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  • ISBN 0007208502
  • ISBN13 978-0007208500
  • Language English
  • Author Agatha. Christie
  • Publisher HARPER COLLINS 1 PAP; TV Tie in Ed edition (1954)
  • Pages 416
  • Formats azw lrf doc lit
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1174 kb
  • Size Fb2 1135 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 542

THE NEW-LOOK SERIES OF HERCULE POIROT AUDIO BOOKS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again -- for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing. The prime suspect is Ruth's estranged husband, Derek. Yet Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie re-enactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board...

Home Agatha Christie The Mystery of the Blue Train. The manservant must have been very unobservant or very well-trained, for he betrayed no surprise at the small black satin mask which hid the other’s features

Home Agatha Christie The Mystery of the Blue Train. The Mystery of the Blue Train, . Part of Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24. The Mystery of. the Blue Train. A Hercule Poirot Mystery. The manservant must have been very unobservant or very well-trained, for he betrayed no surprise at the small black satin mask which hid the other’s features. Leading the way to a door at the end of the hall, he opened it and announced in a respectful murmur: M. le Marquis. The figure which rose to receive this strange guest was an imposing one.

Home Agatha Christie The Mystery of the Blue Train. I shall put all the passion of the desert into it. I shall dance hung over with jewels-ah! and, by the way, mon ami, there is a pearl that I saw yesterday in Bond Street-a black pearl. She paused, looking at him invitingly. She flung out a long, pale hand towards the piano, which was littered with untidy music scores. She felt a sudden sense of horrible desolation. There was a wild longing upon her to jump out of the train and to go back before it was too late. He strolled along deep in thought. She, so calm, so self-assured, for the first time in her life felt like a leaf swept by the wind. If her father knew-what would he say?

In spite of the handsome fur coat which garbed his meagre form, there was something essentially weak and paltry about him. A little man with a face like a rat.

Agatha Christie The Mystery of the Blue Train Chapter 1. The Man with the White Hair It was close on midnight when a man crossed the Place de la Concorde. In spite of the handsome fur coat which garbed his meagre form, there was something essentially weak and paltry about hi. little man with a face like a rat. A man, one would say, who could never play a conspicuous part, or rise to prominence in any sphere. In spite of the handsome fur coat which garbed his meagre form, there was something essentially weak and paltry about him.

The Mystery of the Blue Train is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by William Collins & Sons on 29 March 1928 and in the United States by Dodd.

The Mystery of the Blue Train is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by William Collins & Sons on 29 March 1928 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The book features her detective Hercule Poirot.

Agatha Christie made no bones about it. "I have always hated The Mystery of the Blue Train. The brilliant Queen of Crime Agatha Christie(1890-1977) was in her sleuthing prime! The story is easy to read in a day and is a true Christie page turner. An Autobiography, 429). I cannot say that I have ever been proud of it" (429) The brilliant Queen of Crime Agatha Christie(1890-1977) was in her sleuthing prime! The story is easy to read in a day and is a true Christie page turner. The novel occurs on the speeding Blue Train which is the Calais-Paris-Nice Express whisking well heeled folks on their way to a fun-filled winter in the paradise of the French Riviera.

Agatha Christie? This book was, for me, a cut above the typical Poirot mystery, and I think it's mostly because I liked the main . I must be getting very picky, as this is the very first book by Agatha Christie that I did not enjoy

Agatha Christie? This book was, for me, a cut above the typical Poirot mystery, and I think it's mostly because I liked the main character so much. Katherine Grey has "beautiful gray In many ways this is a typical Hercule Poirot type of mystery: a wealthy man's daughter is murdered on a train for a set of fabulous rubies, and only a limited number of people could have gotten on or off the train at the right times to make them suspects. I must be getting very picky, as this is the very first book by Agatha Christie that I did not enjoy. Usually, I just generally like them - they are all nice and cozy little mysteries, but apparently not this one.

Aboard the luxurious Blue Train running from London to the Riviera, pampered millionaire's daughter Ruth . The writing of this book (part of which took place on the Canary Islands in early 1927) was an ordeal for Agatha Christie.

Aboard the luxurious Blue Train running from London to the Riviera, pampered millionaire's daughter Ruth Kettering is murdered, her expensive jewels stolen. But Poirot is at hand to solve the case. The events of 1926 with the death of her mother and her husband's infidelity had left a deep psychological scar on Christie. Now separated from Archie and in need of funds, she turned back to writing. The dedication "To the two distinguished members of the . Carlotta and Peter" also references this difficult time.

As Knighton joined him, the number thirty-three turned up, and Poirot’s stake was swept away. Bad luck! said Knighton; are you going to stake again?. Poirot shook his head sent. Do you feel the fascination of gambling? asked Knighton curiously. Knighton shot a swift glance at him. His own face became troubled. He spoke haltingly, with a touch of deference. I wonder, are you busy, M. Poirot? There is something I would like to ask you about. I am at your disposal. Shall we go outside? It is pleasant in the sunshine.

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Nikohn
Agatha Christie made no bones about it. "I have always hated _The Mystery of the Blue Train_." (_An Autobiography_, 429). "I had no joy in writing, no elan... and the people would not come alive... I cannot say that I have ever been proud of it" (429). _The Mystery of the Blue Train_ (1928) was her sixth Hercule Poirot mystery-- it was immediately preceeded by _The Big Four_ (1927)-- and was written when she was suffering from a writer's slump. She was also being interrupted during the writing of the novel. But I am in agreement with Robert Barnard. Christie may have disliked the novel, but it is far from her worst piece of writing.

_The Big Four_ was a rather dismal spy melodrama. _The Mystery of the Blue Train_ is a return to what Christie does best-- the formal detective story. This time, a plot is set in motion around a set of dazzling rubies on the black market. They come into the hands of a tough, hard-boiled American millionaire but are wanted by a ruthless, continental jewel thief. His first attempt to hijack them in Paris goes askew. We also meet the millionaire's spoiled, iron-willed daughter (for whom the jewels are intended), her estranged and indolent husband, his troublemaking dancer mistress, and the daughter's oily Old Flame with whom she plans to elope. Other characters include the efficient male secretary to the millionaire, the maid to the millionaire's daughter, a saintly companion who has recently come into money, her conniving distant cousin, and her cousin's honest and sharp-tongued daughter.

Some of these characters board the luxurious Blue Train from Paris to Nice-- along with M. Hercule Poirot. There is a particularly brutal murder _en route_ that turns out to be more complicated to solve than it first appeared. Clues are misleading, stories shift about, and prime suspects change over time. Poirot enlists the aid of one of the passengers to help him solve the mystery.

I don't think that it is giving too much away to say that in this novel, appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes what we _think_ we are witnessing is not what is actually happening. But I am betting that even armed with this information, the author will still fool the reader. Incidently, while this is purely a Poirot mystery, it is the first novel that introduces the village of St. Mary Mead-- Miss Marple's home town.
Rindyt
Just another wonderful mystery novel by Agatha Christie. You would think after having read a number of her novels, I would not be so surprised about how brilliantly crafted they are but I never fail to be amazed, and Hercule Poirot is such treasure I never get tired of him. A simply amazing author.
Agamaginn
"The blue train" is an absolute delight and it goes straight to my personal top favourite Poirot mysteries..My enjoyment with Christie's Poirot novels always, always comes from the characters, their history, their reactions. It also comes from the rich accounts of the behaviours and customs characteristic of any milieu Christie chooses for her stories. If the revelation of the culprit is sometimes part of the pleasure, most of the time, like here in "The blue train", it almost doesn't matter to me - because everything that leads to it is such a delight.
Hilarious Kangaroo
The Mystery of the Blue Train was published in 1928. The brilliant Queen of Crime Agatha Christie(1890-1977) was in her sleuthing prime! The story is easy to read in a day and is a true Christie page turner.
The novel occurs on the speeding Blue Train which is the Calais-Paris-Nice Express whisking well heeled folks on their way to a fun-filled winter in the paradise of the French Riviera. The plot involves the theft of the pricless Heart of Fire necklace and the murder of the adultery minded Katherine Kettering. She is seeking divorce from her playboy money worshipping cad of a husband . Her father the millionaire Rufus Van Allen has given her the necklace as a gift. Ruth is murdered by stragulation on the Blue Train; Hercule Poirot is there to assist French police in the solving of the crime. Katherine Grey also assists in unmasking the murderer. Katherine is an attractive woman who has inherited a fortune from an old lady she had served as an aide while living in St Mary Mead.
The book reads quickly and is filled with fascinating characters such as:
Comte Armand De La Roche-the lover of Katherine Kettering.
Derek Kettering-the husband of Katherine and a man infatuated with lovely ladies. He seeks to end his affair with
Mirelle his exotic French mistress by falling in love with Katherine Grey.
Demetrius Papopolous and his daughter Zia who deal in diamonds and have known Poiret for seventeen years.
Ada Beatrice Mason: Lady's maid for Katherine Kettering who gets off the train in Paris.
Major Richard Knighton-Assistant to Rufus Van Aldin. He is a wounded World War I soldier and is love with Katherine Grey.
Rosalie Tamplin-A rich Englishwoman living in France who is related to Katherine Grey
The Marquis-The mysterious jewel thief and master of crime!
Who is the murderer? Follow the trail through the clues and watch Poirot solve the problem!
Quashant
This is a well-written story, though some readers might find it a bit tedious. The plot meanders around; lots of twists and turns. There are some differences from the film version with David Suchet as Hercule Poirot, but so far, mostly details.
Gri
I love the writing style of Mrs Christie. So special, enchanting and
easy to follow. The kick of the story is original and Poirot' s character feels so genuine, lively and real.
Xanna
A woman is found murdered on the Blue Train. Was it her husband or the nefarious Count, and what happened to her famous ruby necklace? Hercule Poirot is on the case.
This book was just plain boring. I'm an Agatha Christie fan, and don't know how I'd overlooked this book, but I was disappointed in it from beginning to end. Wouldn't recommend it.