Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
(Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

77%

10 Critic Reviews

And the mystery unfolded with layer after layer of lies and deceit, mixed with coincidences—or not. Of course I didn't have any recollection of how the whole thing turned out, since my last reading was 30 years ago. That was a nice surprise.
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Synopsis

Just after midnight, a snowstorm stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks in the middle of Yugoslavia. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of year. But by morning there is one passenger less. A 'respectable American gentleman' lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside . . . Hercule Poirot is also aboard, having arrived in the nick of time to claim a second-class compartment -- and the most astounding case of his illustrious career.

 

About Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
 
Published October 28, 2003 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, History, Crime, Self Help, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Teen Ink

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Reviewed by avalancheLily on Jul 03 2015

The draw of this book, as it is with all of Agatha Christie’s whodunits, is the ingenuity of the mystery itself...Agatha Christie has written dozens and dozens of murder mysteries, some better than others, but all brilliant. If that’s your passion, you know where to look.

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Teen Ink

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Reviewed by Justin L on Jul 03 2015

Murder on the Orient Express is an excellent murder mystery. I was continuously intrigued with the complex plot. Christie captures the reader with clues and quotes from the interesting characters...I recommend this to anyone who likes murder mysteries and is looking for a complex, but fast and exhilarating read.

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Jules' Book Reviews

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Reviewed by Jules on Nov 06 2010

I really enjoyed this mystery, I actually found myself trying to piece together the mystery and solve it, and although I guessed whodunit, half way through the book, it was still a fun read and one of my favourite Christie mysteries to date...I’d definitely read recommend this Christie book.

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Pretty Books

Above average
Reviewed by Stacey on Feb 16 2014

Murder on the Orient Express is, thankfully, another enjoyable ‘whodunnit’ from Agatha Christie. While reading most books, you never really know when you’re going to find out the truth, but Agatha Christie is always straight with the reader.

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The Oddness of Moving Things Blog

Good
Reviewed by Geoff W on Mar 28 2012

It has been a long time since I read a (non-young adult fiction) book in a day, but this novel certainly sucked me in. It was very easy to read and I enjoyed the characters...READ IT. It was a quick enjoyable read and I could definitely see reading more of Christie’s novels, especially one featuring the pop-cultural icon Miss. Marple.

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Small World Reads Blog

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Reviewed by Sarah Small on Apr 20 2011

And the mystery unfolded with layer after layer of lies and deceit, mixed with coincidences—or not. Of course I didn't have any recollection of how the whole thing turned out, since my last reading was 30 years ago. That was a nice surprise.

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Reviewed by horcruxer on Sep 30 2014

...I always enjoy reading Christie's books but this one's definitely one of the best. You'll be shouting 'no way!' when you find out who did it. Then you'll go back, read it again...If you're looking to start reading Agatha Christie novels, this is a great one to start off with.

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BooksAreTheNewBlack

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Reviewed by Natalie Ramm on Aug 01 2011

After the murder was discovered, the story started to pick up speed. Christie separates the later chapters into individual interrogations with each suspect, which makes the book seem like less of a novel and more of an evidence log...Anyway, if you like murder mysteries, I’d suggest this book.

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BooksPlease

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Reviewed by Margaret on Jul 14 2011

I liked this book enormously. I like the way Agatha Christie divided it into three sections – The Facts, the Evidence and Hercule Poirot Sits Back and Thinks. I liked the characterisation and all the, now so non-pc, comments about nationalities, highlighting class and racial prejudice. I like the problem-solving and ingenuity of the plot.

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Story Treasury

Above average
Reviewed by Sonia Lal on Mar 31 2014

The book is supposed to be around 300 pages, but it didn’t feel that long. It was a quick read...The language was a bit formal, but not more than I was expecting. I mean, this book was first written in the 1930’s...The reveal of how all the characters are connected was slow, almost delicate, and I liked it a lot.

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