Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot Novels in Order

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If you’re as excited as I am about the upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation, A Haunting in Venice—it’s Tina Fey!—then you’ve probably set to work dusting off your Hercule Poirot detective novels… or if you don’t have a stack of all thirty-three paperbacks, then you’re probably one of the forty people in line in front of me trying to get the audiobook of Hallowe’en Party through Libby.

I love to be apprised of the situation before I go to the theater. For example, this adaptation is the third-to-last installment of the Hercule Poirot novels, and it wasn’t published until 1969, which I find fascinating. So, for your reference, here are Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot novels, in order—with a brief synopsis to jog your memory.

Mary Kay McBrayer is the author of America’s First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster. You can find her short works at Oxford American, Narratively, Mental Floss, and FANGORIA, among other publications. She co-hosts Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that analyzes your favorite horror movies from the perspectives of women of color. Follow Mary Kay McBrayer on Instagram and Twitter, or check out her author site here.