Agatha Christie’s most famous murder mystery, published in 1934, reaches is Diamond Jubilee and is commemorated with this slipcased set of five of Poirot’s most exotic cases from the 1930s in facsimile first edition hardback.
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.
Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.
This special slipcased set contains a facsimile hardback edition of the original 1934 publication of Murder on the Orient Express, together with four other of Poirot’s most famous and popular cases from the same period: Death on the Nile, Murder in Mesopotamia, Murder in the Mews and Appointment with Death.
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“Need it be said – the little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs Christie makes an improbable tale very real, and keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end.” Times Literary Supplement
“A brilliantly ingenious story.” Dorothy L. Sayers, Daily Herald
“Ingenuity at its height … the idea is utterly novel, the setting a model of realism, and the characters a versatile, attractive crew.” Woman’s Journal
“A piece of classic workmanship .. exquisite and wholly satisfying.” News ChronicleAbout the Author:
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign countries. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
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