Le train bleu
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 1st 2010
Publisher: Le Livre de poche
Pages no: 221
Edition language: French
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Hercule Poirot (#6)
‘A mirror shows the truth, but everyone stands in a different place for looking into the mirror.’ I have always thought of The Mystery of the Blue Train as a strange story - not a first rate mystery, not a complete mess, but most definitely not a memorable Christie classic. As Christie herself ...
Spoiler warning: I've been careful not to spoil the solution, but some of the plot points do end up being revealed during this post. This was apparently not one of Agatha's own favorites, and I can sort of understand why. It doesn't quite come alive in the same way that her very best books come al...
A mysterious woman, a legendary cursed jewel, and a night train to the Mediterranean -- ingredients for the perfect romance or the perfect crime? When the train stops, the jewel is missing, and the woman is found dead in her compartment. It's the perfect mystery, filled with passion, greed, deceit. ...
Although this is an entertaining read, near the end so many characters have been introduced, that it is near to impossible to guess who the killer is. Furthermore Christie lets Poirot say something about the person who appears to be the killer, that makes his act very unlikely, which one would not e...
The setting: At Bertram's Hotel: a hotel that basically exists as a convincing reproduction of an Edwardian watering hole. The Blue Train: the line between Calais and the South of France. The location: At Bertram's Hotel: London The Blue Train: primarily France, although the book begins in Lo...
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