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Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by English writer Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934

Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by English writer Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934. In the United States, it was published on 28 February 1934, under the title of Murder in the Calais Coach, by Dodd, Mead and Company.

Home Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express. I will get you a ticket to London and reserve your sleeping car accommodation in the Stamboul-Calais coach. There were three waiting for him and a telegram. Poirot glanced at the clock again. It was ten minutes to eight.

Murder on the orient express. Agatha Christie is the world’s best known mystery writer. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest-running play in history.

Murder on the Orient Express is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934 and in the United States by Dodd,. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year under the title of Murder in the Calais Coach.

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Get all the key plot points of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express on one page. The two seem acquainted from traveling on the same train, and Poirot observes a polite conversation between them that’s peppered with ominous references to a time in the future When it’s all over.

Get all the key plot points of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express on one page. From the creators of SparkNotes. At the hotel in Istanbul, Poirot gets a telegram requesting him in London, so he arranges travel by the Orient Express and in the meantime finds dinner at the hotel restaurant. There, he encounters an old friend: M. Bouc, the director of the Wagons-Lit company, which runs the Orient Express. Two Americans, a young man and an older one, are also dining. Author: Agatha Christie. Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2006. 1. An Important Passenger on the Taurus Express1. 2. The Tokatlian Hotel2. 3. Poirot Refuses a Case3. 4. A Cry in the Night4. 8. The Armstrong Kidnapping Case8.

Agatha Christie first travelled on the Orient Express in late 1928.

Agatha Christie first travelled on the Orient Express in late 1928 Christie herself was involved in a similar incident in December 1931 while returning from a visit to her husband's archaeological dig at Nineveh.

I chose to read this Christie spectacular after finishing "And There Were None. She's such a treasure - never disappoints more.

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Murder in the Calais Coach [aka Murder on the Orient Express] epub download

ISBN13: 978-0671774486

ISBN: 0671774484

Author: Agatha Christie

Category: Mystery and Thriller

Subcategory: Mystery

Language: English

Publisher: Pocket Books; 32ND edition (June 1, 1974)

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Even if you're not really an Agatha Christie fan, you should read this one. Christie is criticized as a literary light-weight. It's true that her characters are formulaic, but she wasn't really interested in characters. Her specialty was intricate, multi-layered puzzles and no one did them better. This book and AND THEN THERE WERE NONE are her trickiest and she spoke of both as her most difficult to "pull off" effectively.

I can't say much about the plot without giving away the secret, but it's easy to see why this book caused such a stir and why it continues to be so controversial among fans of classic British mysteries. Some of Christie's colleagues at the Detection Club accused her of cheating, but she stoutly maintained that all the clues were there. I think she's right and the book is even more fun to read the second time to see what you missed on the first reading.

In addition to the tricky plot, the book is of historical interest in other ways. It introduces a character that Christie DID care about. The narrator, Dr. Sheppard, has a nosy, bossy older sister who plays a pivotal role in the story. The author claimed that Carolyn Sheppard was based on her own grandmother and great-aunt, both important figures in her childhood. They were women who appeared to be sheltered and ignorant and yet they were shrewd judges of character and (through gossip and their servants) they knew everything that was going on around them. A few years later, this character would emerge as Miss Jane Marple and the books and stories that feature her are my favorites.

This book also appeared at a pivotal point in Christie's life. Her first book (THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES) was published almost by accident and led to the novice author signing a publishing contract which netted her very little money. She lived up to her obligations, but switched publishers as quickly as possible and made damned sure to be well-represented in the negotiations with her new publishing house. Mrs. Christie may have been shy and unassuming, but she knew her own worth and she wanted to profit from her successful books. "Money, it means much to me and always has done" says Hercule Poirot and the character speaks from the author's heart.

This was her first book with her new publisher and (partly because it was more effectively marketed than her earlier ones) was her most successful to that date. It was also the last book she wrote before her beloved mother died, her first marriage fell apart, and she became a public figure in a most unpleasant way. She would never again be the confident, trusting young woman who wrote this book, but she learned from her mistakes and (eventually) went on to even greater success and personal happiness. Good for her.
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Even if you're not really an Agatha Christie fan, you should read this one. Christie is criticized as a literary light-weight. It's true that her characters are formulaic, but she wasn't really interested in characters. Her specialty was intricate, multi-layered puzzles and no one did them better. This book and AND THEN THERE WERE NONE are her trickiest and she spoke of both as her most difficult to "pull off" effectively.

I can't say much about the plot without giving away the secret, but it's easy to see why this book caused such a stir and why it continues to be so controversial among fans of classic British mysteries. Some of Christie's colleagues at the Detection Club accused her of cheating, but she stoutly maintained that all the clues were there. I think she's right and the book is even more fun to read the second time to see what you missed on the first reading.

In addition to the tricky plot, the book is of historical interest in other ways. It introduces a character that Christie DID care about. The narrator, Dr. Sheppard, has a nosy, bossy older sister who plays a pivotal role in the story. The author claimed that Carolyn Sheppard was based on her own grandmother and great-aunt, both important figures in her childhood. They were women who appeared to be sheltered and ignorant and yet they were shrewd judges of character and (through gossip and their servants) they knew everything that was going on around them. A few years later, this character would emerge as Miss Jane Marple and the books and stories that feature her are my favorites.

This book also appeared at a pivotal point in Christie's life. Her first book (THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES) was published almost by accident and led to the novice author signing a publishing contract which netted her very little money. She lived up to her obligations, but switched publishers as quickly as possible and made damned sure to be well-represented in the negotiations with her new publishing house. Mrs. Christie may have been shy and unassuming, but she knew her own worth and she wanted to profit from her successful books. "Money, it means much to me and always has done" says Hercule Poirot and the character speaks from the author's heart.

This was her first book with her new publisher and (partly because it was more effectively marketed than her earlier ones) was her most successful to that date. It was also the last book she wrote before her beloved mother died, her first marriage fell apart, and she became a public figure in a most unpleasant way. She would never again be the confident, trusting young woman who wrote this book, but she learned from her mistakes and (eventually) went on to even greater success and personal happiness. Good for her.
Malojurus
THIS REVIEW IS SPECIFIC TO THIS VERSION. The book I received was not the book that I thought it would be. First, the cover itself looks like it was made on a personal computer, the picture is stretched so its blurry, the main character has a hole in his head which you can tell is not suppose to be there and the authors name which is originally printed at the top is cut off. Perhaps the worst part is the back cover switches between telling two different plot lines, like wtf? The inside is printed like a school book with the print being extra large and all spaced out. I don't wanna read it because I'm picky about my books and I wouldn't be surprised if there were errors throughout the whole book. What a disappointment!!
Malojurus
THIS REVIEW IS SPECIFIC TO THIS VERSION. The book I received was not the book that I thought it would be. First, the cover itself looks like it was made on a personal computer, the picture is stretched so its blurry, the main character has a hole in his head which you can tell is not suppose to be there and the authors name which is originally printed at the top is cut off. Perhaps the worst part is the back cover switches between telling two different plot lines, like wtf? The inside is printed like a school book with the print being extra large and all spaced out. I don't wanna read it because I'm picky about my books and I wouldn't be surprised if there were errors throughout the whole book. What a disappointment!!
Reighbyra
The release of a new film based on Agathe Christie's much lauded mystery was what drove me to read the novel. I recommend the book without reservation. This paperback edition has nice sized type and spacious line spacing. It is also the previously mass-marketed version; on bookshelves now is the current reprint with the cast of the Branagh film on the cover. The story is a quick yet engrossing read. Spoil alert: do yourself a favor and read the novel before seeing any of the filmed versions. Knowing what happens from seeing the film quite diminishes the fun of figuring out the who-done-it along with Poirot. N.B. Of the three films based on Christie's novel (the most recent directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh; the 1974 version starring Albert Finney; and a made for TV production from 2001 with Alfred Molina as Poirot [which I have not seen]), I think the award goes to the Finney. Both Branagh and Finney's films are very good, but Branagh makes some small changes that really didn't make any sense. Besides being more faithful to the book, Finney's performance of the revelation of the murder is more powerful. Still, the greatest pleasure is reading the book.
Reighbyra
The release of a new film based on Agathe Christie's much lauded mystery was what drove me to read the novel. I recommend the book without reservation. This paperback edition has nice sized type and spacious line spacing. It is also the previously mass-marketed version; on bookshelves now is the current reprint with the cast of the Branagh film on the cover. The story is a quick yet engrossing read. Spoil alert: do yourself a favor and read the novel before seeing any of the filmed versions. Knowing what happens from seeing the film quite diminishes the fun of figuring out the who-done-it along with Poirot. N.B. Of the three films based on Christie's novel (the most recent directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh; the 1974 version starring Albert Finney; and a made for TV production from 2001 with Alfred Molina as Poirot [which I have not seen]), I think the award goes to the Finney. Both Branagh and Finney's films are very good, but Branagh makes some small changes that really didn't make any sense. Besides being more faithful to the book, Finney's performance of the revelation of the murder is more powerful. Still, the greatest pleasure is reading the book.
Ce
Agatha Christie at her best! I am an avid Marple & Poirot fan, but I had never gotten around to reading this particular Christie novel. There's a lot of hype around this novel and some say its the best, and I can't find a reason to argue that. Reads very nicely and the ending had me pop up out of bed. I think I paced around my bedroom reading the last few pages.
If you like Christie or are a fan of mystery, you must get this book. I especially like this particular publisher because of the good quality, attention to detail in editing, and that they organize the stories by Poirot, Marple, etc. in the top left corner.
Ce
Agatha Christie at her best! I am an avid Marple & Poirot fan, but I had never gotten around to reading this particular Christie novel. There's a lot of hype around this novel and some say its the best, and I can't find a reason to argue that. Reads very nicely and the ending had me pop up out of bed. I think I paced around my bedroom reading the last few pages.
If you like Christie or are a fan of mystery, you must get this book. I especially like this particular publisher because of the good quality, attention to detail in editing, and that they organize the stories by Poirot, Marple, etc. in the top left corner.