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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - Book Review

Murder on the Orient Express
Author:  Agatha Christie
Copyright:  1934 (first copyright date)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster, Inc.
Includes:  Table of Contents, Cast of Characters, Map
ISBN: 0-671-52368-6

(from the back cover) "Agatha Christie is the author of more than 80 novels and story collections.  Her books have sold well over 400,000,000 copies and have established her fame worldwide as the foremost mystery writer of our time.

Snowbound in the Balkan hills, the passengers on the Orient Express awaken to find a man brutally murdered in his berth.  Poirot has not a moment to waste.  For the killer is still at large on the train."

"What more can a mystery addict desire?" ~ The New York Times

I've been a fan of Agatha Christie for years and this novel is one of my favourites. Featuring Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot, aboard the Orient Express train when a murder occurs during the night. Once brought to his attention, M. Poirot gathers together each occupant within the same train car to question them. He soon discovers that all is not what it seems and some clever person(s) have devised a devious plan of revenge.

With plot twists that keep you guessing, and characters who baffle even the great Hercule Poirot, at least at first, this is an engaging mystery that will leave the reader wanting more of Agatha Christie's works of which there are many!  If you enjoy a good mystery that keeps you guessing until the absolute end, you will certainly love this novel!

One of the things I enjoy so much about Christie's work is that it is not graphic, but rather focuses on the mental aspect of detective work.  Whether it's Jane Marple or Hercule Poirot as the sleuth, the reader is very much involved in the process of solving the mystery.  You just can't help yourself!

Rated 5/5

1 comment:

  1. Shirley, you might like to submit this blog post to the Agatha Christie Blog Carnival. Details here


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