypress (novel), first serialized in Collier’s Weekly (US).
1940
  • January 1940: The Arcadian Deer (short story), first published in The Strand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Labours of Hercules.
  • February 1940: The Erymanthian Boar (short story), first published in The Strand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Labours of Hercules.
  • March 1940: The Augean Stables (short story), first published in The Strand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Labours of Hercules.
  • May 12, 1940: The Apples of the Hesperides (short story), first published in This Week (US). First collected in The Labours of Hercules.
  • May 26, 1940: The Flock of Geryon (short story), first published in This Week (US). First collected in The Labours of Hercules.
  • June 1940: The Horse of Diomedes (short story), first published in The Strand Magazine (UK). First collected in The Labours of Hercules.
  • August 3, 1940: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (novel), first serialized in Collier’s Weekly (US).
  • November 9, 1940: Four & Twenty Blackbirds (short story), first published in Collier’s Weekly (US). First collected in The Adventures of the Christmas Pudding.
  • December 14, 1940: Evil Under the Sun (novel), first serialized in Collier’s Weekly (US).
1941
  • March 1941: N or M? (novel), first published in Redbook (US).
  • May 10, 1941: The Body in the Library (novel), first serialized in the Saturday Evening Post (US).
  • September 20, 1941: Five Little Pigs (novel), first serialized in Collier’s Weekly (US).
  • November 2, 1941: Strange Jest (short story), first published in This Week (US). First collected in Three Blind Mice & Other Stories.
  • November 16, 1941: Tape-Measure Murder (short story), first published in This Week (US). First collected in Three Blind Mice & Other Stories.
1942
  • January 1942: The Case of the Caretaker (short story), first published in The Strand Magazine (UK). First collected in Three Blind Mice & Other Stories.
  • March 28, 1942: The Moving Finger (novel), first serialized in Collier’s Weekly (US).
  • April 1942: The Case of the Perfect Maid (short story), first published in The Strand Magazine (UK). First collected in Three Blind Mice & Other Stories.
1944
  • May 6, 1944: Towards Zero (novel), first serialized in Collier’s Weekly (US).
  • July 15, 1944: Sparkling Cyanide (novel), first serialized in the Saturday Evening Post (US).
  • October 1944: Death Comes as the End (novel), first published by Dodd & Mead (US).
1946
  • May 4, 1946: The Hollow (novel), first serialized in Collier’s Weekly (US).
1947
  • March 16, 1947: The Capture of Cerberus (short story), first published in This Week (US). First collected in The Labours of Hercules.
1948
  • October 1948: Taken at the Flood (novel), first published in Cosmopolitan Magazine (US).
  • May 1948: Three Blind Mice (short story), first published in Cosmopolitan Magazine (US). First collected in Three Blind Mice & Other Stories.
  • October 1948: Crooked House (novel), first serialized in Cosmopolitan Magazine (US).
1950
  • February 28, 1950: A Murder Is Announced (novel), first serialized in the Daily Express (UK).
1951
  • January 13, 1951: They Came to Baghdad (novel), first serialized in John Bull (UK).
  • October 7, 1951: Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (novel), first serialized in the Chicago Tribune (US).
1952
  • April 1952: They Do It with Mirrors (novel), first published in Cosmopolitan Magazine (US).
1953
  • January 20, 1953: After the Funeral (novel), first serialized in the Chicago Tribune (US).
  • September 28, 1953: A Pocket Full of Rye (novel), first serialized in the Daily Express (UK).
1954
  • September 1954: Sanctuary (short story), first published in Woman’s Journal (US). First collected in Double Sin & Other Stories.
  • September 25, 1954: Destination Unknown (novel), first serialized in John Bull (UK).
1955
  • May 28, 1955: Hickory Dickory Dock (novel), first serialized in John Bull (UK).
1956
  • July 20, 1956: Dead Man’s Folly (novel), first serialized in Collier’s Weekly (US).
  • December 3, 1956: Greenshaw’s Folly (short story), first published in the Daily Mail (UK). First collected in The Adventures of the Christmas Pudding.
1957
  • October 5, 1957: 4.50 from Paddington (novel), first serialized in John Bull (UK).
1958
  • September 20, 1958: Ordeal by Innocence (novel), first serialized in John Bull (UK).
  • December 1958: The Dressmaker’s Doll (short story), first published in Woman’s Journal (US). First collected in Miss Marple’s Final Cases & Two Other Stories.
1959
  • September 26, 1959: Cat Among the Pigeons (novel), first serialized in John Bull (UK).
1960
  • September 17, 1960: The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (short story), first published in Women’s Illustrated (US). First collected in The Adventures of the Christmas Pudding.
  • October 24, 1960: The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (short story), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK). First collected in The Adventures of the Christmas Pudding.
1961
  • September 2, 1961: The Pale Horse (novel), first serialized in Woman’s Mirror (UK).
1962
  • November 12, 1962: The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (novel), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK).
1963
  • November 7, 1963: The Clocks (novel), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK).
1964
  • November 16, 1964: A Caribbean Mystery (novel), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK).
1965
  • November 15, 1965: At Bertram’s Hotel (novel), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK).
1966
  • November 1966: Third Girl (novel), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK).
1967
  • October 30, 1967: Endless Night (novel), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK).
1968
  • November 1968: By the Pricking of My Thumbs (novel), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK).
1969
  • November 1969: Hallowe’en Party (novel), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK).
1970
  • September 1970: Passenger to Frankfurt (novel), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK).
1971
  • January 1971: The Harlequin Tea Set (short story), first published by MacMillan (US). First collected in Problems at Pollensa Bay & Other Stories.
  • September 25, 1971: Nemesis (novel), first serialized in Woman’s Realm (UK).
1972
  • November 1972: Elephants Can Remember (novel), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK).
1973
  • October 1973: Postern of Fate (novel), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK).
1975
  • September 1975: Curtain (novel), first published by Collins Crime Club (UK).
1976
  • July 1976: Sleeping Murder (novel), first serialized in Ladies’ Home Journal (US).

 

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