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Stands the test of time...
Reviewed in Australia on 27 December 2017
I read this book years ago. I just finished rereading it for a book club discussion, in preparation for a girls night out for the soon to be released new version of the movie directed by Kenneth Branagh. The fact is it still stands out as a classic elegant whodunit...
There is no question this mystery is one of Agatha Christie's best, if not the best. Set on a luxury train, passing through Europe filled to capacity, a murder happens and the solution to the baffling murder is entirely unexpected.
A snowdrift has stopped the train, and while the passengers wait for the track to be cleared, Christie's unique Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, goes to work and finds the improbable solution to the mystery. Following Poirot as he analyzes the case is still the most intriguing part of this murder mystery and is the reason why he has stood the test of time like no other detective in my mind.
After reading it yet again it confirms that this is without a doubt this is One of my ALL time favourite books. Agatha Christie was a genius and the ending is genius and amazes me every time I read it.