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Murder on the Orient Express (1934)

by Agatha Christie

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Series: Hercule Poirot (10)

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While en route from Syria to Paris, in the middle of a freezing winter's night, the Orient Express is stopped dead in its tracks by a snowdrift. Passengers awake to find the train still stranded and to discover that a wealthy American has been brutally stabbed to death in his private compartment. Incredibly, that compartment is locked from the inside. With no escape into the wintery landscape the killer must still be on board. Fortunately, the brilliant Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot is also on board, having booked the last available berth.… (more)
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The solution is stellar. This is one of Christie's best known stories for a reason. It's also one of David Suchet's better narrations, although it does sometimes seem like he watched the Albert Finney version and is just imitating those accents. ( )
  IVLeafClover | Jun 21, 2022 |
Well, mystery resolved. Now I know why Miss Christie is so popular.

I loved it, I went crazy making mental maps and ordering the facts chronologically to see who could be the real murderer and everything was in vain, I wasn't even close to guessing the murderer.
The way in which Miss Christie weaves this whole story and reserves the resolution of the case to the end is amazing!

P.S.
The rating has nothing to do with the book( it's a 5⭐ without doubt), it's more of a personal preference since I'm not into classics much because I find them hard to get used to the writing style and the tone of dialogue. ( )
  souhailaa | May 20, 2022 |
Poirot é OP demais ( )
  protoplasm | Apr 25, 2022 |
I enjoyed this book! I am not usually a huge fan of mysteries, but I enjoyed this one very much. The story of a train stuck in a snowy frontier upon which a brutal murder occurs, I found it interesting from the start. My only complaint was that it contains some words and ideas that would today be considered socially inappropriate, but not nearly as many as other books from this same time period. All in all, I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it highly to mystery lovers (and even those of you who aren't!). ( )
  Anniik | Apr 14, 2022 |
This fantastic thriller/mystery at its finest. Agatha Christie weaves a tale so complete that after you've finished, you sit back and savor it. Then, you watch the movie(s) because you want more. When Hercule Poirot is on the case, you know that the mystery won't remain unsolved. "Orient Express" has everything: location, sleuth, and a fabulous cast of suspects.

This isn't to be missed. ( )
  briandrewz | Apr 12, 2022 |
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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
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Bayer, Ottosecondary 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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While en route from Syria to Paris, in the middle of a freezing winter's night, the Orient Express is stopped dead in its tracks by a snowdrift. Passengers awake to find the train still stranded and to discover that a wealthy American has been brutally stabbed to death in his private compartment. Incredibly, that compartment is locked from the inside. With no escape into the wintery landscape the killer must still be on board. Fortunately, the brilliant Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot is also on board, having booked the last available berth.

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