Study Guide

Murder on the Orient Express Characters

Hercule Poirot

Aside from Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot, formerly of the...

Mr. Ratchett / Cassetti

If ever there were a no-goodnik in the genre of British mystery, Mr. Samuel Edward Ratchett is...

Daisy Armstrong

Just as the villainous Mr. Ratchett is patently evil, his victim, poor little Daisy Armstrong, is...

Count and Countess Andrenyi

The beautiful Countess is the daughter of Linda Arden and the sister of the late Mrs. Armstrong....

Colonel Arbuthnot

Always quick to rush to his lady-friend Mary Debenham's defense, Colonel Arbuthnot is a rather...

M. Bouc

M. Bouc is a something of a big shot at the train company that runs the Orient Express, and he's...

Dr. Constantine

Dr. Constantine is the Greek doctor who was on board the Athens coach with M. Bouc at the time of...

Mary Debenham

The Englishwoman Mary Debenham is the first passenger that we meet in the novel, and of all the...

Princess Dragomiroff

This older woman is a Russian Princess, and she is unusually ugly (M. Bouc calls her "ugly as...

Antonio Foscarelli

The loud and talkative Italian man, Antonio Foscarelli provides a foil to the taciturn English...

Mr. Hardman

Mr. Hardman is an American private snoop, hired by Mr. Ratchett to guard him. In reality, he is...

Mrs. Hubbard / Linda Arden

Mrs. Hubbard is the elderly American woman who is always talking about her daughter – and...

MacQueen

The young American Hector MacQueen is Mr. Ratchett's secretary. His father was the District...

Mr. Masterman

The quiet Mr. Masterman, an Englishman, is a foil to the Italian, Foscarelli. On the train, he...

Pierre Michel

Pierre, a Frenchman, is the conductor on the train. His daughter was the nursemaid who threw...

Greta Ohlsson

The yellow-haired Greta Ohlsson was the nurse at the Armstrong house. We are constantly told that...

Hildegarde Schmidt

Hildegarde Schmidt is a German lady's maid to Princess Dragomiroff, and an incredibly loyal one,...