Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

eBook - 2003
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THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME — NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT! "The murderer is with us—on the train now . . ." 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. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again. "What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?"— New York Times
Publisher: [S.I.] : HarperCollins, 2003.
ISBN: 9780062073501
Branch Call Number: OverDrive eBook
Additional Contributors: Overdrive Inc


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Dec 22, 2018

Murder on the Orient Express was my introduction to Agatha Christie (to mystery novels in general, actually). I was a bit apprehensive going into it, and I would still recommend that if you consider yourself a nervous person, read it in the light of day. However, this book was the perfect blend of sinister, folksy, and artistic. It felt familiar, but it was also just brilliant in its use of character building and ethical development. Not to mention the ending. The ending, though I won’t spoil it for you, was a stroke of genius that makes me understand why this is such a timeless read. It depicts its time period in a easy-to-visualize way, creates colourful characters that are easy to sympathize with, and like any good mystery novel (as I’ve recently learned), keeps you on your toes at all times. There was never a restful moment, never a moment where someone wasn’t a suspect or a motive wasn’t in question. I couldn’t put it down. @freckleface675 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Dec 02, 2018

Apart from Shakespeare, Agatha Christie, with billions of books in print, is the world's most widely read author. I enjoyed this classic mystery novel where famed detective Hercule Perot uses a combination of logic and intuition to solve a complex murder case on a snowed-in train.

Sep 10, 2018

Despite knowing the twist at the end already (I shouldn't have watched the movie first), I enjoyed this book. That being said, It's an interesting point of view to know the outcome and see the clues the way Poirot does.
I did find that this story unfolds in a way more linear fashion than other Poirot novels, which of course is because they are stuck in a train with nowhere to go. However, I find I prefer it when the story is not quite so linear which is why I didn't give it a higher rating. Regardless, I recommend this book to people who love reading mysteries.

Aug 27, 2018

My favorite book ever!!!! It is so intense, full of suspense and the characters are extremely well-crafted in the sense that the tiniest detail is crucial to the mystery. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 06, 2018

Very much enjoyed this. A classic mystery, loved the ending.

Jul 18, 2018

I read every word. Not that I understood all of them, but I read them. A lot of French. Still pretty good. And I read it in about nine hours. Would have gone faster but I had to stop and translate French to English a lot.

Apr 26, 2018

This was my first Agatha Christie book and I have never seen the movie either. I decided to read it due to the positive comments / reviews I read online. I wasn't disappointed. The language took a little getting used to but it didn't take very long. The story was interesting, it didn't drag out and I found it a quick enjoyable read. I am going to read more by Agatha Christie in future.

Mar 12, 2018

I had such a thrilling time reading this! I did not try to figure out the case the whole time, I simply took each instance as it happened and it was more exciting that way. I am sad it ended so quickly though. I do not read mysteries nor have I ever read any Agatha Christie before, so maybe this is how these things go?

if you were alive and sentient during the time of the kidnapping of Lucky Lindbergh's baby, this suspense mystery should be especially interesting, to you. also if you enjoy snow being all around. there is a new theatrical release of this story out in the theatres which I thought superior.

JCLMeganK Dec 07, 2017

Fantastic! This is the first Agatha Christie book I've read and I really enjoyed the subtle humor and the fact that while this is indeed a mystery, it is what I would consider a light read. However, Christie does a great job of keeping this light, fun read engaging for the reader. I will definitely be reading more of her books!

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May 16, 2010

From the cast of characters:

"Antonio Foscarelli: Information gushed out of this swarthy, menacing Italian like the blood from the victim.

Edward Henry Masterman: a spare, neat, noncommunicative valet who has the haughtily disapproving face of the well-trained English servant."


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