Check the opening blog of the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge here.
- 1920, THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES - finished
- 1922, THE SECRET ADVERSARY- finished
- 1923, THE MURDER ON THE LINKS - finished
- 1924, THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT - finished
1924, POIROT INVESTIGATES (short stories: eleven in the UK, fourteen in the US)
- 1925, THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS
- 1926, THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD
- 1927, THE BIG FOUR
- 1928, THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN
I am using the list at Wikipedia of novels and collections of short stories. I will interlace the short story collections into the list where I can, but may have to read them out of order.
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What an interesting challenge. I'd love to join, but I think I've actually read almost all of Christie's books. I got onto them when I was around 13, and was mad about them for a long time. I remember I used to have a list of her books, and I'd mark off each one as I read them - I'm pretty sure I read most of them, but maybe what it was, was that I read all that I could find in our local library. I do remember it was great fun - I guess I could say I grew up with Poirot and Miss Marple, and Tommy (was that his name?) and Nora. I remember in particular the books about the man who ran that agency where he made people happy (not that I can actually remember his name right now!).
I should check the list at Wikipedia now and see if there are any I haven't read, and if I find some, I'll partially join your challenge that way. :)
I think I have probably read them all over the years but I was, like you, pretty young when I started.
What re-reading has shown me is what I missed out on when I first read them. I'm looking at them now from the point of view of Agatha Christie's development as a writer. In those days I didn't really see her as a social or political commentator, I didn't recognise that she was searching for a "satisfactory" protagonist, or that she was flexing her muscles, exploring what the boundaries of the genre were. The Challenge is giving me a whole new level of appreciation.
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