The Mystery of the Blue Train
By Agatha Christie
Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062073976, 298pp.
Publication Date: September 2011
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When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, aguard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering fromher slumbers. But she will never wake again for aheavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her featuresalmost beyond recognition. What is more, herprecious rubies are missing.
The prime suspect is Ruth's estranged husband, Derek. Yet Hercule Poirot is not convinced, so hestages an eerie reenactment of the journey, completewith the murderer on board. . . .
“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)