Agatha Christie's most famous Hercule Poirot mystery! 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.
"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 . . .
CLASSIC CRIME. A new paperback slipcase featuring six of Hercule Poirot's very best cases. 'My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.' This new boxed set of paperbacks collects six of Hercule Poirot's most famous and best-loved cases, perfect for readers who who would like to be introduced - or introduce their friends - to some of the twentieth century's most iconic murder books. This boxed set contains six quintessential Poirot classics: Death on the Nile, Evil Under the Sun, Appointment with Death, Murder in Mesapotamia, The Hollow, and Cat Among the Pigeons.
Discover the man behind the moustache in this book of one-liners by the world’s most famous Belgian detective, revealing the wit and wisdom of Hercule Poirot and his creator, Agatha Christie. A perfect stocking-filler for every Christie fan, to help celebrate her 125th birthday.
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The perfect companion to Gabriel Agatha Christie’s "Murder on the Orient Express," this study guide contains a section analysis of the three parts of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. Visit BookCaps.com to see are growing number of study guides.
The most famous murder and mystery book by Agatha Christie. After midnight, a storm stops the Orient Express, just above the rails. A luxurious train and as expected, for this time of year, it used to be full, however, at dawn, there was one passenger fewer. Of American nationality, a tycoon is still dead in his compartment, with the door closed from the inside and with more than 12 stab wounds. With a loose assassin in the express, quiet and asylum of all, the professional detective Hercules Poirot has as a duty to identify the killer among so many people to avoid another attack
Movie star Mary Marvell consults with Hercule Poirot after receiving threatening letters that warn her to return her diamond, the famous "Western Star," to its rightful owner. But who does own the diamond, and is it even the genuine article?
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 70. Chapters: Murder on the Orient Express, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Death on the Nile, The Murder on the Links, Peril at End House, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Big Four, Curtain, Appointment with Death, Cards on the Table, Lord Edgware Dies, Five Little Pigs, Dumb Witness, Evil Under the Sun, Sad Cypress, The A.B.C. Murders, The Mystery of the Blue Train, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, Murder in Mesopotamia, Cat Among the Pigeons, Hickory Dickory Dock, Hallowe'en Party, Mrs McGinty's Dead, Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Death in the Clouds, Third Girl, After the Funeral, The Hollow, Taken at the Flood, Dead Man's Folly, Elephants Can Remember, The Clocks, Three Act Tragedy, Black Coffee. Excerpt: Murder on the Orient Express is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on January 1, 1934 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year under the title of Murder in the Calais Coach. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) and the US edition at $2.00. The US title of Murder on the Calais Coach was used to avoid confusion with the 1932 Graham Greene novel Stamboul Train which had been published in the US as Orient Express. Returning from an important case in Palestine, Hercule Poirot boards the Orient Express in Constantinople. The train is unusually crowded for the time of year. Poirot secures a berth only with the help of his friend M. Bouc, a director of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits. When a Mr. Harris fails to show up, Poirot takes his place. On the second night, Poirot gets a compartment to himself. That night, near Belgrade, at about twenty-three minutes before 1:00 am, Poirot wakes to the sound of a loud noise....
A Study Guide for Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Release Date: 2013-06-26
Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in two paperback volumes, Bantam presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero--a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime! Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the chilling “ The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips,” tales that bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street, where Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.