30 December 2017 Susannah

Companion Guide – Agatha Christie & ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Agatha Christie & Murder on the Orient Express

Bring together a luxury train, a snowy landscape outside, a corpse on board, a group of suspects trapped in a confined space, and a funny little Belgian man with an egg-shaped head … and the scene is set for one of Agatha Christie’s most famous novels, and one for which she had a particular fondness. Murder on the Orient Express was first published in 1934, at a cost of seven shillings and sixpence per copy, and it has never been out of print since.

I love reading good murder mysteries. I love the sense of closure when the criminal is found out and brought to justice, I enjoy being part of the chase, I love the puzzle and knowing that I should try and pick up clues as I read. And of course, Agatha Christie is probably the most famous writer of mysteries of all time. Come with me on a literary exploration of one of her classic novels.

Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express Monograph


Click here to purchase Susannah Fullerton’s Readers Guide to Agatha Christie and Murder on the Orient Express


Here are some convenient links for Agatha Christie and Murder on the Orient Express.

  Susannah Fullerton: HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Agatha Christie

  Agatha Christie

  Poirot – Murder on the Orient Express, (2010) David Suchet as Hercule Poirot in a movie-length episode of the television series Agatha Christie’s Poirot co-produced by ITV Studios and WGBH-TV, adapted for the screen by Stewart Harcourt.

  Perspectives on the Mystery of Agatha Christie with David Suchet, (2013), ITV

   Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
   Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, narrated by Dan Stevens
   Murder on the Orient Express 1974 MOVIE ADAPTATION on DVD, by Agatha Christie
   Agatha Christie: A Biography by Janet Morgan
   Agatha Christie: An English Mystery by Laura Thompson
   Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime by H.R.F. Keating
   Agatha Christie: An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
   Who Killed Roger Ackroyd? by Pierre Bayard
   Agatha Christie at Home by Hilary Macaskill

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Comments (2)

  1. Stacey

    Really enjoyed reading this literary monograph. Agatha led such an intriguing life, looking forward to reading some of the books you recommended. She certainly integrated her knowledge and life experiences into her work – working in the dispensary of Torquay Hospital and traveling the world during the archaeological adventures. I’m interested to read some of her books which feature Tommy and Tuppence soon.

    • Susannah Fullerton

      I am so glad you enjoyed it Stacey. Agatha is certainly a fascinating woman and writer. So many people have signed up for my literary series and it is lovely to think of such a big group reading and learning about the same book.

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