Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie
Contributed by Ariane Heyne
Chapter Summaries
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Part 1 Chapter 1-3

Chapter 1

It is a windy and cold morning in Syria. At five o’clock in the morning, Detective Hercule Poirot is entering t...

Part 1 Chapter 4-5

Chapter 4

The Orient Express arrives at Belgrade at 8:45. Poirot alights from the train to stretch his legs. However, the b...

Part 1 Chapter 6-8

Chapter 6

All the passenger passports and tickets are gathered. Poirot will carry out interviews with all the passengers. H...

Part 2 Chapter 1-3

Chapter 1

In the dining car of the train, Poirot convenes the Court of Inquiry. He summons in Pierre Michel, conductor of t...

Part 2 Chapter 4-6

Chapter 4

Mrs. Hubbard quickly comes to her interview and says that she possesses extremely important information regarding...

Part 2 Chapter 7-9

Chapter 7

Countess Andrenyi and Count Adrenjy are asked to come to the dining car for questioning, but the Count alone appe...

Part 2 Chapter 10-12

Chapter 10

The Italian is brought in for questioning. Poirot soon discovers that he is actually a naturalized American. His...

Part 2 Chapter 13-15

Chapter 13

Hildegarde Schmidt, the doctor, and the conductors are dismissed. Poirot and M. Bouc are still in the dining car...

Part 3 Chapter 1-3

Chapter 1

Poirot, the doctor, and M. Bouc review the gathered evidence as they sit in the dining car. Poirot finds himself ...

Part 3 Chapter 4-6

Chapter 4

Poirot goes to Count and Countess Andrenyi and informs the Countess that he’s aware of her true identity: Helen...

Part 3 Chapter 7-8

Chapter 7

Mary Debenham is summoned into the dining car. Poirot asks her why she lied and concealed the reality that she re...

Part 3 Chapter 9

The passengers gather in the restaurant car. They sit around the tables. Greta Van Ohlsson continues to weep. Poirot makes an announcement that the...

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