My Christie Top 20 in chronological order

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At the Facebook Group “Golden Age Detection” some participants have posted our 20 favourite Christie novels. My 20 so far, in chronological order, are:

1. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, 1926 (Hercule Poirot #3)

2. Murder on the Orient Express, 1934 (Hercule Poirot #8) US also as Murder in the Calais Coach

3. The ABC Murders, 1936 (Hercule Poirot #11) US also as The Alphabet Murders

4. Cards on the Table, 1936 (Hercule Poirot #13) (Superintendent Battle #3)

5. Death on the Nile, 1937 (Hercule Poirot #15)

6. Appointment with Death, 1938 (Hercule Poirot #16)

7. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, 1938 (Hercule Poirot #17) US also as Murder for Christmas, A Holiday for Murder

8. Murder is Easy, 1939 (Superintendent Battle #4) US also as Easy to Kill

9. And Then There Were None (1939)

10. The Body in the Library, 1942 (Miss Marple #2)

11. Five Little Pigs, 1942 (Hercule Poirot #21) US also as Murder in Retrospect

12. The Moving Finger, 1942 (Miss Marple #3) US also as The Case of the Moving Finger

13. Towards Zero, 1944 (Superintendent Battle #5) US also as Come and Be Hanged

14. Sparkling Cyanide (1944) by Agatha Christie US also as Remembered Death

15. The Hollow, 1946 (Hercule Poirot #22) US also as Murder after Hours

16. Crooked House (1949)

17. A Murder is Announced, 1950 (Miss Marple #4)

18. After the Funeral, 1953 (Hercule Poirot #25) US also as Funerals are Fatal

19. The Pale Horse (1961)

20. Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case, 1975 (Hercule Poirot #33)

And my favourite Christie’s short stories are: “The Witness for the Prosecution” (1925); “Accident” (1929); “Philomel Cottage” (1924); and “The Second Gong” (1932).