Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

murder on the orient express

Get this: I’ve never read anything by Agatha Christie. Well, nothing I remember reading. I was intrigued by Murder on the Orient Express after they made a movie with the girl from Star Wars, Aaron Burr from the original Broadway cast of Hamilton, and Johnny Depp. Plus, those “whodunnit” stories are always fun. I really need to get a library card so that I can read the rest of the Hercule Poirot books!

A First Confession

I have the book where the movie poster is the cover. I always hate when books do a reprint to match the movie, but it just made sense. Thus, all of the characters in my head assumed their actor faces. While I do like this sometimes, I also felt like it stripped some of the reading creativity from the process. Though, I wouldn’t have cast some of the actors as their characters in my mind.

Overall Thoughts

I really liked this book! I love books that make you try and solve something, or have unexpected twists. That’s why Gone Girl and The Good Girl are two of my favorites. The thing that was most pleasing for me was that it was a multi-step reveal to the crime. It wasn’t just a “This is who did it.” It was “This is how these multiple people are connected to the crime and how I’ve taken the steps to resolve it.” It weirdly made me feel like a detective myself.


Now, I definitely want to read more of these Hercule Poirot books beyond Murder on the Orient Express. My fear is that they’ll all feel the same. Agatha Christie is one of the most published female authors ever, so the books are bound to be good, right?

Who has the next recommendation for me in the Hercule Poirot series?

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