Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Series)

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Series)

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Ecpress in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of year, but by the morning there was one passenger fewer. An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside...Red herrings galore are put in the path of Hercule Poirot to try to keep him off…  See more details below

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Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Ecpress in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of year, but by the morning there was one passenger fewer. An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside...Red herrings galore are put in the path of Hercule Poirot to try to keep him off the scent, but in adramtic denouement he succeeds in coming up with not one but two solutions to the crime.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
These are the initial eight volumes in what will grow to 24 over two years in Black Dog's new "Agatha Christie Collection." The books are all decent-quality hardcovers for a bargain price. If you're regularly replacing your Christies, gives these more durable editions a try. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
New York Herald Tribune
“Nothing short of swell. [Christie] is probably the best suspicion scatterer and diverter in the business.”
Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Need it be said—the little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs Christie makes an improbable tale very real, and keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end.”
Chicago Daily Tribune
“[Moves] smoothly and entertainingly to its surprise conclusion.”
New York Times
“What more…can a mystery addict desire?”
Dorothy L. Sayers
“A brilliantly ingenious story.”
Lawrence Block
“It’s tempting to say that Agatha Christie is a genius and let it go at that, but the world’s had plenty of geniuses. Agatha Christie is something special.”
Time Magazines Literary Supplement (London)
"Need it be said—the little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs Christie makes an improbable tale very real, and keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602830431
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
07/24/2007
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Edition description:
Abridged Edition
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

What People are saying about this

Lawrence Block
“It’s tempting to say that Agatha Christie is a genius and let it go at that, but the world’s had plenty of geniuses. Agatha Christie is something special.”
Dorothy L. Sayers
“A brilliantly ingenious story.”

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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