The Mystery of the Blue Train

The Mystery of the Blue TrainThe Mystery of the Blue Train by
Series: Hercule Poirot #6
Publisher: William Collins & Sons
Pages: 317
Rating: 3/5

A mysterious woman, a legendary cursed jewel, and a night train to the French riviera — ingredients for the perfect romance or the perfect crime? When the train stops, the jewel is missing, and the woman is found dead in her compartment. It’s the perfect mystery, filled with passion, greed, deceit. And Hercule Poirot is the perfect detective to solve it…

Another Hercule Poirot story, and a relatively standard mystery. A woman gets killed. On a train of course. Who did it? The husband? The lover? The Butler? Who knows? Well, Poirot does. Not one of the best Christie’s I’ve read, nor very original. Still, this book isn’t bad. It continues to impress me how well Christie does dialogue. Even long-winded conversations between characters (of which there are quite a few in this book) somehow stay interesting and entertaining, yet plausible. I’ve come to expect that an Agatha Christie-book will keep me happy for the time it takes me to read it, and this one did. Just.

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