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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. H... more »e was startled by a loud groan which seemed to come from the next compartment. Footsteps sounded in the corridor, and there was a tap on a door. 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. Since the snow outside was unbroken, the murderer was still on the train...
Thus begins one of the incomparable Christie's most memorable suspense masterpieces - a mystery baffler considered by many connoisseurs to be her finest. Mistress of the surprise ending, the "Queen of Crime" has never offered a more astonishing (and, as always, completely logical) solution to a murder puzzle.
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