Synopses & Reviews
One of Agatha Christies most famous mysteries, Murder on the Orient Express was inspired by two real-life crimes and the authors own experience being stranded on the Orient Express during Christmas of 1931. While traveling to Paris, a wealthy American is stabbed to death in his cabin on the Orient Express. With the train stuck in a snowdrift, there is no easy escape for the killer. Fortunately, detective Hercule Poirot is aboard and launches a clever investigation into the curious assortment of passengers, of whom each seems to have a motive.
One of Christie's most famous mysteries was inspired by two real-life crimes and the author's own experience being stranded on the Orient Express during Christmas of 1931.
About the Author
Agatha Christie first tried her hand at detective fiction while working in a hospital during World War I, creating the detective Hercule Poirot. She produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades. Christieand#8217;s play The Mousetrapholds the record for the longest run in theatrical historyand#8212; more than fifty years and counting. Many of her works have been adapted for film and TV. In 1971, she received Britainand#8217;s highest honor when she was named a dame of the British Empire.