Murder on the Orient Express

By Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express

 4.2 

Murder on the Orient Express

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    Black dog & leventhal publishers

  • PUBLISHED ON

    Sep 1, 2006

  • ISBN

    1579126235 , 9781579126230

  • FORMAT

    Hardcover

  • LANGUAGE

    English

  • NO. OF PAGES

    266

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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

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Quotes from Murder on the Orient Express

Then there are some minor points that strike me as suggestive - for instance, the position of Mrs. Hubbard's sponge bag, the name of Mrs. Armstrong's mother, the detective methods of Mr. Hardman, the suggestion of Mr. MacQueen that Ratchett himself destroyed the charred note we found, Princess Dragomiroff's Christian name, and a grease spot on a Hungarian passport.

If you confront anyone who has lied with the truth, he will usually admit it - often out of sheer surprise. It is only necessary to guess right to produce your effect.

I believe, Messieurs, in loyalty---to one's friends and one's family and one's caste.

But I know human nature, my friend, and I tell you that, suddenly confronted with the possibility of being tried for murder, the most innocent person will lose his head and do the most absurd things.

As you yourself have said, what other explanation can there be?'
Poirot stared straight ahead of him. 'That is what I ask myself,' he said. 'That is what I never cease to ask myself.

I am not one to rely upon the expert procedure. It is the psychology I seek, not the fingerprint or the cigarette ash.

Reviews of Murder on the Orient Express

The draw of this book, as it is with all of Agatha Christie’s whodunits, is the ingenuity of the mystery itself...Agatha Christie has written dozens and dozens of murder mysteries, some better than others, but all brilliant. If that’s your passion, you know where to look.

I really enjoyed this mystery, I actually found myself trying to piece together the mystery and solve it, and although I guessed whodunit, half way through the book, it was still a fun read and one of my favourite Christie mysteries to date...I’d definitely read recommend this Christie book.

It has been a long time since I read a (non-young adult fiction) book in a day, but this novel certainly sucked me in. It was very easy to read and I enjoyed the characters...READ IT. It was a quick enjoyable read and I could definitely see reading more of Christie’s novels, especially one featuring the pop-cultural icon Miss. Marple.

...I always enjoy reading Christie's books but this one's definitely one of the best. You'll be shouting 'no way!' when you find out who did it. Then you'll go back, read it again...If you're looking to start reading Agatha Christie novels, this is a great one to start off with.

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