Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie Dan Stevens / Feb 20, 2020
Murder on the Orient Express Just after midnight the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift By morning the millionaire Samuel Ratchett lies dead in his compartment stabbed a dozen times his door locked
  • Title: Murder on the Orient Express
  • Author: Agatha Christie Dan Stevens
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  • Page: 240
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  • Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift By morning, the millionaire Samuel 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 and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer amongJust after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift By morning, the millionaire Samuel 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 and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer amongst a dozen of the dead man s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again
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        Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande


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    1. When all the other little girls wanted to be princesses do you know what I wanted to be And no, it wasn t a vampire, either it wasHERCULE POIROT S SIDEKICK The fact that I actually took the time to edit my face into that picture should tell you something about a my Poirot love, and b the kind of hopelessly boring day I have suffered through D


    2. This was my first Agatha Christie novel and it definitely did not disappoint I was not expecting that ending, which is obviously a good thing in a murder mystery story, but I am proud of myself for picking up on some other clues I am so impressed by how she was able to weave this intricate of a story in only 200 pages and I can t wait to pick up another one of her novels in the future



    3. 5 stars to Agatha Christie s Murder on the Orient Express I chose to read this Christie spectacular after finishing And There Were None She s such a treasure never disappoints.A train A murder Multiple suspects Nearly an alibi for everyone But wait, there s a motive for everyone How did this seemingly impossible murder occur Hercule Poirot knows.Well, I m glad he did because I was stumped But with good reason as this plot twist will have your knickers locked down and not just in a bunch.The plot [...]


    4. The train, it is as dangerous as a sea voyage So, this was my first Agatha Christie book and considering how much fun I had while I read it, it definitely won t be my last Yes, you read correctly and your mind didn t play tricks on you I had F.U.N I actually enjoyed reading this so much I constantly found myself giggling with delight lol I swear there s nothing better than a mystery or a puzzle you need to solve and I guess in this particular case it might have even been both PThere were so many [...]


    5. I m pretty astounded by how much fun this was I mean, this may be just me, but early to mid twentieth century mystery about train crime doesn t exactly scream nonstop thrill ride But here we are I m also not sure why it took me so long to write this review two months, to be exact, so actually not that long for me but still but again, here we are.I don t actually really want to say much on this book, which is astounding in its own right because my number one hobby is making up various excuses for [...]


    6. Sacr e Agatha Christie She was pretty darn amazing.I must say I never read and so much liked a book with such a boring constant setting I mean a train Come on, how exciting can that get Apparently, though, it is a great setting for mystery cases I just now remember watching The Tourist with Angelina Jolie, and wasn t the scene in the train the one that was going to have in impact on everything to come Yes, it was Trains are fast, they create blurred lines, and they are filled with strangers We c [...]


    7. If you re on a train or boat, or island , planning to commit a nice, unsolvable murder, and you find out Hercule Poirot is one of the guests Just change your plans That is all.I d like to know if anyone has ever solved this particular murder mystery It s mind boggling, and deservedly one of Agatha Christie s better known books.


    8. Wahoo I m finally going to read a Poirot book I have the complete blu ray box set and love this series so much And now I get start on one of the books The wonderful Hercule Poirot can not ever go on any holidays without someone being murdered But, never the less he will figure it out And a murder has taken place upon the Orient Express The man murdered in named Ratchett, but we find out later on in the story this is an alias Poirot has simply uncovered that the murderer is on the train not escap [...]


    9. Some crimes God does not forgive Last week, I watched for the gazillionth time ITV s 2010 production of Murder on the Orient Express with the inimitable David Suchet in the role of our beloved Hercule Poirot and it prompted certain thoughts in my mind Why is this considered one of Christie s finest creations Many say that, arguably, it is her best work and this view I do share.I don t think any of us need a synopsis To say the story is well known would be an understatement Even people who haven [...]


    10. I fear it is impossible to say too much about this book without spoilers Because of this I will be brief so you can never go back and say, I would have loved this book, but that Matthew guy from ruined it for me So, here is my quick but hopefully useful review.This is a classic mystery You like mysteries You have to have to read this Characters are great So much fun meeting and learning about them all.Current mysteries have nothing on Christie This is very intricate and very fun to watch the clu [...]


    11. I read this book mostly in preparation for the 2017 film adaption, but I ve always been curious about Agatha Christie She s been recommended to me multiple different times over the course of my life, but I never felt the time was quite right to pick up one of her novels until now The premise is very straightforward master detective Hercule Poirot happens to be aboard the Orient Express rail car when one of the passengers is killed in the night He is then set to the task of solving the crime whil [...]


    12. If you ve never read one of her books, this one sums up the Agatha Christie experience quite nicely.As in You will never solve her mysteries.Don t bother trying, because it will only infuriate you when you find out that the answer to the whodunnit is something far fetched entirely unbelievable.Roll with it, I say Just trust that the little Belgian detective will eventually make everything all right, and settle in for a cute albeit old timey mystery.I m not gonna bore you with a plot synopsis, bu [...]


    13. A train stopped at midnight in the snow A dead body found in a compartment Twelve stab wounds leave no doubt it was murder And Hercule Poirot, tasked with solving the crime, is certain the culprit is a passenger on the Orient Express The first clue that Murder on the Orient express will be a laborious read arrives shortly after the murder victim is discovered Among the clues is a scrap of paper which reads view spoiler member little Daisy Armstrong hide spoiler From this clue, Poirot leaps to an [...]


    14. I have a confession to make I ve never read an Agatha Christie novel Why is this a big deal, you might be asking yourself if you have also never jumped on the Christie train Train Get it Because this entire book takes place on a train laughs forever at own joke Well, I m a life long bookworm, with a degree in English literature to prove it And Agatha Christie is the unarguable queen of an entire genre Did you know that Agatha Christie is the best selling novelist of all time, second only to the [...]


    15. All aboard to the mystery WILL THE REAL POIROT PLEASE STAND UP My visual memory of the famous fictional detective Hercule Poirot is the actor Sir Peter Ustinov, yes, I know, he doesn t look like he s described on books and even according Agatha Christie s daughter, he doesn t behave on screen like the book detective but when I was a kid, I ve never read any Agatha Christie s novels, meanwhile I have watched several of the theatrical films and TV movies made by Peter Ustinov and along with watchi [...]



    16. I do not like to write reviews of whodunits you can t do justice to the analysis without explaining what happened in detail, but then it spoils the story for whoever has not read it So, for those mystery lovers who have not read The Murder on the Orient Express so far, I will post a single line review Go and read it This one rocks What are you waiting for Now, the review for fellow mystery and Christie lovers who have read the book or like me, re read umpteen number of times till the pages came [...]


    17. Actual rating 4.5 This was my first, but definitely not my last, Agatha Christie book, and I truly loved it It was a wonderful mystery that kept me guessing the whole way through.I really liked the structure of the novel Each character getting their own chapter was a genius idea, it really helped me to get to know them All of them seemed realistic and well developed, which was surprising, considering the amount of people and the rather short length of the book.The writing style was very atmosphe [...]


    18. I decided to read this classic Agatha Christie story in anticipation of the new movie starring Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot I listened to the audiobook, performed by Dan Stevens, and it was a delight A quick summary The international detective Poirot is in Istanbul and is eager to get back to London Thanks to help from a friend, he gets the last berth on the Orient Express, which was full of passengers On the second night of the trip, a man is murdered, and tensions rise when the train gets [...]


    19. The lone train chugs down the tract westward, in the cold, dark, winter s night, over a country that no longer exists, from Istanbul,Turkey, to Calais, France, then across the English Channel by boat, for home, a long, tedious, three day trip For Hercule Poirot, just having successfully wrapped up a case, in Syria, yet he s summoned again to another No vacation, for the tired man, London calls and he goesThe little Belgian detective please stop calling him French , is much in demand Becoming ric [...]



    20. The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances I just realized that I ve never written a review for this Must have slipped my mind Maybe because I m so excited to see the movie adaption with Judi Dench, Rooney Mara and Daisy Ridley.Anyway, this wasn t what I had expected, and then again it was Now, whenever I saw this book on here or in a bookshop I pictured a very diverse and interesting cast of characters and a classic murder mystery S [...]


    21. All right, someone needs to tell this Janie come lately hack Agatha Christie to stop cribbing a page from the Snakes on a Plane handbook with her titles Who does she think she is, infringing on the territory of the redoubtable Samuel L Jackson Good luck having a future in this business, lady, with those kinds of backdoor shenanigans There s no way this stakes on a train whodunit is going to register as than a blip on the mystery reading public s consciousness, given that the bumbling trio of in [...]


    22. of COURSE i made a list for this one LOCKED ROOM MYSTERIES FOR FANS OF MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS A locked room gathers many corpses But HOW Murder on the Orient Express is one of Agatha Christie s most revered books for a reason She uses the trope of the locked room mystery as a foundation and then further heightens the impossible crime by situating that locked room on a moving train If that s not enough reinventing of the old mystery wheel for one day, her solution is also a bit of a game ch [...]


    23. I by rule of thumb will not give a mystery 5 stars so this one gets a 4.5 because Hercule Poirot s Murder on the Orient Express by the grand dame of mysteries Agatha Christie is no ordinary mystery I read this back in high school and decided to pick it up when I saw read a book you read in high school on my public library s reading challenge this year I have enjoyed Poirot pretty much since I was old enough to read on my own Christie goes deep into her characters and just when you think you solv [...]


    24. 2.75 stars that don t impress me much shania twaini forget where i saw this information, but reading something online, possibly about another christie title, it gave the quickest blurb on and then there were none which i had already read , and murder on the orient express at the time i didn t even know i d be reading this this is for an irl book club next week , but once i learned we would i was thinking, great, i pretty much know the deal that is not the reason i did not enjoy this title.i get [...]



    25. I read through the Agatha Christie books in my 20s and loved them Before seeing the movie, I decided to re read this one And it didn t disappoint Agatha Christie really is the Grand Dame of Mystery And what a clever case it is One victim, multiple suspects, and the classic locked door mystery There are no tricks, no clever devices to shock and surprise the reader Instead the reader, along with Poirot, must use their powers of observation, what Poirot would call the little gray cells to solve the [...]


    26. Murder on the Orient Express is my second Agatha Christie novel The first was The Murder of Roger Ackroyd which I loved and like Murder on the Orient Express I didn t guess the killer Agatha Christie is The Best Selling novelist of all time and pretty much invented and perfected the whodunit Orient is neatly crafted, elegant and fun All of Christie s novels I m basing this on all 2 of her books, I ve read have a simple layout, A murder is committed, an array of suspects and just enough info to p [...]


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