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