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The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot Series)

The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot Series)

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks.

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. Robbery and brutal murder aboard a luxury transport ensnares Poirot in The Mystery of the Blue Train.

Editorial Reviews

Peter Lovesey
“No one is better at misdirection than Agatha Christie. She dangles the key to the mystery in front of you and you still don’t see it.”
Sunday Express (London)
“The Empress of the crime novel.”
A truly honorable thriller in the classic tradition.
Times Literary Supplement
Masterly.
New York Herald Tribune
A truly honorable thriller in the classic tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062073976
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
91,539
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

Peter Lovesey
“No one is better at misdirection than Agatha Christie. She dangles the key to the mystery in front of you and you still don’t see it.”

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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The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
actorsaudio More than 1 year ago
Somehow, I never came accross a copy of "The Mystery of the Blue Train". I'm glad my local Barnes & Noble had it in stock. This mystery is every bit as exciting as "Murder on the Orient Express". In some ways, I thought this train ride was more exotic because it went to the French Riviera, Cannes, and Lyons. It gave a fascinating account of the lives of the ultra wealthy in the late 1920's. It is about an American Heiress who marries English Royalty for all the wrong reasons. Her husband has a French Mistress who is also a reknowned dancer. The Heiress' father is an American Tycoon who wants to end her marraige. There is a lot of international intrigue in this murder, and, in a way, it is a little like a James Bond in that the men wear tuxedoes and the women are all glamourous, wealthy, and not to be trusted. Poirot is at home with these people, and while he is not James Bond, he has a flirtation with a woman that seems to be sincere! Agatha Christie was a very wealthy woman and frequently took trips like this to the most stylish of resorts, so her descriptions of the characters have details that capture an era long gone. The reader gets the sense that she saw these people, their habits, and behaviors and then put them on The Blue Train herself and created a plot that amused her. This is a good book. If you like Agatha Christie, this is among her best!
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Bretton More than 1 year ago
This is a Christie mystery for someone who is already a fan. While it is not at the top of my list, it is one I have reread and found it more enjoyable with each reading. Several of Christie's favorite devices are there and move the mystery along. The characters are well drawn. Of course our beloved Poirot uses his little grey cells and voila, mystery solved.
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
As always Hercule Poirot always gets his man or woman. He does at times act a little stumped or confused but this is a very shrewd move on his part. He tries to put the people at ease so they feel as though they are safe. It has a new twist at every turn, if you think you know who the culprit is, do not make any bets on it. Not as good as others I have read but none the less it was well written.
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