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Today, I'll be discussing Hercule Poirot mystery: The Mystery of the Blue Train.
The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot #6) by Agatha Christie
When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake Ruth Kettering from her slumber. But she will not wake—for she has been strangled and a heavy blow has rendered her features unrecognizable. What is more, her rubies are missing.
The prime suspect in the case is Ruth’s husband, Derek. But Hercule Poirot is not yet convinced...
The Mystery of the Blue Train, the sixth book in the Poirot series, can be described as a character-based novel. While this Christie pick features an extremely intriguing premise, the story itself revolves around the cast, not the mystery. Additionally, the book lacks mystique and suspense.
This Hercule Poirot mystery does not read like a mystery. Despite its immense potential, The Mystery of the Blue Train appears more similar to contemporary fiction than to the crime and thriller genres. It does not invoke any sense of eeriness or thrill. As a matter of fact, it's quite anticlimactic.
While this Christie novel cannot be considered a bad read, it is not an ideal pick for readers looking for a suspense-filled mystery.However, if you enjoy contemporary fiction and character-based stories, this might be a great pick for you!