Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks as it travels through the mountainous Balkans. 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.
One of the passengers is none other than detective Hercule Poirot. On vacation.
Isolated and with a killer in their midst, Poirot must identify the murderer—in case he or she decides to strike again.
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Last review of 2021, I still have a read book that I need to review but I will post it in the new year.
We are on the famous train that has inspired directors and screenwriters so much. Perhaps it is the best known book by Agatha in the world, but is it worth it? Is its notoriety justified?
Poirot is travelling with other passengers when the train stops due to snow. In addition, a passenger was killed during the night. Was it someone from outside or is there a killer on the train?
Poirot had been present when Jane bragged of her plan to ‘get rid of’ her estranged husband. Now the monstrous man was dead. And yet the great Belgian detective couldn’t help feeling that he was being taken for a ride.
After all, how could Jane have stabbed Lord Edgware to death in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? And what could be her motive now that the aristocrat had finally granted her a divorce?
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Lady Edgware must eliminate her husband from her life. And to do so, she asks Poirot to help her. But she doesn’t ask for a murder, of course, she asks Hercule to persuade her husband to sign the divorce. And Poirot is shocked when he learns from Mr. Edgware that not only he also wants a divorce, but that he has already told his wife.
In Hercule Poirot's Christmas, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder — and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case. The wealthy Simeon Lee has demanded that all four of his sons — one faithful, one prodigal, one impecunious, one sensitive — and their wives return home for Christmas. But a heartwarming family holiday is not exactly what he has in mind. He bedevils each of his sons with barbed insults and finally announces that he is cutting off their allowances and changing his will. Poirot is called in the aftermath of Simeon Lee's announcement.
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Poirot’s Christmas is cut short when the superintendent of Colonel Johnson, with whom he is spending Christmas, announces the murder of the grumpy Simeon Lee. In fact, the man is found by his children locked in his room with his throat cut.
Don’t watch movies, so don’t watch Christmas movies.
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