I’d like to give you a little spoiler warning. I tend to think that anything mentioned when talking about a mystery novel is sort of spoiler
Murder on the orient express is the tenth book in the series featuring Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It is a critically acclaimed Agatha Christie novel.
As soon as Hercule Poirot checks into the Tokatlian hotel in Istanbul he receives a telegram instructing hi to cancel his arrangements and return to London, so he boards the orient express, heading for Paris. Poirot is soon approached by Samuel ratchets, an american millionaire who fears for his life.
The next morning Samuel is found dead, stabbed multiple times. the orient express is at standstill due to severe snowstorm and it is not possible for the murderer to leave the train. twelve of the passengers are found out to be enemies. so who could it be?
Agatha Christie’s novel are not just a lighter version of crime investigation show. they are meant to be fun and enjoyable, without the violence and gore. We have a murder to solve! We might as well have a snow day, too. It’s still amusing to me that the characters are often far too unaffected by murders than they should be, but her novels are not about people as such – they’re just tools to help us solve a crime.
murder on the orient express is a good read but unfortunately it does not take the place as my favorite – but it still kept me guessing until the very end, curled up the comfort knowing that I would find out the truth soon, so just sit back and enjoy the ride and trust me no matter how hard you try
“you can never guess the killer”
Until next time,