Agatha Christie, one of the favorite writers of detective fiction fans, is also known for her detective storytelling. She draws attention with her books that appeal to all audiences -- may it be for the young or old.
In this article, we have compiled 10 of the best-selling books of Agatha Christie that you must read
1. And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None, is one of Agatha Christie's best-selling books. Initially known as Ten Little Niggers, the title was changed to 'And Then There Were None' to avoid racism. In the book, Europe is on the brink of war. Ten people were each carrying frightening secrets, are invited to the Devon coast. A surprise awaits the ten people who go to a deserted mansion on the island of Devon. When their host is absent, the ten are left alone with the dark secrets of their past. As they tell their secrets, they begin to die.
2. Murder On The Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express, a book in the horror and thriller genre. Tells the story of an intriguing journey on a train in the snow, far away from everyone. On the train, one of the American passengers was stabbed to death. They are trying to find out who the killer is. It ends in a way you do not expect. This book was inspired by a real murder on the Orient Express which has also been adapted into movies three times.
3. The ABC Murders
The ABC murders is a mystery and detective story. The killer kills his victims in alphabetical order and leaves the ABC train schedule next to the victims. He also mocks the detective by leaving the location of his next murder. Poirot is fascinated by this psychopath's thoughts and his method of murder. He decides to find the killer.
4. Elephants Can Remember
Elephants Can Remember refers to the brain development and superior memory of elephants. Ariadne Oliver's only flaw is that she often changes her hairstyle. She tried almost every style. But today she knows that her hairstyle is not that important. Because she will wear a hat. She has never attempted such a thing before.
5. Ordeal by Innocence
In Ordeal by Innocence, the hero is a geophysicist named Arthur Calgary.Argyle, a rich and successful woman, was murdered in her mansion. They suspect her son; later on, he dies of pneumonia in prison. Two years later, Dr. Arthur reveals new information about the murder. His son is innocent. This may cause the killer to strike again.
6. Peril at End House
Peril at End House is a novel written by Agatha Christie in 1932. The protagonist of the novel is Hercule Poirot. Hercule Poirot, who is spending his retirement on the coast of Cornwall in England, hears about the accident that happened to the beautiful Nick Buckley. When he hears this, he decides to become a detective again. Nick's car has a brake failure. He also notices a bullet hole in a young girl's hat. He's going to help her. But who is her killer?
7. 4.50 From Paddington
4.50 From Paddington, tells the story of an incredible event on an ordinary day. On two trains coming side by side, a murder that would not look out of a horror movie takes place. Elspeth, the sole witness, sees a woman being strangled through the carriage window, she is looking in desperation. The lifeless body of the woman collapses on the floor as the carriage moves. The person who can untie this knot is a person named Jane Marple. Could she possinle solve this murder case?
8. A Caribbean Mystery
A Caribbean Mystery, Death Island brings back the restless days of Miss Marple, basking in the Caribbean sun. The warm weather is good for her rheumatism. But there is no trace of excitement in this paradise. She then meets a retired officer, one of the hotel's customers who spices up Marple's holiday. The story of the murderer told by the retired officer attracts her attention. Marple thinks that the retired officer saw the murderer in the hotel. Then one murder after another takes place on this paradise island.
9. The Body in the Library
The Bantry family awakes in the morning to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is dressed in an elegant evening dress and her makeup is smeared all over her face. Who is this woman? How did she get here? They ask Marple to help them solve the mystery before rumors start to circulate.
10. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Mysterious Affair at Styles, tells the story of events in the village of Styles St. Mary. Strange events have been taking place in Styles Manor recently. Emily, the old woman in the pavilion, leaves the pavilion muttering 'They are all, but they are all no different from sharks'. When she leaves the mansion, bad things start to happen. The atmosphere of the mansion has changed. Detective Poirot will solve the case by using his legendary intelligence.
Agatha Christie's detective novels have long been beloved for their intriguing plots, iconic characters, and unexpected endings. From Hercule Poirot to Miss Marple, Christie's sleuths have entertained readers with their clever investigations. Whether you're a seasoned reader or new to the genre, Christie's works are sure to delight and surprise you.