Murder on the Orient Express - Poirot (Paperback)Agatha Christie (author)
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Now a major new film adaptation, directed by Kenneth Branagh with a star-studded cast.
“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”
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.
Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
The reigning queen of crime, Agatha Christie’s life took her from her home in the Devon countryside to Cairo, Australia and, of course, a journey on the Orient Express. She created two of the most famous detectives in literature, the moustached Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot and the deceptively genteel village investigator Miss Marple, as well as creating the longest running stage play The Mousetrap.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
"Need it be said - the little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs Christie makes an improbable tale very real, and keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end." Times Literary Supplement
"A brilliantly ingenious story." Dorothy L. Sayers, Daily Herald
"Ingenuity at its height ... the idea is utterly novel, the setting a model of realism, and the characters a versatile, attractive crew." Woman's Journal
"A piece of classic workmanship .. exquisite and wholly satisfying." News Chronicle
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