Murder on the Orient Express (book)

  • Also Known As: Murder in the Calais Coach
  • Type: Novel
  • Length: 322 pages

All my life I had wanted to go on the Orient Express. When I had travelled to France or Spain or Italy, the Orient Express had often been standing at Calais and I had longed to climb up into it. - Agatha Christie, An Autobiography.

Murder on the Orient Express is a 1934 murder-mystery novel by English author Agatha Christie. - AsNotedIn




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1928/00/00 Agatha Christie Life Agatha Christie travels on the Simplon-Orient Express to Istanbul. From Istanbul she journeys on to Damascus then to Baghdad.
1929/00/00 Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits Operator The Orient Express gets stranded in the snow at least 80km from Istanbul.
1930/00/00 Agatha Christie Life Standing on the train platform in Calais, Agatha Christie slips on ice and falls underneath an Orient Express train. A porter pulls her up from the track before the train starts moving. "It was luck that she lived to write the book." Max Calais Hauts-de-France
1931/00/00 Agatha Christie Life Agatha Christie and the Orient Express train halts as the tracks are flooded during a storm. "My darling, what a journey! Started out from Istanbul in a violent thunder storm. We went very slowly during the night and about 3 AM stopped altogether." AC
1933/00/00 Hector Willard MacQueen Mr Ratchett's secretary Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Count Andryeni Count Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Agatha Christie Author Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Miss Greta Ohlsson Swedish missionary Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Edward Henry Masterman Mr Ratchett's valet Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Princess Natalia Dragomiroff 1st Class passenger Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Hercule Poirot Private Detective Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Pierre Michel Train conductor Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Colonel Arbuthnot British Army officer Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Miss Mary Debenham English governess Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Monsieur Bouc Director of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Cyrus Hardman American typewriter ribon salesman Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Mrs Hubbard American lady Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Fraulein Hildegarde Schmidt Princess Dragomiroff's maid Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Mr Ratchett American buisnessman Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 The Saturday Evening Post Publisher Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Countess Andrenyi Countest Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1933/00/00 Antonio Foscarelli Car salesman from Chicago Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is published in the US in a six-installment serialization in the Saturday Evening Post, under the title, "Murder on the Calais Coach".
1934/01/01 Collins Crime Club Publisher Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" is arrives in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club.
1974/11/21 Agatha Christie Author Directed by Sidney Lumet, Queen Elizabeth II and Agatha Christie attend the Royal World Charity Premiere of the "Murder on the Orient Express" film at the ABC Shaftesbury Ave, London. It will be Christie's last public appearance. Former Saville Theatre London
1974/11/21 Sidney Lumet Director Directed by Sidney Lumet, Queen Elizabeth II and Agatha Christie attend the Royal World Charity Premiere of the "Murder on the Orient Express" film at the ABC Shaftesbury Ave, London. It will be Christie's last public appearance. Former Saville Theatre London
1974/11/21 Queen Elizabeth II Dignitary Directed by Sidney Lumet, Queen Elizabeth II and Agatha Christie attend the Royal World Charity Premiere of the "Murder on the Orient Express" film at the ABC Shaftesbury Ave, London. It will be Christie's last public appearance. Former Saville Theatre London
2017/11/02 To promote the premiere of Kenneth Branagh's film version of Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express", an original Orient Express train arrives at St Pancras railway station in London pulling a carriage that had been used by Christie. St Pancras Station And Former Midland Grand Hotel London
2017/11/02 Kenneth Branagh Director Featuring an all-star cast, Kenneth Branagh's film version of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" premieres at the Royal Albert Hall. Royal Albert Hall London

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Particulars for Murder on the Orient Express (book):
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Crime Crime
Narrative Arts Detective a person, especially a police officer, whose occupation is to investigate and solve crimes.
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Murder the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another
Narrative Arts Mystery something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Art Type Novel long form fiction narrative that is at least 40,000 words in length
Conveyance Category Railway travel by locomotive railroad



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