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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express


by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express Resources


The Official Agatha Christie Website

Get your detective fiction on at this comprehensive website for the late author. Find everything from info on detectives and sidekicks to maps for Christie's various novels.

Hercule Poirot Central

A website dedicated to our favorite Belgian detective.

Christie's Life

Interested in finding out about the author's background? Start snooping here.


Hunt for clues about Christie's famous detective.

Matthew's Blog

Great insights and memories from Christie's grandson, Matthew.

The Orient Express

Want to take a trip on the real-life Venice Simplon-Orient-Express? Get out your credit cards. This thing is posh.

The Christie Quiz

Think you're a super sleuth? Test your knowledge with this online quiz from the New Yorker.

Movie or TV Productions

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Albert Finney dons the mustache for the big screen.

Murder on the Orient Express (2001)

Albert Molina takes on Poirot's role.

Murder on the Orient Express (2009)

Poirot is played by the iconic David Suchet in this Masterpiece PBS version.

Historical Documents

Christie Maps

Check out maps of the settings for nearly all of Christie's books.

Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

Christie published her memoir in 1977.

Poirot's Obituary

In 1975, Hercule Poirot became the first fictional character to have his death notice splashed across the front page of The New York Times.

On Board with Poirot

Read actor David Suchet's (the PBS Poirot) account of his time aboard the Orient Express.


Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Here's the trailer for Murder on the Orient Express starring Albert Finney.

Murder on the Orient Express (2009)

This trailer is for the Masterpiece PBS Orient Express with the great David Suchet.

Riding the Orient Express (BBC)

A glimpse into old-timey luxury from the show 50 Things To Do Before You Die.


"The Orient Express Takes Its Final Trip"

Learn about the real Orient Express from this short NPR broadcast.

"Actor David Suchet's Bombastic Detective Poirot"

A 2010 NPR broadcast about David Suchet's portrayal of Hercule Poirot for the BBC and PBS's Masterpiece Theatre.


Poirot's Costume

This cool interactive graphic tells you all about actor David Suchet's Poirot outfit.

Google Doodle

Hercule Poirot was honored with his very own Google doodle.

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