Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Series)

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Series)

by Agatha Christie

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Ahhhh! The allure of travel. The novel and almost exotic appeal of travel by train. There's something to be said for those posh cabins and cozy spaces. What could go wrong, right? Thankfully, Agatha Christie put her famous detective Hercule Poirot on the trip. Can you hear the train's whistle? Climb aboard for one of the greatest twists ever written in the history of mystery stories.

"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. One of his fellow passengers must be 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 . . .

Editorial Reviews

Time Magazines Literary Supplement (London)

"Need it be said—the little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs Christie makes an improbable tale very real, and keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end."

Chicago Daily Tribune

[Moves] smoothly and entertainingly to its surprise conclusion.

Lawrence Block

It’s tempting to say that Agatha Christie is a genius and let it go at that, but the world’s had plenty of geniuses. Agatha Christie is something special.

Dorothy L. Sayers

A brilliantly ingenious story.

Times Literary Supplement (London)

Need it be said—the little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs Christie makes an improbable tale very real, and keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end.

New York Herald Tribune

Nothing short of swell. [Christie] is probably the best suspicion scatterer and diverter in the business.

New York Times

What more…can a mystery addict desire?

Louise Penny

Agatha Christie’s books are both wonderful crime novels and studies in contrast and duality, and I adore them still. Underestimate them at your peril.

J. A. Jance

I always wanted to be Agatha Christie when I grew up. I still do.

Jacqueline Winspear

Agatha Christie’s indelibly etched characters have entertained millions across the years and a love of her work has brough together generations of readers—a singular achievement for any author and an inspiration to writers across the literary landscape.

Donna Leon

Any mystery writer who wants to learn how to plot should spend a few days reading Agatha Christie. She’ll show you everything you want to know.

Sue Grafton

Agatha Christie taught me many important lessons about the inner workings of the mystery novel before it ever occurred to me that I might one day be writing mysteries myself.

Tana French

Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.

Times Literary Supplement (London)

Need it be said—the little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs Christie makes an improbable tale very real, and keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end.

Tana French

Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.

Chicago Daily Tribune

[Moves] smoothly and entertainingly to its surprise conclusion.

Lawrence Block

It’s tempting to say that Agatha Christie is a genius and let it go at that, but the world’s had plenty of geniuses. Agatha Christie is something special.

New York Herald Tribune

Nothing short of swell. [Christie] is probably the best suspicion scatterer and diverter in the business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062073501
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Series: Hercule Poirot Series , #10
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 3,654
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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