Book Review of 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)
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Helpful Score: 3


This is a classic murder mystery, and well deserves to be so. I have been reading Agatha Christie recently, and finally got around to reading this one. It is one of her better works, and rightly deserves to be a classic.

Things are not quite right from the very beginning, and lots of clues are around even before the murder occurs. And after it happens, oh the twisted web that abounds. Thirteen passengers, Poirot, the director of the rail line, a doctor, and a dead man snowbound on a train.

The ending is well done, but also quite different than most Poirot mysteries. I can't say anything more, and it is wrapped up, but sometimes, even Poirot's skill must go unheralded by the outside world. :)