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Agatha Christie, the queen of detective and mystery novels, wrote Murder on the Orient Express, one of her most popular classic mystery novels. It was written in the period between the wars and published in 1934. She depicts the life of upper-middle class, of British men and women of that period. The anonymous narrator speaks in the third person. The story is written from the perspective of the protagonist, Hercule Poirot who appears in thirty Christie's novels. It is set first abroad a train headed to Stamboul, then in Stamboul and finally on a train from Stamboul to London. The theme is the assassination of Ratchett and the investigation that Poirot has to complete. This tale was made into a film and became one of the most successful British films ever made. The story, divided into three sections and many chapters, commences with the principal character Hercule Poirot, a retired Belgian police officer famous for his short stature and long, curly moustache, who travells to Stamboul. On the train there are two other passengers, Mary Debenham and Colonel Arbuthnot who just pretend ...

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