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Shows Like Poirot: Agatha Christie and Her Admirers

A round-up of mysteries, written by Agatha Christie or inspired by the grande dame of crime mysteries. These series often feature citizen sleuths who solve crimes in their spare time. Lighthearted and breezy, they are perfect for watching in front of a roaring fire, preferably with a warm pot of tea close to hand. Note that a few of the more recent interpretations are darker fare, and may not appeal to Poirot fans. If you're looking for darker adaptations of the Queen of Mystery's classics, see our list "Modern Takes on Agatha Christie," and if you like the lighter fare, try "Cozy British Detective Shows."

Shows like Broadchurch: Best British Crime

The birthplace of Sherlock Holmes has produced some of the greatest crime and detective series in recent years, including Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty, Happy Valley, Luther, Broadchurch and of course Sherlock--don't forget to check out related lists including British Women on the Case, Grizzled British Detectives, Cracking the (Inspector) Morse Code, and Agatha Christie and her Admirers.

Dramas Celebrating Female Friendship

These dramas and dramadies span continents, centuries, and setting, but all focus on enduring friendships between women--these series pass the Bechdel test with flying colors.

Shows like Poirot: Coziest (mostly British) Detective Series

These shows avoid brooding landscapes, serial killers, and disturbed coppers; Instead these amateur detectives are well-adjusted, typically middle-aged, and often women. The crimes are serious but never dark, and oddly enough it never rains, even in England. So butter those scones and grab a cuppa. Most are set in England, but we've included some cozy international mysteries as well.

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