The Mystery of the Blue Train
When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again—for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing. The prime suspect is... show more
When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again—for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing. The prime suspect is Ruth’s estranged husband, Derek. Yet Hercule Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie reenactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board. . . .
Publish date: September 27th 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 298
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Hercule Poirot (#6)
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...
We have the famous Hercule Poirot on the scene again investigating who murdered heiress Ruth Kettering.When the novel begins we are introduced to many characters who will come to play some importance in showing how and why Ruth Kettering was murdered on the Blue Train she eventually takes for a rend...
it's a Hercule Poiriot novel, where he gets to exercise his little grey cells on a murder and robbery of some famous rubies. The rubies in question are the focus of the start of the book, when they're bought by an American millionaire to give to his daughter. She's the apple of his eye and is curren...