推理小說的入門：Murder on the Orient Express
"All around us are people, of all classes, of all nationalities, of all ages. For three days these people, these strangers to one another, are brought together. They sleep and eat under one roof, they cannot get away from each other. At the end of three days they part, they go their several ways, never, perhaps, to see each other again."
《Murder on the Orient Express》2017年再度翻拍成電影上映
A murder was committed on an express train to London, and the murderer is among these thirteen people of all classes and nationalities. This is the plot of《Murder on the Orient Express》. Whether you are familiar with the story or not, you can simply enjoy the author's arrangement and impressive dialogues, in which you might rediscover some hints.
The author, Agatha Christie, is known as the "Queen of Crime." Her works have been translated to 100 languages and have sold more than 2 billion copies. Another renowned novel of hers, "And Then There Were None" set up the "snowstorm villa model" in detective fictions. The reputation of detectives in her works, Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple, is not inferior to Sherlock Holmes. When Hercule Poirot passed away in the novel《Curtain》, The New York Times published an obituary titled: "Hercule Poirot is dead; Famed Belgian Detective."
This book can also be a good start for your listening training. The audibook is performed by the director and star of the most recent film adaptation, Kenneth Branagh. Is it about 6 hours long.