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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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    Ludi_Ling: Both Christie classics, where no-one and everyone could have done the murder.
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This is one of Agatha Christie's best-known Poirot mysteries, and the second book with that detective that I have read. There will not be a third...why? It was an okay read for me, but there were too many cliches, and Poirot doesn't impress me. ( )
  fuzzi | Mar 13, 2015 |
A book that keeps you guessing till the last.A very nice read indeed ( )
  durgaprsd04 | Feb 25, 2015 |
Okay--I lied. This is another Christie that I enjoyed. Sue me. ( )
  Kelley.Logan | Jan 16, 2015 |
The original closed-room who-done-it, Murder on the Orient Express stands up to the test of time once you get past the century-old word choices. The elegance of the mystery and the even more elegant conclusion provided a very enjoyable reading experience. I definitely recommend it and am looking forward to reading more of the legendary Hercule Poirot so creatively brought to life. ( )
  csayban | Dec 30, 2014 |
Reread it while working - it hasn't lost any of its charm (although there are some old-fashioned ideas about race that were jarring) ( )
  olegalCA | Dec 9, 2014 |
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The book is filled with entertaining and descriptive events that will leave readers anticipating more.
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
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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Arpachiyah, 1933
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It was five o'clock on a winter's morning in Syria.
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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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