27/09/2001

Murder on the Orient Express (by Agatha Christie)

Time for yet another Agatha Christie crime novel, and this time I decided to read one of her best-known classics.

'Murder on the Orient Express' features, obviously, a journey on the famous train going through the Orient. An unpleasant man is murdered in a carriage overnight. There are twelve people who could possibly have committed the murder.

Hercule Poirot investigates each suspect, all of whom have surprisingly good alibis. Eventually he discovers the surprising (and slightly unlikely) truth.

I'm unlikely to forget the ending of this story, but will no doubt read it again one day so as to see if I can pick up on clues scattered liberally through the book.

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