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The Mystery of the Blue Train (facsimile edition)

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The Mystery of the Blue Train (facsimile edition) by Agatha Christie
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"Great read."
5 stars"

I really enjoyed this book. Once again Agatha Christie does not disappoint. I really enjoy all her books and the end is always a surprise and the build up is exciting. I like this version because it has the exact same cover from the original. Highly recommend.

Description

A facsimile copy of the first edition hardback of the Poirot book, featuring the favourite Christie mix of trains and international travel. When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again -- for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing. The prime suspect is Ruth's estranged husband, Derek. Yet Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie re-enactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board! To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, this title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family's own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.

Author Biography

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
Release date NZ
March 5th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Facsimile edition
Illustrations
8 col plates (8pp)
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Pages
304
Series
Dimensions
126x190x26
ISBN-13
9780007234387
Product ID
1715067

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