Murder on the Orient Express

Description –

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 views-

This is the ultimate locked room mystery. All the suspects are contained in one carriage. It is easy to forget that the rest of the train is full of passengers. Each character is different, with their own foibles and reasons for travelling, and perhaps with their own secrets to hide.


The plot has been crafted so well, the mystery hidden till the last few pages.
And it was such a cosy read for me.The writing style is very easy to follow. Even with a myriad number of characters, it won’t be difficult for a reader to get on with the story.
Of course, as the title depicts there was a murder during the train journey and the whole plot revolves around solving the mystery of who the murderer would be.


I really enjoyed this one.And even if this book is a part of the Poirot series, like me you can start with any of the book in the series. Overall, the book was incredibly well plotted, and left you admiring the writer’s skill in showing how clever her detective was to uncover the mystery. I really enjoyed the surprising twist at the end too.

There is something throughly enjoyable about Agatha Christie’s novels, and that special something is found in abundance in  Murder on the Orient Express. A perfect book to curl up with and get lost in.

Recommend it for all !

Have you read it ? What are your thoughts ?

4 thoughts on “Murder on the Orient Express”

  1. Wow! Your review encourages me to watch the movie….I may not have the patience to withhold so much of excitement while reading..do you think book will be better to read than watch the movie and feel the thrill?

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    1. You do not mess with the ending of Murder on the Orient Express, since the ending, and the careful way in which Christie reveals it, are what make the novel so great.In the movie there are a few changes and Poirot is also something of an action hero. I preferred the book more !

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