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Preview — Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10)
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. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.
Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man'...more
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
The storyline has become synonymous with murder mystery fiction. A man is killed on an international railroad, and most of the action takes place in the former Yugoslavia. Christie presents a fascinating assembly of people/suspects, and her wonderful detective, Hercule Poirot ...more
Parte 1 Os Factos
Parte 2 Depoimentos
Parte 3 Hercule Poirot Senta-se e Pensa
Nem vi direito o nome dos capítulos no índice que vem antes da história começar, bastou-me ver o título das partes, especialmente o da última, para atiçar a curiosi ...more
The hotel chain Country Inns and Suites does a th ...more
As a disclaimer this is hardly a typical review but more a reflection on when I read this years ago. And also, a reflection upon mystery novels and genre authors.
I seem to have made it my unofficial goal to have one great female author in every genre that I read (and vice versa). For Tolkien I have Susanna Clarke or Catherynne M. Valente; for Asimov and Bradbury in sci-fi I seem to have Anne McCaffrey (but other female sci-fi authors are waiting to be discovered). I still need to add a male auth ...more
This was my second Agatha Christie read, I loved And Then There Were None - it was such an awesome book. However, I regretted buying Murder on the Orient Express - for some reason or another I thought it would be dry and boring. Thankfully, once I forced myself to actually read it, I was more than pleasantly surprised. Yea, it was an excellent read. The mystery was great - I thought I had it all figured out but it was only towards the end where I started to suspect what was r ...more
Even though the beginning was slightly dragging (which I had to understand, because the author needed to establish the mystery and the red herrings first ...more
The narration of this audiobook is SUPERB. ...more
I knew that wasn't a fair sampling of Christie's work, so ...more
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
فكرة الجريمة المنظمة,والجماعية التى يقترفها كل ركاب القطار,بحق قاتل أضر بهم جميعا لأسباب متنوعة,على خلفية حادثة قديمة,تسترعى الإنتباه,وتثير الإعجاب,,,
سيتراجع دور المنطق,ف قبولك للنهاية من عدمها,فروايات السيدة كريستى,ليست مقالات فلسفية رصينة,ولا سرد تاريخى ممل لأحداث هامشية,وعلى ذلك فالنهاية,وإن لم تقنع كثيرين,فقد أثار نسج الأحداث,والربط الذى قام به,محققها المفضل بالنسبة لى السيد بوارو,أقول أثار إعجابى ال ...more
Hercule Poirot has just successfully wrapped up a case for his good friend, a General of the French A ...more
Sadly, it did not.
Halfway through TCV, I realized that I felt not only bored, but kind of depressed too, and I was practically forcing myself to finish it hoping against hope that Rowling would suddenly weave some magic out of thin air. Then, I decided that it was too much of a bother. So, I casually picked up this book instead.
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Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three. The Millers had two other children: Margaret Frary Miller (1879–1950), called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha's senior, and Louis Montant Miller (1880 ...more