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And Then There Were None is one of Christie's best-known stories and is a firm favourite amongst fans. With its devilishly difficult plot, unique setting and eerie atmosphere, it's easy to understand why this is the best-selling crime novel of all time. But there are plenty more Agatha Christie mysteries to choose from so we have put together a list of some of her greatest works for you to explore if you enjoyed And Then There Were None. UK fans can also experience this thrilling story on the stage as it begins its theatre tour autumn 2023.

We’re not going to leave the island. None of us will ever leave. It’s the end, you see – the end of everything…
Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Poor Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved harboured a deadly secret and he knew that someone had been blackmailing her. But yesterday she killed herself. One particular letter was due to arrive in the evening's post that would reveal the blackmailer's identity to Roger Ackroyd. But Roger didn't live long enough to finish reading the letter. Written early in Christie's career, this much-talked-about novel turned Christie from a moderately successful writer into a best-selling phenomenon.

Murder on the Orient Express

Hercule Poirot is onboard the famous Orient Express when it is brought to a halt by a snowdrift. The train is unusually busy for the time of year but it's not long before it carries one passenger fewer. The morning after the snowdrift, Samuel Ratchett is found dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times with the door locked from the inside. This can only mean one thing...the killer is amongst the remaining travellers. Uncovering the murderer's identity and unravelling the secrets of the suspects falls to retired detective, Hercule Poirot.

Crooked House

The Leonides lived as one big happy family in their ramshackle mansion in London. That is until the family patriarch, Aristide, is found dead, killed by a brutal barbiturate injection. Naturally, suspicion falls to the victim's widow, a woman who is 50 years Aristide's junior. But is she the only member of the family that would have a motive to murder? Crooked House was one of Christie's personal favourites.

Death on the Nile

A peaceful river cruise along the Nile turns deadly when the beautiful Linnet Ridgeway is shot through the head. The young girl who had everything soon has nothing. A tale of unbridled passion, fierce jealousy and a scorned woman out for revenge, but how many people must lose their lives before the truth is revealed? Another of Christie's most beloved novels, the author drew inspiration for this from her own travels to Egypt.

Linnet laughed. ‘Why, I haven’t got an enemy in the world.'
Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile

Murder is Easy

Luke Fitzwilliam, an ex-police officer, is riding a train back to London when he meets dear old Lavinia Pinkerton. She claims there is a killer at large in the quaint English village of Wychwood, and she also divulges her suspicions as to who the next victim will be. But hours after this chance encounter, Mrs Pinkerton is dead having been run over by a passing car. Is it just coincidence that all the deaths in Wychwood have been written off as accidents, or was the old lady correct in her suspicions that there's something sinister happening in town?

Appointment with Death

"You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Curious words for Hercule Poirot to overhear on his first night in Jerusalem. Soon after, Mrs Boynton's body is discovered, a tiny puncture mark on her wrist indicating a fatal injection was the method of murder. With only 24 hours to solve the case, Poirot must work fast and identify who killed the woman he deemed to be the most detestable woman he had ever met.

The Moving Finger

A flurry of foul, anonymous letters are wreaking havoc in the unassuming village of Lymstock. But some members of the community are quick to dismiss them, that is until one particular recipient commits suicide after receiving one. Everyone in the village has their opinions on who they believe to be the author of the poison pen letters, but it's Miss Marple's astute observations that unravel the mystery once and for all. Christie felt this novel stood the test of time and is another of her own personal favourites.

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