Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she cant neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey.Agatha isnt the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keelings first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward...
|Title||:||The Woman on the Orient Express|
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The Woman on the Orient Express Reviews
This wonderful, historical novel, mixes fact and fiction and puts Agatha Christie at the centre of a story based loosely on real life. It is 1928 when Agatha has divorced her husband, Archie, after he told her that he was in love with another woman. She has endured endless press speculation about her life, especially after the incident where she went missing after the breakup of her marriage. Now, with Archie about to re-marry, she is feeling forlorn, sensitive and depressed. Determined to get a ...more
Audiobook narrated by Justine Eyre
I have never read any books by Agatha Christie, but this book just sounded as if it was right up my alley. Although the fictionalized story only partially takes place on the Orient Express and it isn't a standard mystery, readers are introduced to three women all fleeing the past and heading to Baghdad. Distancing herself from the approaching second marriage of her ex-husband and the wagging tongues of the British media, is renowned ...more
3.5 - just for fun stars.
I think Agatha Christie would be delighted to find herself a fictional character involved in an oriental adventure in the company of two other women that she just happened to meet on a train. Ashford's imagination of what might have happened on Agatha's voyage on the Orient Express in 1928 felt true and possible, and what more can you ask?
I needed a palate cleanser after two many hard, serious books, and this little gem was just the ticket. I found each of the women fasc ...more
I approached this book not knowing beforehand about the fact that it was a fictional account of Agatha Christie's journey on the Orient express. I was amused by the premise when I began reading. But soon I was invested in the tale.
Most of the journey from Calais to Istanbul made for an absorbing perusal. If you know where to look, there are references to Poirot's fictional journey in the same train. There is even a mystery in the story.
Most of the main characters are women, and they have issues ...more
There's is a superb amount of historical context and research put into this book, but it is just dreadfully boring to read. I really think that the main issue with this book was that it just tried to cram TOO much into it.
As a reader you start out with a weird as crap beginning of some dude popping up to Agatha Christie to talk about the past, but in a creeper/stalker/spy type of way; which even after reading it still didn't make a lot of sense to me. Then we also follow two other women who end ...more
Throughout my life I have always enjoyed reading mysteries as palette cleansers in between heavier reads. Whether its a contemporary series or historical stand alone, I am intrigued over the prospect of whodunit. Yet, my favorite mystery writer remains the Dame of British crime, Agatha Christie, especially cases featuring her Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. When I found out about a historical novel featuring Christie, I was equally intrigued. Lindsay Jayne Ashford's Woman on the Orient Express ...more
The Woman on the Orient Express is a good solid drama. A steady and interesting read that has a few surprises.
The main character is Agatha Christie and many of the people in the book actually lived. The story starts out with a visit from a young acquaintance coming to visit an aged Agatha. The young man wanted information about some people Agatha had known a long time ago. So the story proceeds with Agatha recalling/retelling of her experience when she booked a trip on the Orient Express. Agath ...more
Femeia din Orient Express este cadoul ideal pentru fanii Agathei Christie. Glasul lui Hercule Poirot o însoțește pe autoare într-o călătorie exotică, sursă de inspirație pentru viitoare romane și personaje. Prietenia dintre ea, Nancy și Katherine pornește de la o rețea complicată de secrete, dezvăluite în celebrul Orient Express și pe un sit arheolgic, unde Agatha îndrăznește din nou să viseze, să spere și să se îndrăgostească. Fie că este autoare sau personaj, Agatha Christie este minunată.