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The Urban Solace Book Lovers' Club - January 2010 Meet


The Urban Solace Book Lovers' Club - January 2010 Meet

M**der on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie


Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Christie also wrote the world's longest-running play, a M**der mystery, The Mousetrap, and, under the pen name Mary Westmacott, six romances. In 1971 she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her contribution to literature.

Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books, behind only Shakespeare's works and the Bible.

ABOUT THE BOOK: M**der on the Orient Express

M**der on the Orient Express is a detective novel by British writer Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934. In the United States, it was published on 28 February 1934, under the title of M**der in the Calais Coach, by Dodd, Mead and Company. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence and the U.S. edition at $2.00.

The elegant train of the 1930s, the Orient Express, is stopped by heavy snowfall, with many passengers. A M**der is discovered, and Poirot's trip home to London from the Middle East is interrupted to solve the M**der.

The US title of M**der in the Calais Coach was used to avoid confusion with the 1932 Graham Greene novel Stamboul Train which had been published in the United States as Orient Express.

About The Curator: Sumit Ghosal

Sumit is a capital markets specialist with over 24 years of experience in his chosen field. His main passion is however books, and is a voracious reader right from the time he was young. His reading tastes span across various genres like thrillers, detective stories, horror, classics, cricket biographies and anthologies, mythology, history and wildlife.

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