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Assassinato no Expresso do Oriente (Hercule Poirot #10)

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No luxuoso trem Taurus Express, carro Istambul - Calais, Samuel Edward Ratchett, aliás Cassetti, é encontrado em sua cabine morto com 12 punhaladas. Segundo as evidências, a morte teria ocorrido entre meia-noite e duas horas da manhã. À meia-noite e meia, o trem entrou numa nevasca. Depois dessa hora, era impossível que qualquer um deixasse o trem. Portanto, o assassino ti ...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published 1986 by Record (first published 1934)
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Emily May

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...


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

Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Agatha Christie novel and it definitely did not disappoint! I was not expecting that ending, which is obviously a good thing in a murder mystery story, but I am proud of myself for picking up on some other clues. I am so impressed by how she was able to weave this intricate of a story in only 200 pages and I can't wait to pick up another one of her novels in the future!
Mohammed Arabey
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

*للقطارات سحر غامض تحدي الزمن*
دائما يلهب خيال المبدعين. والت ديزني رسم ميكي ماوس لأول مرة في القطار، جي كي رولينج فكرت في ملحمتها هاري بوتر اثناء ركوبها القطار
اجاثا كريستي استلهمت رائعتها جريمة قطار الشرق السريع في رحلة لها علي متن ذلك القطار المهيب العابر للدول والقارات

*وللرواية البوليسية سحر غامض تحدي الزمن*
واجاثا كريستي لها روائع في هذا المجال، وجريمة قطار الشرق السريع احدها
بعربة قطار ملئ بالشخصيات المختلفة المتباينة..وامرأة غامضة ترتدي كيمونو احمر تجوب العربة ليلا

لدرجة انه بعد 75 عاما من كتا
Lola  Reviewer
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, mystery

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
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
If you're on a train (or boat, or island), planning to commit a nice, unsolvable murder, and you find out Hercule Poirot is one of the guests . . . Just change your plans. That is all.


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.
Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

Wahoo! I'm finally going to read a Poirot book! I have the complete blu-ray box set and love this series so much! And now I get start on one of the books! =)

The wonderful Hercule Poirot can not ever go on any holidays without someone being murdered. But, never-the-less he will figure it out.


And a murder has taken place upon the Orient Express.

The man murdered in named Ratchett, but we find out later on in the story this is an alias. Poirot has simply uncovered that the murderer is on the tra
Amalia Gavea
‘’Some crimes God does not forgive!’’

Last week, I watched (for the gazillionth time…) ITV’s 2010 production of ‘’Murder on the Orient Express’’ with the inimitable David Suchet in the role of our beloved Hercule Poirot and it prompted certain thoughts in my mind. Why is this considered one of Christie’s finest creations? Many say that, arguably, it is her best work and this view I do share.

I don’t think any of us need a synopsis. To say the story is well-known would be an understatement. Even

(I hope you read that in Aziz Ansari's voice. Reevaluate your life if otherwise.)

review to come yo


my hobbies include: hopping on bandwagons
5 stars to Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. I chose to read this Christie spectacular after finishing "And There Were None." She's such a treasure - never disappoints.

A train. A murder. Multiple suspects. Nearly an alibi for everyone. But wait, there's a motive for everyone. How did this seemingly impossible murder occur? Hercule Poirot knows.

Well, I'm glad he did because I was stumped! But with good reason as this plot twist will have your knickers locked down (and not just in a
If you've never read one of her books, this one sums up the Agatha Christie experience quite nicely.
As in: You will never solve her mysteries.
Don't bother trying, because it will only infuriate you when you find out that the answer to the whodunnit is something far-fetched & entirely unbelievable.
Roll with it, I say! Just trust that the little Belgian detective will eventually make everything all right, and settle in for a cute (albeit old-timey) mystery.


I'm not gonna bore you with a plot sy
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a confession to make. I’ve never read an Agatha Christie novel. Why is this a big deal, you might be asking yourself if you have also never jumped on the Christie train. (Train? Get it? Because this entire book takes place on a train! *laughs forever at own joke*) Well, I’m a life-long bookworm, with a degree in English literature to prove it. And Agatha Christie is the unarguable queen of an entire genre. Did you know that Agatha Christie is the best selling novelist of all time, second ...more
Rinda Elwakil
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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قاعدة ما قبل قراءة الروايات البوليسية رقم ١ :
لا تقرأ الريفيوهات
لا تقرأ الريفيوهات
لا تقرأ الريفيوهات و إلا ستندم -_-
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: detective, politics, novel
All aboard to the mystery!


My visual memory of the famous fictional detective Hercule Poirot is the actor Sir Peter Ustinov, yes, I know, he doesn’t look like he’s described on books (and even according Agatha Christie’s daughter, he doesn’t behave on screen like the book detective) but when I was a kid, I’ve never read any Agatha Christie’s novels, meanwhile I have watched several of the theatrical films and TV movies made by Peter Ustinov and along with
Nandakishore Varma
I do not like to write reviews of whodunits: you can't do justice to the analysis without explaining what happened in detail, but then it spoils the story for whoever has not read it. So, for those mystery lovers who have not read The Murder on the Orient Express so far, I will post a single line review: Go and read it! This one rocks! What are you waiting for?

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
Mar 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to read this classic Agatha Christie story in anticipation of the new movie starring Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot. I listened to the audiobook, performed by Dan Stevens, and it was a delight.

A quick summary: The international detective Poirot is in Istanbul and is eager to get back to London. Thanks to help from a friend, he gets the last berth on the Orient Express, which was full of passengers. On the second night of the trip, a man is murdered, and tensions rise when the train
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally, I’ve read this book! And now I can see the new movie. Agatha and Poirot are geniuses.
Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
HA! Yep. Now I'm extra excited for the movie!

RTC when I suck less.
Henry Avila
The lone train chugs down the tract westward, in the cold, dark, winter's night, over a country that no longer exists, from Istanbul,Turkey, to Calais, France, then across the English Channel by boat, for home, a long, tedious, three day trip. For Hercule Poirot, just having successfully wrapped up a case, in Syria, yet he's summoned again to another. No vacation, for the tired man, London calls and he goes...The little Belgian detective (please stop calling him French), is much in demand. Becom ...more
Mar 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-buy, 2017
“The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”

I just realized that I've never written a review for this. Must have slipped my mind. Maybe because I'm so excited to see the movie adaption with Judi Dench, Rooney Mara and Daisy Ridley.

Anyway, this wasn't what I had expected, and then again it was. Now, whenever I saw this book on here or in a bookshop I pictured a very diverse and interesting cast of characters and a classic murder myst
Sean Gibson
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All right, someone needs to tell this Janie-come-lately hack Agatha Christie to stop cribbing a page from the Snakes on a Plane handbook with her titles.

Who does she think she is, infringing on the territory of the redoubtable Samuel L. Jackson? Good luck having a future in this business, lady, with those kinds of backdoor shenanigans.*

There’s no way this stakes**-on-a-train whodunit is going to register as more than a blip on the mystery-reading public’s consciousness, given that the bumbling
Apr 10, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
of COURSE i made a list for this one!


*A locked room gathers many corpses. But HOW??*

Murder on the Orient Express is one of Agatha Christie's most revered books for a reason. She uses the trope of the locked room mystery as a foundation and then further heightens the "impossible" crime by situating that locked room on a moving train. If that's not enough reinventing of the old mystery wheel for one day, her solution is also a bit of a
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow 👏🏼'
I by rule of thumb will not give a mystery 5 stars so this one gets a 4.5 because Hercule Poirot's Murder on the Orient Express by the grand dame of mysteries Agatha Christie is no ordinary mystery. I read this back in high school and decided to pick it up when I saw "read a book you read in high school" on my public library's reading challenge this year. I have enjoyed Poirot pretty much since I was old enough to read on my own. Christie goes deep into her characters and just when you think you ...more
April 2012

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
Mohammed  Ali
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
هذه السيدة عبقرية بكل تأكيد :)
Abdelrahman fathy
أقسم بالله.. بحياتي لم أشعر بالقهر والحسرة كما اشعر بهم الآن ..!!
أقسم بالله أغلقت الكتاب وأسير بالغرفة ذهاباً وإياباً .. صدمة ورب الكعبة ما بعدها صدمة!! لقد أعدت قراءة الخاتمة مرتين والثالثة بعد أن تنتهي المراجعة !! ..
** لقد إنتهت الرحلة وتوقف القطار ونزل الركاب ولكنني بقيت هناك :) ..! **
أربع ليالي ...
● أربع ليالي قضيتها وأنا منقطع بغرفتي وبأقلامي ومذكراتي علي تلك الرواية .. أيام العيد اخترت أن تكون مع مس كريستي .. بحياتي لم أستمتع بعمل أدبي كتلك المرة ! ولا تهم كل جهودي لأنني سعيد
Richard Derus
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 5* of five, mostly for the Agatha Christie's Poirot adaptation

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
HA! Now I know why MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is depicted as one of Agatha Christie's best.......

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

Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, crime
“Mon ami, if you wish to catch a rabbit you put a ferret into the hole, and if the rabbit is there he runs. That is all I have done.”

Monsieur Poirot is full of nuggets of wisdom like that, often leaving his listeners completely nonplussed.

I recently saw the trailer for the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, and I figured now may be a good time to reread this book, which I first read decades ago. I recently said in my The Moonstone review that knowing the solution to a murder mys
Happiness is when I'm reminded of books near and dear to my heart, that I perhaps read in another lifetime , and that readers are discovering for their first time. Walking along the beach path I overhear bits and pieces of other conversations and last week was one of those magical days. Two young women were walking together when one asked the other, "Have you ever read Agatha Christie? My favorite teacher - 7th grade English- turned us on to her. She is so amazing. I'm reading Murder on the Orie ...more
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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

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