Review: Murder On the Orient Express

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Title: Murder on the Orient Express
Author: Agatha Christie
Published: 1934
Page Count: 265
Rating: 3/5

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Murder on the Orient Express is the story of just that. Right after midnight, the train comes to a complete stop due to the snow and by morning Mr. Ratchett is found dead in his room. Detective Hercule Poirot is also on board and takes to trying to solve the case by questioning the twelve people on the train.

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This book is fairly short and still it took me a little longer to read. I thought it was okay. My prediction of the ending ended up being right and it took away from me being wowed at the end because I knew what was coming. I don’t read a lot of crime mysteries so I don’t usually guess the ending of these types of books. But this one was pretty predictable. I will say though that Hercule Poirot is a pretty amazing detective. He didn’t have a lot of clues and yet he still figured out who the murderer was. If I was in his shoes, I don’t think I could have done it.

This was my first Agatha Christie book and while I didn’t find it to be great, I still enjoyed it. The writing was good and the story was engaging, I just wish I had been a little more surprised by the ending. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of crime mysteries or someone who is wanting to pick a crime mystery up for the first time.

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9 thoughts on “Review: Murder On the Orient Express

  1. I really need to read this since I am woefully under- read in the Agatha Christie department! And this being one of her more well known works makes me want to read it all the more! I did try one of her other books and was kinda bored, so I’ve been holding off on reading any more, but I would like to give this a try. Nice review!

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