My rating: 4 stars
Famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, thought he was going on vacation when he receives a message calling him back to England to work on a case. He is able to catch the Orient Express, where he comes across a wide variety of people, one of whom is killed the second night. Caught in a snowstorm, it is up to Poirot to discover the murderer.
How does one go about reviewing a book by such a well loved author as Agatha Christie? Especially one of the most well known books of her career? Well, as honestly as I can. I was first introduced to Agatha Christie through the Marple television show, then the play Mousetrap while I was in London, and then I finally started reading her books through a roommate of mine and they were all Poirot novels, so I do have a love for that particular Belgian detective. That being said, Murder on the Orient Express falls behind Death on the Nile for me.
There were great twists in the story, and I was with some of the other characters thinking it seemed a bit too coincidental until Poirot gave the whole story. Poirot is in fine form in this novel and the other characters interact with him in an interesting way. I just found that Poirot reached the solution a little too conveniently. But for mystery lovers, it's a good story with an interesting ending.
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