The Mystery of the Blue Train
UK
Collins, London, Mar. 1928
The Star, Feb.1-Mar.15 1928
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1928

Plot

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 priceless 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...

Contents

1. The Man with the White Hair
2. M. le Marquis
3. Heart of Fire
4. In Curzon Street
5. A Useful Gentleman
6. Mirelle
7. Letters
8. Lady Tamplin Writes a Letter
9. An Offer Refused
10. On the Blue Train
11. Murder
12. At the Villa Marguerite
13. Van Aldin Getsa Telegram
14. Ada Mason's Story
15. The Comte de la Roche
16. Poirot Discusses the Case
17. An Aristocratic
18. Derek Lunches
19. An Unexpected Visitor
20. Katherine Makes a Friend
21. At the Tennis
22. M. Papopolous Breakfasts
23. A New Theory
24. Poirot Gives Advice
25. Defiance
26. A Warning
27. Interview with Mirelle
28. Poirot Plays the Squirrel
29. A Letter from Home
30. Miss Viner Gives Judgment
31. Mr Aarons Lunches
32. Katherine and Poirot Compare Notes
33. A New Theory
34. The Blue Train Again
35. Explanations
36. By the Sea

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Rufus Van Aldin, Ruth Kettering, Derek Kettering, Major Knighton, Comte de la Rouche, Mirelle, Katherine Grey, Lady Tampling, Lenox, Mason, Pabopolous, Zia, Monsieur Caux, Monsieur Carrege

Mr Goby, George, Pavett, Dr Harrison, Olga

Films & TV

The Mystery of the Blue Train, ITV/UK, 2006
Agatha Christie's POIROT X

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Western Europe covers

Le train bleu

French index

Le Masque (#122) 1932

Club des Masques (#4) 1966

Le Livre de Poche (#5291) 1979

Le Livre de Poche jeunesse (#1282) 2007

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Het geheim van de blauwe trein / Het geheim van den "train bleu"

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Het geheim van de blauwe trein


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