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Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, Bk 9) (aka Murder in the Calais Coach)
Murder on the Orient Express - Hercule Poirot, Bk 9 - aka Murder in the Calais Coach Author:Agatha Christie Thundering along on its three day journey across Europe, the famous Orient Express suddenly came to a stop in the night. Snowdrifts blocked the line. Surrounded by the silent Balkan Hills, the passengers slept on unheeding. — But Hercule Poirot had not slept well. He awoke in the small hours, wondering at the silence and immobility of the train. ... more »He was startled by a loud groan whih seemed to come for the next compartment.
Then someone said, "It was nothing, a mistake." Poirot heard no more, and after a while dozed off uneasily.
But in the morning the man in the next compartment lay dead -- stabbed, viciously and frenziedly, over and over again. And since the snow outside was unbroken, the murderer was still on the train....
Also published as Murder in the Calais Coach« less