What Are the Plot Summaries of Popular Agatha Christie Books?

Famed author of the traditional detective story, Agatha Christie penned classics such as "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd," which entails a seemingly traditional village murder mystery, and "Peril at End House," a story of murder at a party where fireworks disguise the sound of gunshots. Other novels by Christie include "Murder on the Orient Express," "The ABC Murders," "And Then There Were None," "Five Little Pigs" and "Crooked House."

"The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" tells the story of Hercule Poirot, a detective who opts for retirement near his friend's house where he can pursue his dream of cultivating vegetable marrows. After his friend meets a murderous end, Poirot is summoned to help investigate, and he promises to unveil the truth. A surprise twist at the end helped garner this book the title of Best Crime Novel Ever in 2013 by the British Crime Writers' Association.

Published in 1932, "Peril at End House" reintroduces character Hercule Poirot, in which he is a guest at a Cornish resort. Convinced his friend is the target of a murderer within her inner circle, he and others warn her of the potential threat and convince her to write a will. With natural twists along the way, Poirot discovers that the friend is actually a murderer pretending to be someone else and seeking fortune.