32 Following

Mary's Books

I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember. 

Currently reading

Thirteen Chocolates (A Chandler's Chocolate Box Mystery Book 1)
agatha chocolats
A Catered Wedding
Isis Crawford
The Murder at the Vicarage
Agatha Christie
The Know Your Bill of Rights Book: Don't Lose Your Constitutional Rights--Learn Them!
Sean Patrick
Delicious and Suspicious
Riley Adams
All Fudged Up
Nancy CoCo
Black River Falls
Jeff Hirsch
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Magic and Macaroons
Bailey Cates
Six Geese A-Slaying
Donna Andrews

Well, That Was a Surprise

Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie

Monsieur Hercule Poirot is on a train traveling with the train owner, a doctor and 12 other people. Sometime during the night, before the train is trapped due to snow on the tracks, a man is murdered. He is thought to the be the man who murdered a baby during a kidnapping and escaped justice in the United States. He is asked by the train owner to help solve the mystery of who would murder this man on the train. 


I listened to this on Audio because I have been trying to get many things accomplished and it was hard to listen to the story (people talking, noise from a house being rehabbed). I regretted trying to do this, but at the same time wanted more time to listen and accomplish other things. 


The 12 other passengers give alibis to or claim not to know any of the other passengers. Hercule also notes prior to the murder that the victim does not speak French fluently and yet during the time of the murder, is said to have spoken fluently. 


I did enjoy the story and will probably go back and read the book format to see what I may have missed while trying to listen to the story. 


Overall a good story from Agatha Christie.