A honeymoon cruise for Simon and Linnet Doyle turns into a nightmare when Linnet is found shot to death. One of the passengers is Jacqueline de Bellefort, Simon's jealous ex-fianc, who has confessed to Hercule Poirot that she wants revenge for ...
Linnet stealing Simon from her. But when two more murders are committed, Poirot begins to see that no one on the ship is as straightforward as they seemed.
A very clever plot, which I think is even better than And Then There Were None. I have longed to visit Egypt but this destination is evasive to me. Now with all the political upheavals it becomes even more out of the question.
I should have known I like Christie because her stories are just simply wonderful old-fashioned crime puzzles that make you turn the pages and sigh when everything's finished. There's not much action or focusing to the crime solver's personal life
..." which is fantastic and in a lot of ways works better than the plots of formulaic contemporary crime novels. Also, the time in which the murders are set is part of the appeal to me. For a long time I've adored the tv movies because you could actually see the lovely costumes and the stories came to life. Now I'm really pleased to have finally decided to read the original books.
You might also want to try one of my favourite games, the Orient Express board game if you want to train your "grey brain cells" like Poirot.
'I'm used to that. It often seems to me that's all detective work is, wiping out our false starts and beginning again.''Yes, it is very true, that. And it is just what some people will not do. They conceive a certain theory, and everything has to
...as to fit into that theory. If one little fact will not fit it, they throw it aside. But it is always the facts that will not fit in that are significant. ...'Continua...Nascondi