Murder on the Orient Express
To M.E.L.M. Arpachiya, 1933
UK
Collins, London, Jan. 1934
Grand Magazine, Mar.-May 1934
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1934 as "Murder in the Calais Coach"
Saturday Evening Post, Sep.30-Nov.4 1933 as 'Murder in the Calais Coach'

Plot

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.
With tension mounting, detective Hercule Poirot comes up with not one, but two solutions to the crime.

Contents

PART I - THE FACTS
1. An Important Passenger on the Taurus Express
2. The Tokatlian Hotel
3. Poirot Refuses a Case
4. A Cry in the Night
5. The Crime
6. A Woman
7. The Body
8. The Armstrong Kidnapping Case
PART II - THE EVIDENCE
1. The Evidence of the Wagon Lit Conductor
2. The Evidence of the Secretary
3. The Evidence of the Valet
4. The Evidence of the American Lady
5. The Evidence of the Swedish Lady
6. The Evidence of the Russian Princess
7. The Evidence of the Count and Countess Andrenyi
8. The Evidence of Colonel Arbuthnot
9. The Evidence of Mr. Hardman
10. The Evidence of the Italian
11. The Evidence of Miss Dobenham
12. The Evidence of the German Lady's-Maid
13. Summary of the Passengers' Evidence
14. The Evidence of the Weapon
15. The Evidence of the Passengers' Luggage
PART III - HERCULE POIROT SITS BACK AND THINKS
1. Which of Them?
2. Ten Questions
3. Certain Suggestive Points
4. The Grease Spot on a Hungarian Passport
5. The Christian Name of Princess Dragomiroff
6. A Second Interview with Colonel Arbuthnot
7. The Identity of Mary Debenham
8. Further Surprising Revelations
9. Poirot Propounds Two Solutions

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Bouc, Miss Mary Hermione Debenham, Colonel Arbuthnot, Samuel Edward Ratchett, Hector Willard MacQueen, Edward Henry Masterman, Mrs. Caroline Martha Hubbard, Dr Constantine, Natalia Dragomiroff, Fraulein Schmidt, Count Rudolph Andrenyi, Countess Elena Maria Andrenyi, Cyrus Bethman Hardman, Miss Greta Ohlsson, Antonio Foscarelli, Pierre Michel

Linda Arden, Daisy Armstrong, Selby Armstrong, Sonia Armstrong, Tommy Armstrong, Dubosc, Helena Goldenberg, Jerry, Johnson, Pietro, Hildegarde Schmidt, Stengelberg, Susanne, Henry Tomlinson, Tommy, W. K. Van der Halt, Demetrius Zagone, Zia

Films & TV

Hercule Poirot klärt den Mord im Orient-Express auf, W.Germany, 1955
TV drama list
Murder on the Orient Express, UK, 1974
Film list
Murder on the Orient Express, US, 2001
TV drama list
Murder on the Orient Express, ITV/UK, 2010
Agatha Christie's POIROT XII
ORIENT-kyuko satsujin-jiken, CX/JP, 2015
TV drama list

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Magazine


Audio


Game


Western Europe covers

Le crime de l'Orient-Express

French index


Audio


Muntr en Orient-Express


Moord in de Oriënt-Expres / De ingesneeuwde slaapwagen

Dutch index


Mord im Orientexpress / Der rote Kimono

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Mord im Orientexpress


Der rote Kimono


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Northern Europe covers

Mordet på Orientexpressen

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Mord i Orient Ekspressen / Mordet i Orient Ekspressen

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Mord på Orientekspressen

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Assassinio sull'Orient-Express

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Asesinato en el Orient Express / El crimen del Oriente-Express

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Assassinato no Expresso do Oriente


O Assassinato no Expresso Oriente


Um Crime no Expresso do Oriente


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Ubojstvo u Orijent Expressu / Ubojstvo u Orijent Ekspresu

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Umor na Orient Ekspresu / Umor v Orient Ekspresu

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Pembunuhan di Atas Orient Express / Pembunuhan di Orient Express

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