Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10)
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When all the other little girls wanted to be princesses - do you know what I wanted to be? And no, it wasn't a vampire, either... it was...
HERCULE POIROT'S SIDEKICK!!!
The fact that I actually took the time to edit my face into that picture should tell you something about a) my Poirot love, and b) the kind of hopelessly boring day I have suffered through :D
Sacrée Agatha Christie!
She was pretty darn amazing.
I must say I never read and so much liked a book with such a boring constant setting. I mean a train? Come on, how exciting can that get? … Apparently, though, it is a great setting for mystery cases! I just now remember watching ‘‘The Tourist’’ with Angelina Jolie, and wasn’t the scene in the train the one that was going to have in impact on everything to come? Yes, it was! Trains are fast, they create blurred lines, and they are filled with st ...more
I'd like to know if anyone has ever solved this particular murder mystery. It's mind-boggling, and deservedly one of Agatha Christie's better-known books.
Now, the review for fellow mystery and Christie lovers who have read the book(or like me, re-read umpteen number of times till the pages ...more
Earth, 1930-something: The Doctor is enjoying a quiet train ride across Europe after an exciting adventure in Constantinople (involving a staring contest between a Dalek and a Weeping Angel) when a fellow passenger is murdered. With the train stopped by heavy snows, and the TARDIS nowhere in sight, the Doctor must use all his timey-wimey cunning to solve...THE MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS! And stop the universe from blowing up, again.
Oh, c'mon, you know they're going to do that story e ...more
The title tells you just about everything you need to know about the plot. A group of p ...more
The dandified Detective Hercule Poirot (and his curlicue mustache) just happened to be traveling on a three day journey across Europe on the resplendent Orient Express when the train is detained by a snowdrift; and all seems well otherwise, that is, until morning when millionaire Samuel Rachett is found dead as a doornail in his compartment with multiple stab wounds. (no spoiler here)
With M. Poirot...more
You are Mr. Ratchett. Or are you? Fame is not something you crave; comfortable retreat is your desired goal. You do not have a nice face and foreigners appear to hold that against you. In fact, all the passengers on this express ride through Europe seem to find displeasure in looking at what you consider to be a rather dignified and intelligent face. It is mystifying! Why all the cold shoulders? Why all the quickly averted glances? Why the anonymous notes? Your frustrat ...more
The Publisher Says: Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. A passenger lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.
My Review: Well, that was a concise-to-the-point-of-terseness summary. But I suspect most of us who are voracious or even ...more
“But I know human nature, my friend, and I tell you that, suddenly confronted with the possibility of being tried for murder, the most innocent person will lose his head and do the most absurd things.”
I've heard a lot about this story from Christie followers, telling me how good it is and how it rates a favorite for many. While it didn't steal the #1 spot for me from And Then There Were None and Death on the Nile, it maneuvered its way into #3.
Ah, Poirot. He may think he's retired, but he keeps ...more
مجرم قتل طقلة و اتسبب في موت امها بالحسرة و انتحار الأب .. و نجى من المحاكمة ببساطة لأخطاء ادارية و قانونية أدت لعدم اثبات التهمة عليه
فبتجتمع العائلة .. و اصدقاء العائلة :) .. و بيقرروا القصاص منه
بيقتلوه ..، و بيكتشف (بوارو) جريمتهم ، لكن بيتعاطف معاهم .. و بيساعدهم في ايجاد مخرج !
و بينسحب بعدها من القضية لأنه طبعا رجل قانون و مايصحش يكون ضالع فى أمر زي دا
حبكة الحكاية كانت مهلهلة و غير محكمة بعض الشئ لكن في النهاية دي (أجاثا كريستي) :) يعني براحتها
Christie's writing is really clear and easy to read, she writes in non-complicated English with which nobody should have trouble. She also never strays from the plot. Every single sentence has something to do with the case (which i ...more
And she was that, but before she was that she was this lady
who is significantly younger and looks like a little bit of a badass, and in fact she was one.
The central question of a mystery is "Who done it," right? And what Christie did is she took that question and said, "How far can I take the answer? How weird can I make it?" And she comes up with these wild, experimental, me ...more
The hotel chain Country Inns and Suites does a th ...more
17 October 2015
This is the forth Agatha Christie novel that I've read and I must admit that it was a lot better than the last two offerings that I picked up (despite one of them being all the rave, I simply couldn't get into it as much as other books). Okay, this is your standard detective novel where there is a murder and Poirot then proceeds to interrogate everybody on the train, examine the evidence, and then come to his conclusion. However, it was the conclusi ...more
I loved mysteries when I was a kid,and I admit I still do....I read all the juvenille mystery books in our public library,and the librarians were so impressed. Then I started reading the adult ones,and whe ...more
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Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t ...more