Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, 2003
ISBN: 9780061753824
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Aug 23, 2019

This was a wonderful book. The ending was unexpected and the whole story was really intriguing. I loved reading this book and discovering the ending. The book inspired me to look for more of Agatha Christie’s books because the plot was so vivid and fascinating. I would definitely suggest this book to my friends and peers. I was unsure about reading this book before, but I’m so glad that I did because the story is so striking.

Jul 01, 2019

This was my Agatha novel, I liked the plot and characters but ending was not quite good ,I think it would have been better

Jun 24, 2019

Agatha Christie has a definite bestseller! I have had a great time reading this book! Too much sophisticated language at times though, but it still rocks!

May 30, 2019

Hercule takes the case. Great mystery.

Mar 26, 2019

I loved this book!! The ending surprised me and was something I didn’t expect.

Mar 13, 2019

I watch the movie!!!!!!

Jan 29, 2019

The one thing that has to be borne in mind when reading Christie is that her writing is very much of its time, place and class--though I suppose the same could be said of any author. This means that some characterizations which would likely have passed uncommented on by her readers at publication are now deeply offensive. This means that while the central mystery is well-plotted and the book well-executed overall, it's impossible to give it unqualified or total approval.

Dec 22, 2018

Murder on the Orient Express was my introduction to Agatha Christie (to mystery novels in general, actually). I was a bit apprehensive going into it, and I would still recommend that if you consider yourself a nervous person, read it in the light of day. However, this book was the perfect blend of sinister, folksy, and artistic. It felt familiar, but it was also just brilliant in its use of character building and ethical development. Not to mention the ending. The ending, though I won’t spoil it for you, was a stroke of genius that makes me understand why this is such a timeless read. It depicts its time period in a easy-to-visualize way, creates colourful characters that are easy to sympathize with, and like any good mystery novel (as I’ve recently learned), keeps you on your toes at all times. There was never a restful moment, never a moment where someone wasn’t a suspect or a motive wasn’t in question. I couldn’t put it down. @freckleface675 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Dec 02, 2018

Apart from Shakespeare, Agatha Christie, with billions of books in print, is the world's most widely read author. I enjoyed this classic mystery novel where famed detective Hercule Perot uses a combination of logic and intuition to solve a complex murder case on a snowed-in train.

Sep 10, 2018

Despite knowing the twist at the end already (I shouldn't have watched the movie first), I enjoyed this book. That being said, It's an interesting point of view to know the outcome and see the clues the way Poirot does.
I did find that this story unfolds in a way more linear fashion than other Poirot novels, which of course is because they are stuck in a train with nowhere to go. However, I find I prefer it when the story is not quite so linear which is why I didn't give it a higher rating. Regardless, I recommend this book to people who love reading mysteries.

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Jun 24, 2019

“The murder is with us... on the train now”

May 16, 2010

From the cast of characters:

"Antonio Foscarelli: Information gushed out of this swarthy, menacing Italian like the blood from the victim.

Edward Henry Masterman: a spare, neat, noncommunicative valet who has the haughtily disapproving face of the well-trained English servant."


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Jun 24, 2019

Join Poirot on a book that will keep you reading till morning, a book that you can’t take your eyes off of. Is there such a story? Yup! This book will be suitable for ages 13+. So, basically:

Syria; 2:00am
It is cold outside, and Hercule Poirot climbs aboard the Taurus Express to go to a hotel. He meets with a friend and then they go for Poirot’s house. They climb aboard the famous Orient express, a train that actually ran through Europe. 🚂. When Poirot wakes, the train is stuck in a snowdrift, and a man who was responsible for 3 deaths was murdered. How? Join Poirot and be hooked on Murder On The Orient Express


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