Murder On the Orient Express - Agatha Christie Reviews
Description:ISBN 0425200450 / Author: Agatha Christie / Genre: Crime / Thriller / Hercule Poirot must solve a bizarre murder on a luxury train.
Newest Review: ... the plunge, bought the book off Amazon, and read it, I'm happy to say I'm very pleased- it is an excellent book. Christie ... more
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by - written on 19/02/06, updated on 19/02/06 (Very useful, 2540 readings)
Agatha Christie, that great writer of detective novels, was enjoying huge success during the 1930s. Her books were both incredibly popular and critically acclaimed, and the author was riding on the crest of a wave, writing some of the best work of her career, including the first Miss Marple stories, The Murder at the Vicarage (1930) and The Thirteen Problems (1932). After finishing a collection of short stories about the supernatural, titled The Hound of Death (1933), Christie turned her attentions towards her next book. Christie was a frequent traveller at the time, journeying around Europe with her husband who was an archaeologist. She had seen the famous ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/05/09, updated on 31/05/09 (Very useful, 72 readings)
After solving a particularly sensitive case for the French Army, Hercule Poirot was looking forward to a few days relaxing in Stamboul, since he had no other pressing matters. However, a telegram was to reach him at his hotel there, explaining that further progress had been made concerning another investigation and, as a consequence, it was imperative that he return to London. Thus it was that Poirot found himself taking the very last berth of the Simplon Orient train, which - unusually for the time of year - was fully booked. The detective from Belgium was now in a carriage with thirteen other travellers as well as the crew, who came from many different countries and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/09/09 (Useful, 23 readings)
This was my first Agatha Christie novel, and it won't be the last. Murder on the Orient Express is likely a story a lot of people have heard of, but not necessarily read. Having taken the plunge, bought the book off Amazon, and read it, I'm happy to say I'm very pleased- it is an excellent book. Christie weaves her tale very well through the eyes of detective Hercule Poirot. Poirot is taking a trip on the Orient Express, when, shock, horror, there is a murder! The strange circumstances of the murder, confusing and odd evidence will practically ensure you read the book through to the end, just so you know exactly how it happened, and to have these things ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/09/08 (Useful, 26 readings)
this is the perfect book for any Agatha Christie fans or anyone who wants to try one for the first time. i have read it hundreds of times and watch the film version several times and i always notice new clues or hints each time. admittadely there are a few aspects which are quite predictable but the language is so clever and the plot is so intricate when the answer seems so simple that you can't help but be impressed. the plot starts of as the orient express makes one of its busiest journeys of the year, with many interesting charactors onboard including Hercule Poirot. But when one american passenger is stabbed a dozen times in the chest and the train gets ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/01/01, updated on 18/01/01 (Somewhat useful, 160 readings)
I’m sorry to say but this is one of the worst Agatha Christie books I’ve read. It’s the most predictable Poirot story I’ve read and I actually got bored in the middle. Everyone knows the basic plot. A man is murdered on the Orient Express, which unfortunately runs into a snowdrift, leaving the murderer trapped on the train. The murderer also didn’t account for Hecule Poirot being on the train. The idea behind the plot is fairly clever but the way it’s written makes it somewhat predictable. The ‘red herrings’ are so obvious and I felt I knew who the killer was almost from the beginning. The best bit would have to be ... Read the complete review
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