Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Piorot Mystery

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Harper Collins, Mar 29, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages

"The murderer is with us–on the train now . . ."

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward 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, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again . . .

 

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My first Agatha Christie story (in any media) listened to via the BBC 4 Dramatization starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot and full cast (2007). First, the production is first class all the way ... Read full review

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I love this book! The entire story from start to finish is interesting and funny. The complexities of the passengers stories and the wonderful climax of the story makes it a must read for mystery lovers. Read full review

Contents

An Important Passenger on the Taurus Express
3
The Tokatlian Hotel
16
Poirot Refuses a Case
27
A Cry In The Night
37
The Crime
43
A Woman?
58
The Body
68
The Armstrong Kidnapping Case
82
The Evidence of the Italian
168
The Evidence of Miss Debenham
173
The Evidence of the German Ladys Maid
180
Summary of the Passengers Evidence
189
The Evidence of the Weapon
199
The Evidence of the Passengers Luggage
209
Part Three Hercule Poirot Sits Back and Thinks
229
Which of Them?
231

Part Two The Evidence
87
The Evidence of the Wagon Lit Conductor
89
The Evidence of the Secretary
98
The Evidence of the Valet
105
The Evidence of the American Lady
113
The Evidence of the Swedish Lady
124
The Evidence of the Russian Princess
131
The Evidence of Count and Countess Andrenyi
141
The Evidence of Colonel Arbuthnot
148
The Evidence of Mr Hardman
159
Ten Questions
241
Certain Suggestive Points
248
The Grease Spot on a Hungarian Passport
260
The Christian Name of Princess Dragomiroff
269
A Second Interview with Colonel Arbuthnot
276
The Identity of Mary Debenham
281
Further Surprising Revelations
287
Poirot Propounds Two Solutions
296
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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.

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