Date finished: Sunday 3rd August 2017
First time reading?: Yes
From Goodreads: “Agatha Christie’s most famous murder mystery, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
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.”
Another confessional: I have never read Agatha Christie before this book. I love to read, I can name several books by her, I just never picked one up before this time. I’m definitely going to go and read some more of her work.
We all know her books are classic “whodunnit” novels – the closest thing I can think of similar that I have seen or read is Jonathan Creek. Classic locked room, there’s only a select pool of individuals that could have committed the crime in question.
I really enjoyed reading this little book. As a first introduction to Christie’s writing it was definitely a good one to start with, even though I know it’s not her first, just her most famous. I did not see the ending coming, and in a “whodunnit” let’s be honest that’s always worth it.
I enjoyed her style of writing, and it only took me a few days to read this book, so it obviously kept me hooked and I kept picking it up and reading small bits to try and guess who the murderer was. Excited for the Kenneth Branagh movie adaptation now 🙂
My rating: 7/10