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Fanfic Recs: Agatha Christie
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These are recommendations made by Tropers for fanfics based on the works of Agatha Christie, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Murderess by Amata le Fay (Warnings: contains spoilers for the culprit's identity in And Then There Were None; the title itself is a spoiler, which is why it has been spoiler-coded for your convenience)
  • Recommended by JP
  • Synopsis: An alternate solution for whom the killer might have been and how they did it.
  • Comments: There is not much I can say without having to overuse spoiler markings, but I can say it is a well-done, though very dark interpretation of the character in question, exploring their already-established insanity in canon and expanding on it and what it might have led to, leading to one possible solution.

Poirot and 99 others like this by SuperMuffy
  • Recommended by bregalad
  • Synopsis: What if Poirot and friends were on facebook?
  • Comments: A funny, crack-ish fic about the daily life of the characters, complete with emoticons.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Coffee and Cognac by Gwenhwyvar (Warnings: Slash, though nothing sexually explicit)
  • Recommended by JP
  • Pairings: Poirot/Hastings
  • Synopsis: Upon reuniting with Poirot, Hastings reflects on his "admiration" for him, not realizing that these feelings may in fact go deeper.
  • Comments: Wonderfully done, and could almost be an actual short story by Agatha Christie herself (had it not been for the time period the Poirot novels were written in, of course). The writing style very nearly matches Agatha Christie's, though its style would more closely match the TV series. While Poirot and Hastings' explored relationship does not go further than gentle gestures (again, because of the time period the stories take place in, fitting in rather—quite saddingly—well), the ending is still quite touching and sweet.

Mrs Stanwood's Birthday Party by Rebecca
  • Recommended by bregalad
  • Pairings: Poirot/Hastings
  • Warnings: minor OC death, and, well, slash (although nothing explicit)
  • Synopsis: Poirot and Hastings get invited to the birthday party of an old friend, the lovely and eccentric Mrs Stanwood. Of course, it doesn't take long until a corpse shows up. Meanwhile, Hastings has to come to terms with his emotions regarding Poirot. The story works without knowing canon.
  • Comments: This fic is an elegant mixture of murder mystery and romance, with a clever plot that would make Agatha Christie proud. Hastings' voice is spot on, Poirot is enchanting and charismatic, and it features a fantastic cast of original characters.


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