List of short stories by Agatha Christie

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List of short stories by Agatha Christie contains all short stories published by Agatha Christie in both the US and the UK.

A total of 153 stories have been written and published in 14 collections in both the US and the UK. [1] 152 stories were published in the UK with the omission of "Three Blind Mice". 152 stories were published in the US with the omission of "Christmas Adventure", which was the original version of "The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding". Some stories were published under different names in the US Collections.

Four short stories, "The Submarine Plans", "Christmas Adventure", "The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest" and "The Second Gong", were expanded into longer stories by Christie (respectively "The Incredible Theft", "The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding", "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest" and "Dead Man's Mirror"). All four of the original versions were published in the UK, and three of them were published in the US with the exception of "Christmas Adventure".

UK Collections[edit]

This is a list of 153 stories sorted by the 14 UK collections in chronological order.

UK Collection UK Title US Collection
Poirot Investigates (11) "The Adventure of 'The Western Star'" Poirot Investigates
"The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor"
"The Adventure of the Cheap Flat"
"The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge"
"The Million Dollar Bond Robbery"
"The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb"
"The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan"
"The Kidnapped Prime Minister"
"The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim"
"The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman"
"The Case of the Missing Will"
Partners in Crime (15) "A Fairy in the Flat" Partners in Crime
"A Pot of Tea"
"The Affair of the Pink Pearl"
"The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger"
"Finessing the King/The Gentleman Dressed in Newspaper"
"The Case of the Missing Lady"
"Blindman’s Buff"
"The Man in the Mist"
"The Crackler"
"The Sunningdale Mystery"
"The House of Lurking Death"
"The Unbreakable Alibi"
"The Clergyman’s Daughter/The Red House"
"The Ambassador’s Boots"
"The Man Who Was No. 16"
The Mysterious Mr Quin (12) "The Coming of Mr. Quin" The Mysterious Mr Quin
"The Shadow on the Glass"
"At the 'Bells and Motley'"
"The Sign in the Sky"
"The Soul of the Croupier"
"The Man from the Sea"
"The Voice in the Dark"
"The Face of Helen"
"The Dead Harlequin"
"The Bird with the Broken Wing"
"The World’s End"
"Harlequin’s Lane"
The Thirteen Problems (13) "The Tuesday Night Club" The Tuesday Club Murders
"The Idol House of Astarte"
"Ingots of Gold"
"The Blood-Stained Pavement"
"Motive v. Opportunity"
"The Thumb Mark of St. Peter"
"The Blue Geranium"
"The Companion"
"The Four Suspects"
"A Christmas Tragedy"
"The Herb of Death"
"The Affair at the Bungalow"
"Death by Drowning"
The Hound of Death (12) "The Hound of Death" The Golden Ball and Other Stories
"The Red Signal" The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories
"The Fourth Man"
"The Gypsy" The Golden Ball and Other Stories
"The Lamp"
"Wireless" The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories under the name "Where There's a Will"
"The Witness for the Prosecution" The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories
"The Mystery of the Blue Jar"
"The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael" The Golden Ball and Other Stories under the name "The Strange Case of Sir Andrew Carmichael"
"The Call of Wings" The Golden Ball and Other Stories
"The Last Seance" Double Sin and Other Stories
"S.O.S." The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories
The Listerdale Mystery (12) "The Listerdale Mystery" The Golden Ball and Other Stories
"Philomel Cottage" The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories
"The Girl in the Train" The Golden Ball and Other Stories
"Sing a Song of Sixpence" The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories
"The Manhood of Edward Robinson" The Golden Ball and Other Stories
"Accident" The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories
"Jane in Search of a Job" The Golden Ball and Other Stories
"A Fruitful Sunday"
"Mr. Eastwood’s Adventure" The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories
"The Golden Ball" The Golden Ball and Other Stories
"The Rajah’s Emerald"
"Swan Song"
Parker Pyne Investigates (12) "The Case of the Middle-aged Wife" Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective
"The Case of the Discontented Soldier"
"The Case of the Distressed Lady"
"The Case of the Discontented Husband"
"The Case of the City Clerk"
"The Case of the Rich Woman"
"Have You Got Everything You Want?"
"The Gate of Baghdad"
"The House at Shiraz"
"The Pearl of Price"
"Death on the Nile"
"The Oracle at Delphi"
Murder in the Mews (4) "Murder in the Mews" Dead Man's Mirror
"The Incredible Theft"
"Dead Man’s Mirror"
"Triangle at Rhodes"
The Labours of Hercules (12) "The Nemean Lion" The Labors of Hercules
"The Lernean Hydra"
"The Arcadian Deer"
"The Erymanthian Boar"
"The Augean Stables"
"The Stymphalean Birds"
"The Cretan Bull"
"The Horse of Diomedes"
"The Girdle of Hippolyta"
"The Flock of Geryon"
"The Apples of the Hesperides"
"The Capture of Cerberus"
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (6) "The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding" Double Sin and Other Stories under the name "The Theft of the Royal Ruby"
"The Mystery of the Spanish Chest" The Harlequin Tea Set
"The Under Dog" The Under Dog and Other Stories
"Four and Twenty Blackbirds" Three Blind Mice and Other Stories
"The Dream" The Regatta Mystery
"Greenshaw's Folly" Double Sin and Other Stories
Poirot's Early Cases (18) "The Affair at the Victory Ball" The Under Dog and Other Stories
"The Adventure of the Clapham Cook"
"The Cornish Mystery"
"The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly" Three Blind Mice and Other Stories
"The Double Clue" Double Sin and Other Stories
"The King of Clubs" The Under Dog and Other Stories
"The Lemesurier Inheritance"
"The Lost Mine" Poirot Investigates (US edition only)
"The Plymouth Express" The Under Dog and Other Stories
"The Chocolate Box" Poirot Investigates (US edition only)
"The Submarine Plans" The Under Dog and Other Stories
"The Third-Floor Flat" Three Blind Mice and Other Stories
"Double Sin" Double Sin and Other Stories
"The Market Basing Mystery" The Under Dog and Other Stories
"Wasps’ Nest" Double Sin and Other Stories
"The Veiled Lady" Poirot Investigates (US edition only)
"Problem at Sea" The Regatta Mystery
"How Does Your Garden Grow?"
Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories (8) "Sanctuary" Double Sin and Other Stories
"Strange Jest" Three Blind Mice and Other Stories
"Tape-Measure Murder"
"The Case of the Caretaker"
"The Case of the Perfect Maid"
"Miss Marple Tells a Story" The Regatta Mystery
"The Dressmaker’s Doll" Double Sin and Other Stories
"In a Glass Darkly" The Regatta Mystery
Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories (8) "Problem at Pollensa Bay" The Regatta Mystery
"The Second Gong" The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories
"Yellow Iris" The Regatta Mystery
"The Harlequin Tea Set" The Harlequin Tea Set
"The Regatta Mystery" The Regatta Mystery
"The Love Detectives" Three Blind Mice and Other Stories
"Next to a Dog" The Golden Ball and Other Stories
"Magnolia Blossom"
While the Light Lasts and Other Stories (9) "The House of Dreams" The Harlequin Tea Set
"The Actress"
"The Edge"
"Christmas Adventure" Never published in the US
"The Lonely God" The Harlequin Tea Set
"Manx Gold"
"Within A Wall"
"The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest" The Regatta Mystery
"While the Light Lasts" The Harlequin Tea Set
Never published in the UK "Three Blind Mice" Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

US Collections[edit]

This is a list of 14 US collections, excluding Poirot's Early Cases since all of its eighteen stories appeared in earlier collections.

Year US Collection Number of stories
1922 Poirot Investigates 14 in US edition
1929 Partners in Crime 15
1930 The Mysterious Mr. Quin 12
1932 The Tuesday Club Murders 13
1934 Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective 12
1937 Dead Man's Mirror 4
1939 The Regatta Mystery 9
1947 The Labours of Hercules 12
1948 The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories 11
1950 Three Blind Mice and Other Stories 9
1951 The Under Dog and Other Stories 9
1961 Double Sin and Other Stories 8
1971 The Golden Ball and Other Stories 15
1997 The Harlequin Tea Set 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agatha Christie reading order with dates". Agatha Christie Official UK Site. Retrieved 23 September 2013.