Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

Book - 1983
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Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1983, c1960.
ISBN: 9780553030006
0553030000
Branch Call Number: [MYST] FIC/CHRISTIE
Characteristics: 212 p. ; 22 cm.

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kwsmith
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.

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VPAL7
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.

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red_leopard_238
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!!!!!!!!!!

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flygt
Aug 06, 2018

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

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avocadotree
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.

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char1esd1cken5
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.

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jezicuhh
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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MaxCW26
Dec 04, 2017

Great book, easy read that goes quickly.

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lisahiggs
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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