- Libro de bolsillo: 315 páginas
- Editor: Harper Collins Publisher Inc.; Edición: Reissue (1 de marzo de 2011)
- Colección: Hercule Poirot Mystery
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0062073508
- ISBN-13: 978-0062073501
- Valoración media de los clientes: 4.3 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Ver todas las opiniones (3 opiniones de clientes)
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº21.311 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Mystery) (Inglés) Libro de bolsillo – 1 mar 2011
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"Nothing short of swell. [Christie] is probably the best suspicion scatterer and diverter in the business."--New York Herald Tribune
"[Moves] smoothly and entertainingly to its surprise conclusion."--Chicago Daily Tribune
"A brilliantly ingenious story."--Dorothy L. Sayers, Daily Herald (UK)
"What more...can a mystery addict desire?"--New York Times
"Need it be said--the little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs Christie makes an improbable tale very real, and keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end."--Times Literary Supplement (London)
"It's tempting to say that Agatha Christie is a genius and let it go at that, but the world's had plenty of geniuses. Agatha Christie is something special."--Lawrence Block, New York Times bestselling author
What more can a mystery addict desire? --New York Times"
[Moves] smoothly and entertainingly to its surprise conclusion. --Chicago Daily Tribune"
Nothing short of swell. [Christie] is probably the best suspicion scatterer and diverter in the business. --New York Herald Tribune"
Need it be saidthe little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs Christie makes an improbable tale very real, and keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end. --Times Literary Supplement (London)"
A brilliantly ingenious story. --Dorothy L. Sayers, Daily Herald (UK)"
It s tempting to say that Agatha Christie is a genius and let it go at that, but the world s had plenty of geniuses. Agatha Christie is something special. --Lawrence Block, New York Times bestselling author"
Need it be said the little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs Christie makes an improbable tale very real, and keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end. --Times Literary Supplement (London)"
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Famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot must sift through clues--some real and some planted--to find a murderer aboard a crowded train speeding through the snowy European landscape. Reissue.Ver Descripción del producto
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Christie was probably inspired by the true story of the 'Lindbergh baby' kidnapping. Charles Lindbergh (he who flew across the Atlantic alone) had an infant child who was kidnapped and murdered even after the ransom had been paid.
The background to MotOE is also similar to the Lindbergh case. The victim is revealed to have been involved in a kidnap-murder case a few years back and got away with it. Was he punished for his crimes at last? Was he murdered for something totally unrelated? Or was he a victim of mistaken identity?
The usual suspects remind one of the typical English drawing room murder mysteries: an English colonel, a Russian princess, a count, a beautiful mysterious woman...they are all here. And Hercule Poirot has to discover who the murderer is and why, all by using his "little grey cells, mon ami."
The revelation in the final pages will surprise the reader yet it will not strain belief too much. MotOE has been accused of being incredulous and downright silly but I disagree. Those who feel that way probably forgot that they are reading a fiction novel. I am sure one will find it a lot of fun if only to find out who from among the varied cast did it. You'll be gobsmacked, I assure you :)
The solution will also show the reader why MotOE is famous in its uniqueness and has never been copied (no writer dares to).
Another Agatha Christie mystery that features an incredible revelation and giving an "I would never have guessed that" feeling to the reader is "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd". Both the Ackroyd and the Orient Express books should be in the Murder Mysteries Hall of Fame, if there is one.
In the Orient Express Calais Coach, a wealthy American is found dead of multiple stab wounds. The train is stopped in the snow and it quickly becomes clear the killer is still on board. Monsieur Bouc, the director of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons Lits, asks his friend, and fellow passenger, M. Hercule Poirot to solve the case.
It had been about 25 years since last I'd read Dame Agatha but I now remember just how good she was. Her dialogue is flawless; it flows in the natural style of conversation, particularly multi-lingual conversation. I'm reminded, too, that her books were written in a time when the middle- and upper-class English had, and may still have, a rudimentary understanding of French so no translations were made in the story. Her humor is light and deft. Her characters, Poirot particularly, are fascinating representatives of certain classes of the time. Her clues are deftly placed and it such fun to watch Poirot engage his "little gray cells." Dame Agatha is definitely deserving of the term "classic." I'll not wait another 25 years before reading another of her books.
This set was designed for a release to coincide with the CBS dramatization of the classic whodunit, but Audio Partners need not have bothered. That telecast was an utter disaster with a lusterless Poirot, a cast that for the most part could scarcely create a character, and an updating of the decor (among other ludicrous changes) to the present. So the older film with its starry cast can rest unchallenged; but the public is entitled to enjoy the original and this audiobook is just the ticket.
Christie uses the usual "closed environment" setting (an island, a cruiser, a train) to give us a small number of suspects; and then she hits us with Poirot's "gather everyone together while I explain the solution" scene. One of the gimmicks of this novel is that Poirot comes up with two solutions! But for the sake of those very few who do not know the ending, I will say no more. And even for those who do, there is always the joy of Suchet's reading.
I have the CD edition, a format that makes it difficult to find where you last left off since each full chapter is usually given a single track number. Here Audio Partners has thoughtfully broken each chapter into several tracks so you pretty much can get back to where you were with a minimum of trouble. Tapes, of course, stay where they are--and are much better for use in autos.
So by all means choose this as your next purchase, and do not forget the "Death on the Nile" offering while you are about it.