Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

One of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries, Murder on the Orient Express was inspired by two real-life crimes and the author’s own experience being stranded on the Orient Express during Christmas of 1931. While traveling to Paris, a wealthy American is stabbed to death in his cabin on the Orient Express. With the train stuck in a snowdrift, there is no easy escape for the killer. Fortunately, detective Hercule Poirot is aboard and launches a clever investigation into the curious assortment of passengers, of whom each seems to have a motive.

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By Emily May (The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · May 13, 2011

When all the other little girls wanted to be princesses - do you know what I wanted to be? And no, it wasn't a vampire, either... it was...


The fact that I actually took the time to edit my face into that picture should tell you something about a) my Poirot love, and b)... ...more
By Nandakishore (Abu Dhabi, 03, The United Arab Emirates) · ★★★★★ · October 06, 2012
I do not like to write reviews of whodunits: you can't do justice to the analysis without explaining what happened in detail, but then it spoils the story for whoever has not read it. So, for those mystery lovers who have not read The Murder on the Orient Express so far, I will post a single line... ...more
By Joel (The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · November 25, 2014
Oh woww I was not expecting that ending at all! Christie ya got me again you ol' trickster ...more
By Tadiana (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · January 15, 2015
If you're on a train (or boat, or island), planning to commit a nice, unsolvable murder, and you find out Hercule Poirot is one of the guests . . . Just change your plans. That is all.


I'd like to know if anyone has ever solved this particular murder mystery. It's mind-boggling, and deservedly one... ...more
By Laura (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · August 12, 2011
Well, after many years I have finally read an Agatha Christie mystery. My overly persuasive husband prodded me into reading it because he thought that since I was a mystery lover I had to read one of the most prolific mystery writers of all time. I read it in two days. It is a very easy read that... ...more
By mark (San Francisco, CA) · ★★★★☆ · December 08, 2010
Choose Your Own Adventure!

You are Mr. Ratchett. Or are you? Fame is not something you crave; comfortable retreat is your desired goal. You do not have a nice face and foreigners appear to hold that against you. In fact, all the passengers on this express ride through Europe seem to find displeasu... ...more
By Amanda (The United States) · ★★★★★ · October 31, 2008
Ok. So now I know for myself why Agatha Christie is such a successful author - she's dang good, that's why! This book was nothing short of brilliant and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery. Her main character, "Poirot", is such a wonderful example of the little man with the bi... ...more
By Henry (San Diego, CA, The United States Minor Outlying Islands) · ★★★☆☆ · September 07, 2013
The train chugs down the tract line, westward.In the cold winter's night.Over a country that no longer exists.From Istanbul,Turkey.To Calais,France.Then across the English Channel,by boat.A long,tedious, three day trip. For Hercule Poirot.Just having successfully wrapped up a case. In Syria.He's... ...more
By Werner (Bluefield, VA) · ★★★★★ · February 13, 2013
Agatha Christie is justly regarded as the grande dame of the traditional Anglo-American mystery in the period between the World Wars. Both fans and critics of writings in this genre from that time agree that, on the whole, whatever their merits, these novels usually do tend to follow a rather pre... ...more
By Fahima (Saudi Arabia) · ★★★★☆ · February 01, 2011
من أجمل روايات أغاثا وأكثرها شهرة.
قرائتي لها قديمة جداً لكني أذكر إشاراتٍ في مستهل الرواية لأجواءِ أسطنبول. أجدُ في العديدِ من روايات أغاثا مادةً ثريةً للدراسات الاستشراقية والمابعد كولونياليّة. ...more