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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Hercule Poirot—Agatha Christie’s eccentric and curiously mustached detective—appeared in countless stories throughout the mystery mastermind’s career as the bestselling novelist of all time. But stuck in a Yugoslavian snow drift aboard the prestigious Orient Express, Poirot assumes his most famous investigation: the death of a wealthy American passenger named Samuel Ratchett. “The murderer is with us—on the train now,” says Poirot, who probes a marvelous cast of suspects and pieces together a nebulous web of evidence and events. First published in 1934, Christie’s classic murder mystery is a dazzling blueprint for whodunits throughout the decades…and up to today.
Great book, but a few misspellings as well as many words bonded together without spaces make for annoyance.
Please fix ASAP.
When a man is found murdered on the Orient Express, it's up to retired detective, Hercule Poirot, to solve the crime. But there are too many possible suspects, too many complications, and too much evidence. And when a dirty secret from the past of the murdered man is revealed, things become more confusing than ever; except for Poirot, that is.
This book had me guessing and guessing and guessing from the very start. Twelve suspects all together on the same train, all with motive and means. But only one could have done it . . . Or maybe not? I guarantee that you won't be able to put this book down until the very end. Hats off to Agatha Christie for a truly wonderful mystery, as always! :)
I believe I’ll go with the first solution too. One of Christie’s best and most thought out but aren’t they all.