8 Agatha Christie books must-haves for thriller fans

The thriller genre has been successful for centuries, with great writers of classic literature. Authors such as: Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, are part of this genre; Edgar Allan Poe; Sidney Sheldon; HP Lovecraft; and Agatha Christie.

Christie is a female standout among so many male names. She is one of the most outstanding authors in world literature, being the best-selling novelist in history and a great option for those looking for good things to read.

Agatha Christie’s biography

Christie was born in 1890 in the small town of Torquay, England. She is the daughter of American Frederik Miller and Englishwoman Clara Boehmer. From a young age, she had a taste for the arts, starting with music and being enchanted by classical literature during her youth, when she spent several hours writing poems and short stories.

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In 1917, Agatha Christie published “The Mysterious Affair of Styles”, the author’s first book. The work has more than 100 years of life and marks the beginning of a brilliant career, also marking the debut of its main character: Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective who is present in 33 books by Agatha Christie.

The English author died in January 1976, victim of pneumonia. Agatha Christie left a legacy of more than 97 literary works and 17 plays, and in this content we separate some of the best books from the Agatha Christie collection.

Murder on the Orient Express

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On the rail that connects Asia to Europe a luxurious train, known as the Orient Express, makes its journey with millionaire passengers, aristocrats, employees and also a murderer.

Published in 1938, the thriller recently received a film adaptation. In the novel, Detective Poirot boards a train bound for London, which is paralyzed in the blizzard and becomes the scene of a murder. The detective’s mission is to find out who the killer is, to prevent him from escaping or killing anyone else.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

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Mysterious deaths surround the peaceful village of King’s Abbot and it’s up to detective Hercule Poirot to solve the mysteries and crimes in this classic of world literature: The Murder of Rohger Ackroyd.

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Another production with Hercule Poirot as the protagonist, The Assassination of Roger Ackroyd was published in 1926. In the work, the Belgian detective is called by Caroline Sheppard and needs to come out of retirement to find out who is responsible for the murder of millionaire Roger Ackroyd and two other victims. .

death on the nile

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From classic mystery author Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile tells the story of the crew of a luxury cruise ship on the Nile until the body of a beautiful young millionaire is discovered dead.

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Another book by Christie that will become a movie, Death on the Nile was published in 1937 and also features Poirot as the protagonist. In the book, the Belgian detective is on vacation on a cruise in Egypt when he discovers that young Linnet Doyle has been murdered in her cabin. Poirot must discover who the murderer is in the midst of a tide of suspects.

And there’s none left

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On Soldado Island, former property of an American millionaire, ten people with no apparent connection are confronted by a mysterious voice with remarkable facts from their pasts.

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The first book without Detective Poirot on this list is And There’s None Left. The work follows the events on Soldier Island, where ten unconnected people end up after being invited by the mysterious millionaire Mr. Owen.

Punishment for Innocence

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Jacko Argyle is arrested on the grounds that he had murdered his mother in a fit of madness, being sentenced to life imprisonment. Two years later, evidence emerges that the prisoner is innocent, but the discovery comes too late.

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The book published in 1958 is one of Agatha Christie’s own favorites. Punishment for Innocence begins with the arrest of Jacko Argyle, accused of murdering his mother in a moment of madness. Years later, and with the young man dead in prison, Doctor Arthur Calgary discovers the boy’s innocence and thus begins the search for the real killer.

The ABC crimes

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Poirot receives an unusual letter: it announces the date and place of a crime. Signed simply as “ABC”, the sender claims to be so ingenious that not even the brilliant detective would be able to catch it.

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The ABC Crimes is another book in the Agatha Christie collection that features detective Hercule Poirot as the protagonist. In the work, the Belgian detective receives letters signed by an ABC about dates and places of murders. Along with the information, the criminal challenges Poirot to try to capture him.

cake at home

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Originally published in 1949, The Pie House is, according to Agatha Christie, one of her best books.

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Published in 1949, the work is one of Agatha Christie’s books that is on the author’s own favorites list. After the poisoning and death of millionaire Aristide Leonides, granddaughter Sophie and her boyfriend try to find out who was responsible for murdering the owner of the crooked house on the outskirts of London.

The Mysterious Case of Styles

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when mr. Hastings meets his old acquaintance John Cavendish by chance and accepts his invitation to spend a season at Styles’ enormous and secluded country house, he can’t imagine the mysterious plot that awaits him.

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Nothing better to close the list than Christie’s first publication. In The Mysterious Affair of Styles, detective Hercule Poirot is called by old friend Mr. Hasting to find out who murdered Emily Inglethorp. The millionaire died trapped in her bedroom and screaming the name of her second husband, who is 20 years her junior and has a suspicious past.

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