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Murder on the Orient Express (1934)

by Agatha Christie, John McBrewster, Agnes F. Vandome

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Series: Hercule Poirot (10)

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Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.… (more)

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With a cast of characters this large, you would expect this book to be confusing, and yet it is all so nicely presented it's easy to follow. Easy to follow, but hard to predict who is guilty and/or lying. An enjoyable read. ( )
  AngelaJMaher | May 18, 2023 |
This was a fun short read, and might even have hooked me on Agatha Christie.

The case generally held my interest although at times it felt as if the main character Poirot, too easily clutched at the right conclusions. Overall however, it wasn't a big issue. One more thing, I found it a bit confusing reading certain untranslated French phrases, though I was told this by no means had any impact on the plot.

I liked the ending as it caught me by surprise and I was satisfied. I'm excited for more! ( )
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  BegoMano | Mar 5, 2023 |
I loved the story and the plot so much. The writing style in 'And Then There Were None' appealed to me more, but the twists and turns in this one absolutely had me more gripped! ( )
  viiemzee | Feb 20, 2023 |
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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
McBrewster, Johnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Vandome, Agnes F.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, Tomsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Balázs, Pétersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bayer, Ottosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bebber, Elisabeth vansecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blok, MauriceIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Branagh, KennethNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cassar, MiriamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Conetti, Lidiasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, AndrewIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Del Buono, OresteContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fearnley, John YngvarMedarb.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Figueira, ArchibaldoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Givanel, JohannaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gomes, AlbertoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Houba, Michalsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Isberg, MärtaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Κυριαζής, ΑχιλλέαςTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Βόμβα, ΆμυTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Λοράνδος, ΛουκάςTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Karro, LeenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Katona, Tamássecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kjellson, Ingvarsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kondrysová, Evasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Liebe, Poul IbTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ljungmark, Helensecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Machado-Quevedo, EduardoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Mendel, Jean-MarcTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nordberg, NilsAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Perez, JosephAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pitta, AlfredoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Sachs, AndrewReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It was five o'clock on a winter's morning in Syria.
"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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Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

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Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express is a 2006 point-and-click adventure game developed by AWE Productions and published by The Adventure Company for Microsoft Windows. The game is the second installment in The Adventure Company's Agatha Christie series. The setting is five years before the events in Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None, with a largely unrelated storyline. The plot follows an amateur sleuth, Antoinette Marceau, and her investigation of a murder with twelve possible suspects aboard the Orient Express, which has been blocked by an avalanche in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia during 1934. She is aided by famous detective Hercule Poirot. Murder on the Orient Express retains the main plot elements of Agatha Christie's novel of the same name. An additional ending is presented in the game which differs from the conclusion of Christie's novel. As with And Then There Were None, Christie's novel has been bundled with the game. Some reviewers of Murder on the Orient Express criticized the game because of the repetitive nature of tasks the player must complete, and also complained about the inefficient and cumbersome inventory system.
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