Review on Murder On The Orient Express

The impossible could not have happened therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances

Murder On The Orient Express, Agatha Christie

Novel: Murder On The Orient Express

Published in: 1974

Genre: Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie


After travelling to Istanbul through Taurus Express the detective, Hercule Poirot stays in a hotel where he gets a telegram to return to London. On his stay in Tokatlian Hotel the detective spots a gentleman named Samuel Ratchett with his secretary Hector MC Queen whom the detective finds to be mysterious. When the detective obtains a second-class berth in the Orient Express to travel to London, Poirot finds Mary Debenham (A governess) and Colonel John Arbuthnot whom he met in Taurus Express. Samuel Ratchett, the gentleman in the hotel recognizes, Poirot and asks for his protection as he was receiving threats. The detective refuses to help Ratchett on his mysterious nature. Early in the morning, the next day, the detective awakes to a cry from Ratchett’s room. Hercule Poirot gets informed by Bouc (The detective’s friend) of the murder of Ratchett. Grab a copy of Murder On The Orient Express to find out how the famous detective Poirot solves the mystery of the murder in the train.


As the author Agatha Christie is known as the Queen of Mysteries, she proves it with the mystery novel, Murder On The Orient Express. Hercule Poirot being the famous detective shows his intelligence by not jumping into an early conclusion, clever plan and thinking. Hercule Poirot would remind you of Sherlock Holmes by his actions and the way he solves mysteries. Bouc, the friend of the detective Poirot would be similar to Watson who helps Sherlock Holmes in the mystery cases.

The murder which occurs on the Orient Express along with the evidences and twists are what makes the story interesting. The author would direct the readers in to such a confusion that they would start to suspect on each and every passengers who travelled in the Orient Express including the workers in the train and the person who is murdered himself. The readers would not ever go out of attention of the chapters or pages while reading as the plot is very engrossing. The readers would look out to reach the end soon and return to the novel just as they close the book for a break. It is at the end of the novel where the readers would sit stun. The book is highly recommended if you are a mystery reader.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

About the author:

Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

The author known as the Queen of Mystery is one of the top selling authors in the book world. Agatha Christer is a mystery writer and was educated at home by her mother. The author was an avid reader from a very young age and took up nursing during World War 1 before she took her profession as a writer. She has written many successful novels and her first published book was The Mysterious Affair At Styles which was published on 1920. Murder On The Orient Express was published on 1974 and was adapted into a film on 1974.

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