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The Woman on the Orient Express
Author: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Publisher: Charnwood
Release Date: 2018-05
ISBN 10: 9781444836714
Pages: 416 pages
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The Woman on the Orient Express Book Summary : Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. And Agatha isn't the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson, newly married but carrying another man's child, is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect - with lasting repercussions.

The Woman on the Orient Express
Author: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Publisher: Center Point
Release Date: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781683245827
Pages: 500 pages
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The Woman on the Orient Express Book Summary : Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. She isn't the only passenger with secrets-- her cabinmate, Katharine Keeling, is fleeing a failed marriage and running toward a relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson is desperate to conceal her pregnancy from her new husband-- who isn't the father. As the train speeds down the track, their lives intersect-- with lasting repercussions.

The Woman on the Orient Express
Author: Lindsay Ashford
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Release Date: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 9781503938120
Pages: 322 pages
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The Woman on the Orient Express Book Summary : Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can t neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. Agatha isn t the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling s first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson newly married but carrying another man s child is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect with lasting repercussions. Filled with evocative imagery, suspense, and emotional complexity, "The Woman on the Orient Express" explores the bonds of sisterhood forged by shared pain and the power of secrets."

The Snow Gypsy
Author: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Release Date: 2019-02
ISBN 10: 9781542040044
Pages: 332 pages
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The Snow Gypsy Book Summary : From the bestselling author of The Woman on the Orient Express comes a haunting novel of two women--one determined to uncover the past and the other determined to escape it. At the close of World War II, London is in ruins and Rose Daniel isn't at peace. Eight years ago, her brother disappeared while fighting alongside Gypsy partisans in Spain. From his letters, Rose has just two clues to his whereabouts--his descriptions of the spectacular south slopes of the Sierra Nevada and his love for a woman who was carrying his child. In Spain, it has been eight years since Lola Aragon's family was massacred. Eight years since she rescued a newborn girl from the arms of her dying mother and ran for her life. She has always believed that nothing could make her return...until a plea for help comes from a desperate stranger. Now, Rose, Lola, and the child set out on a journey from the wild marshes of the Camargue to the dazzling peaks of Spain's ancient mountain communities. As they come face-to-face with war's darkest truths, their lives will be changed forever by memories, secrets, and friendships.

A Night on the Orient Express
Author: Veronica Henry
Publisher: Orion
Release Date: 2013-07-04
ISBN 10: 1409130967
Pages: 320 pages
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A Night on the Orient Express Book Summary : Get ready for the journey of a lifetime. The wonderful award-winning novel from the bestselling author of THE LONG WEEKEND. The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance. For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime. A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a lifetime...As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.

Whisper of the Moon Moth
Author: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Release Date: 2017-10
ISBN 10: 9781542045575
Pages: 352 pages
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Whisper of the Moon Moth Book Summary : "[I]nspired by the real-life story of movie actress Merle Oberon, what follows is my interpretation of the facts, interwoven with some sequences that are purely imaginary..." --"Author's note" (4 pages before page 1).

Stamboul Train
Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex : Penguin Books
Release Date: 1963
ISBN 10:
Pages: 220 pages
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Murder on the Orient Espresso
Author: Sandra Balzo
Publisher: Severn House/ORIM
Release Date: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 1780104561
Pages: 208 pages
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Murder on the Orient Espresso Book Summary : It’s November and Maggy Thorsen, co-owner of the Wisconsin gourmet coffeehouse, Uncommon Grounds, is in South Florida at an annual crime-writers’ conference with her beau, local sheriff Jake Pavlik, who is due to speak as a ‘forensics expert’. Maggy’s pledge to behave solely as a tourist becomes trickier than she anticipated when the conference’s opening night event turns out to be a re-enactment of Agatha Christie’s classic, Murder on the Orient Express. As Maggy and Jake reluctantly set off on the night train to the Everglades to solve the ‘crime’, it’s clear that, as in the original novel, nothing is quite what it seems. And amidst rumours of careers taken, manuscripts stolen and vows broken, it seems that in the Everglades – as in life – the predator all too often becomes the prey.

An Autobiography
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2010-06-08
ISBN 10: 0062006592
Pages: 576 pages
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An Autobiography Book Summary : The autobiography of the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie.

Agatha Christie
Author: Laura Thompson
Publisher: Headline
Release Date: 2020-04-30
ISBN 10: 1472269551
Pages: 544 pages
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Agatha Christie Book Summary : 'Laura Thompson's outstanding biography . . . is a pretty much perfect capturing of a life' - Kate Mosse It has been 100 years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. In this biography, Laura Thompson describes the Edwardian world in which she grew up, explores the relationships she had, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the mysteries still surrounding Christie's life - including her disappearance in 1926. Agatha Christie is a mystery and writing about her is a detection job in itself. But, with access to all of Christie's letters, papers and writing notebooks, as well as interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction, but the truth behind her private life as well. First published in 2007 as 'Agatha Christie: An English Mystery', this is a fully updated edition with a new introduction by the author

Orient Express
Author: James B. Sherwood
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Release Date: 2012-04-25
ISBN 10: 1849543852
Pages: 400 pages
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Orient Express Book Summary : When the fabled Orient-Express train, which had carried the rich and the famous (as well as some highly suspicious characters) across Europe in superb style for nearly a century, was taken out of service in 1977, James B. Sherwood bought two of its 1920s luxury sleeping cars at auction. He then spent $31 million meticulously restoring the 'world's most celebrated train', which was relaunched in 1982 running along the original route of the Simplon-Orient-Express from London and Paris to Venice. Sherwood, known as 'the father of container leasing', made his first fortune from the Sea Containers company that he started in 1965. The purchase of the Hotel Cipriani in 1976 and the Orient-Express carriages a year later marked his entry into an entirely new business which became Orient-Express Hotels with fifty exceptional properties in twenty-four countries. They include the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg, the Hotel Ritz in Madrid, Charleston Place in South Carolina, '21' Club in Manhattan and the Mount Nelson in Cape Town. Sherwood opened up the Far Eastern market with the launch of the cruise ship Road to Mandalay on the Irrawaddy River in Burma, and the Eastern & Oriental Express tourist train which operates between Singapore and Bangkok. He also led the way into Peru where Orient-Express Hotels now operates five of the country's leading hotels as well as the railways serving the 'lost city' of Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and down to the sea. Sherwood's personal journey has been a remarkable and incident-packed one, and is told here with a dry and self-deprecating wit and an astonishing eye for detail. It took him through Yale to the Far East, where as a young lieutenant in the U.S. Navy he supported American efforts to hold back the tide of Communism which was spreading through Southeast Asia. He joined United States Lines in 1959 and was based in France where he developed one of the first container shipping operations using the passenger liners ss. United States and ss. America. He ends this book with his own personal list of what makes a great hotel. No one in the world knows more about it.

The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen
Author: Lindsay Ashford
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1402282133
Pages: 432 pages
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The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen Book Summary : "Where would I begin to explain it all...?" Twenty-six years have passed since the death of Jane Austen. Armed with a lock of Austen's hair as perhaps her best clue, Anne Sharp, former governess to the Austen family and Jane's close friend, has decided at last to tell her story-a story of family intrigues, shocking secrets, forbidden loves, and maybe even murder... Perfect for fans of Death Comes to Pemberley, upon its publication in the UK, Lindsay Ashford's fictional interpretation of the few facts surrounding Jane Austen's mysterious death sparked an international debate and uproar. None of the medical theories offer a satisfactory explanation of Jane Austen's early demise at the age of forty-one. Could it be that what everyone has assumed was a death by natural causes was actually more sinister? Lindsay Ashford's vivid novel delves deep into Austen's world and puts forth a shocking suggestion-was someone out to silence her?

Murder in Mesopotamia
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2001
ISBN 10: 0007113803
Pages: 351 pages
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Murder in Mesopotamia Book Summary : An archaeologist's wife is murdered on the shores of the River Tigris in Iraq... It was clear to Amy Leatheran that something sinister was going on at the Hassanieh dig in Iraq; something associated with the presence of 'Lovely Louise', wife of celebrated archaeologist Dr Leidner. In a few days' time Hercule Poirot was due to drop in at the excavation site. But with Louise suffering from terrifying hallucinations, and tension within the group becoming almost unbearable, Poirot might just be too late...

Little Grey Cells  The Quotable Poirot
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 000811661X
Pages: 160 pages
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Little Grey Cells The Quotable Poirot Book Summary : Discover the man behind the moustache in this book of one-liners by the world’s most famous Belgian detective, revealing the wit and wisdom of Hercule Poirot and his creator, Agatha Christie.

Madness on the Orient Express
Author: James Lowder
Publisher: Chaosium
Release Date: 2014-11-13
ISBN 10: 9781568823997
Pages: 288 pages
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Madness on the Orient Express Book Summary : 16 LOVECRAFTIAN TALES FROM AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY Trains embody the promise and peril of technological advance. They unlock opportunities for wealth and travel, but also create incredible chaos--uprooting populations and blighting landscapes. Work on or around the rails leads to unwelcome discoveries and, in light of the Mythos, dire implications in the spread of the rail system as a whole. A certain path to uncovering unwelcome truths about the universe is to venture beyond our own "placid island of ignorance" and encounter foreign cultures. The Orient Express serves as the perfect vehicle for such excursions, designed as a bridge between West and East. Movement into mystery forms the central action for many stories in this volume. The only limitation placed upon writers for this collection was that their works somehow involve the Orient Express and the Mythos. The last warning whistle has blown, and we are getting underway. Have your tickets at the ready and settle in for a journey across unexpected landscapes to a destination that--well, we'll just let you see for yourself when you arrive. We promise this though: murder will be the least of your problems on this trip aboard the Orient Express!

The Murder on the Links
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 1504058437
Pages: 232 pages
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The Murder on the Links Book Summary : Hercule Poirot’s second appearance is “a remarkably good detective story” as the Belgian sleuth must determine who left a corpse on a golf course (The New York Times Book Review). After introducing Hercule Poirot in The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Christie brought him back three years later in 1923 for this “ingenious” murder mystery set in France (The New York Times Book Review). Instead of a hole in one, Poirot finds one in a hole—a body in a shallow grave next to a golf course. The man who summoned him from London to Merlinville-sur-Mer is the man who now lies in the ground, and the great Belgian detective, along with his companion, Capt. Arthur Hastings, intends to find out who put him there. Fatally stabbed in the back with a letter opener, millionaire Paul Renauld leaves behind a widow who claims two masked men tied her up and abducted her husband. Monsieur Giraud of the Sûreté believes he has the investigation well in hand and doesn’t need assistance from Poirot. But as the clues gets progressively more complex, it will be a link to a similar cold case that helps Poirot catch the backstabber. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Mystery of the Blue Train
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Turtleback
Release Date: 1991-01
ISBN 10: 9780606124454
Pages: 216 pages
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The Mystery of the Blue Train Book Summary : When her aged employer dies, Katherine Gray finds herself in a maelstrom of murder and greed surrounding the famous Heart of Fire ruby

Barbarian Lost
Author: Alexandre Trudeau
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 1443441422
Pages: 304 pages
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Barbarian Lost Book Summary : To this day, China remains an enigma. Ancient, complex and fast moving, it defies easy understanding. Ever since he was a boy, Alexandre Trudeau has been fascinated by this great county. Recounting his experiences in the China of recent years, Trudeau visits artists and migrant workers, townspeople and rural farmers. Often accompanied by a young Chinese journalist, Vivien, he explores realities caught in time between the China of our memories and the thrust of progress. The China he seeks out lurks in hints and shadows. It flickers dimly amidst all the glare and noise. The people he encounters along the way give up but small secrets yet each revelation comes as a surprise that jolts us from our preconceived ideas and forces us to challenge our most secure notions. Barbarian Lost, Trudeau’s first book, is an insightful and witty account of the dynamic changes going on right now in China, as well as a look back into the deeper history of this highly codified society. On the ground with the women and men who make China tick., Trudeau shines new light on the country as only a traveller with his storytelling abilities could.

The Woman in Cabin 10
Author: Ruth Ware
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 1501151797
Pages: 352 pages
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The Woman in Cabin 10 Book Summary : From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea. In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant, but as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the desk, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong... With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.

Five Little Pigs
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2004-11-23
ISBN 10: 0061743682
Pages: 288 pages
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Five Little Pigs Book Summary : In Agatha Christie’s classic, Five Little Pigs, beloved detective Hercule Poirot races to solve a case from out of the past. Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, but just like the nursery rhyme, there were five other “little pigs” who could have done it: Philip Blake (the stockbroker), who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist), who stayed at home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorcée), who had her roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devoted governess), who had none; and Angela Warren (the disfigured sister), who cried all the way home. Sixteen years later, Caroline’s daughter is determined to prove her mother’s innocence, and Poirot just can’t get that nursery rhyme out of his mind.