Overview: Mr. Poirot’s leisurely return to London has be derailed by information on a previous case of his coming to light. So, he has to speed up his return. Good thing the Orient Express has room for him. After the train gets caught in a snowdrift, Mr. Poirot gets a new puzzle to solve. See, this one passenger was murdered in the middle of the night. Mr. Ratchett didn’t seem to have any enemies on the train. So, can Mr. Poirot figure out what happened?
Story Telling: This is a murder mystery similar to the locked room mystery style. It’s also part of a series.
Dislikes: Mr. Ratchett will never be a likeable character. His few speaking roles made his personality well.
Likes: Mr. Bouc truly wanted the case solved without a lot of fanfair or media attention.
And the passengers were paired up quite well.
Favorite Character: That would be Colonel Arbuthnot.
Favorite Quote: From the Colonel: “Say what you like, trial by jury is a sound system.”
Favorite Scene: That would by when Mr. Poirot found out Mr. Ratchett’s true identity.
Conclusion: This was a fun story. Enjoy it as a classical mystery. It’s a masterpiece in my opinion.