The Mystery of the Blue Train
A Hercule Poirot Mystery
By Agatha Christie
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062073976, 320pp.)
Publication Date: September 2011
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When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake againfor a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing.
The prime suspect is Ruths estranged husband, Derek. Yet Hercule Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie reenactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board. . . .
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
“No one is better at misdirection than Agatha Christie. She dangles the key to the mystery in front of you and you still don’t see it.”
-Peter Lovesey, Anthony award-winning author of Stagestruck
“The Empress of the crime novel.”
-Sunday Express (London)