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Murder on the Orient Express

A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Christie, Agatha (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Murder on the Orient Express
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While en route from Syria to Paris, in the middle of a freezing winter's night, the Orient Express is stopped dead in its tracks by a snowdrift. Passengers awake to find the train still stranded and to discover that a wealthy American has been brutally stabbed to death in his private compartment. Incredibly, that compartment is locked from the inside. With no escape into the wintery landscape the killer must still be on board. Fortunately, the brilliant Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot is also on board, having booked the last available berth.
Authors: Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
Title: Murder on the Orient Express
a Hercule Poirot mystery
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., [2006]
Characteristics: 266 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Agatha Christie
Contents: Cast of characters
The facts: An important passenger on the Taurus Express
The Tokatlian Hotel
Poirot refuses a case
A cry in the night
The crime
A woman
The body
The Armstrong kidnapping case
The evidence: The evidence of the wagon lit conductor
The evidence of the secretary
The evidence of the valet
The evidence of the American lady
The evidence of the Swedish lady
The evidence of the Russian princess
The evidence of Count and Countess Andrenyi
The evidence of Colonel Arbuthnot
The evidence of Mr. Hardman
The evidence of the Italian
The evidence of Miss Debenham
The evidence of the German lady's-maid
Summary of the passengers' evidence
The evidence of the weapon
The evidence of the passengers' luggage
Hercule Poirot sits back and thinks: Which of them?
Ten questions
Certain suggestive points
The grease spot on a Hungarian passport
The christian name of Princess Dragomiroff
A second interview with Colonel Arbuthnot
The identity of Mary Debenham
Further surprising revelations
Poirot propounds two solutions
Summary: While en route from Syria to Paris, in the middle of a freezing winter's night, the Orient Express is stopped dead in its tracks by a snowdrift. Passengers awake to find the train still stranded and to discover that a wealthy American has been brutally stabbed to death in his private compartment. Incredibly, that compartment is locked from the inside. With no escape into the wintery landscape the killer must still be on board. Fortunately, the brilliant Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot is also on board, having booked the last available berth.
ISBN: 9781579126230
1579126235
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CHRISTIE
Subject Headings: Orient Express (Express train) Fiction Private investigators England Fiction Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Orient Express (Express train)
Private investigators
Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2006045984
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One train. One murder. Many suspects.


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Jul 14, 2014
  • Violet_Leopard_6 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an amazing book! It is my favorite book EVER!!! I would give it a 500%! Murder on the Orient Express is a Hercles Poirot murder mystery where none of the suspects could have committed the crime! It has you fooled until the end of the book, when Poirot reveals the real murderer. This is a great mystery to read anytime. People age 12 and up would probably enjoy this book the most. I hope you enjoy reading Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.

Jul 29, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Audacious, almost outlandish, this is, and will likely remain, one of the signature mysteries of all time, featuring one of the greatest literary detectives of all time, Hercule Poirot. I admit that I am more a fan of the David Suchet TV series than the books or other movie versions of Poirot, but the TV series made me a fan of all things Poirot, which leads back to the books and his creator, (the only true rival of Sherlock Holmes except of course for the immortal Poe creation of Chevalier Dupin (and Hammett's Sam Spade)). Be all that as it may, Christie executes her fantastic plot flawlessly and adds significantly to the Poirotiverse.

the ending isn't all that bad...
Even Sherlock Holmes ( Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective) did that sometimes.
(SPOILER ALERT)
letting a criminal go isn't always a bad thing. Like Holmes said sometimes a criminal will repent and not do bad things again
I don't understand why people just WANT the criminals to have a punishment..
most people feel its a GOOD way to end a book, but it gets boring after a while like "and they lived happily ever after".

Jan 15, 2013
  • tegan rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Another book club read. This month we decided to read any Agatha Christie book we were interested in. I decided on the ever-popular Murder on the Orient Express. It was alright. I found that the story itself was not all that engaging because there were so many characters, none of whom were very well-developed. I also find it slightly annoying as a reader when I feel that there was no possible way for me to 'solve' the mystery before the end of the book. But, alas, it is good to have finally read a Christie book.

Jun 18, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely love this story/book. Agatha Christie was a great master of her craft, and Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is one of her best creations. Even knowing how the story ends didn't take away any of my pleasure in reading it for the umpteenth time. The case/problem before Poirot was seemingly impossible to solve, and yet his little grey cells and deductive reasonings proved too much for even this muiirderer. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a good story.

Dec 10, 2010
  • thursdaynext rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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