Haven’t read Agatha Christie yet?

Haven’t read Agatha Christie yet? 

Try one of these … as suggested by the Staff members of Syosset Public Library.

agatha christieThroughout the month of March, the Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department will be honoring Agatha Christie, Queen of the Mystery Fiction genre.  Along with programs and displays, staff members have been recommending their favorite Agatha Christie titles and we would like to share them with all of you as well.  Having published an extraordinary amount of titles in her lifetime, choosing the right book might prove a bit overwhelming.  We’re here to help by narrowing down your choices to our top picks. 

The Secret Adversary (1922)

The Secret Adversary“Investigating the case of a woman who has been missing for five years, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford uncover just enough information to solve the mystery and put their own lives in jeopardy.” (From the Publisher)

Recommended By: Brenda, Reference Librarian

Series: Tommy and Tuppence Beresford Mysteries, Book #1

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd  (1926)

Murder of Roger Ackroyd“A murder in a small English village leads Hercule Poirot into a strange mystery involving a determined, curious spinster, the local doctor, and a wide range of suspects with possible motives and mysterious relationships,” (From the Publisher)

Recommended By: Sonia, Readers’ Services Librarian & Sue Ann, Head of Children’s Services

Series: Hercule Poirot Mysteries, Book #3

Murder on the Orient Express (1933)

Murder on the Orient Express“On a three-day journey through the snowbound Balkan hills, Hercule Poirot must weed through an array of international suspects to find the passenger who murdered a gangster on the Orient Express.” (From the Publisher)

Recommended By: Karen, Library Director, Audrey, Library Clerk,  Rosemarie, Librarian Trainee, Brenda, Reference Librarian & Sonia, Readers’ Services Librarian

Series: Hercule Poirot Mysteries, Book #8

The ABC Murders (1936)

ABC Murders“Hercule Poirot’s mastery of detective skills is tested by a mysterious correspondent who predicts and then executes alphabetical murders.” (From the Publisher)

Recommended By: Sonia, Readers’ Services Librarian

Series: Hercule Poirot Mysteries, Book # 11

Death on the Nile (1937)

Death on the Nile“Linnet Doyle is young, beautiful, and rich. She’s the girl who has everything–including the man her best friend loves. When Linnet and her new husband take a cruise on the Nile, they meet brilliant detective Hercule Poirot. It should be an idyllic trip, yet Poirot feels that something is amiss.” (From the Publisher)

Recommended By: Lisa J., Readers’ Services Librarian

Series: Hercule Poirot Mysteries, Book # 15

And Then There Were None (1939)

then-there-were-non“A killer stalks ten strangers on an isolated island off the Devon coast, in a suspenseful story of murder and retribution set to a sinister nursery rhyme.” (From the Publisher)

Recommended By: Jackie, Head of Readers’ Services, Stacey, Readers’ Services Librarian Trainee & Sue Ann, Head of Children’s Services

*Alternate Title: Ten Little Indians

The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side (1962)

Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side“Famous film actress Marina Gregg witnesses a murder in her country home, and Miss Marple agrees to investigate.” (From the Publisher)

Recommended By: Sonia, Readers’ Services Librarian

Series: Jane Marple Murder Mysteries, Book #13

Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case (1975)

Curtain Poirot’s Last Case“Arthritic and immobilized, Hercule Poirot takes up his last case, relying on his old friend Captain Hastings to be his eyes and ears as he hunts down the slipperiest criminal of his career.” (From the Publisher)

Recommended By: Sue Ann, Head of Children’s Services & Brenda, Reference Librarian

Series: Hercule Poirot Mysteries, Book #34

Prefer to read her series in order? 

See a Readers’ Services Librarian for a printed list.  Enjoy …

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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