A parody is a work which is created to imitate, make fun of or comment on an original work—its subject, author, style or some other target—by means of satiric or ironic imitation.
Imitations in the works by Agatha Christie
- Partners in Crime. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford mimic literary sleuths while solving crimes.
- A Fairy in the Flat/A Pot of Tea - Malcolm Sage by Herbert George Jenkins
- The Affair of the Pink Pearl - Dr Thorndyke by R. Austin Freeman
- The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger - Francis and Desmond Okewood (especially in The Man with the Clubfoot) by Valentine Williams
- Finessing the King/The Gentleman Dressed in Newspaper - Tommy McCarty and Denis Riordan (especially in The Clue in the Air) by Isabel Ostrander
- The Case of the Missing Lady - Sherlock Holmes (especially in The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax) by Arthur Conan Doyle
- Blindman's Buff - Thornley Colton by Clinton H. Stagg
- The Man in the Mist - Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
- The Crackler - The works by Edgar Wallace
- The Sunningdale Mystery - Bill Owen (The Old Man in the Corner) and Polly Burton by Emma Orczy
- The House of Lurking Death - Inspector Hanaud by A. E. W. Mason
- The Unbreakable Alibi - Inspector Joseph French by Freeman Wills Crofts
- The Clergyman's Daughter/The Red House - Detective Roger Sherringham by Anthony Berkeley
- The Ambassador's Boots - Dr Reginald Fortune and Superintendent Bell by H. C. Bailey
- The Man Who Was No. 16 - Hercule Poirot (especially in The Big Four) by Agatha Christie
Parodies of specific works by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express
- Murder on the Blackpool Express
- Mordet på Örebroexpressen (Murder on the Örebro Express) was a sketch in the 1976 variety show Svea Hund by the Swedish comedy duo Hasse & Tage. A man is murdered in the restaurant car of a train.
- Death Takes No Holiday is a 1978 episode of the Canadian TV show SCTV. The sketch features Andrea Martin as Agatha Christie and John Candy as Hercule Poirot. Dave Thomas plays a B movie director who asks the audience to decide who the murderer is.
Parodies of characters created by Agatha Christie
- Murder by Death is a 1976 film. The character Milo Perrier (played by James Coco) is a parody of Hercule Poirotand the character Jessica Marbles (played by Elsa Lanchester) is a parody of Jane Marple
- Murder is Served is a 1983 sketch by the British comedians Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker for their television show The Two Ronnies. Barker appeared as Hercule Poirot (later revealed to be actor Albert Finney posing as Poirot).
- The Teddybear Who Knew Too Much is a 1986 sketch by the British comedians Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker for their television show The Two Ronnies. Barker appeared as Hercule Poirot and Corbett as Miss Marple. Among others Jenny Agutter and Ian Ogilvy also appeared in the sketch.