Original title: Murder on the orient express
Author: Agatha Christie
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Detective
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.
I really really love Agatha Christie’s books, and when people say this one is one of her finest books they don’t lie. I didn’t see the end coming, specially because at the time I read the book I had a different impression of Hercule Poirot. I also loved the setting of the book, is like an expansion of the closed room mystery. Justice is a big topic in this book, and this is precisely what made me change the way I perceived Hercule Poirot. I can’t say more without giving any spoilers.
Recommended for any mystery lovers, this is a classic in the genre.