Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

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....

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Title:Murder on the Orient Express
Author:Agatha Christie
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ISBN:0425200450
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:322 pages

Murder on the Orient Express Reviews

  • Anne
    Nov 15, 2008

    If you've never read one of her books, this one sums up the Agatha Christie experience quite nicely.

    Don't bother trying, because it will only infuriate you when you find out that the answer to the

    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

    If you've never read one of her books, this one sums up the Agatha Christie experience quite nicely.

    Don't bother trying, because it will only infuriate you when you find out that the answer to the

    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 synopsis, but if you're a fan of stories that take place on trains, child killers getting shanked, and plenty of stereotypes thrown in for good measure...then

    is the book for you!

  • Emily May
    Feb 10, 2011

    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

  • Nandakishore Varma
    Sep 16, 2011

    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

    so far, I will post a single line review:

    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

    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

    so far, I will post a single line review:

    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 came out of the binding!).

    Dame Agatha Christie might not be a great writer: there are more "literary" mystery writers out there, like Dorothy L. Sayers and P. D. James. But as the spinner of a classical mystery, it is my humble opinion that there is none to touch her... and that there is no sleuth to match the little Belgian with the magnificent moustaches and the egg-shaped head.

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Jan 14, 2015

    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.

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Dec 23, 2015

    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

    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 strangers… We can say they add a once of suspense in stories.

    This is my second book by Mrs. Christie and my first in the Poirot series collection. I chose the most popular one to start with, because it always makes me wonder, with popular books, what they have that is so special and makes people want to read them. Well, this one has a lot going on for itself. Just the premise alone – a rich man is being stabbed to death twelve times in his train compartment, yet there is no sign of struggle and there was no way of exist for the murderer – had me all crazy on wanting to read this book.

    The craziest thing is that at one point, when I concluded things were beginning to look too silly and unrealistic, everything turned around and I was presented with another solution. JUST when I thought Agatha Christie missed the target, Mr. Poirot’s great intelligence unravelled the case to its fullest and my eyes got so big… Let me tell you something: You may thing you have, but you have NEVER read a mystery book such as this one. And that is the truth.

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    Jan 01, 2016

    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

    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 train - not escaped out the window into the snow they are trapped in as the murderer would want us to believe.

    Poirot interviews all of the passengers, makes a list and the little grey cells start to formulate.

    Now, I have already seen all of the shows and movies so I know what happened and I think the ending is bloody brilliant! I'm not going to give out the spoiler to those that have not read this yet, but I think it's the perfect murder and I loved the outcome. And I was so proud and happy with Poirot's conclusion. You will just have to read the book or watch the show to find out why I say that, brilliant!

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  • ❁ بــدريــه ❁
    Aug 15, 2016

    تسبّبت الثلوج المتراكمة في تعطيل القطار بعد منتصف الليل

    بقليل ، لقد كان { قطار الشرق السريع } مزدحمًا بالركاب وهو

    أمر غريب في هذا الوقت من العام ، لكن الركاب نقصوا واحدًا

    عند الصباح !

    فقد وٌجد أحدهم مقتولًا في مقصورته وفي جسمه اثنتا عشرة

    طعنه وكان باب المقصورة مٌقفلاً من الداخل !

    التوتر يتزايد والحيرة تبلغ غايتها

    ولكن بوارو يٌفاجىء الجميع إنه لا يقدم حلاً واحدًا لهذه الجريمة ..

    بل حلين !

    ••••• ••••• ••••• •••••

    لم تكن هذه التذكرة الدخول الأولى لعالم أجاثا .. هذه السيدة

    تفاجئني و تربكني في كل مرة .

    تسبّبت الثلوج المتراكمة في تعطيل القطار بعد منتصف الليل

    بقليل ، لقد كان { قطار الشرق السريع } مزدحمًا بالركاب وهو

    أمر غريب في هذا الوقت من العام ، لكن الركاب نقصوا واحدًا

    عند الصباح !


    فقد وٌجد أحدهم مقتولًا في مقصورته وفي جسمه اثنتا عشرة

    طعنه وكان باب المقصورة مٌقفلاً من الداخل !


    التوتر يتزايد والحيرة تبلغ غايتها

    ولكن بوارو يٌفاجىء الجميع إنه لا يقدم حلاً واحدًا لهذه الجريمة ..

    بل حلين !


    ••••• ••••• ••••• •••••

    لم تكن هذه التذكرة الدخول الأولى لعالم أجاثا .. هذه السيدة

    تفاجئني و تربكني في كل مرة .. دائمًا أقول و في كل فصل

    لن تتمكني مني ابدًا .. لكنها دائمًا تكسب الرهان .. و تجعلني

    بالنهاية أقف مشدُوهَ كيف و لماذا و متى !! لا أجد جواب الا انها

    أجاثا المجنونة و هذا ما يميزها ..

    هذه الرواية من أجمل ثاني رواية إلي .. بالطبع من يحتل مركز

    الأول رائعتها { ثم لم يبق أحد }

    هنا حكاية صادمة و غير متوقعة بنهايتها

    حبكة الرواية متقنة و حكاية آخرى من ابداعات و جمال أجاثا

    تمت ..

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Sep 20, 2016

    مازلت أتذكر تلبية ابي اخيرا لطلبي لركوب القطار الذي كنت احب عندما ياخذني لمحطة مصر لرؤيته..وبمجرد ان تحرك ونحن علي متنه بدأ الهلع واصرخ وابكي واقول لا اريد ان أسافر -رغم ان المحطة التالية الي بعد 10 دقائق ولكن كيف لي ان اعرف وقتها-

    محمد العربي

    في القطار السريع لثلاث ليالي من 5 اكتوبر 2016

    الي 7 اكتوبر 2016

  • Rinda Elwakil
    Oct 16, 2016
  • Zoë
    Oct 21, 2016

    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!