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Agatha Christie
[1890-1976]

Dame Agatha Christie Mallowan [1890-1976]          on this page:

short profile

works about Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot series

family & friends

links

on page two:
top of page
Miss Marple series
Beresford series
other works by Agatha Christie
other authors, other media



        Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born 15 September 1890 in Torquay, Devon, England. She married R.A.F. fighter pilot Archie Christie in 1914, and while he was engaged in the World War, she wrote her first novel "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" (written in 1915, published in 1920), giving the world the inimitable Hercule Poirot. This brought Agatha fame and fortune.
        In 1926 Archie asked for a divorce, and Agatha's reaction was to disappear for three weeks; she claimed then that she had amnesia, and never explained further. (Speculation about the incident includes the 1979 film - see below.)

        In 1930, she met and married archeologist Max Mallowan; in the same year, she introduced the beloved Miss Jane Marple character, in "Murder At The Vicarage". She wrote 66 novels, many short stories, several plays & screenplays as Agatha Christie, as well as six romance novels using the pen name Mary Westmacott. Over 70 films and television movies have been made from her works.
        She was awarded the title 'Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire' in 1971, and died 12 January 1976.

official Agatha Christie website
Agatha Christie entry at Wikipedia
browse the Agatha Christie Store {returns over 600 titles} at Amazon



Works  About  Agatha  Christie

Agatha Christie, First Lady of Crime book edited by H.R.F. Keating  "Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime - An Anthology of Biographic and Critical Studies" [1977] Edited by H.R.F. Keating
with contributions by Christiana Brand, Edmund Crispin, Celia Fremlin, Michael Gilbert, Dorothy B. Hughes, Philip Jenkinson, editor Keating, Emma Lathen, Julian Symons, J.C. Trewin, Elizabeth Walter, Colin Watson, and William Weaver
Holt, Rinehart & Winston 9¾x7 hardcover [4/77] out of print/many used
Littlehampton Book Services 9¾x7 hardcover [4/77] out of print/many used
Agatha Christie Autobiography  
"The Story of My Life: An Autobiography" [1977]
by Agatha Christie

HarperCollins pb [1/2001] out of print/used
Dodd, Mead hardcover [11/77] out of print/used
Agatha Christie Who's Who  "The Agatha Christie Who's Who" [1980]
by Randall Toye

Holt Rinehart & Winston hardcover [6/80] out of print/many used
Agatha Christie A to Z  "Agatha Christie A to Z: The Essential Reference To Her Life & Writings" [1996]
by Dawn B. Sova, PhD

Checkmark pb [3/2000] for $12.21
Facts On File 9½x7½ hardcover [10/96] for $54.45
Complete Agatha Christie  "The Complete Christie: An Agatha Christie Encyclopedia" [2000]
by Matthew Bunson

Pocket 9.4x7½ pb [9/2000] for $23.95
Atria hardcover [9/2000] out of print/used
Agatha Christie Life In Pictures  "Agatha Christie: A Life In Pictures" [B.B.C. tv special 2004]
Directed by Richard Curson Smith; starring Olivia Williams, Anna Massey, Raymond Coulthard, Anthony O'Donnell, Bonnie Wright, Celia Montague, Vicki Pepperdine & Bertie Carvel
Acorn Media widescreen color DVD [8/2006] for $17.99
full credits at IMDb
Everyman's Guide To Agatha Christie  "Everyman's Guide To The Mysteries of Agatha Christie: An Agatha Christie Reference Book" [2004]
by Bruce Pendergast

Trafford 9x7 pb [7/2006] for $33.00
Agatha Christie / 8:55 to Baghdad  "The 8:55 To Baghdad: From London To Iraq On The Trail of Agatha Christie & The Orient Express" [2005] by Andrew Eames
Kindle Edition from Overlook [2006 edition] for $13.99
Overlook 8x5¼ pb [5/2006] for $14.18
Overlook 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/2005] for $22.78
Agatha Christie Reader's Companion  "Agatha Christie: A Reader's Companion - Illustrated" [2005]
by Vanessa Wagstaff & Stephen Poole

Aurum Press pb [4/2007] for $13.57
Aurum Press 10½x8 hardcover [9/2005] for $19.00
Agatha Christie’s Garden documentary  "Agatha Christie’s Garden: Murder & Mystery In Devon" [2006]
A tour of Agatha Christie's 30-acre Georgian gardens at her secret Greenway estate in Devon County, southwest U.K.; hosted by Pam Ferris; not listed at IMDb
Acorn Media widescreen color DVD [2006] out of prodn/used
also available on the Poirot Classic Movie Collection DVD box set
Acorn Media DVD set [6/2007] 10 disks for $46.99
Agatha Christie biography by Laura Thompson  
"Agatha Christie: An English Mystery" [2007] by Laura Thompson
"written with unique access to her diaries, letters & family"
Headline Book Publng 7½x5 pb [4/2009] for $11.66
Headline Review 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2007] out of print/used
Doing Agatha feature film  "Doing Agatha" feature film [indep 2008]
The lead actress in a Broadway revival of "The Mousetrap" disappears, and a mysterious woman shows up to audition at a community theater in Connecticut that is struggling to put on "The Unexpected Guest"; the lead actress has just quit and the new arrival knows all the lines of the play . . .
Directed by Michael Stanley; starring Ann Kinner, Doug MacHugh, Tom Petrone & Douglas Taylor
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available (2015) • full credits at IMDb
Unauthorized Biography of Agatha Christie book by Richard Hack  "Duchess of Death: The Unauthorized Biography of Agatha Christie" [2009]
by Richard Hack

"drawing from over 5,000 unpublished letters, notes & documents"
Phoenix Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2009] for $17.13
J.R. Books Ltd. 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2010] out of print/imported
The Poisons of Agatha Christie book by Kathryn Harkup  "A Is For Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie" [2015]
by Kathryn Harkup

covers in detail the 14 deadly poisons specified in Christie's works
Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury Sigma [9/2015] for $9.99
Bloomsbury Sigma 8¾x5½ hardcover [9/2015] for $17.51
Curtain Up / Agatha Christie in the Theatre book by Julius Green  "Curtain Up: Agatha Christie - A Life In The Theatre" [2015]
by {her stage producer} Julius Green

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [12/2015] for $13.99
Harper 8x5¼ pb [12/2017] for $12.18
Harper 9x6 hardcover [12/2015] for $4.83

"Tom Adams Uncovered: The Art of Agatha Christie and Beyond" [DUE May 2016] by Tom Adams & John Curran
http://www.amazon.com/Tom-Adams-Uncovered-Agatha-Christie/dp/0008165351/

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Whatever Happened in 1926?

fansite about the 1926 disappearance

1979 Agatha movie  "Agatha" [Casablanca/Warner Feb 1979]
Directed by Michael Apted; starring Dustin Hoffman,
Vanessa Redgrave & Timothy Dalton
Warner Bros. Home Video widescreen color DVD [11/2010] for $17.66
Warner Home Video color VHS [3/95] for $24.99
full credits from IMDb
novel by Kathleen Tynan [1978]
Ballantine pb [4/79] out of print/used
Ballantine hardcover [7/78] out of print/used
Lost Days of Agatha Christie  
"The Lost Days of Agatha Christie" [1996]
by Carole Owens

Cottage Press pb [4/96] out of print/used
Reef Audio UNABR [2/99] out of prodn/used



Hercule Poirot  Mystery Series

"Poirot was right. He always is, confound him!"
— Capt. Hastings

"Alas, I suffer the penalties of greatness."
— Hercule Poirot

The character of the fussy Belgian ex-police detective Hercule Poirot lives in a London apartment
sometimes shared with friend & protégé Capt. Hastings; Poirot appeared in 33 of Agatha Christie's crime novels
and 51 short stories, published between 1920 and 1975 – and many subsequent feature films and TV movies.

series books at Amazon.com
Suchet tv movies at Amazon.com
Poirot feature-length videos & DVDs at Amazon.com

Hercule Poirot entry at Wikipedia
second Hercule Poirot entry at Wikipedia

French-language Hercule Poirot / Suchet fansite

Hercule Poirot biography  "Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Life &
Times of Hercule Poirot" [1990]
by Anne Hart

HarperCollins pb [12/2004] out of print/used
Chrysalis Books hardcover [1/90] out of print/used


"The Mysterious Affair At Styles" [1920]
Mysterious Affair At Styles novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Agatha wrote her first book on a bet with her sister, and came up with the tale of Capt. Hastings on a visit to an English country manor; after the elderly matriarch is poisoned, Hastings runs into a neighbor, a fussy little retired Belgian police chief. {See also "Curtains", a many-years-later sequel.}
Berkley mass pb [8/2003] for $6.99
Modern Library 8x5¼ pb [12/2003] for $9.95
Black Dog & Leventhal 8¼x5¾ hardcover [9/2006] for $9.60
Audio Partners UNABR audio CD read by David Suchet [1/2003] for $22.76
TV movie starring David Suchet [Sept 1990]
Acorn Media color DVD [2/2001] for $22.99
episode credits at IMDb

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"The Murder On The Links" [1923]
Murder On The Links novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  On holiday in Deauville, France, Hastings & Poirot are challenged by a young, 'modern' police detective. The victim had planned to fake his own death to avoid blackmail, but a real murderer struck first.
Berkley mass pb [5/2004] for $6.99
Putnam hardcover [9/87] out of print/used
TV movie starring David Suchet [Feb 1996]
Acorn Media color DVD [4/2002] for $22.99
episode credits at IMDb

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"Poirot Investigates" [14 stories; 1924]
Poirot Investigates stories by Agatha Christie  includes "The Adventure of 'The Western Star'", "The Tragedy At Marsden Manor", "The Adventure of The Cheap Flat", "The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge", "The Million Dollar Bond Robbery", "The Adventure of The Egyptian Tomb", "The Jewel Robbery At The Grand Metro-politan", "The Kidnapped Prime Minister", "The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim", "The Adventure of The Italian Nobleman", "The Case of The Missing Will", "The Veiled Lady", "The Lost Mine", and "The Chocolate Box"
Berkley mass pb [5/2000] for $6.99
HarperCollins mass pb [1/92] out of print/many used

"Poirot Investigates: 11 Complete Mysteries" [2003] read by David Suchet
Audio Partners UNABR audio CD [7/2003] for $18.45

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"The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" [1926]
Murder of Roger Ackroyd novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Told by a village doctor, whose friend reads him a letter written by a female friend who then killed herself over a blackmail demand. The doctor then asks his neighbor Poirot to help, following him around as his 'Watson'.
Berkley mass pb [3/2000] for $5.99
Pocket pb [5/86] out of print/many used
Black Dog & Leventhal 8¼x6 hardcover [9/2006] for $9.60
Audio Partners UNABR audio CD read by Robin Bailey [19.77] for $19.77
double DVD set starring David Suchet [Jan 2000]
also includes "Lord Edgware Dies" [Feb 2000]
A&E color DVD [8/2000] 2 disks for $35.99
episode credits at IMDb

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"The Big Four" [1927]
The Big Four novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Hastings, on a visit from Argentina, helps Poirot thwart a wealthy American, a powerful Oriental, a French scientist, and an elusive British assassin in their plan for world domi-nation. (After Rohmer's Fu Manchu, before Fleming's James Bond.)
Berkley mass pb [6/2001] for $6.99
HarperCollins mass pb [1/2002] out of print/used
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"The Mystery of The Blue Train" [1928]
Mystery of The Blue Train novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Poirot takes a train to the French Riviera; an American heiress is murdered in her compartment, and her world-famous ruby is missing.
Berkley mass pb [6/2000] for $6.99
Pocket mass pb [7/79] out of print/many used
Amereon 8¾x5¾ hardcover [1/99] for $22.95
4-disk set starring David Suchet [Dec 2005]
also includes "Taken At The Flood" [April 2006], "After The Funeral" [Dec 2005], & "Cards On The Table" [Dec 2005]
A&E color DVD [5/2006] 4 disks for $32.99
episode credits at IMDb

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"Black Coffee"
[1930 play, with Poirot, Hastings & Inspector Japp]
Black Coffee novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Poirot & Hastings are asked to meet with an important British physicist; when they arrive, the man is found dead.
1973 German-language TV movie
starring Horst Bollmann, Jochen Sostmann, Gert Haucke & Ernst Fritz Fürbringer
not available on VHS/DVD; full credits at IMDb
1998 novelization by Charles Osborne
St. Martin's pb [9/99] for $6.29
St. Martin's 9½x6½ hardcover [9/98] out of print/many used
Highbridge UNABR audio [11/2001] for $24.95

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"Peril At End House" [1932]
Peril At End House novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  A young woman in Cornwall mentions to Poirot that she has narrowly escaped
three attempts on her life in as many days, then her cousin is shot dead.

Berkley mass pb [12/2003] for $6.99
Bantam Doubleday Dell hardcover [1/87] out of print/used
Audio Partners UNABR audio CD [6/2005] for $21.24
TV movie starring David Suchet [Jan 1990]
Acorn Media color DVD [6/2001] for $22.99
episode credits at IMDb

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"Thirteen At Dinner" [1933]
aka "Lord Edgware Dies"
Thirteen At Dinner aka Lord Edgware Dies novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  An actress asks Poirot to convince her husband to allow a divorce, but he declines. On the night of Lord Edgeware's murder, she is seen going into his study, while also having the solid alibi of being at dinner with 12 others.
L.E.D.: Berkley mass pb [10/86] for $5.99
T.A.D.: Delta mass pb [9/69] out of print/many used
T.A.D.: UNABR audio CD read by Hugh Fraser [4/2003] for $29.95
"Lord Edgware Dies" TV movie starring David Suchet [Feb 2000]
double DVD set also includes "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" [Jan 2000]
A&E color DVD [8/2000] 2 disks for $35.99
episode credits at IMDb

Thirteen At Dinner with Ustinov & Dunaway  "Thirteen At Dinner" TV movie [C.B.S./Warner Bros. Sept 1985]
Same basic story, set in Acapulco, Mexico Directed by Lou Antonio; starring Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Cecil (as Hastings), David Suchet (as Japp!), Faye Dunaway, Lee Horsley, Bill Nighy, Diane Keen & John Barron
Warner color triple DVD set [9/2006] 3 disks for $34.99
DVD set also includes "Dead Man's Folly" [1986] co-starring Jean Stapleton; and "Murder In Three Acts" [1986] co-starring Tony Curtis
Warner color VHS [5/99] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

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"Murder On The Orient Express" [1934]
aka "Murder In The Calais Coach"
Murder On The Orient Express novel aka Murder In The Calais Coach novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Returning from Mesopotamia, the famous Orient Express is blocked by a snow storm,
and detective Hercule Poirot is asked to solve the murder of a passenger.

Berkley mass pb [8/2004] for $6.99
Black Dog & Leventhal 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/2006] for $9.60
Murder On The Orient Express movie poster 1974 blue  Murder On The Orient Express movie poster  1974 color feature film [E.M.I./Paramount Nov 1974]
Directed by Sidney Lumet; based on the 1934 Agatha Christie novel; starring Albert Finney {as Poirot}, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts, Richard Widmark & Michael York; won Best Supporting Actress Oscar [IB], nominated for Best Script Adaptation, Best Actor [AF], Best Cinemato-graphy, Best Music, Best Costumes; won BAFTAs for Best Supporting Actor & Actress [JG & IB], nominated for 7 others including Best Film; won W.G.G.B. Award for Best Script
Paramount widescreen color DVD [7/2004] for $9.98
Paramount color VHS [2/98] 2 tapes / out of prodn/used
D.R.G. soundtrack CD [1/2003] for $9.98
full credits at IMDb

Murder On The Orient Express tv movie  color TV movie [British 2001]
In a modern-day setting, Poirot's train is returning from Istanbul, and is blocked by a landslide.
Directed by Carl Schenkel; starring Alfred Molina {as Poirot}, Meredith Baxter, Leslie Caron, Amira Casar, Nicolas Chagrin, Tasha de Vasconcelos, David Hunt, Adam James, Dylan Smith & Peter Strauss
Allumination color DVD [12/2005] for $9.98
full credits at IMDb
Murder On The Orient Express TV episode starring David Suchet  "Murder On The Orient Express" TV episode [I.T.V. Studios/WGBH-TV July 2010]
90-minute episode of the long-running "Agatha Christie's Poirot" [1989–2013] TV series starring David Suchet; filmed at Pinewood Studios and in Malta • Directed by Philip Martin; teleplay by Stewart Harcourt; also starring Tristan Shepherd, Sam Crane, Toby Jones, Brian J. Smith, David Morrissey, Jessica Chastain, Stewart Scudamore, Serge Hazanavicius, Eileen Atkins, Susanne Lothar, Denis Ménochet, Barbara Hershey, Hugh Bonneville, Marie-Josée Croze, Stanley Weber, Elena Satine, Joseph Mawle, Samuel West; extras on Blu-ray include 47-minute featurette • episode credits at IMDb
Acorn Media widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2010] for $16.05
Season 12 (4 episodes): Acorn Media widescreen color DVD set [5/2014] 2 disks for $19.79
watch full episode [1:20:46] free online at YouTube

"Murder On The Orient Express" TV mini-series [Japan Jan 2015] /tt3973830/

Murder On The Orient Express 2017 movie poster  2017 color feature film [Fox Nov 2017]  11/2017
'Everyone is a suspect' • Filmed in Malta, Italy & England; co-produced & directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh {as Hercule Poirot}; adapted by Michael Green; also starring Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Lucy Boynton, Olivia Colman, Miranda Raison, Derek Jacobi, Tom Bateman, Marwan Kenzari, Sergei Polunin
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 6/2017 official trailer [2:26] online at YouTube
watch 9/2017 official extended trailer [3:50] online at YouTube

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"Murder In Three Acts" [1935]
aka "Three Act Tragedy"
Murder In Three Acts aka Three Act Tragedy novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  A death at a party hosted by an actor is considered accidental; but a second death at a second party with the same participants has Satterthwaite and Miss Egg suspect murder, which Poirot solves at the end.
Berkley mass pb [6/2005] for $6.99
Berkley mass pb [2/2004] for $5.99
Audio Partners UNABR audio CD [11/2004] for $27.95
TV movie starring David Suchet [Jan 2007]
video/DVD not yet available; episode credits at IMDb

Murder In Three Acts with Ustinov & Tony Curtis  "Murder In Three Acts" TV movie [C.B.S./Warner Bros. Sept 1986]
Same basic story, with Hastings replacing Satterthwaite and set in Acapulco, Mexico
Directed by Gary Nelson; starring Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Cecil {as Hastings}, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms, Fernando Allende, Dana Elcar, Marian Mercer, Philip Guilmant, Lisa Eichhorn & Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Warner color triple DVD set [9/2006] 3 disks for $34.99
DVD set also includes "Dead Man's Folly" [1986] co-starring Jean Stapleton; and "Thirteen At Dinner" [1985] co-starring Faye Dunaway
full credits at IMDb

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"Death In The Air" [1935]
aka "Death In The Clouds"
Death In The Air aka Death In The Clouds novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  While Poirot's is on an airplane flight between Paris and England,
a fellow passenger dies of what is at first assumed to be a wasp
sting, but turns out to be a poison dart from a blowgun.

DitC: Berkley mass pb [1/87] for $6.99
DitA: Warner Books pb [1977?] out of print/many used
DitA: Bantam Doubleday Dell hardcover [1/86] out of print/used
TV movie starring David Suchet [Jan 1992]
Acorn media color DVD [2/2000] for $22.99
episode credits at IMDb

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"The A.B.C. Murders" [1935]
The A.B.C. Murders novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Poirot learns of a series of murders from notes signed 'A.B.C.'
Berkley mass pb [12/91] for $6.99
Berkley 7½x5¼ pb [2/2005] for $6.99
Black Dog & Leventhal 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/2006] for $9.60
TV movie starring David Suchet [Jan 1992]
Acorn Media color DVD [2/2000] for $22.99
episode credits at IMDb
The Alphabet Murders comedy feature film  "The Alphabet Murders" [M.G.M. U.K. Aug 1965, USA May 1966]
Comedy feature film based on "The A.B.C. Murders"; directed by Frank Tashlin;
starring Tony Randall {as Poirot}, Robert Morley {as Hastings}, Maurice Denham
{as Japp}, Anita Ekberg & Austin Trevor
DVD/Blu-ray not available
M.G.M./Warner 'glorious b&w' VHS [9/98] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
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"Murder In Mesopotamia" [1936]
Murder In Mesopotamia novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Narrated by nurse Amy Leatheran; an old woman at an archeo-
logical dig tells of receiving threatening letters, and then is killed;
Poirot & Hastings happen to be traveling nearby.

Berkley mass pb [12/2003] for $6.99
Black Dog & Leventhal hardcover [3/2007] for $9.60
TV movie starring David Suchet [July 2001]
A&E color DVD [7/2001] for $17.99
A&E color VHS [7/2001] out of prodn/used
episode credits at IMDb

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"Cards On The Table" [1936]
Cards On The Table novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  At a bridge game evening attended by Poirot, Supt. Battle, Col.
Race & Ariadne Oliver, one of the other players is murdered.

Berkley mass pb [4/2001] for $5.99
Berkley mass pb [7/2005] for $6.99
Bantam Doubleday Dell hardcover [1/84] out of print/used
TV movie starring David Suchet [Dec 2005]
color DVD [undated] out of prodn/rare
episode credits at IMDb

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"Poirot Loses A Client" [1937]
aka "Dumb Witness"
Poirot Loses A Client aka Dumb Witness novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Hastings narrates the tale of a wealthy woman in Berkshire who is
injured in a fall and later dies, possibly of natural causes. But before
her death, she mailed a letter to Poirot asking for help ...

DW: Berkley mass pb [10/86] for $6.99
PLAC: Delta mass pb [3/74] out of print/many used
PLAC: Putnam 8½x6 hardcover [8/91] for $22.99
TV movie starring David Suchet [Feb 1996]
Acorn Media color DVD [8/2001] for $22.99
episode credits at IMDb

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"Murder In The Mews" [4 stories; 1937]
Murder In The Mews & other stories by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  includes novella "Murder In The Mews", stories "The Incredible Theft", "Dead Man’s Mirror", and "Triangle At Rhodes"
Berkley mass pb [3/87] for $5.99
HarperCollins mass pb [4/2002] out of print/used
"Murder In The Mews" TV movie starring David Suchet [Jan 1989]
High Bridge color VHS [8/91] out of prodn/used
DVD available within collections below; episode credits at IMDb
"Triangle At Rhodes" TV movie starring David Suchet [Feb 1989]
High Bridge color VHS [8/91] out of prodn/used
DVD available within collections below; episode credits at IMDb
"The Incredible Theft" TV movie starring David Suchet [Feb 1989]
High Bridge color VHS [8/91] for $14.50
DVD available within collections below; episode credits at IMDb
"Dead Man’s Mirror" TV movie starring David Suchet [Feb 1993]
video/DVD not available; episode credits at IMDb

"Dead Man's Mirror" [3 stories 1937]
Dead Man's Mirror & other stories by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)   includes stories "Dead Man's Mirror" & "Triangle At Rhodes", and the novella "Murder In The Mews"
Berkley mass pb [2/84] out of print/many used
Berkley mass pb [3/86] out of print/used
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"Death On The Nile" [1937]
Death On The Nile novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  A woman whose best friend stole the man she loved follows them on a honeymoon to Egypt, and turns up on the Nile riverboat where Poirot & Col. Race are also traveling.
Berkley mass pb [7/2001] for $5.99
Berkley mass pb [8/2004] for $6.99
Putnam hardcover [5/85] out of print/used
TV movie starring David Suchet [April 2004]
A&E color DVD [10/2004] for $17.99
A&E color VHS [10/2004] for $18.95
episode credits at IMDb

Death On The Nile 1978 movie  "Death On The Nile" feature film [E.M.I. Oct 1978]
Directed by John Guillermin; starring Peter Ustinov, Jane Birkin, Lois Chiles, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Angela Lansbury, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Olivia Hussey, Jack Warden, George Kennedy & Jon Finch
Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [2/2001] for $9.98
Republic Pictures color VHS [1/98] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

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"Appointment With Death" [1938]
Appointment With Death novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  A family under the thumb of a nasty matriarch travels from Jerusalem
to the rock city of Petra in Transjordan, where the woman is murdered.

Berkley mass pb [5/91] for $6.99
Black Dog & Leventhal hardcover [3/2007] for $9.60
Appointment With Death poster  "Appointment With Death" feature film [Cannon April 1988]
Co-written & directed by Michael Winner; starring Peter Ustinov, Lauren
Bacall, Carrie Fisher, John Gielgud, Piper Laurie, Hayley Mills, Jenny
Seagrove, David Soul & Douglas Sheldon
DVD/Blu-ray not available
Warner color VHS [5/99] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
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"Hercule Poirot's Christmas" [1938]
original title "Murder For Christmas" aka "A Holiday For Murder"
Murder For Christmas aka Hercule Poirot's Christmasn aka A Holiday For Murder novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Hercule Poirot's Christmasn A Holiday Mystery novel  An elderly millionaire summons his family for the Christmas holiday,
and is found murdered inside a locked room.

HPC: Berkley mass pb [11/2000] for $6.99
HPC: Black Dog & Leventhal hardcover [10/2008] for $11.16
AHFM: Bantam mass pb [5/62] out of print/many used
TV movie starring David Suchet [Jan 1995]
Acorn Media color DVD [9/2001] for $22.99
episode credits at IMDb

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"Sad Cypress" [1940]
Sad Cypress novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  The doctor friend of a woman accused of poisoning
two aunts asks Poirot to help prove her innocent.

Berkley mass pb [4/2004] for $6.99
Putnam hardcover [2/83] out of print/used
TV movie starring David Suchet [Dec 2003]
A&E color DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
A&E color VHS [undated] out of prodn/used
episode credits at IMDb
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"The Patriotic Murders" [1940]
aka "An Overdose of Death" aka "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe"
The Patriotic Murders aka An Overdose of Death aka 'One, Two, Buckle My Shoe' novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  After a patient dies of an overdose of anesthetic, Poirot's dentist dies of a gunshot
wound, which police assume was a suicide. But Poirot believes that it was murder.

OTBMS: Berkley mass pb [3/2004] for $6.99
AOOD: Dell mass pb [6/72] out of print/many used
"O.T.B.M.S." TV movie starring David Suchet [Jan 1992]
Acorn Media color DVD [3/2001] for $22.99
episode credits at IMDb
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"Evil Under The Sun" [1941]
Evil Under The Sun novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  At a remote sea-island resort in Cornwall where Poirot is on holiday, a beautiful woman is strangled; suspects include the jealous husband, the woman's latest lover and his jealous wife, a longtime friend of the husband, the husband's daughter, a yachtsman, and two other guests of the inn.
Berkley mass pb [2/2004] for $6.99
Black Dog & Leventhal 8¼x5¾ hardcover [9/2006] for $9.60
Audio Partners UNABR audio CD [10/2005] for $22.76
TV movie starring David Suchet [Dec 2002]
A&E color DVD [8/2002] for $17.99
A&E color VHS [8/2002] for $18.95
episode credits at IMDb

Evil Under The Sun 1982 movie  "Evil Under The Sun" feature film [E.M.I. March 1982]
Directed by Guy Hamilton; starring Peter Ustinov, Jane Birkin, Nicholas Clay, Colin Blakely, James Mason, Roddy McDowall, Sylvia Miles, Denis Quilley, Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith & Emily Hone
Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [2/2001] for $9.98
Anchor Bay widescreen color VHS [2/2001] for $9.49
DRG soundtrack CD [2/99] for $9.98
full credits at IMDb

"The Making of Evil Under The Sun" documentary [E.M.I. 1982]
video/DVD not available; full credits at IMDb

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"Murder In Retrospect" [1943]
aka "Five Little Pigs"
Murder In Retrospect aka Five Little Pigs novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  An about-to-be married girl asks Poirot to clear her mother who was convicted of murder five years previous.
FLP: Berkley mass pb [9/2005] for $5.99
FLP: Berkley mass pb [5/2004] for $5.99
"Five Little Pigs" TV movie starring David Suchet [Dec 2003]
color DVD [8/00] out of prodn/used
episode credits at IMDb
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"Murder After Hours" [1946]
aka "The Hollow"
Murder After Hours aka The Hollow novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Poirot accepts an invitation for Sunday tea at the neighboring country estate, and walks in on a woman standing over a dead man beside the swimming pool, holding a gun.
TH: Berkley mass pb [4/2001] for $6.99
"The Hollow" TV movie starring David Suchet [May 2004]
A&E color DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
New Video color DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
episode credits at IMDb
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"The Labors of Hercules"
[12 connected stories 1947]
Labors of Hercules stories by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  includes "The Nemean Lion", "The Lernean Hydra", "The Arcadian Deer", "The Erymanthian Boar", "The Augean Stables", "The Stymphalean Birds", "The Cretan Bull", "The Horses of Diomedes", "The Girdle of Hyppolita", "The Flock of Geryon", "The Apples of The Hesperides", and "The Capture of Cerberus"
Berkley mass pb [3/2004] for $6.99
Dell pb [2/82] out of print/many used
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"Taken At The Flood" [1948]
aka "There Is A Tide ..."
Taken At The Flood aka 'There Is A Tide ...' novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  A family in a small village is desperate to overturn the inheritance
of an old bachelor relative given to the woman that he married
just before his death.

TATF: Berkley mass pb [1/2004] for $6.99
TIAT: Dell mass pb [1965] out of print/used
TV movie starring David Suchet [April 2006]
video/DVD not available; episode credits at IMDb
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"The Under Dog, and other stories""
[9 stories; 1951]
The Under Dog & other stories by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  includes "The Under Dog", "The Plymouth Express", "The Affair At The Victory Ball", "The Market Basing Mystery", "The Lemesurier Inheritence", "The Cornish Mystery", "The King of Clubs", "The Submarine Plans", and "The Adventure of The Clapham Cook"
Dell mass pb [8/82] out of print/many used
Dell mass pb [1/75] out of print/used
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"Mrs. McGinty's Dead" [1952]
Mrs. McGinty's Dead novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  An elderly cleaning woman is brutally murdered in her village, and her lodger is arrested; her small cache of savings is found hidden near her cottage, and her blood and hair are found on the man's coat. But Supt. Spence suspects that something is not quite right and calls in Hercule Poirot to investigate.
Berkley mass pb [7/2000] for $6.99
HarperCollins mass pb [6/92] out of print/many used

Adapted & filmed as "Murder Most Foul" [1964]
directed by George Pollock & starring Margaret Rutherford {as Miss Marple}

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"After The Funeral" [1953]
aka "Funerals Are Fatal"
Funerals Are Fatal novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  After The Funeral novel  The master of Enderby Hall dies and his heirs assemble at the vast
Victorian mansion to hear the reading of the will; his sister suggests that
the man was murdered, and she is found murdered the next day.

ATF Berkley mass pb [10/2004] for $6.99
ATF Pocket mass pb [11/80] out of print/used
ATF Black Dog & Leventhal 8¼x5½ hardcover [9/2007] for $9.41
FAF Bantam hardcover [5/84] out of print/used

Adapted & filmed as "Murder At The Gallop" [1963]
directed by George Pollock & starring Margaret Rutherford {as Miss Marple}

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"Hickory, Dickory, Death" [1955]
aka "Hickory, Dickory, Dock"
Hickory, Dickory, Dock novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Poirot agrees to help the sister of his secretary, Miss Lemon; the woman manages a youth hostel in London and Poirot's first inquiry elicits a confession of odd thefts from one of the guests; but next day the boy is found murdered ...
Berkley mass pb [7/2000] for $6.99
Bantam hardcover [1/84] out of print/used
Dodd, Mead hardcover [1955] out of print/used
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"Dead Man's Folly" [1956]
Dead Man's Folly novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  Poirot's friend, mystery author Ariadne Oliver, invites him to the country
for a weekend that includes a Murder Hunt for charity; instead of a
pretend corpse, the game produces a real dead body.

Berkley mass pb [5/2000] for $6.99
HarperCollins mass pb [4/92] out of print/used
Bantam hardcover [2/98] out of print/used
Putnam hardcover [11/86] out of print/used
"Dead Man's Folly" feature film [1986]
starring Peter Ustinov & Jean Stapleton

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"Cat Among The Pigeons" [1959]
Cat Among The Pigeons novel by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  The indomitable headmistress at Meadowbank, a prestigious, well-respected
British girls' school, is preparing to retire and name her successor. When one
of the teachers is found shot to death, detective Hercule Poirot is called in.

Berkley mass pb [7/2005] for $6.99
V 8¼x5½ hardcover [9/2007] for $9.41
Bantam hardcover [2/84] for out of print/used
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"The Adventure of The Christmas Pudding"
[Poirot stories collection 1960]
includes the Miss Marple short story "Greenshaw's Folly"

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"Double Sin and Other Stories" [1961]

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"The Clocks" [1963]

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"The Third Girl" [1966]

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"Hallowe'en Party" [1969]

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"Elephants Can Remember" [1972]

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"Curtain: Poirot's Last Case" [1975]

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Hercule Poirot's Casebook by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  "Hercule Poirot's Casebook" [all 50 stories; 1984]
HarperCollins 7¾x5 pb [11/99] out of print/used
HarperCollins pb [1/89] out of print/used
Putnam hardcover [12/2004] out of print/many used
Putnam hardcover [8/1984] out of print/many used
Poirot's Early Cases by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)  "Poirot's Early Cases: 18 Hercule Poirot Mysteries" [1974]
story list [1923-36] at Wikipedia
HarperCollins mass pb [12/2002] out of print/used
Collins Crime hardcover [6/2003] out of print/used
audio CD read by David Suchet & Hugh Fraser
Mystery Masters UNABR audio CD [9/2005] for $21.09
Strand Magazine / Poirot poster  "Strand Magazine" cover of February 1936, featuring Hercule Poirot & the short story "The Crime In Cabin 66"
{which appeared later under the title "Problem At Sea"}


H. Poirot  Continuation  Novels

Monogram Murders Hercule Poirot mystery novel by Sophie Hannah  "The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery" [2014]
by Sophie Hannah

Authorized/approved by the Christie Estate; set in 1920s London
Kindle Edition from Wm. Morrow/HarperCollins [9/2014] for $12.74
William Morrow 9x5¾ deckle-edge hardcover [9/2014] for $16.43


Hercule Poirot has been portrayed on-screen by
Horst Bollmann
Kenneth Branagh  11/2017
Albert Finney
Martin Gabel [1912–86]
Alfred Molina
Anthony O'Donnell
Tom Petrone
Konstantin Rajkin
Tony Randall [1920–2004]
David Suchet
Austin Trevor [1897-1978]
Peter Ustinov [1921–2004]

Agatha Christie Collection Featuring Peter Ustinov  "Agatha Christie Collection Featuring Peter Ustinov" [2006]
all starring Peter Ustinov as Poirot & Jonathan Cecil as Hastings
Warner color DVD [9/2006] 3 disks for $34.99
includes "Thirteen At Dinner" [1985] co-starring Faye Dunaway; "Dead Man's
Folly" [1986] co-starring Jean Stapleton; and "Murder In Three Acts" [1986]
co-starring Tony Curtis

B.B.C. / P.B.S. Mystery!  Poirot  series
Poirot Suchet Classic Collection  
Poirot Classic Collection
includes 36 episodes starring David Suchet, from all six DVD sets below
Acorn Media DVD set [7/2005] 12 disks for $179.99
Poirot Red box set
includes "The Dream", "The Incredible Theft", "The King of Clubs", "Problem At Sea",
"The Third Floor Flat" & "Triangle At Rhodes"

Poirot Silver box set
includes "The Adventure of Johnny Waverly", "The Adventure of The Clapham Cook", "Dead Man's
Mirror", "Four & Twenty Blackbirds", "Jewel Robbery At The Grand Metropolitan" & "Murder In The Mews"

Poirot Purple box set
includes "The Adventure of The Egyptian Tomb", "The Adventure of The Italian Nobleman",
"The Case of The Missing Will", "The Chocolate Box", "The Underdog" & "Yellow Iris"

Poirot Blue set
includes "The Adventure of The Cheap Flat", "The Cornish Mystery", "The Disappearance of
Mr. Davenheim", "Double Sin", "The Lost Mine" & "The Veiled Lady"

Poirot Bronze box set
includes "The Adventure of The Western Star", "How Does Your Garden Grow?", "The Kidnapped
Prime Minister", "The Million Dollar Bond Robbery", "The Plymouth Express" & "Wasps' Nest"

Poirot Green box set
includes "The Affair At The Victory Ball", "The Double Clue", "The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge",
"The Mystery of The Spanish Chest", "The Theft of The Royal Ruby" & "The Tragedy At Marsdon Manor"

Poirot Suchet Classic Movie Collection  
Poirot Classic Movie Collection
includes the 9 feature-length programs below starring David Suchet,
plus documentary "Agatha Christie’s Garden" [2006] & other extras

Acorn Media DVD set [6/2007] 10 disks for $46.99
Poirot Movie Collection 1
includes "The ABC Murders", "Death In The Clouds", "The Mysterious Affair At Styles",
"One, Two Buckle My Shoe" & "Peril At End House"

Poirot Movie Collection 2
includes "Dumb Witness", "Hercule Poirot's Christmas", "Hickory Dickory Dock"
& "Murder On The Links"



Agatha's  Family  &  Friends
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller Christie Mallowan, CBE was born in 1890 and died in 1976.

first husband Archibald 'Archie' Christie [] - married in 1914, divorced in 1928

daughter Rosalind Margaret Christie Prichard Hicks [1919-2004]
first son-in-law Hubert Prichard [-1944]
grandson Mathew Prichard
Mathew's first wife [d. 2005] & 3 children + second wife
second son-in-law Anthony Hicks [] - widower 2004

second husband archeologist Sir Max Mallowan, CBE [1904-78] - married in 1930, widower 1976

Greenway Estate: purchased 1938, opened under National Trust 2/2009
house at Wallingford, near Oxford
house Ashfield on Barton Hill Road in Torquay - razed in 1970s



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Agatha Christie audio catalog at Amazon.com

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official Agatha Christie website
Agatha Christie entry at Wikipedia
Agatha Christie Bibliography at Wikipedia
annual Christie Festival at Torquay

'Agatha Christie Web Companion' site
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German Agatha Christie fanpage
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