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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

18 May

Title: Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Piorot Mystery #9)

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper 1934

Genre: Mystery

Pages: 336

Rating:   5 / 5 stars

Reading Challenges:  Mixing it Up — Mystery; Support Your Local Library; Semi-Charmed — Always wanted to read

How I Got It: Library loan

Famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot must sift through clues–some real and some planted–to find a murderer aboard a crowded train speeding through the snowy European landscape.
This is one of those books that I have always wanted to read, yet somehow never got around to it.  I finally snatched it off of the library racks and took it home.  A classic mystery that had me guessing until the very end.  Loved it!  The characters are colorful.  The setting is inspired.  The clues are given but not completely obvious.    Now I understand why this is such a classic.  It has everything you want for in a  great mystery.  I just can’t believe it took me this long to get around to it.
Hercule Poirot

  1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
  2. The Murder on the Links (1923)
  3. Poirot Investigates (1924)
  4. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
  5. The Big Four (1927)
  6. The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
  7. Peril at End House (1932)
  8. Lord Edgware Dies (or Thirteen at Dinner) (1933)
  9. Murder on the Orient Express (or Murder in the Calais Coach) (1934)
  10. Three Act Tragedy (Murder in Three Acts) (1934)
  11. Death in the Clouds (Death in the Air) (1935)
  12. The ABC Murders (1936)
  13. Cards on the Table (1936)
  14. Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
  15. Death on the Nile (1937)
  16. Dumb Witness (Poirot Loses a Client) (1937)
  17. Murder in the Mews (Dead Man’s Mirror) (1937)
  18. Appointment with Death (1938)
  19. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (A Holiday for Murder) (1938)
  20. Sad Cypress (1940)
  21. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (An Overdose of Death) (1940)
  22. Evil Under the Sun (1941)
  23. Five Little Pigs (Murder in Retrospect) (1942)
  24. The Hollow (Murder After Hours) (1946)
  25. The Labours of Hercules (1947)
  26. Taken at the Flood (There is a Tide) (1948)
  27. Mrs McGinty’s Dead (Blood Will Tell) (1952)
  28. After the Funeral (Funerals are Fatal) (1953)
  29. Hickory Dickory Dock (1955)
  30. Dead Man’s Folly (1956)
  31. Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
  32. The Clocks (1963)
  33. Third Girl (1966)
  34. Hallowe’en Party (1969)
  35. Elephants Can Remember (1972)
  36. Poirot’s Early Cases (1974)
  37. Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case (1975)
  
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