Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Review | Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie


Murder on the Orient Express
by Agatha Christie
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on October 10, 2017 (first edition published in 1934)
Genres: Fiction,  Mystery,  Thriller,  Suspense
Pages: 265
Series: Hercule Poirot - book 10
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought at Indigo

Summary from Goodreads: 
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

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Review:

Captivating, intriguing, and my gosh a book you need to pick up immediately.

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! What happened on this train! I am completely at a loss for words to describe how I feel right now. The suspense, the mystery, just everything in this intricately woven story was absolutely amazing to read. With a great setting for a mystery novel, a train filed with strangers, and a premise that promises murder and intrigue, how can anyone not be excited when reading this book? 

This is the first book I have read by Agatha Christie, and I can tell you right now that this will not be the last. I ultimately chose to start book 10, Murder on the Orient Express, because (1) the movie is currently out in theatres and I definitely want to watch it, and (2) I always wonder why this book is so popular and what drives people to read it. I can say now that I definitely understand the hype. 

From beginning to end, this book takes you on a journey to find out who was the killer and what their motive was behind the murder. You have never read a mystery book like this one. I mean at one point, I was beginning to suspect who the murderer was, how it happened, etc., when everything was suddenly flipped upside-down and I was presented with another conclusion/solution. Agatha Christie brought Mr. Poirot's intelligence to a whole other level by having him unravel this case. A rich man stabbed to death twelve times in his compartment, with no signs of struggle present and no way for the murder to exit, had me going crazy wanting to read this book and try to solve it. 

This is definitely a book I recommend you pick up and read immediately. Seriously, don't hesitate to pick up this immensely captivating book. Especially if you enjoy reading mystery, thriller, or suspense genres. 



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About The Author:

Born in Torquay in 1890, Agatha Christie became, and remains, the best-selling novelist of all time. 
She is best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, as well as the world's longest-running play - The Mousetrap. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation. 


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