Happy Monday, Savvy Readers! This weekend was a cold and rainy one, so I spent my time curled up on the couch with a pile of books.
In preparation for the new movie adaptation out this week, I read the enthralling Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express. This whodunnit murder mystery is one of the best in its genre. It’s a classic for a reason. Read on to find out why…
On his way back from solving a case in Syria, private detective Hercule Poirot boards the Simplon-Orient Express bound for London.
On board the train are a wide array of characters, including the peculiar Mr. Ratchett. During the night, the train is forced to a stop because of heavy snow. Poirot is wakened by a strange cry, and in the morning, he discovers that Ratchett has been murdered.
Although the window to the coach was wide open, Poirot realizes that it is all a ruse – the murderer is still on the train! With the train stranded in the mountains with no escape, the French detective must interview all the passengers to find the culprit before they can strike again.
Passengers aboard the Orient Express include a princess, a governess, a colonel, a salesman, and a count. Poirot interrogates them all to get the answers he needs. With so many clues and red herrings, Poirot must sift through the evidence to find the killer still lurking on board.
Murder on the Orient Express is a book you won’t be able to put down, as you race through the pages to find out who killed Ratchett. Hercule Poirot is charming and sharp, and he pulls you along for the ride. I love a good murder mystery, and I pride myself in being able to guess the ending. This time? I didn’t see it coming. Murder on the Orient Express is a brilliant novel with all the twists and turns you could possible need.
The star-studded film comes out November 10th, and I can’t wait to see if it holds up to the novel! Check out the trailer below:
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