The Mystery of the Blue Train

The Mystery of the Blue Train

Book - 1987
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A BBC full-cast radio drama starring Maurice Denham as the great Belgian detective. A millionaire strikes a deal on the seedier side of Paris and gives to his heartsick daughter, Ruth Kettering, the "Heart of Fire," one of the world's legendary jewels. Legend has it that the possession of the jewel leads to death - but despite her father's protests, young Ruth decides to take it with her on the Blue Train to the French Riviera, where she has planned a reunion with her former lover. A few days into the journey, Ruth is found dead and her priceless rubies stolen. The suspects line up: could the murderer be Derek, her weak and greedy husband; Ruth's former lover, the Comte de la Roche; or the beautiful but tempestuous dancer Mirelle? Only master sleuth Hercule Poirot can unravel the mystery and find the truth.
Publisher: New York : Bantam, 1987, c1928.
ISBN: 9780553350685
0553350684
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 22 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

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