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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Book Review by Soumya Priyam

If you want to read a mystery, there is nothing better than Agatha Christie books. On her 125th birthday, it gives me immense pleasure to share an amazing review of her most famous mystery- “Murder On The Orient Express”, by a young and avid reader, Mr. Soumya Menon.

Review by Soumya Menon:

The murderer is with us- on the train now….

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. A passenger lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

Isolated by storm and with a killer in there midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the prime suspects from a scornful and impatient array of foreign passengers- before the murderer decides to strike again.

Unfolding ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

With its blurb as interesting as this, the book was the deserving runner-up in a global vote to find the world’s favourite Agatha Christie books for her 125th birthday.

This evergreen murder-mystery is categorised into 3 parts- The first part contains 8 chapters and is named ‘Facts’ as these incidents are emphatic to the characters as well as the readers. The second part is rightfully named ‘The Evidence’, as it contains the evidences about the crime in its 15 chapters. The last part is ‘Hercule Poirot Sits Back and Thinks’, where the truth is finally revealed in the 9 chapters within it.

The detailing is nothing but necessary. There is nothing which we might call ‘extra’. The vivid descriptions of the sceneries are lively and you are sure to experience yourself in them. I must praise the character of Mrs. Hubbard, that stirred my heart in a way very few other characters do. She seems to be someone we all know and can relate to. The last part of the book is the best conclusion I have ever read.

Other Details:

Book Type: Series (Book: X)

Genre: Detective, Murder-mystery, Crime

Language: English

Pages: 274

For readers: Detectives, Crime diggers, Murder-mystery lovers, Twist mongers

For lovers of: Agatha Christie’s Poirot series

Special Comment: Unputdownable classic with the mysterious thrill throughout and an indirect didactic conclusion.

Rating: 7.5/10

Disclaimer: The opinion is my own unbiased thoughts on the book. Everyone has the right to express their thoughts. It is our conscience to co-exist and respect people with different opinions.

I found Soumya on one of the facebook groups where he was sharing his beautiful handwritten reviews. They were simply superb. I didn’t want his reviews to be copied by others, thus I contacted him and offered to share his book reviews on ThinkNeha where he will get more visibility, and will be protected from plagiarism.

Soumya Priyam is an avid reader, a zealous book reviewer and a passionate writer. He is quite outspoken against social cringes. He is also a debater, elocutionist and an orator, who aims to better the world with his mindful inputs.

About Agatha Christie

A mystery writer, born in England, she wrote more than 70 novels, that sold almost over 2 billion copies. Also, the mystery writer herself had disappeared suddenly for about 11 days, with her car found abandoned. There was a huge uproar over this at that time. Later she was found in a hotel where she claimed to have no recollection of the entire 11 days when she was missing.

Following are top 5 Agatha Christie mysteries:

  1. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  2. Peril at End house
  3. Murder on the Orient Express
  4. And Then There Were None
  5. The ABC Murders

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Book Review: Courtesy Soumya Menon, a college student

Feature Image: Courtesy Ishita Gupta, Class 9

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