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CHRISTIE, Agatha.

CHRISTIE, Agatha.

Rare books by Agatha Christie, including first editions and signed first editions of Miss Marple, Poirot, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. 

Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was the author of more than 70 detective novels, plays, and short stories, and the creator of the characters Poirot and Miss Marple. She began writing as a teenager and composed her first detective novel,The Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1916. Introducing the detective Poirot, it was published by The Bodley Head in the US in 1920 and in the UK in 1921, with the publisher requesting more novels that Christie was happy to provide.

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  1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

    London : 1921

    First UK edition, first impression, of Christie's first novel and Poirot's debut. Inspired by the refugees she saw in Torquay, the poisons she encountered whilst working in a local hospital for the Voluntary Aid Detachment, and "challenged by her sister Madge, Agatha embarked on a detective story" in 1914. "Rejected by two publishers The Mysterious... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 128803

  2. The Murder on the Links.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. The Murder on the Links.

    London : 1923

    First edition, first impression. Christie's third novel and her scarcest. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 100709

  3. The Man in the Brown Suit.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. The Man in the Brown Suit.

    London : 1924

    First edition, first impression, of Christie's fifth book. The Man in the Brown Suit is "a well-paced thriller with a strong sense of place, which aficionados consider one of her best" (Wagstaff & Poole, p. 30). Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 134783

  4. Partners in Crime.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Partners in Crime.

    London : 1929

    First UK edition, first impression. It was published in the US the same year. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 136796

  5. The Mysterious Mr. Quin.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. The Mysterious Mr. Quin.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,575.00

    Stock Code: 27137

  6. The Floating Admiral.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. The Floating Admiral.

    London : [1931]

    First edition, first impression. A collaborative novel by twelve mystery authors including Christie (who contributes chapter five), John Rhode, and Dorothy L. Sayers, and with a prologue by G. K. Chesterton. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone book, and rare in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 82975

  7. Peril at End House.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Peril at End House.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, also published the same year in the US.
    "Christie aficionados reckon it to be one of her best books" (Wagstaff & Poole). Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 135963

  8. Lord Edgware Dies.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Lord Edgware Dies.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 41213

  9. Unfinished Portrait.
    [CHRISTIE, Agatha; as] WESTMACOTT, Mary. Unfinished Portrait.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression, of Agatha Christie's semi-autobiographical novel, the second written under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott. Christie's adoption of a pseudonym was an interesting psychological manoeuvre that allowed her license for self-revelation not to be found in her detective fiction or even in her autobiography. Christie even adopted... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 108135

  10. Murder in Mesopotamia.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Murder in Mesopotamia.

    1936

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 27064

  11. Dumb Witness.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Dumb Witness.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, rare in the jacket and here in exemplary unrestored condition. With a Crime Club membership postcard loosely inserted. Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 135757

  12. Mrs McGinty's Dead.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Mrs McGinty's Dead.

    London : 1952

    First UK edition, first impression, of this Poirot mystery; this copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dorothy from Agatha". Dorothy North, daughter-in-law of the 12th Baron North, was a member of Christie's London inner social circle in the 30s. Her daughter, Susan and Christie's daughter, Rosalind were best friends in their 20s,... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 136239

  13. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;

    1953-72

    A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each point, but with little doubt... Learn More
    £16,000.00

    Stock Code: 110880

  14. 138493
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hickory Dickory Dock.

    London : 1955

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 138493

  15. Crime Collection.
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Crime Collection.

    London : 1970

    A complete set of this well known collected edition, with three stories per volume. It includes all published crime novels up to 1970. Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 119434

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