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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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A great mystery! ( )
  dingesa27 | Dec 6, 2016 |
I've had never read an Agatha Christie book and thought it was about time. Don't think I would want a steady diet of such, but it was a delightful, easy, and entertaining read. Thirteen individuals are trapped on a train stuck in a snowstorm when one is mysteriously stabbed to death. Hercule Poirot, detective extraordinaire, interviews each and slowly surmises the murderer -- oophs, murderers.

Pretty far fetched, but purely entertaining. ( )
  maryreinert | Nov 27, 2016 |
This is a very clever plot, well thought out and—if you never watched the movie—with a startling end. I never thought I’d catch a mistake in a book written by Agatha Christie! Yet, I did catch two… The first one was in a dialogue between Hercule Poirot, Dr. Constantine, and Monsieur Bouc (which, by the way, means “goat” in French). Poirot was describing three possibilities that explained the crime. The last and third possibility was that evidence had been faked “for the same reason as above”… Obviously the word should have been “already mentioned” or something like that, never “above,” which does not accord with a spoken, but a dialogue. The second was the American characters using the word “frontier” instead of border. It was surprising that her editors never caught these two simple mistakes. ( )
  MrsRK | Nov 21, 2016 |
Fun murder-mystery. On the train called the Orient Express traveling through the Balkans, a man is found murdered. The train has been moving through snow-covered country, so the murder has to be someone on the train. Famous detective Hercule Poirot is aboard and launches a clever investigation into the curious assortment of passengers, each of whom seems to have an excellent alibi. I enjoyed the story very much, but I thought the ending solution cheated a bit. ( )
  ramon4 | Nov 16, 2016 |
The first popular instantiation of the now classic whodunit meme. ( )
  librisissimo | Oct 11, 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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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Del Buono, OresteContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Karro, LeenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moffatt, JohnPerformersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nordberg, NilsAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pitta, AlfredoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Postif, LouisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seeberg, Axel S.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Suchet, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425200450, Mass Market Paperback)

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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