Book of the week - Murder on the Orient Express
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances
Good eve guys, hope the month end is going fine for ya’ll. We’re steppin’ in the mystery week today… and our book recommendation had to include some novel from world's most famous mystery writer Agatha Christie. Today we have Murder on the Orient Express for the night.
“But I know human nature, my friend, and I tell you that, suddenly confronted with the possibility of being tried for murder, the most innocent person will lose his head and do the most absurd things.”
― Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express
This amazing work of detective fiction, featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934.
Moving deeper in the plot (while trying not to give much spoilers) in the novel this elegant train of the 1930s, the Orient Express, is stopped by heavy snowfall. A murder is discovered, and Poirot's trip home to London from the Middle East is interrupted to solve the case.
You’ll get to travel places in Istanbul and Yugoslavia while the train is trapped between Vinkovci and Brod.
This midnight wasn’t only different for the passengers but the train to, as it was surprisingly full for the time of the year. And in the morning one of it’s crowd was found stabbed to death.
“At the small table, sitting very upright, was one of the ugliest old ladies he had ever seen. It was an ugliness of distinction - it fascinated rather than repelled.”
Hope you all get to enjoy some fascinations as well… happy reading