Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery
Published: 1934
Personal Rating: 4.25/5
Yearly Count: 59

Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective, is called back home from a holiday, so he makes arrangements to take the Orient Express. During the trip, an American man is brutally murdered. Poirot takes the case.

This was my first introduction to Hercule Poirot and I liked him. The investigation was played out right before my eyes, but he was always way ahead of me. He gathered all the clues there were to gather, then he didn't rely just on the facts alone. He developed reasonable guesses and tested those guesses out on the suspects. Eventually, he arrived at not just one answer, but two.


  1. Anonymous11:56 PM

    I love the fact that you are just beginning to discover Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. What fun! This is one of my favorite Hercule Poirot mysteries. Even though it wasn't based on the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, it made me want to read about that too.

  2. I just discovered Agatha Christie books recently too. I liked this one a lot too and if you are in the mood for another Poirot mystery, I recommend The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

  3. Kay ~ I love it, too! I read somewhere reputable that it was based on the Lindbergh baby and the real Orient Express getting snowed in. Hmmm...

    Iliana ~ Thank you! I think someone else highly recommended that one as well. Woo Hoo! :)


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