The Mystery of the Blue Train Christie, Agatha, Mallory (DM) 9780062573445: : Books

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The Mystery of the Blue Train Christie, Agatha, Mallory (DM) 9780062573445: : Books

The Blue Train mistery


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.

It all comes down to Hercule Poirot to figure out who the killer and thief is. 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…


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William Morrow & Company (May 4, 2016)

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320 pages

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Item Weight ‏ : ‎

1.06 pounds

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5.5 x 0.94 x 8.5 inches

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#1,117 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books)

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2,689 ratings

10 reviews for The Mystery of the Blue Train Christie, Agatha, Mallory (DM) 9780062573445: : Books

  1. Kindle Cat

    Have to admit my suspect kept changing. I missed some clues thanks to red herrings lol. Hats off to Miss Christie and her mysterious brain.

  2. Joann Kay

    I loved this book; it is my favorite Agatha Christie. I loved the characters, the setting and the mystery. I have read many of her books, but most of them lack character development. I did not like Murder on the Orient Express, because of the characters. I love books with characters I find interesting and care about.

  3. SEC

    I read this on Kindle – another great read – I will download another. Thanks for the links & downloads.

  4. C. M Mills

    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 withMirelle 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 GreyThe 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!

  5. Kindle Customer

    What a story!! The twists, the turns… Poirot was excellent in this one. And I really, really loved Katherine and her character. This is a keeper for sure.

  6. Molly D

    I cannot believe other reviewers who find this book not up to Christie standards. For me, it is & has always been one of my top ten favourites by Ms. Christie. As an avid fan, I have a beautiful tooled red set of her works, over 2 dozen paperbacks & virtually everything duplicated on my Kindle – you just cannot have too many Agathas. On top of this, I own Randall Toye’s “Agatha Christie’s Who’s Who” and Nancy Blue Wynne’s “An Agatha Christie Chronology”. In Wynne’s book, she lists her own favourites by Agatha & numeral 9 on her list is “The Mystery of the Blue Train”, written in 1928. Ms. Wynne comments on the ‘freshness’ of this book after so many years adding she believes its due to: “excellent plot, believable characters, good handling of settings and local colour and … a typical Christie surprise ending”Yeap, I’m a die-hard fan of this writer & have and will continue to re-read her works constantly for the pure pleasure they give me.

  7. Bruce Cauvet

    That was a good book. It started out pretty slow for the first 100 pages, or so, but the rest of it was very entertaining.

  8. Kindle Customer

    Interesting plot. As always it is not what it seems. A couple who married for gain, one is murdered and other suspected and eventually arrested. Poirot is not satisfied, but who did it? It was a surprise to me.

  9. Sharon Cunningham

    her books are all good…. only half way in ,but enjoying all so far..

  10. Karen Parr-Moody

    I loved this book. Sometimes the Hercule Poirot mysteries give the reader no hope about figuring out the mystery. But for this one, there were better clues than usual.

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