Book Review: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

  • Genre: Adult, Mystery
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars
  • Purchase Links: Amazon
  • Page Count: 322 pages (from Goodreads)
  • More Information: For more information, reviews, etc, please view the Goodreads link here.
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Synopsis (from Goodreads): Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. A passenger lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

What I Think: 


Agatha Christie is one of the best (if not the best) mystery/thriller writers to this day. The way she weaves together characters and stories is incredible. Murder on the Orient Express is one of her most popular novels and after reading it, I see why. This is only the second Agatha Chrstie novel I’ve read, but after completing this book in only a few hours, it makes me want to rush out and buy many more Agatha Christie novels.

The first few chapters to me were a bit slow, but they were setting up the story and what was happening before the actual crime. It was well written, but I really began being pulled in to the story more once the actual crime happened and the investigation began.

This is the first novel I’ve read on the series featuring the detective Hercule Poirot and I thought he was absolutely fantastic! I enjoyed reading about how he pieced everything together.

This wasn’t a hard read. The writing was incredible (it is an Agatha Chrstie novel) but it only took me a few hours to get through). If you would like to begin reading Agatha Christie, I would highly suggest you read this one first. It is a very defining book for this genre.

The ending was fantastic. I’m staying spoiler-free in case you have not read this and would like to, but there is a highly unlikely chance you’ll actually guess the ending. This book is a wonderful example of a mystery that keeps you guessing until the answer is actually revealed at the end.

Again, I highly, highly recommend that you pick this book up and read it. It’s very well thought out and written and even if it isn’t your favorite genre, I think you’ll enjoy it!

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