On recently completing the 25th post of my blog, I thought of doing something special. Since Dame Christie is probably the most popular author in the Mystery Genre and the most popular on my blog, I decided to do a double treat a best of Agatha Christie from all her books and another Best of Hercule Poirot. later on I will do a best of Miss Marple because I'm still to go through a few Marple's. So lets start with the best Agatha Christie books.
Top 5 Agatha Christie Books:
Death on the Nile - A couple are on their honeymoon on the beautiful and legendary river Nile. What follows is not romance but a string of murders which leaves everyone aboard the cruise ships as suspects in the eye of the eccentric Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot. I thought the book ended on a sad note but this is an excellent mystery. I'm not using the book cover here but the movie cover starring Peter Ustinov because I loved the movie and thought that Peter Ustinov did a great job.
The Crooked House
An absolute intriguing read. I read the whole book in one day! no doubt people refer to this one as one of her best novels. I was not able to work this one out, why don't you give it a try too. This one is a non series no Poirot or Marple.
Murder on the Orient Express - Adopted countless times for television and the big screen, but nothing can beat the original. A murder in a train full of suspects, Poirot uses his little Grey cells to solve his most famous crime. Deducing the murderer is impossible, but if you did you must be Agatha Christie incarnate.
Endless Night - nothing like a regular Christie novel. The novel is so atypical that few people don't consider it a mystery novel. It's perhaps her most unique and interesting work with an ending that will send chills down your spine.
And then there were none - can there be any other? I'm still not convinced there is a better book then this. Judas Window comes very close though. If anyone from my friends or family ask me for a book suggestion take one guess what my suggestion is, It's Christie's Masterpiece. It has everything and more; a twist ending, a malevolent, sinister island, a superlative mystery and a group of people just waiting to implode.
Please leave a comment if you agree or disagree. I still have a few Christie books to go but I doubt if I would revise the list. I will do a Poirot best 5 in another post.