Poirot - The Mystery of the Blue Train, Paperback Book

Poirot - The Mystery of the Blue Train Paperback

Part of the Poirot series

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The daughter of an American millionaire dies on a train en route for Nice...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 Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie re-enactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic crime
  • ISBN: 9780007120765

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Another Hercule Poirot story, and a relatively standard mystery. A woman gets killed. On a train of course. Who did it? The husband? The lover? The Butler? Who knows? Well, Poirot does. Not one of the best Christie's I've read, nor very original. Still, this book isn't bad. It continues to impress me how well Christie does dialogue. Even long-winded conversations between characters (of which there are quite a few in this book) somehow stay interesting and entertaining, yet plausible. I've come to expect that an Agatha Christie-book will keep me happy for the time it takes me to read it, and this one did. Just.

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Even after reading several Poirot stories from Agatha Christie, I'm still always put on the wrong foot by this cunning author. I love the atmosphere of Europe during the interbellum which comes out of the story and of course the individual characters who are all forever under suspicion by Poirot. Very nice little story, recommended for anyone who likes mysteries.