Title: Murder on the Orient Express
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Crime Fiction
Series: Hercule Poirot #10
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Here’s my confession. I’d never read an Agatha Christie novel before. But better late than never! This was my first Agatha Christie novel and it definitely made me look forward to reading other works by her. It’s amazing how she wove an intricate murder mystery which will keep you guessing till the end!
A train…a murder…twelve fatal stabs…multiple suspects, all with an alibi…and Hercule Poirot, the detective tasked with solving the crime, is certain that the murderer is a passenger on the Orient Express. Who is the killer? A mind boggling mystery which only Poirot can resolve! Well, I am glad he did because I was totally stumped trying to point out the killer. The ending was totally unexpected which of course, is a good thing when it comes to murder mysteries.
The plot is interesting and the setting unique. The characters are fascinating. It was so much fun meeting and learning about about them all. Considering the number of characters and rather short length of the book, it was surprising to see how well-developed the characters were. Hercule Poirot is simply amazing. There are no modern day electronics or techniques to research and test the theories. The only way to solve the mystery is by asking questions, observing and analyzing. The attention to detail is overwhelming. This is a perfect classic mystery. Agatha Christie is indeed a master story-teller who has the ability to keep the readers guessing the whole way through. The writing style was simple yet enjoyable which matched the genre perfectly.
I really enjoyed ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and will recommend it to anyone who loves mysteries. This novel will certainly keep you on your toes. A very intriguing murder mystery with a classic touch and unique twist!
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