I first read this book several years ago and have pulled it out to re-read once a year ever since. "Murder on the Orient Express" is a classic mystery, with characters isolated on a snowbound train with a freshly murdered corpse. The dead man was not who he said he was, but no one else on the train is either, with one exception. Investigator Hercule Poirot is himself and always himself: eccentric, fussy, and either incredibly vain or really as good as he believes himself to be. Non-spoiler disclosure: he really is that good, especially at understanding why people kill and what drove the guilty to stab a man as he slept. This is a classic tale for a reason. Just like Hercule Poirot, his most famous case is really that good.
THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIMENOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM TWENTIETH CENTURY FOXDIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGHRELEASING NOVEMBER 10, 2017Includes a photo insert of images from the film!“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.“What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?”—New York Times