Murder on the Orient Express




      Murder on the Orient Express
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer in case he or she decides to strike again. New Read Murder on the Orient Express [ Author ] Agatha Christie [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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 66 crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation According to Index Translationum, she remains the most translated individual author, having been translated into at least 103 languages She is the creator of two of the 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 Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches 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 During the Second World War, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, acquiring a good knowledge of poisons which feature in many of her novels.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During her first 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.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, and the novel After the Funeral Abney Hall became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.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 Wikipedia entry for Agatha Christie

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  • Paperback
  • 347 pages
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Agatha Christie
  • English
  • 02 November 2018
  • 0007119313

10 thoughts on “ Murder on the Orient Express

  1. Emily May says:

    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 tel...

  2. Zoë says:

    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 t...

  3. James says:

    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 5 stars to Agatha Christie s Murder on the Orient Express I chose to read this Christie spectacular after finishing And There Wer...

  4. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    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 guestsJust change your plans That is all.I d like to know if anyone has ever solved this particular murder my...

  5. emma says:

    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 I m pretty astounded by how much fun this was I mean, this may be just me, but e...

  6. Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ says:

    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 PThe train, it is as dangerous as a sea voyage So, this was my first Agatha Christie book and considering ho...

  7. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    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 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 escaped out the window into the snow they are trapped in as the murderer would want us to believe Poirot interviews all of the passengers, makes a list and the little grey cells start to formulate Ten QuestionsOn the p...

  8. Lola says:

    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 Sacr e Agatha Christie She was pretty darn amazing.I must say I never read and so much liked a book wit...

  9. Tina Haigler says:

    Well, ladies and gentlemen That was fantastic I mean, what can I say Agatha Christie was a genius So is David Suchet who narrated the audiobook and played Poirot in the TV show.This story is set on a filled to capacity train, heading from Stamboul Istanbul to London It s the middle of winter and the snow has built up on the tracks and forced the train to a standstill on it s way through Yugoslavia an area that is now in Croatia This is when the murder is discovered, which luckily for Well, ladies and gentlemen That was fantastic I mean, what can I say Agatha Christie was a genius So is David Suchet who narrated the audiobook and played Poirot in the TV show.This story is set...

  10. Amalia Gavea says:

    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 EvenSome 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 inimitab...

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