Themes with Agatha Christie

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1890/09/15 Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller is born into a wealthy upper middle-class family in Ashfield, Torquay, Devon. Born Torquay Devon
1910/02/00 Agatha Christie visits the Cairo and the Pyramids in Giza. During the trip to Egypt Christie is inspired to write a book, Snow Upon the Desert. Set in Cairo, the novel remains unpublished. Visitor Great Pyramid of Khufu Giza
1910/02/00 Riding horse back, Agatha Christie visits the Sphinx. Visitor Great Sphinx Giza
1920/00/00 "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" is published. Author The Mysterious Affair at Styles
1922/03/24 Agatha and Archie Christie begin a long weekend at Victoria Falls. Visitor The Man in the Brown Suit Mosi-oa-Tunya, Victoria Falls Town of Victoria Falls Christie Trade Mission to Promote the British Empire Exhibition
1922/03/24 Agatha and Archie Christie begin a long weekend at Victoria Falls. Visitor The Man in the Brown Suit Mosi-oa-Tunya, Victoria Falls Zambia Christie Trade Mission to Promote the British Empire Exhibition
1922/07/00 The bombastic Major Belcher, his sinister secretary Francis Bates, Mr Hiam, the root-vegetable expert from East Anglia, his twitchy daughter Sylvia and the Christies sail into Wellinton. Visitor Wellington New Zealand Christie Trade Mission to Promote the British Empire Exhibition
1922/08/06 Archie and Agatha Christie arrive at Pier 7 in Honolulu, on the Canadian Australian Royal Mail Steamship Co's MAKURA and hail a taxi for the Moana Hotel. Visitor Honolulu Harbor Christie Trade Mission to Promote the British Empire Exhibition
1922/08/06 After checking into their rooms at the Moana Hotel, Archie and Agatha Christie change into their swimsuits, rush down to the beach, rent surfboards and hit the waves. Promoter Moana Surfrider Honolulu Christie Trade Mission to Promote the British Empire Exhibition
1922/08/10 The 2nd time in the water, the waves tear Agatha silk bathing suit. In the hotel gift shop, she buys a "skimpy, emerald green wool bathing dress, which was the joy of my life, and in which I thought I looked remarkably well. Archie thought I did, too." Promoter Moana Surfrider Honolulu Christie Trade Mission to Promote the British Empire Exhibition
1924/11/00 "Philomel Cottage" appears in issue 237 of The Grand Magazine. Author Philomel Cottage (short story)
1926/00/00 "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" is published. Author The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
1927/02/04 Agatha, Rosalind and Charlotte Fisher arrive at the Gran Hotel Taoro in Puerto de la Cruz. Nnow Taoro Park where the Anglican Church and British Library remain. Agatha completes "The Mystery of the Blue Train" and sends it to her publisher. Author The Mystery of the Blue Train Canary Islands Spain
1927/02/27 The Christies move to the island of Gran Canaria and stay at the Metropole Hotel (btn Santa Catalina Pier and the city, opposite Santa Catalina beach). Agatha begins writing 'The Companion', which is set on Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria. Visitor The Companion (short story) Canary Islands Spain
1927/03/04 Agatha Christie, Rosalind and Charlotte Fisher sail back to England by steamboat. Visitor
1930/00/00 Detection Club is created by writers: Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, Ronald Knox, Freeman W Crofts, Arthur Morrison, John Rhode, Jessie Rickard, Baroness Emma Orczy, R Austin Freeman, G D H Cole, Margaret Cole, E C Bentley, Henry Wade and H C Bailey. Member
1930/00/00 "The Murder at the Vicarage" is published. Author The Murder at the Vicarage
1930/12/08 Agatha Christie's first play, "Black Coffee", premieres at the Embassy Theatre in Swiss Cottage with Francis L Sullivan as Poirot and featuring Donald Wolfit. Playwright Black Coffee (play)
1932/00/00 "Peril at End House" is published. Author Peril at End House
1934/00/00 "Murder on the Orient Express" is published. Author Murder on the Orient Express
1934/05/34 Agatha Christie makes a 20 minute radio broadcast, reading "Miss Marple Tells a Story" on the BBC's National Programme. Author Miss Marple Tells a Story (short story) Broadcasting House London
1936/01/06 "The ABC Murders" is published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club. Author The ABC Murders
1937/00/00 "Dumb Witness" is published. Author Dumb Witness
1937/00/00 "Death on the Nile" is published. Author Death on the Nile
1937/03/15 "Murder in the Mews and Other Stories" is published in the United Kingdom by Collins Crime Club. Author Murder in the Mews and Other Stories
1938/00/00 "Appointment with Death" is published. Author Appointment with Death
1938/00/00 "Hercule Poirot's Christmas" is published. Author Hercule Poirot's Christmas
1939/11/06 "Then There Were None" is published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club, an imprint of HarperCollins, as "Ten Little Niggers". Author And Then There Were None
1940/00/00 Agatha Christie writes "Curtain" during World War II and locks it in a safe for future publication. Author Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
1940/00/00 Agatha Christie writes "Sleeping Murder" during World War II and saves it for future publication. Author Sleeping Murder: Miss Marples Last Case
1942/00/00 "The Body in the Library" is published. Author The Body in the Library
1942/00/00 "Five Little Pigs" is published. Author Five Little Pigs
1944/10/00 "Death Comes as the End" is published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company. Author Death Comes as the End
1948/01/31 "The Witness for the Prosecution" is published in Flynn's Weekly (Vol IV, No 2) under the title "Traitor Hands". Author The Witness for the Prosecution
1949/03/00 "Crooked House" is published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in March 1949 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 23 May 1949. Author Crooked House
1950/00/00 "A Murder is Announced" is published. Author A Murder is Announced
1952/00/00 "Mrs McGinty's Dead" is published. Author Mrs McGinty's Dead
1958/00/00 "The Unexpected Guest" has a try-out at the Bristol Hippodrome. Author The Unexpected Guest: A Play In Two Acts Bristol Hippodrome Bristol
1958/08/12 "The Unexpected Guest" opens in London's West End at the Duchess Theatre. Author The Unexpected Guest: A Play In Two Acts Duchess Theatre London
1958/10/29 "The Dressmaker's Doll" is published in Canada in the Star Weekly magazine. Author The Dressmaker's Doll (short story)
1960/09/25 "The Theft of the Royal Ruby" is serialized in the weekly newspaper supplement 'This Week' magazine in two instalments from 25 September to 2 October 1960 with illustrations by William A Smith. Author The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (short story)
1962/00/00 "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side" is published. Author The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
1964/00/00 "A Caribbean Mystery" is published. Author A Caribbean Mystery
1967/00/00 "Endless Night" is published. Author Endless Night
1973/10/00 Last novel written by Agatha Christie, "Postern of Fate", is published. Author Postern of Fate
1974/03/00 Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" moves from the Ambassadors to the St Martin's, where it continues its run today, holding the record for the longest continuously running show in the world. It has been preformed over 26,000 times. Playwright The Mousetrap (play) St Martins Theatre London
1975/09/00 "Curtain" is published. Author Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
1976/00/00 Dies Died
1976/00/00 "Sleeping Murder" is published. Author Sleeping Murder: Miss Marples Last Case
1979/10/00 "Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories" is published in the UK by Collins Crime Club, an imprint of HarperCollins. Author Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories

249 Creative Works by Agatha Christie »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Four and Twenty Blackbirds (short story) Author Short Story
The Face of Helen (short story) Author Short Story
The Ambassador's Boots (short story) Author Short Story
The Sunningdale Mystery (short story) Author Short Story
Triangle at Rhodes (short story) Author Short Story
The Hound of Death (short story) Author Short Story
The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger (short story) Author Short Story
The Man in the Mist (short story) Author Short Story
The Case of the Discontented Husband (short story) Author Short Story
The Sign in the Sky (short story) Author Short Story
Dead Man's Mirror (short story) Author Short Story
Ingots of Gold (short story) Author Short Story
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly (short story) Author Short Story
The Lernean Hydra (short story) Author Short Story
The Blue Geranium (short story) Author Short Story
The Pearl of Price (short story) Author Short Story
A Pot of Tea (short story) Author Short Story
The Under Dog (short story) Author Short Story
The Flock of Geryon (short story) Author Short Story
The Apples of the Hesperides (short story) Author Short Story
The Case of the Perfect Maid (short story) Author Short Story
The Third-Floor Flat (short story) Author Short Story
Murder in the Mews (short story) Author Short Story
The House at Shiraz (short story) Author Short Story
The Man Who Was No 16 (short story) Author Short Story
The Case of the Discontented Soldier (short story) Author Short Story
The Soul of the Croupier (short story) Author Short Story
Death by Drowning (short story) Author Short Story
The Call of Wings (short story) Author Short Story
The Plymouth Express (short story) Author Short Story
The Cornish Mystery (short story) Author Short Story
Harlequin's Lane (short story) Author Short Story
The Four Suspects (short story) Author Short Story
The King of Clubs (short story) Author Short Story
The Arcadian Deer (short story) Author Short Story
The Case of the Rich Woman (short story) Author Short Story
The Thumb Mark of St Peter (short story) Author Short Story
Death on the Nile (Parker Pyne) (short story) Author Short Story
The Dream (short story) Author Short Story
Next to a Dog (short story) Author Short Story
The House of Lurking Death (short story) Author Short Story
The Affair at the Bungalow (short story) Author Short Story
The Case of the Distressed Lady (short story) Author Short Story
The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael (short story) Author Short Story
The Voice in the Dark (short story) Author Short Story
Magnolia Blossom (short story) Author Short Story
The Gypsy (short story) Author Short Story
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (short story) Author Short Story
The Capture of Cerberus (short story) Author Short Story
At the 'Bells and Motley' (short story) Author Short Story
The Crackler (short story) Author Short Story
Have You Got Everything You Want? (short story) Author Short Story
Strange Jest (short story) Author Short Story
The Lamp (short story) Author Short Story
The Augean Stables (short story) Author Short Story
Double Sin (short story) Author Short Story
The Idol House of Astarte (short story) Author Short Story
The Affair at the Victory Ball (short story) Author Short Story
The Market Basing Mystery (short story) Author Short Story
The Stymphalean Birds (short story) Author Short Story
The World's End (short story) Author Short Story
The Herb of Death (short story) Author Short Story
The Love Detectives (short story) Author Short Story
The Case of the Caretaker (short story) Author Short Story
The Red Signal (short story) Author Short Story
Blindman's Buff (short story) Author Short Story
The Cretan Bull (short story) Author Short Story
How Does Your Garden Grow? (short story) Author Short Story
The Gate of Baghdad (short story) Author Short Story
The Bird with the Broken Wing (short story) Author Short Story
The Nemean Lion (short story) Author Short Story
A Fairy in the Flat (short story) Author Short Story
The Clergyman's Daughter and The Red House (short story) Author Short Story
The Tuesday Night Club (short story) Author Short Story
Finessing the King and The Gentleman Dressed in Newspaper (short story) Author Short Story
The Erymanthian Boar (short story) Author Short Story
Problem at Pollensa Bay (short story) Author Short Story
The Incredible Theft (short story) Author Short Story
The Affair of the Pink Pearl (short story) Author Short Story
The Case of the Missing Lady (short story) Author Short Story
The Submarine Plans (short story) Author Short Story
The Dead Harlequin (short story) Author Short Story
Three Blind Mice (short story) Author Short Story
Motive v Opportunity (short story) Author Short Story
The Horse of Diomedes (short story) Author Short Story
The Man from the Sea (short story) Author Short Story
The Case of the City Clerk (short story) Author Short Story
The Shadow on the Glass (short story) Author Short Story
In a Glass Darkly (short story) Author Short Story
The Girdle of Hippolyta (short story) Author Short Story
Tape-Measure Murder (short story) Author Short Story
The Lemesurier Inheritance (short story) Author Short Story
The Blood-Stained Pavement (short story) Author Short Story
The Oracle at Delphi (short story) Author Short Story
The Coming of Mr Quin (short story) Author Short Story
The Unbreakable Alibi (short story) Author Short Story
The Mysterious Affair at Styles Author Novel 1920/00/00
The Secret Adversary Author Novel 1922/01/00
The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (short story) Author Short Story 1923/03/14
The Adventure of 'The Western Star' (short story) Author Short Story 1923/04/11
The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (short story) Author Short Story 1923/04/18
The Kidnapped Prime Minister (short story) Author Short Story 1923/04/25
The Murder on the Links (book) Author Novel 1923/05/00
The Actress (short story) Author Short Story 1923/05/00
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery (short story) Author Short Story 1923/05/02
The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (short story) Author Short Story 1923/05/09
The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge (short story) Author Short Story 1923/05/16
The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (short story) Author Short Story 1923/09/26
The Case of the Missing Will (short story) Author Short Story 1923/10/31
The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim (short story) Author Short Story 1923/12/00
Christmas Adventure (short story) Author Short Story 1923/12/11
The Mystery of the Blue Jar (short story) Author Short Story 1924/00/00
The Man in the Brown Suit Author Novel 1924/00/00
The Girl in the Train (short story) Author Short Story 1924/02/01
Poirot Investigates Author Short Story Collection 1924/03/00
While the Light Lasts (short story) Author Short Story 1924/04/00
Mr Eastwood's Adventure (short story) Author Short Story 1924/08/00
Jane in Search of a Job (short story) Author Short Story 1924/08/00
Philomel Cottage (short story) Author Short Story 1924/11/00
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The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (short story) Author Short Story 1924/12/00
The Manhood of Edward Robinson (short story) Author Short Story 1924/12/01
The Secret of Chimneys Author Book 1925/00/00
The Chocolate Box (short story) Author Short Story 1925/02/00
The Veiled Lady (short story) Author Short Story 1925/03/00
The Lost Mine (short story) Author Short Story 1925/04/00
The Double Clue (short story) Author Short Story 1925/08/01
Within a Wall (short story) Author Short Story 1925/10/00
The Listerdale Mystery (short story) Author Short Story 1925/12/00
SOS (Christie short story) Author Short Story 1926/00/00
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Author Book 1926/00/00
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The House of Dreams (short story) Author Short Story 1926/01/00
Wireless (short story) Author Short Story 1926/03/01
The Lonely God (short story) Author Short Story 1926/07/00
The Rajah's Emerald (short story) Author Short Story 1926/07/30
Swan Song (short story) Author Short Story 1926/09/00
The Last Seance (short story) Author Short Story 1926/11/01
The Big Four Author Book 1927/00/00
The Edge (short story) Author Short Story 1927/02/00
The Mystery of the Blue Train Author Novel 1928/00/00
A Fruitful Sunday (short story) Author Short Story 1928/08/11
The Seven Dials Mystery Author Book 1929/00/00
Partners in Crime Author Book 1929/00/00
Wasp's Nest (short story) Author Short Story 1929/03/09
The Golden Ball (short story) Author Short Story 1929/08/05
Accident (short story) Author Short Story 1929/09/22
Sing a Song of Sixpence (short story) Author Short Story 1929/12/01
The Murder at the Vicarage Author Book 1930/00/00
The Mysterious Mr Quin Author Book 1930/00/00
Giant's Bread Author Book 1930/00/00
A Christmas Tragedy (short story) Author Short Story 1930/01/00
The Companion (short story) Author Short Story 1930/02/00
Manx Gold (short story) Author Short Story 1930/05/30
Black Coffee (play) Playwright Book 1930/12/08
The Sittaford Mystery Author Book 1931/00/00
The Thirteen Problems Author Book 1932/00/00
Peril at End House Author Book 1932/00/00
The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest (short story) Author Short Story 1932/01/00
The Second Gong (short story) Author Short Story 1932/07/00
The Case of the Middle-aged Wife (short story) Author Short Story 1932/10/08
Lord Edgware Dies Author Book 1933/00/00
The Hound of Death and Other Stories Author Short Story Collection 1933/00/00
Murder on the Orient Express Author Book 1934/00/00
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Unfinished Portrait Author Book 1934/00/00
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Author Book 1934/00/00
The Listerdale Mystery Author Book 1934/06/00
Parker Pyne Investigates Author Short Story Collection 1934/11/00
Death in the Clouds Author Book 1935/00/00
Three Act Tragedy Author Book 1935/00/00
Miss Marple Tells a Story (short story) Author Short Story 1935/05/25
Problem at Sea (short story) Author Short Story 1935/11/00
Murder in Mesopotamia Author Book 1936/00/00
Cards on the Table Author Book 1936/00/00
The Regatta Mystery (short story) Author Short Story 1936/00/00
The ABC Murders Author Book 1936/01/06
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Death on the Nile Author Book 1937/00/00
Dumb Witness Author Book 1937/00/00
Murder in the Mews and Other Stories Author Book 1937/03/15
Yellow Iris (short story) Author Short Story 1937/07/00
Appointment with Death Author Book 1938/00/00
Hercule Poirot's Christmas Author Book 1938/00/00
The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories Author Book 1939/00/00
Murder is Easy Author Book 1939/00/00
And Then There Were None Author Book 1939/11/06
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Sad Cypress Author Book 1940/00/00
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe Author Book 1940/00/00
Evil Under the Sun Author Book 1941/00/00
N or M? Author Book 1941/00/00
The Moving Finger Author Novel 1942/00/00
The Body in the Library Author Novel 1942/00/00
Five Little Pigs Author Book 1942/00/00
Towards Zero Author Book 1944/00/00
Absent in the Spring Author Book 1944/00/00
Death Comes as the End Author Book 1944/10/00
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Sparkling Cyanide Author Book 1945/00/00
The Hollow Author Book 1946/00/00
The Labours of Hercules Author Book 1947/00/00
The Rose and the Yew Tree Author Book 1948/00/00
Taken at the Flood Author Book 1948/00/00
The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories Author Short Story Collection 1948/00/00
The Witness for the Prosecution Author Short Story 1948/01/31
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Crooked House Author Book 1949/03/00
The Fourth Man (short story) Author Short Story 1949/10/00
A Murder is Announced Author Book 1950/00/00
Three Blind Mice and Other Stories Author Book 1950/00/00
They Came to Baghdad Author Book 1951/00/00
The Under Dog and Other Stories Author Book 1951/00/00
They Do It with Mirrors Author Book 1952/00/00
A Daughter's a Daughter Author Book 1952/00/00
Mrs McGinty's Dead Author Book 1952/00/00
The Mousetrap (play) Author Play 1952/10/06
After the Funeral Author Book 1953/00/00
A Pocket Full of Rye Author Book 1953/00/00
Destination Unknown Author Book 1954/00/00
Sanctuary (short story) Author Short Story 1954/09/12
Hickory Dickory Dock Author Book 1955/00/00
The Burden Author Book 1956/00/00
Dead Man's Folly Author Book 1956/00/00
4.50 from Paddington Author Book 1957/00/00
Greenshaw's Folly (short story) Author Short Story 1957/03/00
The Unexpected Guest: A Play In Two Acts Author Play 1958/08/12
The Dressmaker's Doll (short story) Author Short Story 1958/10/29
Ordeal by Innocence Author Book 1958/11/03
Cat Among the Pigeons Author Book 1959/00/00
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest Author Book 1960/09/17
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (short story) Author Short Story 1960/09/25
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrees Author Book 1960/10/24
Double Sin and Other Stories Author Book 1961/00/00
The Pale Horse Author Book 1961/00/00
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side Author Book 1962/00/00
The Clocks Author Book 1963/00/00
A Caribbean Mystery Author Book 1964/00/00
At Bertram's Hotel Author Book 1965/00/00
Third Girl Author Book 1966/00/00
Endless Night Author Book 1967/00/00
By the Pricking of My Thumbs Author Book 1968/00/00
Hallowe'en Party Author Book 1969/00/00
Passenger to Frankfurt Author Book 1970/00/00
The Harlequin Tea Set (short story) Author Short Story 1971/00/00
The Golden Ball and Other Stories Author Book 1971/00/00
Nemesis Author Book 1971/00/00
Elephants Can Remember Author Book 1972/00/00
Postern of Fate Author Book 1973/10/00
Poirot's Early Cases Author Book 1974/00/00
Curtain: Poirot's Last Case Author Book 1975/09/00
Sleeping Murder: Miss Marples Last Case Author Book 1976/00/00
Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories Author Book 1979/10/00
Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories Author Book 1991/00/00
The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories Author Book 1997/04/14
While the Light Lasts and Other Stories (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1997/08/04

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