Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Christie, Agatha "Murder on the Orient Express"

Christie, Agatha "Murder on the Orient Express" (Hercule Poirot #10) - 1934

Who hasn't watched "Murder on the Orient Express"? I know I have watched it about a hundred times. First with Albert Finney as Monsieur Poirot, then Alfred Molina, then THE Hercule Poirot, David Suchet, and last but definitely not least, the great Kenneth Branagh.

So, I thought it was about time that I read the book. All those films I watched are all slightly different and I always wondered which one was closest to the book. Well, they all left something out or changed who said what or even who was who. But they are all close to the book. Agatha Christie had a huge imagination and this novel shows us again how wonderful her stories are.

From the back cover:

"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. One of his fellow passengers is the murderer.

Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again …"


  1. I've seen one of the older movie versions of this mystery, but I actually read the book first. I like this Agatha Christie, but then I am a fan of Hercule Poirot. :)

    1. We love all of the Agatha Christie adaptations, as often with movies or tv series, you can see several sides of the story. I have only just started reading her books but I have seen almost every adaptation that is available. LOL

      And yes, I also love Hercule, such a great character.

  2. Despite Dame Agatha Christie being the author of one of my all-time favorite books (and Then There Were None), I have not even read her entire collection. I can't remember if I told you, but Eleanor and I are reading a series right now called Aggie Morton, and it is an imagining of Christie's childhood, and the mysteries she and her good friend Hector solve - he's from Belgium. It is absolutely so much fun and I think I would read it even if Eleanor was not interested.

    1. I think you mentioned the books. I think I might like this. Thanks for that, Sarah.