Murder on the Orient Express (A Hercule Poirot Mystery)
"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. One of his fellow... show more
"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. One of his fellow passengers must be 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 . . .
Publish date: March 29th 2011
Pages no: 315
Edition language: English
I am surprised by how easily and quickly Dame Agatha’s books slip by. I can certainly see why this is one of her favoured books, loved by many. It does reveal Hercule Poirot at his best, exercising those little gray cells. Now my reading of Anne Holt’s 1222 last year makes more sense—is it ever an h...
- Read a book that involves train travel (such as Murder on the Orient Express). Well, as it happened I did pick Murder on the Orient Express for this square. Not that I'm not intimately familiar with the story as such already -- it was actually one of the first books by Agatha Christie that I ev...
Nigdy nie pomyślałabym, że stanę się fanką Agathy Christie. Nie czytałam jej książek. Nie miałam ochoty poznawać kryminałów w jej stylu. Nie miałam chęci na książki tak wychwalane napisane przez autorkę znaną chyba przez wszystkich (choćby ze słyszenia). Aż do teraz.Zatem czas coś powiedzieć o książ...
I was given this book by my class when I changed high school in the early 70s, but it whetted my appetite for Agatha Christie and Poirot in particular. TV may have increased exposure, but the little Belgian sleuth was wonderfully fashioned in the novels and this book in particular showcases the writ...
This was my first Agatha Christie and it was a lot of fun! I really liked Poirot's style, with his little tricks in interviewing witnesses and his smartass way of dealing with his co-investigators, if you can call them that. Dan Steven's performance in narrating this audiobook is fantastic, with his...