Murder on the Orient ExpressBook - 1985
THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME--NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT!
"The murderer is with us--on the train now . . ."
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.
Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.
"What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?" -- New York Times
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JCLMeganK Dec 07, 2017
Fantastic! This is the first Agatha Christie book I've read and I really enjoyed the subtle humor and the fact that while this is indeed a mystery, it is what I would consider a light read. However, Christie does a great job of keeping this light, fun read engaging for the reader. I will definite... Read More »
JCLDebbieF Dec 28, 2016
In the Orient Express Calais Coach, a wealthy American is found dead of multiple stab wounds. The train is stopped in the snow and it quickly becomes clear the killer is still on board. Monsieur Bouc, the director of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons Lits, asks his friend, and fellow passen... Read More »
While traveling to Paris, a wealthy American is stabbed to death in his cabin on the Orient Express. With the train stuck in a snowdrift, there is no easy escape for the killer. Fortunately, detective Hercule Poirot is aboard and launches a clever investigation into the curious assortment of pass... Read More »
thursdaynext Dec 10, 2010
If you're fine with your mysteries having rather improbable solutions, this one is definitely worth picking up for the intricate web of clues and non-clues, as well as the immensely amusing descriptions of the people M. Poirot encounters on his snowy train trip.
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"Antonio Foscarelli: Information gushed out of this swarthy, menacing Italian like the blood from the victim.
Edward Henry Masterman: a spare, neat, noncommunicative valet who has the haughtily disapproving face of the well-trained English servant."
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