Murder On The Orient Express


Agatha Christie

First Sentence:     It was five o’clock on a winter’s morning in Syria.

Back of the book:

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.

Quote from the book:

The impossible cannot have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.

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Last Sentence:     ‘Then,’ said Poirot, ‘having placed my solution before you, I have the honour to retire from the case…’