Saturday, May 29, 2010

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Black Dog & Leventhal, 1934
266 pages
Mystery; Hercule Poirot

Source: The library

Summary: While traveling on the Orient Express, a murder is committed. As they are stuck in snow, the murderer must be one of the remaining passengers. Can Hercule Poirot use his little grey cells to deduce the murderer?

Thoughts: As you may know, I've been trying to read every AC novel and this is a better known one. And I thought it was pretty great! There are many many people to keep track of but I was able to form mental pictures of most of them which helped. I found Poirot less annoying in this book than in some of his others although I'm not sure why.

Originally I thought it was dragging on a bit as there is a chapter devoted to interviewing each suspect but the final (third) part unravels everything very quickly and lays out exactly how the murder was carried out. I was on the edge of my seat (okay, not literally), wondering who it could be. I had absolutely no idea but I loved the answer.

Overall: 4.5/5. Highly recommend it!

Cover: I think this is a really pretty blue.

Film: I haven't seen the film but I'm putting it toward the top of my list in the hopes that I can see it soon.

2 comments:

  1. I was so shocked at the end of this one. I didn't see the end coming.

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