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Murder on the Orient Express - Book of the Month


Why We Chose This Novel

We are pleased to confirm that the release date of Fox's adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express is set for 10th November 2017. Kenneth Branagh is not only directing the feature film, but he is also taking on the role of Agatha Christie's iconic character, Hercule Poirot.

Published in 1934, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express is still considered one of the most ingenious plots ever written and it continues to be extremely popular more than 80 years since its publication.

Talking about the adaptation, Christie's great grandson, James Prichard, said, "The extraordinary thing about my great grandmother’s stories is just how timeless they are. Eighty years after the publication of the novel, Fox and its creative team will bring Murder on the Orient Express, a classic Christie tale, to new audiences across the world."

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, a passenger lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer amongst a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

Did You Know?

Murder on the Orient Express came second in a global vote to find the world's favourite Agatha Christie story which took place as part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of Agatha Christie in 2015.

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