Murder on the Orient Express — Book Review

One of my reading list for the first week of November 2019. And this murder mystery is a great read. Murder on the Orient Express, a Hercule Poirot tale by Agatha Christie book might be my favourite private detective yet.

4.16/5.00 (273,195 ratings by Goodreads)

Agatha Christie’s most famous murder mystery.

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.


Personal Review on Agatha Christie Book

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read. I finished the book in 4-5 hours. I kept me on edge until the very end. I speculate as to who is the murderer right until the end.
It is a delight to found out that I was wrong. Even after several guesses, I still couldn’t get it right.
It is awesome!
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I was truly at awe by how much fun the book was, and how the ending was truly had my mind blown. Even in a million years, I can’t foresee how the story ends.

“The train, it is as dangerous as a sea voyage!”

excerpt from Murder on the Orient Express

I was pretty sure about who the murderer was until I’ve read the Ten Questions on things needing an explanation,

1. The handkerchief marked with the initial H. Whose is it?
2. The pipe cleaner. Was it dropped by Colonel Arbuthnot? Or by someone else?
3. Who wore the scarlet kimono?
4. Who was the man or woman masquerading in Wagon Lit uniform?
5. Why do the hands of the watch point to 1:15?
6. Was the murder committed at that time?
7. Was it earlier?
8. Was it later?
9. Can we be sure that Ratchett was stabbed by more than one person?
10. What other explanation of his wounds can there be?

excerpt from Murder on the Orient Express

By then, I was more confused than before.

My favourite part of the book

My favourite part of the book would be when Hercule Poirot presents to the train passengers his two solutions.

And then he said,

“Then,” said Poirot, “having placed my solution before you, I have the honour to retire from the case . . . “

excerpt from Murder on the Orient Express

It is truly “A brilliantly ingenious story.”



Author: Muhamad Aarif

A notorious book addict by night and an oil and gas executive by day. As Mark Twain said, "The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." So, read, read, and read some more.

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