Murder On The Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha ChristieMurder On The Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie

Murder On The Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

byAgatha Christie

Paperback | January 18, 2011

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“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. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is 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.

“What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?” — New York Times

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976. Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers, which have b...
Title:Murder On The Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:January 18, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Queen of Mystery While this has been on my list, it was the movie that kick started me into reading it. Christie, though, is an amazing author and Queen of Mystery. She walks readers through an investigation as if we were really there. Her attention to detail is astounding. I will admit that I was wrong in my guess as to the culprit, but I'm glad. Christie's ending far surpassed my expectations.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read Read it in a few days despite having exams to study for...What an ending! Never would've guessed.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspense A great mystery thriller. Since the movie is coming out, I figured that I read up on this novel again.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! A must-read for mystery lovers! Cristie at her best!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forgot how good she was! I read this book in my teens and liked it; I wanted to read it again with the movie coming out. I forgot how influential and prolific Christie was and how adept at storytelling. It definitely kept me hooked and I am excited to buy more of her books to read again.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Charming story, always a joy to read. Lovely edition too, the format and size of the text is very easy to read
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Another one of my top five favorite Agatha Christie books! I read this for the first time when I was very young and I love it as much today as I did then. Queen of mystery strikes again!
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! The plot gets you totally hooked until the very end. Big fan of her work
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining Read! Great murder mystery novel. The plot line keeps you guessing until the end. One of my favourite Agatha Christie novels.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Never guessed the ending! 3.5 stars It was a bit slow, with a lot of dialogue, but I never would have guessed the ending and enjoyed it!
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very good mystery! I had some hunches as the book neared the big reveal, but I think (and I'm sure most others who have read the story can agree) I was mostly off. While Hercule Poirot and his companions go through the accounts of each passenger, it is all presented very neat and methodically, but in actuality, the entire mystery is very complex. I'm very impressed with how Agatha Christie was able to devise such a mystery. I know for sure that I would never be able to muster up something so good. Makes sense why she's on the masters of mystery! I didn't feel much connection to the story or to Poirot, and that might just be how it's written in that straightforward kind of way. I was reading only to find out how everything weaved together but didn't have any lingering feelings when I ever had to put the book down or after I finished. Nevertheless, an intriguing mystery and I'm excited to see the movie!
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Riveting. This book is riveting.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable I have not read Agatha Christie in a long time and I had never read this particular book. I wanted to read it in advance of the movie coming out and it also turned out to be a book club selection. Overall, an enjoyable read but nothing out of the ordinary. Given the confined space/surroundings in which the murder occurs, you know it has to be someone on the train. This is a given so I'm not spoiling anything. I was not able to figure out "whodunit" but it did turn out to be a bit of an interesting twist. I'm curious as to how the movie will play out.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my first Agatha Christie This book started my love of Mystery. My mom and grandfather were both fans of Agatha and now Dame Christie is part of my love of books.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Mystery! One of Agatha Christie's best works! You won't be able to put it down. Great for a travel book to read on a train or journey.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic Sometimes I'll read an Agatha Christie book and love it, while other times I have a harder time to get into it. This was was one of the greats. It gets your mind working. I loved it. Definitely recommend this as a read.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Mystery Book I've been trying out different genres of books lately and this one was recommended to me. Easy to read and puts the mind to work.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT My very first Agatha Christine book which led me to read over a dozen of her books! Great read! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy to be Reading Agatha Christie It has been over two decades since I have read an Agatha Christie, at which time I recall devouring much of her collection. Nonetheless, strong writing and a captivating plot make reading an Agatha Christie time well spent. I could not put it down and as I did when I was a teenager, I read it into the night until the mystery was solved. There is a reason Ms. Christie is only outsold be Shakespeare and the Bible. Thoroughly enjoyed. A great and healthy escape.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it The best Agatha Christie book yet!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great, quick read! I wanted to read this before the movie came out, which turned out to be a GREAT decision! A quick and easy read!
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cool it's like a whole new world!
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Agatha Christie's book This is THE book that made me love literature. I've read it so many times but I'm always impressed at how well the mystery is written so that I never get bored. Agatha Christie has a way to surprise you and make you doubt everything and every character. I highly recommend this book, for crime and suspense lovers.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome, short & sweet A very lovely read that made me extremely curious to know who was accountable for the crime, and yet kept me guessing to the last -- without being too frustrating. I would recommend this one to any fan of mystery.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ending will really surprise you I could not put this book down, it kept asking who I thought was the baddie, eventually, till I got to the ending, ALL my guesses were wrong.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greta classic! I love Agatha Christie! She really knows how to pull you in a story w rich characters... and unexpected twists!
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great Great mistery! Seriously do not expect what you find out and who did it:)
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! This is one of the best mystery novels I've read! The plot is excellent and constantly leaves the reader in suspense! I highly recommend this classic!
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great novel Once again Agatha Christie has out done herself with the creation of this novel, I would like to saw the ending is a little out there but surely something you would never guess on your own!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Read! This is one of my first mystery novels read and my first Agatha Christie book. I absolutely loved it and picked up more of her books after finishing this! Definitely recommend this to everyone who loves a thought-provoking mystery novel.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing One of the best Agatha Christie novels. Well-written, not difficult to read, not boring--but can YOU guess who did it?
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Exciting read. It will keep you guessing til the end. The movie coming out will be the third one so far. I liked the Peter Ustinov version and am waiting for the new version. One of the top Poirot books!
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mystery! This is the best mystery I've ever read! Definitely worth a read. One thing I especially value in a book is well-written characters and Christie delivers.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing So interesting. Keeps you guessing throughout
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Murder on the Orient Express I started off with high hopes... and the book started off rather simply and I was disappointed. By the end I was hooked! I'm not sure how well this will play out in a movie, but I did enjoy the story :)
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reread again in anticipation of the movie! Awesome experience reading it all over again!
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book ever!!!! I loved this book. It's a brain twister. Every single chapter I had a new suspect. And the end was very surprising.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it before the new movie comes out! Although I've been a voracious reader my whole life, I had never gotten around to reading this hallmark of the mystery genre. I'm glad I picked it up. Completely engrossing- I couldn't put it down!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Christie Novel Although I've loved nearly all Agatha Christie mysteries I've read so far, this is one of my favourites. The story line kept me interested throughout the whole book, and the ending was one only M. Poirot could have figured out! Also loved the setting of the train, and that the whole mystery took place over a couple of days.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Mystery! Every chapter I had a different guess, hooked from the very beginning. Best Hercule book by far!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Classic Definitely worth a read, especially with the feature film on it's way this year. Not something blow your mind but the essence of the mystery lies in the process and not the conclusion. #PlumReview
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful keeps you on the edge of your seat, a real page turner
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Christie Classic One of my all time Agatha Christie works. The suspense keeps you on your toes.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of her best There is a reason why this book is so well-known. Agatha Christie is a master. Everything made so much sense in the end when Poirot revealed his deduction, even though the clues were so confusing.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good! I bought this just to write an English essay and I loved it so much I ended up buying more of Agatha Christie's books!
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't wait, pick this one up today! I've been a fan of Agatha Christie ever since as a teenager I picked up the graphic novel version of "And then there were none," but somehow it took me 20+ years to get around reading the orient express. Don't make the same mistake I did and get this book today! It is well written, in true AC's style and the story will have you riveted for hours. Definitely recommended!
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of Christie's Best Books This book is definitely one of Christie's best mystery books, putting all of the cast, detective and suspects, in a situation where it seems that everyone could have done it and nobody could have done it. It's a mystery that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW One of the best Poirot books in my opinion! Didn't see the ending coming...
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific A wonderful story. Poirot at his best. A must read for Christie fans.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super good!! Must read all Agatha Christie books, they are highly recommended!!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic I have now read 3 Agatha Christie books and this is my favourite so far! Superb
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic not the first time I read it great
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Christie! One of the best possible introductions to both Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot. And the William Morrow/Harper Collins editions are gorgeous.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not her best Despite being a classic, this book was a real let down, particularly at the end. Unlike many of her other novels, there was little depth to any of the characters and Poirot's behaviour at the close of the case seemed very out of character. If you don't know the story, by all means, it's worth it. If you do, though, skip this and watch the TV adaptation with David Suchet. Brilliant work that adds some much needed gravitas to the well known plot.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic! Brilliantly written. Entertaining!
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Christie #plumreview The most famous of the Hercule Poirot series doesn't disappoint. A great mystery novel.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliantly written Agatha Christie is hands down one of my favourite authors. This book is just an example of the sheer brilliance of her mind. The story keeps you guessing and when the ending is revealed you are just amazed at how you didn't see it from the beginning. Definitely a must read.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Very Best I have no complaints whatsoever with this book. If I ever want to get anyone into a murder mystery this is the one I end up showing them. How can you argue with that ending! Christie was at the top of her game when she wrote this story. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best! This is one of Christie's classic books, and for a very good reason. Fantastic story with a surprising ending!
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5/5 This one had always been on my "Book Bucket List" and it did not disappoint! Had me guessing until the incredible end.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fairly predictable This book has a nice concept, but it is easy to catch on to if you are using your "little grey cells." I would still reccommend this book- especially if you're a Poirot fan.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Mystery This book kept me guessing the whole way through! Christie had a gift for writing truly great mysteries!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVED IT! I loved it from page one. Of course it's not as epic and intriguing as ''And then there were none'', but it was good enough and still intriguing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves detective stories!
Date published: 2015-02-25
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Date published: 2011-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poirot, the genius!!! Even if you are not a Christie reader, you MUST have this book. This novel features Agatha Christie's funny little Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot and Christie's readers, I am sure, know that this little man embodies exceptional intellectual ability. The ending is so damn surprising that it blows your mind away! This is my second favourite Christie novel, coming second to "And Then There Were None."
Date published: 2011-06-30

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“Agatha Christie’s indelibly etched characters have entertained millions across the years and a love of her work has brough together generations of readers—a singular achievement for any author and an inspiration to writers across the literary landscape.”