The Mystery of the Blue Train: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

The Mystery of the Blue Train: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

Bound for the Riviera, detective Hercule Poirot has boarded Le Train Bleu, an elegant, leisurely means of travel, free of intrigue. Then he meets Ruth Kettering. The American heiress—bailing out of a doomed marriage—is en route to reconcile with her former lover. But by morning, her private affairs are made public when she is found murdered in her

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Bound for the Riviera, detective Hercule Poirot has boarded Le Train Bleu, an elegant, leisurely means of travel, free of intrigue. Then he meets Ruth Kettering. The American heiress—bailing out of a doomed marriage—is en route to reconcile with her former lover. But by morning, her private affairs are made public when she is found murdered in her luxury compartment. The rumour of a strange man loitering in the victim's shadow is all Poirot has to go on. Until Mrs. Kettering's secret life begins to unfold...

Editorial Reviews

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:
9781579126957
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/30/2007
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920). She achieved wide popularity with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades. Twenty-four of Christie's best whodunits are now available from Black Dog & Leventhal as part of their bestselling hardcover Agatha Christie Collection.

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: A Hercule Poirot Mystery 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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The Mystery of the Blue Train has all the necessary characteristics to be a wonderful and enthralling mystery with it's exotic locations and characters. However, there are two absolutely major flaws which actually make it impossible for the reader to logically establish the murderer. Firstly, Poirot's psychological analysis of the murderer in the middle of the book is the exact opposite to his analysis at the end. Secondly, Poirot's extraordinary inability to visually connect two major characters shatters credibility. The real Poirot does not make mistakes such as these. I have read most of Christie's crime novels and thoroughly enjoy the large majority, but this should never have been allowed for publication unless some major redrafting had occurred.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm currently reading all the Hercule Poirot mysteries in sequence. The Mystery of the Blue Train is very entertaining, and enjoyable. Very interesting solution. You have to be very good in order to figure this one out.