The Mystery of the Blue Train

The Mystery of the Blue Train

Paperback - 2011
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Robbery and brutal murder aboard a luxury transport ensnares the ever-attentive Hercule Poirot in The Mystery of the Blue Train, from Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie

When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again--for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing.

The prime suspect is Ruth's estranged husband, Derek. Yet Hercule Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie reenactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board. . . .

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, 2011.
Edition: 1st Harper paperback.
ISBN: 9780062073976
0062073974
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 298 p. ; 20 cm.

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alegna_nosnibor
Apr 06, 2016

Not my favorite, but I really like it. Christie kind of went off into left field to bring out the criminal. However, she kept me on my toes.

EuSei Sep 28, 2014

Another great Hercule Poirot mystery by the queen of mysteries. In my opinion the book is much better than the movie, which didn’t convey the story as well as Mrs. Christie wrote it. It was a very well written book with an intricate plot, difficult to unwind—as are all her books. You will notice Poirot had a much more foreign dialogue than her later books, which, I think, confers him more charm and appeal. I found it interesting that divorce is mentioned as the only possible alternative to one of the characters: in 1928 Mrs. Christie’s husband asked her for a divorce… Highly recommend this book for Agatha Christie’s fans.

EuSei Sep 28, 2014

Another great Hercule Poirot mystery by the queen of mysteries. In my opinion the book is much better than the movie, which didn’t convey the story as well as Mrs. Christie wrote it. It was a very well written book with an intricate plot, difficult to unwind—as are all her books. You will notice Poirot had a much more foreign dialogue than her later books, which, I think, confers him more charm and appeal. I found it interesting that divorce is mentioned as the only possible alternative to one of the characters: in 1928 Mrs. Christie’s husband asked her for a divorce… Highly recommend this book for Agatha Christie’s fans.

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Shelley51
Apr 29, 2013

Hecule Poirot is not my favorite Dame Christy character. Some of his stories are better than others. Maybe I have read too many of her books because I figured out "who did it" very early on. To me the best part of this story was the time period in which it took place!

windbmw8 Apr 23, 2012

Hercule Poirot Series, Book 6

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