1934 **** 315 pages
Probably Agatha Christie's second most famous novel, Murder on the Orient Express is the most famous of her Hercule Poirot mysteries. I wasn't overly impressed with the direction the story took. It was written very well and was very addictive, but I figured out the ending, and I feel almost as though it's a cop-out ending. A man is murdered on a train in the middle of the night, and the train gets caught in a snowdrift. So, Hercule Poirot has plenty of time to figure out whodunit.