The Mystery of the Blue Train
Bound for the Riviera, detective Hercule Poirot has boarded Le Train Bleu, an elegant, leisurely means of travel, free of intrigue. Then he meets Ruth Kettering. The American heiress—bailing out of a doomed marriage—is en route to reconcile with her former lover. But by morning, her private... show more
Bound for the Riviera, detective Hercule Poirot has boarded Le Train Bleu, an elegant, leisurely means of travel, free of intrigue. Then he meets Ruth Kettering. The American heiress—bailing out of a doomed marriage—is en route to reconcile with her former lover. But by morning, her private affairs are made public when she is found murdered in her luxury compartment. The rumour of a strange man loitering in the victim's shadow is all Poirot has to go on. Until Mrs. Kettering's secret life begins to unfold...
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Hercule Poirot (#6)
To be honest, this is probably more a 3.75 stars book. It was better than a 3.5, but not quite up to 4 star levels for me. That being said, I did enjoy this one. Poirot amused me greatly in this. Also, I thought I had it all figured out, only to discover I was only half right.
‘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...