Murder on the Orient Express–Good, Clean Fun

I’ve never read anything by Agatha Christie before, and I wouldn’t call myself a major mystery fan, but I really enjoyed Murder on the Orient Express.

From the start, Murder on the Orient Express pulls you in and keeps you guessing.

Sometimes I figure a mystery out too quickly, and that’s no fun.  This book really surprised me.  I also appreciated that for being a murder mystery, it’s not gory or gruesome.

The well-done pacing, interesting characters, and surprising twists and turns made Murder on the Orient Express a really fun book to read, and I’d recommend it.

Do you read mysteries?  If so, what are your favorites?

8 thoughts on “Murder on the Orient Express–Good, Clean Fun

  1. I enjoy her books too although I find if I read too many of them close together I seem to become too proficient at solving the mystery quickly. If I remember, the black and white version (movie) of this was pretty good too.

  2. You’re the second book-blogger I follow who’s just discovered Agatha Christie! She is, in my opinion, the best mystery writer ever!! And she has other sleuths besides Poirot – my favorites are Tommy & Tuppence Beresford, a crime-solving husband & wife team who go undercover during WWII.

    Suggested favorites to try next: N or M? (Tommy & Tuppence); And Then There Were None; Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple); and The Seven Dials Mystery (Superintendent Battle, another one of Christie’s sleuths).
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  3. Have you read Dorothy Sayers’ mystery novels? I don’t read very much fiction, mostly nonfiction. But once or twice a year I crave the mental relief of fiction and almost always turn to Dorothy Sayers. Wow, did she know how to turn a phrase!

    Her and Agatha Christie are my favorite mystery writers (granted, I’m not very involved in the genre), but Sayers wins, hands down. 🙂

    If you delve further into Agatha Christie, 4:50 From Paddington is my favorite of hers. I remember reading it as a teenager for the first time and shivering with pleasure and suspense.

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