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Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

9 Ratings: 3.4
A book by Agatha Christie.

One of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries,Murder on the Orient Expresswas inspired by two real-life crimes and the author’s own experience being stranded on the Orient Express during Christmas of 1931. While traveling to Paris, a wealthy … see full wiki

Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
2 reviews about Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule...
review by . July 12, 2010
"The Mysterious Affair at Styles" might be the locked room mystery that holds down honours for being the novel in which Agatha Christie introduced Hercule Poirot to a grateful reading public. But it is "Murder on the Orient Express" that showcases a confident, polished Hercule at the height of his powers. Standing tall beside Sherlock Holmes and Auguste Dupin, Poirot is arguably the most widely read and best known detective in literature and "Murder on the Orient Express" …
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
A brilliant classic "locked room" mystery. There is nothing about "Murder on the Orient Express" that does not deserve high praise - dialogue; the hilarious mis-translation of idiomatic French into spoken English; the less than subtle but accurate use of class distinctions and behavioural stereotypes unique to different nationalities; characterization; colourful narrative description; plot; suspense; red herrings; and, of course, a brilliant solution that deftly ties up every conceivable loose thread. …
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