Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Some More Favorite Christie Lists

All good things, even an Agatha Christie, must come to end, but I thought I would close the spate of Christie posts for now with a collection of "favorite Christie" lists.  Near the end you will  find a list of Agatha Christie's own favorite Christies.

Note: The post will be edited as I receive, and add, more lists:

Sarah Weinman, Five Must-Read Agatha Christie Novels
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
And Then There Were None (1939)
Death Comes as the End (1944)
Endless Night (1967)

John Curran, Top Ten Agatha Christie Mysteries
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Peril at End House (1932)
Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
The ABC Murders (1936)
And Then There Were None 
Five Little Pigs (1942)
Crooked House (1949)
A Murder Is Announced (1950)
Endless Night 
Curtain (1975; written 1940s)

Declan Hughes, Top Ten Christies (actually eleven!)
Death on the Nile (1937)
And Then There Were None (1939)
Murder Is Easy (1939)
Sad Cypress (1940)
Evil Under the Sun (1941)
Five Little Pigs (1942)
The Hollow (1946)
Taken at the Flood (1948)
Crooked House (1949)
A Murder Is Announced (1950)
Endless Night (1967)

Brad Friedman, Twelve Favorite Christies
Murder on the Orient Express
Death on the Nile (1937)
Murder Is Easy
And Then There Were None (1939)
Five Little Pigs
The Moving Finger (1943)
Towards Zero (1944)
The Hollow
Crooked House (1949)
A Murder Is Announced (1950)
Mrs. McGinty's Dead (1952)
After the Funeral (1953)

Nick Fuller, A Dozen Favorite Christies (see comment on my list post)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Murder on the Orient Express 
Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
Death on the Nile 
Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1939)
And Then There Were None (1939)
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940)
Evil Under the Sun
Five little Pigs 
Towards Zero 
The Labours of Hercules (1947) (linked short story collection) 
A Murder Is Announced

Kevin Killian, Ten Favorite Christies
The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930) (linked short story collection)
Death on the Nile
Sad Cypress
Five Little Pigs
Death Comes as the End
The Labours of Hercules
Taken at the Flood
Destination Unknown (1954)
Hickory, Dickory Dock (1955)
The Patient (1963) (play, part of Rule of Three)

Scott Ratner
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Murder on the Orient Express
Cards on the Table
Death on the Nile
And Then There Were None
Five Little Pigs
The Labours of Hercules (linked short story collection)
After the Funeral
The Unexpected Guest (play)
Curtain

Noah Stewart, My Top Ten Agatha Christie Novels
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Peril at End House
The ABC Murders
Five Little Pigs
The Body in the Library
The Moving Finger
The Hollow
Crooked House
A Murder Is Announced
After the Funeral

Dan Waterfield, the Ten Best Agatha Christie Books
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Murder at the Vicarage
Murder on the Orient Express
The ABC Murders
Death on the Nile
And Then There Were None
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
A Murder Is Announced
Curtain

Crime Squad, Agatha Christie's Top Ten
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Thirteen Problems (1931, linked short story collection)
Murder on the Orient Express
And Then There Were None
The Moving Finger
Towards Zero
Death Come as the End
Crooked House
Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
Endless Night

Crimethrillerhound Top Ten Agatha Christie Novels
The Secret Adversary
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Peril at End House
Murder on the Orient Express
The ABC Murders
And Then There Were None
Five Little Pigs
Crooked House
A Murder Is Announced
Curtain

Bev Hankins, Top Ten Christie Novels Right Now
The Secret Adversary
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Murder at the Vicarage
Murder on the Orient Express
Death in the Clouds
And Then There Were None
The Body in the Library
A Murder Is Announced
Destination Unknown
4.50 from Paddington

Moira Redmond, Top Five Agatha Christie Novels
Death on the Nile
Five Little Pigs

The Moving Finger
The Hollow
Sparkling Cyanide (1945)

Christine Poulson, My Top Five Agatha Christies
Hercule Poirot's Christmas
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
The Moving Finger
The Body in the Library
Curtain

Jeffrey Marks, Top Ten Christies
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Under Dog and Other Stories (1929)
Murder on the Orient Express
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1934)
Death on the Nile
The ABC Murders
And Then There Were None
The Hollow
A Murder Is Announced
Curtain

Rishi Arora, Best Agatha Christie Books
Murder on the Orient Express
Death on the Nile
And Then There Were None
Crooked House 
Endless Night

Elisabeth Grace Foley, My Ten Favorite Agatha Christie Novels
The Secret of Chimneys (1925)
Murder on the Orient Express
Cards on the Table
Death on the Nile
Appointment with Death
Hercule Poirot's Christmas
Five Little Pigs
Sparkling Cyanide (1945)
A Murder Is Announced
4.50 from Paddington

Neer, Twelve Best: Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Witness for the Prosecution (play)
The Mysterious Mr. Quin
The Sittaford Mystery
Death on the Nile
Cards on the Table
Hercule Poirot's Christmas
And Then There Were None
Evil Under the Sun
N or M?
The Hollow
The Mousetrap

Dani, My Favorite Agatha Christie Novels
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Murder on the Orient Express
Death on the Nile
Evil under the Sun
The Murder at the Vicarage
4.50 from Paddington
A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
Nemesis (1971)

Frank FraverBest Murder Mysteries of Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express
Death on the Nile
Cards on the Table
Murder Is Easy
And Then There Were None
Evil under the Sun
A Murder Is Announced
A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)
4.50 from Paddington
Nemesis

Nicholas Scrivens, Best Murder Mysteries of Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Murder on the Orient Express
The ABC Murders
Death on the Nile
And Then There Were None
Evil under the Sun
4.50 from Paddington
By the Pricking of My Thumbs
Curtain 
Sleeping Murder

John Merridew, Best Murder Mysteries of Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Murder on the Orient Express
Death in the Clouds
Death on the Nile
And Then There Were None
Sad Cypress
The Body in the Library
The Moving Finger
Ordeal by Innocence

Eben Flood, Best Murder Mysteries of Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Murder on the Orient Express
Death on the Nile
Hercule Poirot's Christmas
Murder Is Easy
Five Little Pigs
The Hollow
Mrs. McGinty's Dead
4.50 from Paddington
Sleeping Murder

Luke Martschinske, Best Murder Mysteries of Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express
Death on the Nile
And Then There Were None
Sad Cypress
Evil Under the Sun
The Body in the Library
Five Little Pigs
The Hollow
Mrs. McGinty's Dead
After the Funeral

Timothy, Best Murder Mysteries of Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Murder on the Orient Express
Death in the Nile
And Then There Were None
Evil Under the Sun
The Body in the Library
Five Little Pigs
After the Funeral
Curtain

Garrett Hoff, Best Murder Mysteries of Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express
Three Act Tragedy
The ABC Murders
Death on the Nile
And Then There Were None
Evil under the Sun
The Mousetrap
Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Ordeal by Innocence
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1962)

Brandy Gines, Best Murder Mysteries of Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express
Three Act Tragedy
Cards on the Table
Hercule Poirot's Christmas
And Then There Were None
Five Little Pigs
The Mousetrap
Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Sleeping Murder
Nemesis

Shadowtune, Best Murder Mysteries of Agatha Christie
The Murder at the Vicarage
Murder on the Orient Express
Cards on the Table
And Then There Were None
The Body in the Library
The Moving Finger
A Murder Is Announced
The Mousetrap
After the Funeral
Hickory, Dickory Dock

Shell, Best Murder Mysteries of Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Murder on the Orient Express
Three Act Tragedy
Death in the Clouds
Death on the Nile
And then There Were None
Evil under the Sun
The Hollow
The Mousetrap
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

The Passing Tramp My Ten (Okay, Twelve) Favorite Christie Novels
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Murder at the Vicarage
Death on the Nile
And Then There Were None
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Five Little Pigs
The Hollow
A Murder Is Announced
The Pale Horse (1961)
Endless Night
Curtain 
Sleeping Murder (1976, written 1940s)

Dame Agatha, Ten Favorite Titles
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Thirteen Problems
Murder on the Orient Express
And Then There Were None
The Moving Finger
Towards Zero
Crooked House
A Murder Is Announced
Ordeal by Innocence
Endless Night

Putting the results together, we get a top twelve of the following (lots of ties at the bottom end, so there actually are 21 books, 20 novels and 1 play):

1. And Then There Were None (24 lists)
2. Murder on the Orient Express (23 lists)
3. Death on the Nile (21 lists)
4. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (18 lists)
5. Five Little Pigs (15 lists)
6. A Murder Is Announced (14 lists)
7. Evil under the Sun (10 lists)
7. The Hollow (10 lists)
8. Curtain (9 lists)
9. Crooked House (8 lists) 
9. The Moving Finger (8 lists)
10. The ABC Murders (7 lists) 
10. Endless Night (7 lists)
10. The Body in the Library (7 lists)
11. 4.50 from Paddington (6 lists)
11. After the Funeral (6 lists)
11. Cards on the Table (6 lists)
11. Hercule Poirot's Christmas (6 lists)
12. The Murder at the Vicarage (5 lists)
12. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (5 lists)

11. The Mousetrap (5 lists)

Followed by these 12:
Hickory, Dickory, Dock (4 lists)
Towards Zero (4 lists)
Murder Is Easy (4 lists)
Ordeal  by Innocence (4 lists)
Sleeping Murder (4 lists) 
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (4 lists)
Death Comes as the End (3 lists)
Mrs. McGinty's Dead (3 lists)
Peril at End House (3 lists)
Sad Cypress (3 lists)
Three Act Tragedy (3 lists)
The Labours of Hercules (3 lists)

And 8 more, all mentioned on two lists:
Taken at the Flood
The Mysterious Mr. Quin
Destination Unknown
The Secret Adversary
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
Death in the Clouds 
Sparkling Cyanide
Nemesis

5 comments:

  1. Interesting to see TAKEN AT THE FLOOD on a favorites list. I don't think I've ever seen it listed on one before. Also surprised that PERIL AT END HOUSE only appears on one list.

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    1. I didn't have full top tens from a couple of people. And Peril would be in my top 20, I think. Hmmmm......

      I'm going to ask Brad if he will give me a full Top Ten. Anyone else please feel free!

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  2. Oh,somehow I missed all this first time around. Here's my Top Ten list if it's not too late.

    1) THE ABC MURDERS
    2) MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
    3) THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS
    4) CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS
    5) THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT
    6)THEY CAME TO BAGHDAD
    7) A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED
    8) 4.50 FROM PADDINGTON
    9) MRS. McGINTY'S DEAD
    10) A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY

    I suppose these are the Christie books I reread most often, although I reread many others of hers as well. So hard to make this kind of choice. For instance, DESTINATION UNKNOWN would have been my eleventh and CARDS ON THE TABLE (which often makes my top ten list if I've forgotten another) would be my twelfth.

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    1. You're one of three people who said they really liked Destination Unknown, which was interesting to learn.

      Your list would have put Orient Express into a tie with And Then There Were None!

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  3. I was never a big fan of the original AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. Though I didn't mind the movie with Louis Hayward. I think MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is a much better book so I'm happy to make the tie. :)

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