The Mystery of the Blue Train

The Mystery of the Blue Train

Large Print - 2014
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"The luxurious Blue Train carries its passengers across France, for dreary wintertime England to the sunny French Riviera. When it arrives in Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumber. But she will not wake again - she has been killed, and a heavy blow has disfiguredher features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing and her ever-present maid was dismissed from the train back in Paris. Was it a crime of passion, or a bold train robber? The French police think a robber is the most plausible solution. Yet Hercule Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie reenactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board..." --
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Publishing, 2014
Edition: Center Point Large print ed
ISBN: 9781611739886
Branch Call Number: LPF CHR NVD
Characteristics: 351 p. (large print) ; 22 cm

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alegna_nosnibor
Apr 06, 2016

Not my favorite, but I really like it. Christie kind of went off into left field to bring out the criminal. However, she kept me on my toes.

EuSei Sep 28, 2014

Another great Hercule Poirot mystery by the queen of mysteries. In my opinion the book is much better than the movie, which didn’t convey the story as well as Mrs. Christie wrote it. It was a very well written book with an intricate plot, difficult to unwind—as are all her books. You will notice Poirot had a much more foreign dialogue than her later books, which, I think, confers him more charm and appeal. I found it interesting that divorce is mentioned as the only possible alternative to one of the characters: in 1928 Mrs. Christie’s husband asked her for a divorce… Highly recommend this book for Agatha Christie’s fans.

EuSei Sep 28, 2014

Another great Hercule Poirot mystery by the queen of mysteries. In my opinion the book is much better than the movie, which didn’t convey the story as well as Mrs. Christie wrote it. It was a very well written book with an intricate plot, difficult to unwind—as are all her books. You will notice Poirot had a much more foreign dialogue than her later books, which, I think, confers him more charm and appeal. I found it interesting that divorce is mentioned as the only possible alternative to one of the characters: in 1928 Mrs. Christie’s husband asked her for a divorce… Highly recommend this book for Agatha Christie’s fans.

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Shelley51
Apr 29, 2013

Hecule Poirot is not my favorite Dame Christy character. Some of his stories are better than others. Maybe I have read too many of her books because I figured out "who did it" very early on. To me the best part of this story was the time period in which it took place!

windbmw8 Apr 23, 2012

Hercule Poirot Series, Book 6

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