Murder on the Orient Express
Hercule Poirot manages to get a berth on the glamorous Orient Express, which is unusually crowded for the off season. He joins an international cast of passengers on the train, one of whom attracts his attention - a smartly dressed, obviously wealthy American. The next day the man tells Poirot... show more
Hercule Poirot manages to get a berth on the glamorous Orient Express, which is unusually crowded for the off season. He joins an international cast of passengers on the train, one of whom attracts his attention - a smartly dressed, obviously wealthy American. The next day the man tells Poirot that his life has been threatened and offers the detective "big money" if he will protect him. But there is something about the man Poirot doesn't like, and he refuses the offer.
The next morning the man is found dead in his cabin, stabbed twelve times. There is no lack of clues for Hercule Poirot - but which is real and which a clever plant? Poirot realizes that this time he is dealing with a murderer of enormous cunning and that, in a case fraught with fear and inconsistencies, only one thing is certain - the murderer is still aboard the train and waiting to strike again.
Agatha Christie's famous mystery is dramatized with a full cast starring John Moffatt as Poirot, and including Joss Ackland, Sylvia Syms, and Francesca Annis.
Publish date: July 24th 2007
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Edition language: English
Series: Hercule Poirot (#10)
Series: Hercule Poirot #10 This book is delightful to revisit via audio. It's a marvellous story set on a train stuck in the snow in Yugoslavia where Poirot just happens to be at the right moment to solve the mystery. Christie is in fine form with Poirot's little Frenchisms. One that particularly ...
Although I recall seeing David Suchet's Hercule Poirot on the TV series Poirot, this is the first Agatha Christie I've read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A passenger is killed while lying in the bed of his sleeping car one night, and by coincidence, one of his fellow passenger on the same car is th...
From the book blurb: What more can a mystery addict desire than a much-loathed murder victim found aboard the luxurious Orient Express with multiple stab wounds, thirteen likely suspects, an incomparably brilliant detective in Hercule Poirot, and the most ingenious crime ever conceived? With only th...
Seriously. Other reviewers have probably gone over why "Murder on the Orient Express" is so good. And seriously it's so good. If locked room mysteries with clever solutions are your thing, go here. I recall reading this for the first time years ago and I maybe shrieked when the solution was revealed...
"It is so mad, my friend, that sometimes I am haunted by the sensation that really it must be very simple."In anticipation of the movie I went to check if I had read this, and it turned out I hadn't. I didn't know what I'd been missing. To echo Poirot: Mon Dieu! What a fun mystery. The plot is so si...