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Murder on the Orient Express (original 1934; edition 1991)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:Murder on the Orient Express
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:Harpercollins (Mm) (1991), Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:mystery, read in 2013, Christie

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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (1934)

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This book wasn't a children's book, of course, but I did read it this semester so I thought I would throw it in! High schoolers would probably enjoy it, anyway!
In Christie's usual way, she pulls together a dozen unlikely colleagues in the mysterious and dark affair of murder. A suspicious man has been murdered on a moving train car on which all the passengers and workers have a solid alibi. I would tell you more, but if you haven't read it, I don't want to give it away!
Uses: I probably wouldn't use this in a classroom. I just really enjoy Agatha Christie books!
  meggienell | Apr 15, 2016 |
One of the Best Books of Agatha Christie !

My Other Agatha Christie Favz are :



    • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    Murder at the Vicarage

      A Murder Is Announced

    Death on the Nile

      Peril at End House

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      mahadevan.n.iyer | Mar 7, 2016 |
    This is my favorite book of Agatha. I wish I could travel on the Orient Express... ( )
      Glaucialm | Feb 18, 2016 |
    Along with the The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, one of the few greatest and most inventive solutions to a mystery. Maybe her best, though aficionados might poo-poo it since it has become the 'Smoke on the Water' or 'Stairway to Heaven' of her novels. ( )
      BooksForDinner | Jan 28, 2016 |
    Hercule Poirot can almost always put it all together in time. But sometimes he gets a bit confused by morals. And so the fun begins. A snow storm and a crowded train - and everyone a suspect. ( )
      dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
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    The book is filled with entertaining and descriptive events that will leave readers anticipating more.
     
    Estambul, pleno invierno. Poirot decide tomar el Orient Express que en esta época suele hacer su recorrido prácticamente vacío. Pero aquel día, el tren va lleno y sólo gracias a una buena amiga consigue una litera en el coche-cama. A la mañana siguiente se despierta, descubre que una tormenta de nieve ha obligado a detener el tren y que un americano, llamado Ratcher, ha sido apuñalado salvajemente. Aparentemente nadie ha entrado ni ha salido del coche-cama. El asesino, sin duda, es alguno de los ocupantes entre los que se encuentra una altiva princesa rusa y una institutriz inglesa.
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    "Colonel Arbuthnot smokes a pipe," he said. "In the compartment of Mr. Ratchett I found a pipe-cleaner. Mr. Ratchett smoked only cigars."....
    Poirot shook his head violently. "That is just it...it is impossible--quite impossible -- that an honourable, slightly stupid, upright Englishman should stab an enemy twelve times with a knife! Do you not feel, my friends, how impossible it is? "That is the psychology." said M. Bouc. "And one must respect the psychology. This crime has a signature, and it is certainly not the signature of Colonel Arbuthnot." (p. 121,122).
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    Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer - in case he or she decides to strike again.

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    Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of year, but by the morning there was one passenger fewer. An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. With tension mounting, detective Hercule Poirot comes up with not one, but two solutions to the crime.… (more)

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