En route to Paris, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot has booked winter passage on the fabled Orient Express. Among the curious assortment of fellow passengers, one wealthy American holds a unique distinction: He has been found dead of multiple stab wounds in the night compartment of the Calais coach. By dawn, thirteen travelers, each bearing a secret, will find themselves suspect in the most ingenious crime Poirot has ever solved...
"[Moves] smoothly and entertainingly to its surprise conclusion." -Chicago Daily Tribune
"Nothing short of swell. [Christie] is probably the best suspicion scatterer and diverter in the business." -New York Herald-Tribune
"Christie ... keeps her reader enthralled and guessing to the end." -Times Literary Supplement