Murder on the Orient Express is murder-mystery book by Agatha Christie. The story and subsequent movie follows Hercule Poirot, a fictional world-renowned Belgian detective who seeks to solve a murder on the famous European train in the 1930s.
In the winter of 1934, Hercule Poirot looks forward to taking a break from his work after solving a theft in Jerusalem. While traveling, Poirot meets his friend, Bouc, the director of the Orient Express. Receiving a telegram from London about an impending case, Poirot must return home, with Bouc offering him a place onboard the unusually booked Express.
On the train, Samuel Ratchett, an unpleasant American businessman, asks Poirot to serve as his bodyguard for the three days that they are on the train. Ratchett has received threatening letters from an unknown person. Poirot refuses and that night, Poirot hears strange noises coming from Ratchet's compartment, and witnesses a woman in a red kimono running down. This leads to Porit hunting down his killer.
I think the book was better than the movie! The book constantly kept me engaged. If you are a murder mystery fan I fully recommend the movie, you would probably enjoy it more than me. If you're indifferent on the genre, it's a good movie overall.
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