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Murder on the Orient Express

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  • 1. Murder on the Orient Express
    By Agatha Christie
  • 2. Classmates asked me to recommend them a good book that I have read…
    I have chosen this interesting book and I will tell you:
    Why did I liked it
    Something interesting about the author
    And a summary of the plot
  • 3. Why did I liked it
    Agatha Christie is a master of suspense, plotting and characterization
    Detective HerculePoirot, who is solving complex mysteries with his “little grey cells”, is the main character
    The story is tightly constructed puzzle
    The reader gets to know every character - opportunity to form an opinion
    Quick introduction
    Taut atmosphere
  • 4. About the author
    Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller (1890 – 1976) – English crime writer
    Living with aunt, uncle and their two children
    Working as a nurse in a hospital
    Later working in a hospital pharmacy - acquired a knowledge of poisons, used in her crime novels
    Abney Hall – her greatest inspiration
    At the age of 36 - suffered nervous breakdown and depression
    Between 81 to 84 years of age - diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease
  • 5. Agatha Christie’s gravestone in Cholsey
    picture of the room at the Hotel Pera Palace,
    where she wrote Murder on the Orient Express
  • 6. Two more pictures of Agatha Christie
  • 7. About the author (continue)
    Remembered for her 80 detective novels
    Title: The “Queen of Crime”
    Best selling writer, along with William Shakespeare
    The most translated author – 56 languages
    Two well-known characters
    HerculePoirot
    Miss Jane Marple
  • 8. Miss Jane Marple
    HerculePoirot
  • 9. Pictures from the movie “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974)
  • 10. Plot
    HerculePoirot – traveling on the “Orient Express” train
    After two days the train stops due to snowstorm
    The next morning– a body is found
    Poirotfinds several clues
    He questions every suspect (everyone on the train)
    He is reconstructing parts of a burned letter (a clue he found)
    That letter has a connection with a case five years earlier
    Gathering everyone and presenting explanation
  • 11. Picture from the movie – Poirot is gathering everyone and presenting explanation