Agatha Christie – Comic Book Series

The Agatha Christie Graphic Novels​

Introduction

It was of course the comic-loving French who first converted Christie’s best mysteries into bandes dessinées, or graphic novel format. Between 2002-2012, French publisher Emmanuel Proust arranged for 24 novels to be adapted into comic strip style in the French language by a number of comic book artists, and 21 of these have been translated into English. The French graphic novels have been reprinted in paperback by Pacquet, while the English editions published by HarperCollins are currently out of print.

The English translations of these graphic novels were carried out by Euro Comics India and spanned from 2007 to 2013, in collaboration with HarperCollins, London, UK. For collectors and fans, the allure of these graphic novels lies in their unique visual appeal. An interesting highlight is the introduction in Dead Man’s Folly, which was penned by Mathew Prichard, Christie’s grandson.

The striking duotone English book covers were designed by Nina Tara, while the original French cover designs are based on scenes in the graphic novel by the book’s illustrator.

List of books

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1. The Secret of Chimneys

Adapted by François Rivière. Illustrated by Laurence Suhner.

A murderous international conspiracy centred on the Chimneys estate.

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Le Secret de Chimneys [French] 2002

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The Secret of Chimneys [English] 20-Aug-2007. 9780007250592.

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2. Death on the Nile

Adapted by François Rivière. Illustrated by Solidor.

Mort sur le Nil
[French] 2002

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Death on the Nile
[English] 16-Jul-2007. 9780007250585.

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3. And Then There Were None

Adapted by François Riviere. Illustrated by Frank Leclercq.

Dix Petits Nègres
[French] 2002

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And Then There Were None
[English] Jun 16, 2009. 9780007275328.

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4. Murder on the Orient Express

Adapted by Francois Riviere. Illustrated by Solidor.

Le Crime de l’Orient-Express
[French] 2003

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Murder on the Orient Express
[English] 16-Jul-2007. 9780007246588

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5. The Secret Adversary

Adapted by Francois Riviere. Illustrated by Frank LeClercq.

Mister Brown
[French] 2003

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The Secret Adversary
[English] 2008. 9780007274611.

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6. Endless Night

Adapted by Francois Riviere. Illustrated by Frank Leclercq.

La Nuit qui ne finit pas
[French] 2003

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Endless Night
[English] 1-Sep-2008. 9780007275335.

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7. The Murder on the Links

Adapted by Francois Riviere. Illustrated by Marc Piskic.

Le Crime du Golf
[French] 2004

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The Murder on the Links
[English] 16-Jul-2007. 9780007250578.

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8. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Adapted and illustrated by Bruno Lachard.

Hercule Poirot has to solve a fiendishly clever murder mystery.

Le Muertre de Roger Ackroyd
[French] 2004

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
[English] Oct 19, 2007. 9780007250615.

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9. The Murder at the Vicarage

Adapted and illustrated by Norma.

L’Affaire Protheroe
[French] 2005

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The Murder at the Vicarage
[English]
20-May-2008. 9780007274604.

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10. The Man in the Brown Suit

Adapted by Hughot. Illustrated by Bairi.

L’Homme au complet marron
[French] 2005

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The Man in the Brown Suit
[English] 3-Dec-2007.

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11. The Mystery of the Blue Train

Adapted and illustrated by Marc Piskic.

Le Train bleu
[French] 2006

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The Mystery of the Blue Train
[English] Dec 3, 2007. 9780007250608.

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12. Murder in Mesopotamia

Adapted by François Rivière. Illustrated by Chandre.

Poirot finds himself embroiled in a murder mystery while on vacation in the Middle East. When an archeologist’s gorgeous but widely disliked wife is murdered during an excavation, Poirot must step in and figure out whodunnit.

Meurtre en Mésopotamie
[French] 2005

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Murder in Mesopotamia
[English] Jul 1, 2008. 9780007275304.

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13. The Big Four

Adapted and illustrated by Alain Paillou.

Les Quatre
[French] 2006

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The Big Four
[English] 3-Dec-2007. 9780007250653.

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14. Ordeal by Innocence

Adapted and illustrated by Chandre.

Temoin indésirable
[French] 2006

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Ordeal by Innocence
[English] Jul 1, 2008. 9780007275311.

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15. Halloween Party

Adapted and illustrated by Chandre.

Le Crime d’Halloween
[French] 2007

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Halloween Party
[English] 3-Nov-2008. 9780007280544.

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16. Cards on the Table

Adapted and illustrated by Frank Leclercq.

Cartes sur table
[French] 2009

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Cards on the Table
[English] 2009. 9780007319343.

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17. Dumb Witness

Adapted and illustrated by Marek.

Temoin muet
[French] 2009

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Dumb Witness
[English] Aug 6, 2010. 9780007293100.

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18. Five Little Pigs

Adapted by Miceal O’Griafa. Illustrated by David Charrier.

Cinq Petits Cochons
[French] 2009

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Five Little Pigs
[English] Aug 6, 2010. 9780007354740.

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19. Peril at End House

Adapted by Didier Quella-Guyot. Illustrated by Thierry Jollet.

La Maison du péril.
[French] 2009

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Peril at End House
[English] Sep 16, 2010. 9780007280551.

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20. The Stymphalian Birds

Adapted and illustrated by Marek. Short story from The Labours of Hercules.

Les Oiseaux du lac Stymphale
[French] 2010

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21. Dead Man’s Folly

Adapted and illustrated by Marek. Introduction by Mathew Prichard.

Poirot joue le jeu
[French] 2011

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Dead Man’s Folly
[English] Mar 1, 2012; 9780007451333.

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22. Lord Edgware Dies

Adapted and illustrated by Marek.

Le Couteau sur le Nuque
[French] Jun 14, 2012. 9782848104058.

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23. Evil Under the Sun

Adapted by Didier Quella-Guyot. Illustrated by Thierry Jollet.

Les Vacances d’Hercule Poirot
[French] Mar 8, 2012. 9782848103327.

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Evil Under the Sun
[English] Jul 4, 2013. 9780007451340.

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24. Appointment with Death

Adapted by Didier Quella-Guyot, and illustrated by Marek.

Rendez-vous avec la mort
[French] Jul 4, 2013. 9782848104423.

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