Murder on the Orient Express
Title: Murder on the Orient Express
Author: Agatha Christie
Age Range Adult
I don't know how Agatha does it in ANY of her books. This was the first book by her that I read, and it's still a favorite. A murder happens on a train, so it has to be someone on it, right? It kept me on the edge of my seat and I guessed wrong several times by the end. Loved it, and the new movie is a great representation.
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. 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. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer -- in case he or she decides to strike again.