Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie

I've always enjoyed Agatha Christie whenever I picked one of her books, though the level fluctuated somewhat. Now I know why this one is held up there with "And then there were none", and it deserves the praise.


The mystery is a good one: closed quarters, and it keeps getting more intricate and tangled with each chapter. This, I expected.


What I did not expect, was the emotional charge. I felt intrigued and amused for most of it.

Then mentions of loyalty get dropped here and there, and as it peaked at the end, it dawns: so many people, and it's the real deal.

(show spoiler)

I felt awe, kinship and compassion in the end.


So, yeah. Full stars.


“In my opinion, M. Poirot,” he said, “the first theory you put forward was the correct one"