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An unusual murder mystery from Agatha Christie which takes place aboard the luxurious and renowned Blue Train running from London to the Riviera. The mystery surrounds the murder of the daughter of a millionaire and the theft of her precious rubies. The matter is admirably solved by M. Poirot who uses his psychological prowess, almost plucking the solution from thin air.....however, in true Christie form, the solution is fully explainable by the inimitable M. Poirot. The novel was, incidentally, expanded from the Poirot short story - The Plymouth Express. Not my favourite Agatha Christie I must say but, all the same, a good read with Poirot as sleuth.
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on 24 June 2017
Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's pernicketty Belgian detective, is back making a foray out of retirement to solve a murder on board the Blue Train. Poirot finds himself with a rather knotty problem as he tries to determine whether the disappearance of a famous necklace containing the famous Heart of Fire ruby is connected with the murder itself and as always, this kept me turning the pages. There is a slightly disjointed feeling in the narrative timeline towards the end of the book - unusual for Christie - but the final pages unravel the truth in true Christie fashion.
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on 27 June 2017
I like good old Hercule stories, from the wonderful Agatha Christie, and this one is no exception.
Wonderfully written, and keeps you guessing as to who the murderer is.

Kept me intrigued through the whole book.
Get, read, and enjoy.
See if you can work out who the killer is. To be honest I got it wrong, and no I won't spoil it and give away any clues, just that the end is a real surprise.
Terrific read, worth every penny!
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on 27 May 2017
Poirot journeys to The French Rivera to investigate a murder and a jewel theft. In the enclosed community of the Blue Train a brutal murder occurs which baffles the investigating authorities. Poirot with the assistance of two female assistants solves the case with his usual flair. This is an early Christie and in my view not one of her most accomplished. However there is that subtle but pervasive sense of evil moving through the thickening plot and the scenes at Lady Tamplin's villa in the South of France are well realised
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on 16 April 2017
As good as any Agatha Christie. May seem a little dated, but many of us enjoy the style of an era which had more style and less blatancy.
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on 27 May 2017
Not my favourite Poirot but nonetheless, a good story and, as usual, the style of writing is so easy to read. A little longer than other in the series.
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on 2 July 2017
A good read, found it a little confusing at times but worked it out in the end, a good twist
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on 28 June 2017
Excellent book, but what else would you expect from one of the worlds best authors.
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on 24 June 2017
as always Agatha Christie writes a good mystery
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on 20 June 2017
Thanks for tge fast shipping and good packaging. Great book - highly recommended!
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