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Murder on the Orient Express
A Hercule Poirot Mystery
(Previously published as Murder in the Calais Coach)
Agatha Christie

March 29, 2011 / ISBN 978-0-06-207350-1
Mystery / Traditional / British /Reprint

Reviewed by Nicole Merritt

You can never tire of Agatha! I am sure everyone has seen the movie, but to read the book gives the reader a new sense of appreciation. It is so much more fun to read the intrigue and follow along as the greatest detective mind in history unravels the mystery. Agatha Christie is the Queen of the mystery series and her writing style is like no other.

The story takes place on a train with a group of foreign strangers united only by the dining car. Each character has his or her own distinctive personality and that personality jumps from the pages and becomes real. The reader will enjoy the character descriptions as each suspect is revealed and then later interrogated.

And, as always, the reveal is surprising. What I love about her stories is that when all is said and done you don’t go away wondering anything. Detective Hercule Poirot leaves nothing to the imagination. He gives all the reasons for his discovery in the end as he methodically solves the crime at hand. And, at last the reader can put the book down with a satisfied appetite.

There is nothing new to say about Murder on the Orient Express except read it and reap!

Reviews of other titles by this author

The Affair of the Pink Pearl & Finessing the King [audio]
Philomel Cottage and other Stories [audio]
Black Coffee (w/Charles Osborne)
Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly
Murder on the Orient Express 1 (Murder in the Calais Coach)
Murder on the Orient Express 2 (Movie Tie-In) [book]
Murder on the Orient Express 3 (Movie Tie-In) [audio]

And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians)
While the Light Lasts
After the Funeral
The Monogram Murders (w/Sophie Hannah)
Agatha Christie; An Autobiography
Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making

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