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Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express | Agatha Christie
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.
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rachaich
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Ah, book club picked this in response to reading The Moonstone, apparently the first detective novel published.
Agatha Christie is such a prolific writer, I think I grew up reading her books and watching adaptations.

dabbe Just read both of these in the past 3 months! ❣️ 1d
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KateKintail
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The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.

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ChelseaM6010
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#JanuaryJazz
13. Murder

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🖤 2mo
Eggs 🖤🩸🖤 2mo
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katiekat311
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Had to finish before bed! A gem from the Queen of “whodunnit”. Quick and easy to read, with short chapters. Clues perfectly layered throughout the novel to keep you guessing with a final plot twist to complete the puzzle. Great way to start 2023‘s year of reading!

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dabbe
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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dabbe
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Glad I never saw any movie before reading this, so the ending was not spoiled in the least. Definitely one of Christie's best; she is incredible with the locked room novel, though in this case, of course, it's a train. A classic whodunit with the required detective tropes. One thing though: lots of prejudice here between men/women, rich/poor, royalty/everyman, even against nationalities. Perhaps typical for the time and where it was written.

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dabbe
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Hoping I did this correctly! Am almost finished with MURDER, so a good start to 2023!

Thanks again, @TheAromaofBooks for doing this for us! 🤗

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
bthegood The beauty of Litsy is there really is no wrong way - looks good- 🌞 3mo
dabbe @bthegood Thanks for the encouragement! The teacher/student in me always wants to be perfect. I know that'll never happen, and it's ludicrous to try, yet ... 😊 3mo
bthegood @dabbe 👍 3mo
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LitsyEvents
Murder On Orient Express | Agatha Christie
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repost for @Mitch:

I‘m recently rediscovered my love of crime fiction - and I‘m unearthing some golden age gems! Thinking of setting up a monthly Litsy bookclub. Super simple and low key - we read a book each month and then at the end of the month I post 3 or 4 prompts to get us talking about the book. Anyone interested?????
Let me know below if you‘d like to join in and if there‘s enough interest I‘ll get us started with our January book asap!

LitsyEvents please comment on the original post if interested: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2519780

#BuddyRead
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MoonWitch94 @Mitch Count me in! 3mo
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Cortg
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I listened to this one on a roadtrip today. I really enjoyed the narration! The story was good, but I kept thinking 1. These characters would be really fun to perform on stage and 2.The game Clue kept popping in my head ‘Mrs. White in the ball room with the pipe‘ 😂
#pop22 ~ a book that takes place on a train

KarenUK A classic! I love Poirot 😍 4mo
Cortg @KarenUK It‘s my 1st! The only other AC book I‘ve read is 4mo
Megabooks This is such a fun mystery and I love the Clue comparison! 4mo
Cinfhen Yes!! Totally reminds me of Clue too!! 4mo
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It was five o, clock on a winter‘s morning in Syria. Alongside the platform at Aleppo stood the train grandly designated in railway guides as the Taurus Express.
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Dan Stevens can read me a bedtime story anytime.

Crazeedi Have the matches been sent out yet? Thanks for hosting! 4mo
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Eggbeater
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Pickpick

I listened to this one on Libro.fm for a book club and Kenneth Branagh does a great job with all of the different accents. I recommend this version and I don't think it's available on Audible. It starts out slow, but it picks up and the ending is phenomenal.

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kimmypete1
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Mehso-so

This is mostly so-so for me as it dragged in the beginning, and I already knew who did it, because it‘s a popular one.

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Ast_Arslan
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My first Poirot's book!
I already watched the movie adaptation and liked it, so I really hope I will enjoy the novel as well!

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AkashaVampie
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Just started the tagged book for #NWC. Hoping it's as good as the movie.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

ElizaMarie I think it was! Also love those sunglasses! 4mo
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie thanks hun 4mo
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LitsyEvents
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Repost for @AkashaVampie

Hello Littens. Happy November!!! I apologize for not getting this out sooner. But here is the #NWC book for November & December. Are you planning on reading it?

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AkashaVampie
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Hello Littens. Happy November!!! I apologize for not getting this out sooner. But here is the #NWC book for November & December. Are you planning on reading it?

P.S. What have u all been up to lately? Can You believe that 2022 is almost over???

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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Jurnalul_unei_femei_fericite
Crima din Orient Express | Agatha Christie
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Jurnalul_unei_femei_fericite
Crima din Orient Express | Agatha Christie
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🍁 Am auzit de Agatha Christie, cine nu a auzit? Dar aceasta este prima ei carte pe care o citesc. Sper sa urmeze și altele.

ImperfectCJ Are you Romanian? I have a friend from Romania and I have tried to learn a little of the language but haven't had much success. 5mo
Jurnalul_unei_femei_fericite @ImperfectCJ yes, I am Romanian. Today I discovered this app 😍😍😍 5mo
ImperfectCJ Welcome to Litsy! It's my favorite social media app, hands down :-) 5mo
Jurnalul_unei_femei_fericite @ImperfectCJ thank you 🥰🥰🥰 5mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Day 20 of #scarathlondailyprompts is murder. I read this about five years ago. I often forget how a mystery plays out, but this one I remember because it is so superbly written that it has stuck with me.
#TeamSlaughter #scarathlon

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Lizpixie
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#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Day20 #Murder The perfect book for this prompt, and an almost perfect Dame Agatha. As a locked room mystery, it‘s brilliant & you find yourself on the side of the murderer/s! #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 6pts

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LadyCait84
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I‘m deeply ashamed to admit I‘d not read this one before, but what a delight now that I‘ve finally caught up with the masses.

Fun, fast, and about a crime that you don‘t really mind happened since the “victim” was a monster.

Plus, I finally get why Hercule Poirot is so beloved.

Looking forward to watching at least one of the adaptations this weekend — open to recommendations as to which one is best!

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Haha, shame on you! 😜 Welcome to the club! 6mo
Dragon I have to go with the Kevin Branagh adaptation ( even though he‘s not my favourite Poirot) . The cinematography and the costumes- so well done 6mo
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AliD73
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Pickpick

I‘m not going to recap the plot because this is a classic and even those who haven‘t read it are at least somewhat aware of/familiar with it. I‘ll just say that I read this book many years ago and I still remember every plot point and every twist and turn because it‘s literally that memorable. Agatha Christie remains the queen of mystery decades after her death. A brilliant, classic, memorable, expertly crafted novel!

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Mehso-so

This was the first detective I read in a while that didn't make it obvious who did it. I appreciated that! I also liked the locked-room aspect, which was the main reason I chose this. However, the characters weren't very versatile, and everyone was written down as a stereotype of themself. It stil needs to get points for the plot, though. And in its time it probably was a different experience to read.

(🎧 - audiobook)

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1️⃣ Sometimes! I like it when the author allows the reader to catch glimpses of the twist, but not when it comes out of the blue.

2️⃣This was my first Christie. I read it on vacation with my husband before we got married. We took a train trip so it was a perfect reading experience!

3️⃣Christie‘s stories delve deep into the psychotic side of human nature. Sayers writes better prose but Christie is damn dark.

#sundayfunday

AmyG Thanks for the tag! 8mo
ozma.of.oz Oh what a great pick for 2! Thank you for sharing! 💙 8mo
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johncadams
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What do you do when there have been so many adaptations of one of your favourite murder mysteries that nothing seems like the real tale anymore?

My answer was to go back to the book and reconnect with Agatha Christie's own creation.

Read my review over at John C Adams Reviews:

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/murder-on-the-orient-express-by-ag...

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TamTracy
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Took me a while to really get into this book but once I did I was hooked and couldn‘t wait to find out whodunit. Good old fashion minder mystery. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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DomBombHadden1212
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Very cool book, very great wording and It‘s really funny.

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Lauranahe
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What a fun book! I‘m surprised again at how easy and quick Agatha Christie‘s books are. I saw the movie, so going into the book I knew who killed Ratchett, and that made it fun seeing all the little clues along the way. But I do kind of wish I had read the book before the movie, because twists in books are always fun.

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Smartypants
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First time reading Agatha Christie since I was a kiddo. Next is Murder on the Nile. I must read before I see the film! #mystery

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Vaishi
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I gifted the box set of Agatha Christie books for my Aunt's 75th birthday. With the biggest smile she asked "How did you know I love her books? These were my fav reads"

Finally I decided to jump on the bandwagon and OMG I loved it. I would not write a review as it has been written before, but as someone who loves crime -mystery, I was amazed with how Poirot's mind works to solve the murder and even more with the plot of this story.

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Mindelan
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Having some hammock and book time after weeding the garden a bit with my #1 garden and nap helper. I am going to live in this hammock once school is over, y‘all.

Aims42 A perfect looking reading spot!! Enjoy!! 11mo
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Mindelan
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I knew Agatha Christy was Queen of the Cozy Mystery, but it also has kind of a society drama meets McElroy goofs vibe that I am very much here for.
Sick burn, Hercule. 😂

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Mindelan
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I‘m reading while Emma *gently reminds me* that she had not had breakfast yet. I‘ve been watching the old 90s Poirot TV show with my spouse, and after viewing the absolutely bonkers recent remake of Murder on the Orient Express, I had to see how the book was better. I don‘t know why I waited so long! The cast of characters is fun and a little ridiculous, the style is more modern than I expected and the humor is surprisingly goofy!

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AshleyHoss820
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This was a re-read for me, for my Detective Fiction class. While I‘ve seen some concern about the lack of depth for the characters, I think that was purposeful. It‘s one of the problems Poirot faces. He doesn‘t have the time to build a rapport, to figure out personalities. He has to go by what is in front of him and fast. I was still surprised by parts of the reveal and still think this is a great twist on the locked-room mystery! ☺️

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mobodie
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Such a classic that I have been wanting to read for a while. Unlike some, I don't really like to try to figure out the ending, but I genuinely did not expect it to end the way it did. I love the character development; all of their stories end up weaving together so well!

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Cathythoughts 👌 12mo
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MelKelsey
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Book 34

Murder on the Orient Express, part of a detective series, is my first Agatha Christie novel. It's an easy, quick read and a good, surprising whodunit- mystery. Beyond that, however, it is absent of character and setting development, relationships, plot, and anything that could make it a rich or meaningful read.

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SusanLee
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Eggs A classic 🖤💙🖤 12mo
whitehibiscus I never read this book, but only saw the 2017 movie which was really nice...
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LiseWorks
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March 16 #SavvySettings Trains I never read this but saw many versions of the movie @eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Great choice! 12mo
whitehibiscus Me too, only saw the 2017 movie. 12mo
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Eggs Well done 👍🏼 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
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Ast_Arslan
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Eggs Yes!! 12mo
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Maggie4483
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1. I guess I haven‘t read enough to have a favorite…yet.
2. Either. I feel smart when I figure it out, but I love a good surprise, too. But I hate it when I‘m sure I know what happened and then turn out to be wrong.
3. About to start the tagged book (I want to read it before I watch the new movie). 👇🏼

Maggie4483 Also currently reading the first Sherlock Holmes. I picked it because I thought I could read it online on Goodreads while I‘m at 2nd job on Saturdays. But the GR read online option is in French…so, no go. 😒 13mo
ozma.of.oz Oh I love your tagged book! I hope you enjoy it! Have you tried the Serial Reader app? I think a few of the Holmes stories are on there. Thank you for posting! 13mo
Maggie4483 @ozma.of.oz I love Serial! I try to find something that I can read on Serial but also can be read through Goodreads‘ desktop site at work (I work the front desk at a gym, and they, understandably, don‘t like us to be on our phones). 13mo
ozma.of.oz Totally makes sense! In case you haven‘t tried it, I also recommend Project Gutenberg! 13mo
Maggie4483 @ozma.of.oz ooh…that looks promising! Thank you! 13mo
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Cazxxx
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Some of the vintage books my son bought me for Christmas 😍

IndoorDame Gorgeous!! 😍 I adore vintage books! 1y
Cazxxx @IndoorDame me too! 1y
OutAndAbout Wow. Your son has amazing taste in books! 1y
Cazxxx @OutAndAbout he really does! 1y
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michellelav
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I got to scratch off another book from my poster today 😁 This is my second Agatha Christie novel and I enjoyed it. I've always heard references to Murder on the Orient Express but never realized it was actually a series! Such a classic. Might have to look into some of the other Hercule Poirot mysteries 📚 Can't wait to watch the movie with my partner 😁

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ImperfectCJ
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Wow, what a fun Christie mystery! It was also very cool to hear it read by Kenneth Branagh. I just saw his (somewhat over-the-top) Hamlet for the first time and was reminded of how good an actor he is (if a little cheesy at times). His voice acting in this audiobook is excellent. One of my great joys in life is hearing British people do American accents, but even Branagh's American accents were good (and only a little unintentionally amusing).

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vonnie862
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#WinterGames2021 #FestivePhotoChallenge #teamgamesleighers
Day 2: #redandwhite

Here's an Agatha Christie book that works for today's photo challenge. This was a fun mystery book.
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@StayCurious

StayCurious This works perfectly! 1y
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