Book To Film: The 5 Best Agatha Christie Adaptations

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And Then They Were None

In 1939, ten strangers are invited to an island on the English coast, only for them to realise that their hosts are mysteriously missing. On their first night there, each one of them is accused of murder, one by one. The novel was adapted by the BBC in 2015 by Sarah Phelps.

Murder on the Orient Express

A lavish train trip across Europe turns into a nightmare when a passenger is murdered. Detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer before they strike again.

Why Didn't They Ask Evans

By far the lightest adaptation on the list, Why Didn't They Ask Evans is based on a1934 novel and follows the story of Bobby Jones (Will Poulter) and “Frankie” Derwent (Lucy Boynton), as they investigate the mysterious death of a man found at the bottom of a cliff. The man's last words were ‘’Why didn’t they ask Evans?’’

The ABC Murders

Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders committed by a killer known as A.B.C in 1933. The criminal gets his name from his MO: He leaves behind a copy of the ABC railway guide on each of his crime scenes. 

Ordeal by Innocence

Rachel Argyle (Anna Chancellor) is found dead at her family house. One of her five adopted children, the troublesome Jack (Boyle) is arrested and charged with her murder, later dying in prison. A year or so later, when the adoptive kids' father (Bill Nighy) is ready to marry someone else, Dr. Arthur Calgary (Luke Treadaway) insists that he can prove Jack's innocence, throwing the family in disarray.

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