Murder on the Orient Express
It’s just a short little mystery with an overwhelming cast of characters to keep track of, and, gee whiz, are these guys eccentric. And they all could be a suspect.
So here’s how the book breaks down:
There is a murder on the Orient Express ...more
LOCKED ROOM MYSTERIES FOR FANS OF MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
*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 ...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
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 ...more
I'm amazed by how talented Agatha Christie was. The pure talent for writing shown in this book is so shocking, a ...more
And what a clever case it is. One victim, multiple suspects, and the classic "locked door" mystery. There are no tricks, no clever devices to shock and surprise the reader. Instead the reader, along with Poirot, must use their powers of observation, what Poirot would call the "little gray cells" t ...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 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
This murder mystery written in 1934 still reads w ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I just realize something. I CANNOT BE A DETECTIVE. I suck on being a keen observer and I get confused easily. So yep, goodbye to my dream of being a detective.
This book is phenomenal!!! I'm in awe, this was ridiculously intriguing and exciting. This was my first Agatha Christie book and I devoured it.
What I love about this book is the tension between the characters and the sole mystery of who killed whom. I think that the author was successful in making this mystery ...more
A much-loathed man is found murdered with multiple stab wounds on the luxurious Orient Express with 13 potential suspects. Who did it?
If you will forgive me for being personal... but I do not like YOUR face, Poirot. I’m sorry, Christie... it’s not you, it’s me. I can fully appreciate that Agatha Christie is the Queen of Crime - the level of detail and planning that obviously goes into constructing such complex crime scenes and ...more
A Full Five Stars:✰✰✰✰✰
I really don't like over-hyping books (unless I'm talking about Sanderson.... then yes I will absolutely over hype it haha), so keep in mind that I usually try to rate books according to the genre they are in. Different genres hand themselves to different means of being rated. Like... I would never take a star off of a Sci-fi novel for not having a magic system, because magic has very little to do with the Sci-fi genre haha. As a mystery, certain compon ...more
Hercule Poirot makes detective work look easy and relatively effortless. His friend M. Bouc reminds him of this: "Lie back and think -- use ...more
Hercule Poirot is a Belgian private detective, the central character in many of the famous Agatha Christie’s detective novels. In the 'Murder on The Orient Express', Poirot is on the Simplon Orient Express. The night is unnervingly quiet outside, but the train is unusually loud inside. Poirot is unable to sleep. He hears sounds from the compartment of a fellow traveller, Mr.Rachett; the sounds of running water, sounds of footsteps, someone was ...more
Agatha Christie does it again! To call this novel good is not enough. Its ...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
Si les gustan las novelas policiales, no pueden dejar de leer este libro.!!
Uno de los mejores de la autora, junto con “Diez negrito ...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