Review | Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10) by Agatha Christie

“All around us are people, of all classes, of all nationalities, of all ages. For three days these people, these strangers to one another, are brought together. They sleep and eat under one roof, they cannot get away from each other. At the end of three days they part, they go their several ways, never, perhaps, to see each other again.” 4.25/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: red silk kimonos, smoking pipes, bunk beds, secrets, broken clocks, snow storms, buttons and open windows.

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer—in case he or she decides to strike again.

My third Agatha Christie book, and it did not disappoint! 

This murder mystery novel follows a crime investigation by the famous detective Hercule Poirot. The murder happened during a train trip while the train was not moving due to a snow storm, and it was Poirot’s job to discover who the murder was amonst the first class passengers. To be honest, I never watched the movie made about this novel so I had no idea of what the story was like, but I was very impressed when I read this.

The setting was incredible. I really liked the idea of a crime happening on a train, while a snow storm is going on. It added a cool, mysterious atmosphere to the story and you know for sure someone travelling was responsible for the murder.

I personally don’t read a lot of murder mysteries in general, but Agatha Christie’s books are probably my favorite within this genre. It was also my first Hercule Poirot book! I heard great things about him and I know he is Agatha Christie’s most popular main character – now I understand why and I became a fan too! 

The mystery was really good, and the story is very original and very well put together. The end and the final explanation was a complete surprise for me, but I was satisfied with how everything came together! I know this is fiction and of course some things were a bit far fetched, but I really think this was very well written.

For a murder mystery, it very smart and well made. I need to check out the movie, I’m very curious to see how the story is portrayed! It really is a very entertaining story, definitely recommend it.


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