How many Hercule Poirot books have been written by Agatha Christie? Here are the other novels that could inspire the next chapters of the film saga directed and starring the multi-Oscar winner in the future Kenneth Branagh.
The good start of Murder in Venice at the box office would seem to have confirmed the public’s desire for new Hercule Poirot stories after the less than exciting results of the previous Murder on the Nile (a result however, as we know, lying and weakened by the conditions of the theaters during the era of covid), and many wonder how many more Agatha Christie books will be available to Kenneth Branagh for any new chapters of the film saga.
In fact, you need to know that There are 33 detective novels starring Hercule Poirot written by Agatha Christie, as well as five anthologies of short stories and a posthumous novel. With three novels already brought to the big screen, it goes without saying that the material at Sir Kenneth Branagh’s disposal to carry forward the story of his Poirot is certainly not in danger of running out, and on closer inspection the ending of Murder in Venice seems to allow for new adventures . In this regard, it is also worth noting that Murder in Venice introduces the character of Ariadne Oliver (played by Tina Fey), a crime novelist and alter-ego of Agatha Christie who accompanies Hercule Poirot on many of his detective adventures. Among the many, perhaps the most interesting to bring to the big screen could be Cards on the Table, If My Husband Died, Crime in Heaven, The Portrait of Elsa Greer, Murder, Macabre Quiz and Poirot’s Christmasthe latter perfect for a cassette film to be released during the Christmas period (and which could follow on a thematic level the Halloween of Murder in Venice).
In short, There is so much material available on Hercule Poirot: not surprisingly, the creators of the saga have already anticipated the possibility of making new films about Hercule Poirot with Kenneth Branagh.