Hercule Poirot Books In Order

The new Agatha Christie movie Death on the Nile is coming out next month. I’m hoping it’s good. I don’t think a lot of the Agatha Christie film adaptations have been that great. A revelation that came after watching the trailer is that my wife has never read an Agatha Christie novel. I immediately purchased Death on the Nile for her because it’s my favorite Agatha Christie book.

Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective, is Christie’s best character creation. She wrote over 30 novels that include Hercule Poirot. It’s amazing the longevity of Poirot. I’ve compiled a list of all of the Hercule Poirot books in order.

I also wanted to see how the Poirot books stack up against each other. I find gathering Goodreads data to be an interesting way to look at groups of books. Below I gathered the Goodreads rating for each book and how many ratings each book had.

Here are the Hercule Poirot books in order of publication.

Hercule Poirot Books in Order

  1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
  2. The Murder on the Links (1923)
  3. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
  4. The Big Four (1927)
  5. The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
  6. Peril at End House (1932)
  7. Lord Edgware Dies (1933)
  8. Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
  9. Three Act Tragedy (1935)
  10. Death in the Clouds (1935)
  11. The A.B.C. Murders (1936)
  12. Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
  13. Cards on the Table (1936)
  14. Dumb Witness (1937)
  15. Death on the Nile (1937)
  16. Appointment with Death (1938)
  17. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1938)
  18. Sad Cypress (1940)
  19. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940)
  20. Evil Under the Sun (1941)
  21. Five Little Pigs (1942)
  22. The Hollow (1946)
  23. Taken at the Flood (1948)
  24. Mrs McGinty’s Dead (1952)
  25. After the Funeral (1953)
  26. Hickory Dickory Dock (1955)
  27. Dead Man’s Folly (1956)
  28. Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
  29. The Clocks (1963)
  30. Third Girl (1966)
  31. Hallowe’en Party (1969)
  32. Elephants Can Remember (1972)
  33. Curtain (1975)

Hecurle Poirot Books Ranked

TitleGoodreads Rating# Of Ratings
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd4.24       195,785
Murder on the Orient Express4.19       470,618
Death on the Nile4.11       170,997
Curtain4.07          38,640
The A.B.C. Murders4.02       124,999
Five Little Pigs4.02          54,805
The Mysterious Affair at Styles3.98       318,845
Peril at End House3.98          50,628
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas3.98          59,206
Evil Under the Sun3.98          60,241
Cards on the Table3.94          46,627
Lord Edgware Dies3.93          39,151
Murder in Mesopotamia3.92          45,869
Sad Cypress3.91          30,699
After the Funeral3.90          33,085
Dumb Witness3.89          29,883
Appointment with Death3.88          46,958
The Murder on the Links3.86          64,891
Cat Among the Pigeons3.86          35,490
Three Act Tragedy3.85          29,821
Death in the Clouds3.85          41,511
Mrs McGinty’s Dead3.85          27,775
The Mystery of the Blue Train3.84          46,192
Dead Man’s Folly3.83          25,589
The Hollow3.82          28,729
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe3.79          30,019
Hickory Dickory Dock3.78          27,080
Taken at the Flood3.77          20,104
The Clocks3.75          29,600
Third Girl3.69          26,015
Hallowe’en Party3.69          44,528
Elephants Can Remember3.67          34,178
The Big Four3.60          43,861

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