If you want to dive deep into Agatha Christie’s catalog but don’t want to pay to do so, this post shares the best places online to read, print, listen to, and/or download free Agatha Christie books in the form of ebooks, audiobooks, PDFs, and more.

And then there were none by Agatha Christie and other Agatha Christie books on a bookshelf.

I also share with you summaries of five of her most popular novels, to help you decide what to read first or next.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist in world history. First published in 1920, her published books are only outsold by The Bible and William Shakespeare. Throughout her life, she wrote 66 detective fiction novels and 14 collections of short stories, along with the world’s longest-running play – The Mousetrap. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and a billion copies in translation.

(For more about Agatha Christie’s life, including her mysterious disappearance, check out my review of The Mystery of Mrs. Christie.)

Free Agatha Christie Books

Where can I read free Agatha Christie books?

Your library
Project Gutenberg
Open Library
Online Read Free Novel
Standard Library
Internet Archive
Page by Page Books
Study Novels

Let’s explore more details about all these great places to get free Agatha Christie books now.

If you just want the best options now, the ones I most recommend for ease of access and selection are your local library and Amazon / Audible, which all have numerous reading options.

Your Library

If you want physical Agatha Christie books for free, head to your local library. You can also get Agatha Christie ebooks and audiobooks from your library via the Libby app.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is an online library of over 60,000 free ebooks. You can download them on your Kindle and/or read them online. This library contains the world’s great literature with a focus on older books in the public domain for which the U.S. copyright has expired.

Project Gutenberg offers seven free Agatha Christie books:

Open Library

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Millions of books are available via Controlled Digital Lending. contains DOZENS of Agatha Christie books, many of which you can choose to read digitally or listen on audio.


Amazon has many free Agatha Christie books available through a Kindle Unlimited subscription, the first 30 days of which are free.

Amazon Prime members can also “borrow” certain Agatha Christie Kindle books for free through Amazon’s Prime Reading program.


Some Agatha Christie books are available for free on Audible if you are a Premium Plus subscriber, like And Then There Were None.

Online Read Free Novel

I found several Agatha Christie titles available for free to digitally read or listen to on Online Read Free Novel. This includes the ever-popular And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express!


FreeEbooks.net has a few free Agatha Christie books available for digital download, including the beloved The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.


Bookfi has ONE HUNDRED Agatha Christie books available for free download. Read the popular Death on the Nile and catch up on all your favorite Hercule Poirot books.

Standard Library

Standard Library has five free Agatha Christie books, which you can send right to your Kindle:

Internet Archive

Internet Archive has 141 Agatha Christie titles available for free, but not all are immediately available, and some can only be borrowed for 14 days.


BookAudio.online has TONS of Agatha Christie books you can listen to online.

Page by Page Books

Page by Page Books offers two free Agatha Christie books: The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Secret Adversary.

Study Novels

Study Novels has a few dozen Agatha Christie books that you can read online or listen to, including The ABC Murders and several more of her most popular titles.


Juggernaut is unique in that it has free books by Agatha Christie in non-English languages.

Bonus tip: You can also try to enter book giveaways to win free Agatha Christie books!

If you are unsure where to start or what to read next when obtaining your free Agatha Christie books, below are five of her best works to try. Of course, reasonable minds may differ when choosing the best of anything. However, the following books are generally considered to be five of the most popular Agatha Christie books.

Which is the best Agatha Christie book to read first?

Readers who are new to Agatha Christie’s mystery novels should start with her best selling novel, And Then There Were None or the most widely read mystery novel of all time, Murder on the Orient Express.

What is Christie’s best selling novel?

Agatha Christie’s bestselling novel is And Then There Were None. Further, it is one of the best selling novels of all time, with over 100 million copies sold.

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express is the most widely read mystery novel of all time.

By night, the famous Orient Express train is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett is found dead in his cabin, having been stabbed a dozen times with his door locked from the inside. One thing is clear — one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.

Isolated by the storm with only each other, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a group of Ratchett’s enemies, before the murderer strikes again in this wildly classic “whodunnit.”

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None is one of the best selling books of all time and has been named a Great American Read by PBS.

Ten people, each of whom has something to hide and something to fear, are invited to an isolated mansion on Indian Island by a host who, to their surprise, never arrives. On the island, they are cut off from the world and only have each other as companions. But, one by one, as the guests share their dark secrets, one by one, they die.

Who among them is the killer and will anyone survive in this locked room mystery book? This is a MUST read.

Death on the Nile

In Death on the Nile, the tranquility of a luxury cruise along the Nile River is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot and killed. She was young and beautiful, and she seemingly had it all.

Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: “I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.” Yet under the harsh rays of the Egyptian sun, nothing is what it seems. There’s love, jealousy, and betrayal in this timeless book. It’s a great story with lots of intrigue.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the “Best Crime Novel of all Time.”

Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the love of his life poisoned her terrible first husband. He also suspected that someone was blackmailing her. Then came the tragic news that she took her life by way of an apparent drug overdose.

The evening post brought Roger one more bit of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was killed.

Roger’s friend Hercule Poirot must come to town and take over the investigation in this brilliant mystery.

The ABC Murders

In The ABC Murders, a serial killer is on the loose, and he’s working his way through the alphabet, leaving the entire country is in a state of sheer panic.

A is for Mrs. Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. And with each murder, the killer becomes more confident.

There’s a trail of deliberate clues taunting the proud detective Hercule Poirot to make a fatal mistake.


Those are the best places to get Agatha Christie books for free, as well as her most popular books to help you decide what to read first or next. To recap, the ones I most recommend for ease of access and selection are your local library and Amazon / Audible, which all have numerous reading options.

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