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.
Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by British writer Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934. In the United States, it was published on 28 February 1934, under the title of Murder in the Calais Coach, by Dodd, Mead and Company. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) and the U.S. edition at $2.00.The elegant train of the 1930s, the Orient Express, is stopped by heavy snowfall, with many passengers. A murder is discovered, and Poirot's trip home to London from the Middle East is interrupted to solve the murder. The US title of Murder in the Calais Coach was used to avoid confusion with the 1932 Graham Greene novel Stamboul Train which had been published in the United States as Orient Express...
Oh, what a travesty Kenneth Branagh wreaked on this book when he made the movie.... Poirot would not have resorted to fistucuffs. Anyway, please take the movie tie-in cover off, remove the "bonus" photos, and just give me back the edition I bought. I want to read the book the way Dame Agatha intended it to be read. 35
Amazing! 10/10 would recommend! 55
So I want this book in real life, now I was reading the sample, and first of all the author of this book must have done so much to make a stunning book! It leaves me on the edge of my seat! Second of all, if it is such a good book, that there is a movie filled with award winning actors, this book has GOT to be great! And finally I would totally recommend this book, and I hope to see th movie! 55
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This was decent. Very short. Not a lot of suspense because clues were collected quickly and all deductions made seemed to be accurate with one guess. The movie will probably have a lot of extras added in to draw it out and spice it up I bet. 35
This update, that updated the cover art to advertise the upcoming Johnny Depp movie had a catastrophic effect on the text. The Dedication and Part One, of three parts, are deleted and the "Contents", "Bookmarks" and "Notes" cannot be accessed. In other words, at least one third of the novel is missing. The book was fine before the update. NEEDS FIXING!!! 15
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express is by far one of the best murder mysteries I have ever read! The intricate overlap of characters, backgrounds, and motives make for a suspenseful read. The final chapter will leave you shocked and overwhelmed! A MUST read😆😁😝 55
You cannot keep this book out of your hand before u finish it. So smart, beautifully crafted. I LOVED IT. Recommend it to every single human being. 55
No action whatsoever. It was just chapters and chapters of questioning people. 35