A large format illustrated edition of Agatha Christie’s novel featuring stunning artwork and photography from the 2017 film adaptation.
‘The murderer is with us – on the train now . . .’
The Orient Express was unusually full for the time of year. Hercule Poirot sat in the elegant restaurant-car and amused himself by observing his fellow passengers: a Russian princess of great ugliness, a haughty English colonel, an American with a strange glint in his eye . . . and many more. The food and company were most congenial and the little Belgian detective was looking forward to a pleasant journey.
But it was not to be. After a restless night, Poirot awoke to find that tragedy had struck. First, the train had been brought to a standstill by a huge snowdrift. Secondly, a passenger lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside . . .
This illustrated edition contains the complete text of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, together with 200 glorious production paintings and sumptuous photos from the new film, directed by Kenneth Branagh.
About 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.
- “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 murder mystery conceived and carried out on the purest classical lines, Murder on the Orient Express is divided into three parts: in the ﬁrst, we are given the facts; in the second, the evidence; in the third, Poirot sits back and thinks and produces the solution from his little grey cells … Those who like to use their wits for the weighing of evidence will ﬁnd the problem attractive and the solution satisfactory, while those who love Poirot will rejoice in the rich manifestations of his personality and in his shrewd observations of character.’ DOROTHY L. SAYERS, Sunday Times