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Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) Mass Market Paperback – March 29, 2011
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From the Back Cover
"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. One of his fellow passengers must be 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 . . .
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A lot of Kindle editions are frustrating. I have the Death on the Nile Kindle edition and to my dismay, it's missing a key part of the book! This book requires a map of the train and in a similar fashion, Nile requires a map of the boat. Nile doesn't have it, or it didn't when I bought the book. This one however does. Phew! That's a key element.
Really though, book reviews are incredibly bland when it comes to this book because you can read eighty years worth of reviews all over the web. Why come here to read reviews? What matters to me, and I'm sure to some of you, are the editions. Are they loaded with typos? Are they missing information? Does it have any extras such as prologues or epilogues?
All in all, this Kindle edition is very well done. I just wish that they had linked the map in chapters or whatnot. If you need to find it, it's page 78 (this Kindle edition has actual page numbers) or location 1174.
Grab yourself a hot cup of tea or coffee, find a nice comfy, chair, couch or even a bed, curl your feet up under you and enjoy the show. This is a train ride you'll never forget.
On to the book: My favorite part about the whole book is how logical everything is, and how well it flows. Poirot's problem solving process feels like a professor walking you through a complex math problem, breaking everything down step by step. You can only move on if the previous step is logical. I like that a lot, it feels like Sherlock Holmes but much more orderly, and without compromising the suspense of it all. Poirot is a very likable protagonist, he empathizes with everyone and yet he is so uncompromising with his own logic and principles. He is very gentlemanly and charming, and this is going to sound so corny but as I was reading this it almost felt like he was my mentor teaching me how to solve this mystery on my own.
I may give out SPOILERS from this point on.
I loved, LOVED the plot. It had hints of An Inspector Calls and Twelve Angry Men, both were great stories with complex character development. They all do start out a little slow, but it's always just enough to keep you going and then- BAM! It starts to snowball before you know it, and you can't put the book down. I don't know what else to say, except this book really has a good beginning, middle and end. I found the ending thoroughly satisfying. I liked that it made logical sense for them to come to the conclusion that they agreed upon.
If you haven't already read this book, don't wait any longer! I solidly recommend it.
And a murder has taken place upon the Orient Express.
The man murdered in named Ratchett, but we find out later on in the story this is an alias. Poirot has simply uncovered that the murderer is on the train - not escaped out the window into the snow they are trapped in as the murderer would want us to believe.
Poirot interviews all of the passengers, makes a list and the little grey cells start to formulate.
On the paper was written:
Things needing 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?
Now, I have already seen all of the shows and movies so I know what happened and I think the ending is bloody brilliant! I'm not going to give out the spoiler to those that have not read this yet, but I think it's the perfect murder and I loved the outcome. And I was so proud and happy with Poirot's conclusion. You will just have to read the book or watch the show to find out why I say that, brilliant!
"Then," said Poirot, "having placed my solution before you, I have the honour to retire from the case . . . "