Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

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A facsimile first edition hardback of Poirot's most famous book, published to mark the 80th anniversary of his first appearance.


Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the 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.


To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this launch title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family's own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 126 x 190 x 24mm | 270g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile edition
  • 0007234406
  • 9780007234400
  • 39,507

Review Text

This is a facsmile first edition hardback of the Poirot books, published to mark the 80th anniversary of his first appearance and to celebrate his new-found success on television. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full at this time of the 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. To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this collection of facsimile first editions will be the perfect way to enjoy these books in their original form - 15 novels and one short story collection. Reproducing the original typesetting and formats of the first editions from the Christie family's own archive copies, these books sport the original covers which have been painstakingly restored from the best available copies, reflecting five decades of iconic cover design.
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Review quote

"Need it be said - the little grey cells solve once more the seemingly insoluble. Mrs Christie makes an improbable tale very real, and keeps her readers enthralled and guessing to the end."
Times Literary Supplement
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About Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
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