Murder on the Orient Express

25 01 2010

muederorientexpress.jpgTítulo: Murder on the Orient Express

Autor: Agatha Christie

Editorial: Berkley

Obra adaptada: No

Nivel: Avanzado


Murder on the Orient Express was written by Agatha Christie, a famous British writer, who is the most widely published autor of all time. This popular novel was first published in 1934 and it is a detective story about a murder on the Orient Express. In 1974 it was made into a film starring Albert Finney and Ingrid Bergman, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and was directed by Sidney Lumet. 

The story takes place at the legendary train called “Orient Express”, where a man called Casseti, a former killer, is murdered. One of the passengers, the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, starts investigating and he discovers that many of the passengers have some connection with the family of Daisy Armstrong, the girl kidnapped and murdered five years before by Casseti. All these suspected passengers want to avenge a crime that the law was unable to punish. In the end, the director of the railway company says that they should tell the police that the crime was commited by a stranger who escaped unnoticed. 

The main character is Hercule Poirot, a psychological detective who proceeds not by examination of the crime scene, but by enquiring either into the nature of the victim or the murder.  

In my opinion, this novel is entertaining and quite absorbing, the plot keeps your attention until the end. In fact, when I started to read it I couldn’t put it down. In spite of the fact that I had sometimes difficulties with the language because of the vocabulary unknown to me, I enjoyed reading it a lot. I think, this detective story is worth reading and I would recommend it as an entertaining book for those who enjoy mystery and thrillers.

Valoración: 4/5

Eugenio Corpas  2ºNI



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