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

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)

"The murderer is with us - on the train now..."Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer amongst a dozen of the dead man's...

Details Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)

TitleMurder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
Release DateJun 4th, 2007
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages274 pages
GenreMystery, Classics, Fiction, Crime

Reviews Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)

  • Zoë
    This was my first Agatha Christie novel and it definitely did not disappoint! I was not expecting that ending, which is obviously a good thing in a murder mystery story, but I am proud of myself for picking up on some other clues. I am so impressed by how she was able to weave this intricate of a story in only 200 pages and I can't wait to pick up another one of her novels in the future!
  • Emily May
    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...HERCULE POIROT'S SIDEKICK!!!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) the kind of hopelessly boring day I have suffered through :D
  • Mohammed Arabey
    *للقطارات سحر غامض تحدي الزمن*دائما يلهب خيال المبدعين، والت ديزني رسم ميكي ماوس لأول مرة في القطار...جي كي رولينج فكرت في ملحمتها هاري بوتر اثناء ركوبها القطاراجاثا كريستي استلهمت رائعتها جريمة قطار الشرق السريع في رحلة لها علي متن ذلك القطار المه...
  • Lola Reviewer
    Sacrée Agatha Christie!She was pretty darn amazing.I must say I never read and so much liked a book with such a boring constant setting. I mean a train? Come on, how exciting can that get? … Apparently, though, it is a great setting for mystery cases! I just now remember watching ‘‘The Tourist’’ with Angelina Jolie, and wasn’t the scene in the train the one that was going to have in impact on everything to come? Yes, it was! Trains a...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    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 of Agatha Christie's better-known books.
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    Wahoo! I'm finally going to read a Poirot book! I have the complete blu-ray box set and love this series so much! And now I get start on one of the books! =) ♥The wonderful Hercule Poirot can not ever go on any holidays without someone being murdered. But, never-the-less he will figure it out. And a murder has taken place upon the Orient Express. The man murdered in named Ratchett, but we find out later on in the story this is an alias. Poirot ...
  • Anne
    If you've never read one of her books, this one sums up the Agatha Christie experience quite nicely.As in: You will never solve her mysteries.Don't bother trying, because it will only infuriate you when you find out that the answer to the whodunnit is something far-fetched & entirely unbelievable.Roll with it, I say! Just trust that the little Belgian detective will eventually make everything all right, and settle in for a cute (albeit old-timey)...
  • Rinda Elwakil
    قاعدة ما قبل قراءة الروايات البوليسية رقم ١ :لا تقرأ الريفيوهات لا تقرأ الريفيوهاتلا تقرأ الريفيوهات و إلا ستندم -_-
  • Nandakishore Varma
    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 review: Go and read it! This one rocks! What are you waiting for?Now, the review for fellow mystery and Christie lovers who have read the book(or like m...
  • Jacob
    April 2012Earth, 1930-something: The Doctor is enjoying a quiet train ride across Europe after an exciting adventure in Constantinople (involving a staring contest between a Dalek and a Weeping Angel) when a fellow passenger is murdered. With the train stopped by heavy snows, and the TARDIS nowhere in sight, the Doctor must use all his timey-wimey cunning to solve...THE MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS! And stop the universe from blowing up, again.Oh...
  • Sean Gibson
    All right, someone needs to tell this Janie-come-lately hack Agatha Christie to stop cribbing a page from the Snakes on a Plane handbook with her titles. Who does she think she is, infringing on the territory of the redoubtable Samuel L. Jackson? Good luck having a future in this business, lady, with those kinds of backdoor shenanigans.*There’s no way this stakes**-on-a-train whodunit is going to register as more than a blip on the mystery-read...
  • Brina
    I by rule of thumb will not give a mystery 5 stars so this one gets a 4.5 because Hercule Poirot's Murder on the Orient Express by the grand dame of mysteries Agatha Christie is no ordinary mystery. I read this back in high school and decided to pick it up when I saw "read a book you read in high school" on my public library's reading challenge this year. I have enjoyed Poirot pretty much since I was old enough to read on my own. Christie goes de...
  • Mohammed Ali
    هذه السيدة عبقرية بكل تأكيد :)
  • Nikoleta
    Όταν έφτασα στην 50 σελίδα του «Εξπρές Οριάν» συνειδητοποίησα ότι είχα λύσει το αίνιγμα του εγκλήματος. Σκέφτηκα ότι μετά από τόσα βιβλία της Αγκάθα είχα μάθει πως λειτουργεί το μυαλό της και δυστυχώς κάπου σε εκείνο το σημείο, είχε κλείσει ο κύκλ...
  • James
    5 stars to Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. I chose to read this Christie spectacular after finishing "And There Were None." She's such a treasure - never disappoints.A train. A murder. Multiple suspects. Nearly an alibi for everyone. But wait, there's a motive for everyone. How did this seemingly impossible murder occur? Hercule Poirot knows.Well, I'm glad he did because I was stumped! But with good reason as this plot twist will ...
  • Nayra.Hassan
    من الصعب حقا ان تقرأ رواية بوليسية ممتازة لمرتين
  • Carol
    HA! Now I know why MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is depicted as one of Agatha Christie's best.......The dandified Detective Hercule Poirot (and his curlicue mustache) just happened to be traveling on a three day journey across Europe on the resplendent Orient Express when the train is detained by a snowdrift; and all seems well otherwise, that is, until morning when millionaire Samuel Rachett is found dead as a doornail in his compartment with mul...
  • Jason Koivu
    Misery loves company. Now that I know who dunnit I'm not going to tell you, but rather let you suffer through the torment of not knowing, the embarrassment of thinking your guess must be correct only to find you are WRONG! You are wrong because Poirot and the woman who created him are both smarter than you. Suck it, that's just the way it is. It's a truth as true in 1934 as it is today. Christie is synonymous with clever. Her plot constructions w...
  • mark monday
    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 displeasure in looking at what you consider to be a rather dignified and intelligent face. It is mystifying! Why all the cold shoulders? Why all the quickly avert...
  • Raghad
    What I can say is that this novel of the greatest works of Agatha ChristieThe Killer deserved to die like this. He deserved to take a stab of every person who was on the train
  • Jennifer
    So, this book just chugs along with twists, turns...always keeping you guessing even after you have drawn your own conclusion and then BAM!!!! An ending I didn't even consider. This woman was a freakin' genius! So glad I never watched any of the adaptations and ruined the surprise. Murder on the Orient Express is my second Agatha Christie novel to date and I have many, many to go. Looking forward to it :)My favorite quote:“The body—the cage...
  • Laura
    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 carries the reader effortlessly into each chapter and section. The characters are somewhat intriguing and from varied international backgrounds which de...
  • Richard Derus
    Rating: 5* of five, mostly for the Agatha Christie's Poirot adaptationThe Publisher Says: Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. A passenger lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.My Review: Well, that was a concise-to-the-point-of-terseness summary. ...
  • Amanda
    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 big brain. No one expects him to be so amazingly brilliant at figuring out these myteries but he does because he uses psychology and imagination. This book...
  • Kelly
    Review first posted on my blog Shoulda Coulda Woulda BooksTime on to-read: Oh, foreverReason for not picking up: I kind of felt like I'd picked it up in bits and pieces by cultural osmosis already. Kind of like even if you've never read Hamlet you know that there's a prince who can't make a decision, a reason to make Oedipal jokes, and a pile of bodies at the end, you know?Reason for finally picking up: I found it during a bookshelf rearrangement...
  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    “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.”I've heard a lot about this story from Christie followers, telling me how good it is and how it rates a favorite for many. While it didn't steal the #1 spot for me from And Then There Were None and Death on the Nile, it maneuvered its way into #...
  • Mel
    Something about this book surpassed And Then There Were None as my favourite Agatha Christie book so far. Maybe it was the setting, or the brilliant mystery, or the epic conclusion to the mystery, or honestly maybe the fact that FOR ONCE I guessed the mystery right. Something about this just did it for me and made it really that much better. I will say, the very very last page of the book, something bothered me. There's a decision that's made abo...
  • Henry Avila
    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 summoned to another.No vacation, for the tired man.London calls and he goes.The little Belgian detective.Is much in demand. Becoming rich and famous. Sol...
  • Fred Shaw
    "Murder On The Orient Express" is a masterful story. What an amusing series of events, characters and setting, and of course the amazing French detective par excellence, M. Hercules Poirot, will not be outdone. Agatha Christie is rightfully so, the most published author of all time. Patterson, Steele and other mass producers of fiction, eat your heart out. There were times when Poirot was so irritating, so logical, meticulous, brilliant, that in ...
  • Kostas Papadatos
    Το -Έγκλημα στο Εξπρές Οριάν- είναι το πρώτο βιβλίο από Agatha Christie που διαβάζω και πραγματικά εντυπωσιάστηκα απο την αριστοτεχνικά δομημένη πλοκή και την αφηγηματική στιβαρότητα (χωρίς κενά) που κρατά αμείωτο το ενδιαφέρον του αναγνώστη. Το μοτίβο ...