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A Night on the Orient Express
  • Author : Veronica Henry
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781409130963
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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.

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    Murder on the Orient Express
  • Author : Agatha Christie
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 144480250X
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  • Genre : Detective and mystery stories
  • Hercule Poirot observed his fellow passengers on the Orient Express: a Russian princess, an English colonel, an American with a strange glint in his eye and many more. He was looking forward to the journey. But is was not to be. After a restless night, he awoke to find that tragedy had struck.

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    Murder On The Orient Express
  • Author : Agatha Christie
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9780359199259
  • Reader Reviews : 156
  • Genre : Books
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    Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express
  • Author : Agatha Christie,Ken Ludwig
  • Publisher : Concord Theatricals
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 9780573707735
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  • Genre : Drama
  • Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

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    The Woman on the Orient Express
  • Author : Lindsay Jayne Ashford
  • Publisher : Charnwood
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1444836714
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  • Genre : Female friendship
  • 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.

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    Stamboul Train
  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0140185321
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Crime and criminals
  • Kriminalroman. En kærlighedshistorie udspiller sig i toget, mellem hvis passagerer også er en morder på flugt og en politisk flygtning i livsfare

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    Night Trains
  • Author : Andrew Martin
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9781782832126
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Travel
  • Night trains have long fascinated us with the possibilities of their private sleeping compartments, gilded dining cars, champagne bars and wealthy travellers. Authors from Agatha Christie to Graham Greene have used night trains to tell tales of romance, intrigue and decadence against a rolling background of dramatic landscapes. The reality could often be as thrilling: early British travellers on the Orient Express were advised to carry a revolver (as well as a teapot). In Night Trains, Andrew Martin attempts to relive the golden age of the great European sleeper trains by using their modern-day equivalents. This is no simple matter. The night trains have fallen on hard times, and the services are disappearing one by one. But if the Orient Express experience can only be recreated by taking three separate sleepers, the intriguing characters and exotic atmospheres have survived. Whether the backdrop is 3am at a Turkish customs post, the sun rising over the Riviera, or the constant twilight of a Norwegian summer night, Martin rediscovers the pleasures of a continent connected by rail. By tracing the history of the sleeper trains, he reveals much of the recent history of Europe itself. The original sleepers helped break down national barriers and unify the continent. Martin uncovers modern instances of European unity - and otherwise - as he traverses the continent during 'interesting times', with Brexit looming. Against this tumultuous backdrop, he experiences his own smaller dramas, as he fails to find crucial connecting stations, ponders the mystery of the compartment dog, and becomes embroiled in his very own night train whodunit.

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    Midwife on the Orient Express
  • Author : Fiona McArthur
  • Publisher : Fiona McArthur Author
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9780648718116
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Christmas Miracle Midwife Kelsie Summers dreamed of her holiday on Europe's most luxurious train. On departure she can't believe her ill-timing when she sees Dr Lucas Larimar on that platform in Venice. Lucas hates surprises. Offering his seat to the woman who jilted him fifteen years before was bad, but leaving her with his meddling grandmother was a hundred times worse. Transport yourself into the glamorous night and through the next thirty-six hours as emotion, an unexpected medical drama and grandmotherly interference help this midwife and doctor find their miracle for Christmas. Fiona McArthur.. '...tells a story which resonates with everything Christmas stands for.' Harlequin Junkie. MIDWIFE IN A MILLION "...Ms McArthur has created characters that any reader can fall in love with." Cataromance

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    The Beach Hut
  • Author : Veronica Henry
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN : 1408487314
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Domestic fiction
  • On Everdene beach, a row of beach huts holds the secrets of the families who own them - secrets of unrequited love, plain old-fashioned lust, childhood dreams and long-forgotten hopes.

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    Vampire on the Orient Express
  • Author : Shane Carrow
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9798671031508
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  • Genre : Books
  • Paris, 1914. American adventurer Sam Carter boards the Orient Express, departing France in style after an impulsive decision to desert the Foreign Legion. British diplomat Lucas Avery is already nursing a drink in the smoking car, resenting his assignment to the distant Ottoman Empire. Neither man expects anything more from the next three days and three thousand miles than rich food, expensive champagne and fine cigars.But something dangerous is lurking aboard the train, hiding in plain sight among French aristocrats and German businessmen. Through fire and darkness, through blood and ice, the Orient Express is bearing an ancient evil across the continent - and not all its passengers will live to see Constantinople...

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    Watson on the Orient Express
  • Author : Anna Elliott,Charles Veley
  • Publisher : Charles\Veley
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0999119184
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • London, 1898. Watson overhears an assassination plot that not only endangers the life of Sherlock Holmes, but threatens to ignite a war in Constantinople. He escapes, and boards the Orient Express. Holmes and Lucy follow, but soon all three become targets. Will they stop the assassination? Or will all their heroics be too little, too late?

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    Writing Mysteries
  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781582976488
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Here's your ticket to the greatest mystery-writing workshop ever! In this extraordinary compilation, more than three dozen members of the Mystery Writers of America share insights and advice that can help make your writing dreams a reality. You'll learn how to: • Develop unique ideas • Construct an airtight plot packed with intrigue and suspense • Create compelling characters and atmospheric settings • Develop a writing style all your own • Write convincing dialogue • Choose the appropriate point of view • Work with an agent • Conduct accurate research • and much, much more! You'll also find special guidelines for creating clues, dropping red herrings, and writing medical, legal, historical, true crime, and young adult mysteries. It's all the information you need to solve the mystery-writing riddle!

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    Murder on a Mystery Tour
  • Author : Marian Babson
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN : 9781504058605
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The “consistently witty” Agatha Award–winning author presents a tale of murder in a country mansion (Mystery News). With their fortunes dwindling, Reggie and his wife, Midge, have turned the family mansion into an English country inn. When Midge gets a call from an old classmate who arranges “mystery tours” for visiting Americans, she happily agrees to host one of these staged-murder events. But the tour seems to be a disaster from the get-go, with lots of arguing and complaining among those involved. Then, after a massive snowstorm, a real murder takes place—and it’s up to the amateur sleuths to solve the case before the killer checks them out permanently. Praise for Marian Babson “Marian Babson’s name on a mystery is a guarantee of quality writing wrapped around an unusual crime.” —Houston Chronicle

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    Murder on the Orient Express Facsimile Edition
  • Author : Agatha Christie
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0062424750
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A stunning facsimile edition of the original Agatha Christie hardcover—the legendary author’s most famous book, and Hercule Poirot’s most famous case. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. With tension mounting, detective Hercule Poirot comes up with not one, but two solutions to the crime. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family’s archive, Murder on the Orient Express Facsimile Edition also features the first hardcover edition’s actual cover art, which has been painstakingly restored to its original beauty.

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    How to Find Love in a Bookshop
  • Author : Veronica Henry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780735223516
  • Reader Reviews : 54
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Absolutely delightful.” —People The enchanting story of a bookshop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village, is a dream come true for book lovers—a cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father’s death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers have become like family, and she can't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive. There's Sarah, owner of the stately Peasebrook Manor, who has used the bookshop as an escape in the past few years, but it now seems there’s a very specific reason for all those frequent visits. Next is roguish Jackson, who, after making a complete mess of his marriage, now looks to Emilia for advice on books for the son he misses so much. And the forever shy Thomasina, who runs a pop-up restaurant for two in her tiny cottage—she has a crush on a man she met in the cookbook section, but can hardly dream of working up the courage to admit her true feelings. Enter the world of Nightingale Books for a serving of romance, long-held secrets, and unexpected hopes for the future—and not just within the pages on the shelves. How to Find Love in a Bookshop is the delightful story of Emilia, the unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish.

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    Fierce Kingdom
  • Author : Gin Phillips
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780735224285
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Fiction
  • One of the New York Times Book Review's Best Crime Novels of 2017 “Warning: you'll finish this in one sitting.” —TheSkimm “Expertly made thriller . . . clever and irresistible.” —The New York Times An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running. Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger. A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?

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    Murder on the Orient Espresso
  • Author : Sandra Balzo
  • Publisher : Severn House Large Print
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0727896849
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When Maggy Thorsen and her beau, Sheriff Jake Pavlik, set out on a theatrical recreation of "Murder on the Orient Express" on a train ride through the Everglades, a real life mystery soon unfolds.

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    Murder on the Orient Express
  • Author : Agatha Christie
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 0425200450
  • Reader Reviews : 159
  • Genre : Fiction
  • On a three-day journey through the snowbound Balkan hills, Hercule Poirot must weed through an array of international suspects to find the passenger who murdered a gangster on the Orient Express.

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    Literature and Geography
  • Author : Emmanuelle Peraldo
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN : 9781443887601
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Science
  • In a period marked by the Spatial Turn, time is not the main category of analysis any longer. Space is. It is now considered as a central metaphor and topos in literature, and literary criticism has seized space as a new tool. Similarly, literature turns out to be an ideal field for geography. This book examines the cross-fertilization of geography and literature as disciplines, languages and methodologies. In the past two decades, several methods of analysis focusing on the relationship and interconnectedness between literature and geography have flourished. Literary cartography, literary geography and geocriticism (Westphal, 2007, and Tally, 2011) have their specificities, but they all agree upon the omnipresence of space, place and mapping at the core of analysis. Other approaches like ecocriticism (Buell, 2001, and Garrard, 2004), geopoetics (White, 1994), geography of literature (Moretti, 2000), studies of the inserted map (Ljunberg, 2012, and Pristnall and Cooper, 2011) and narrative cartography have likewise drawn attention to space. Literature and Geography: The Writing of Space Throughout History, following an international conference in Lyon bringing together literary academics, geographers, cartographers and architects in order to discuss literature and geography as two practices of space, shows that literature, along with geography, is perfectly valid to account for space. Suggestions are offered here from all disciplines on how to take into account representations and discourses since texts, including literary ones, have become increasingly present in the analysis of geographers.

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    Bodies from the Library: Lost Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Agatha Christie and other Masters of the Golden Age
  • Author : Agatha Christie,Georgette Heyer,A. A. Milne,Nicholas Blake,Christianna Brand
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780008289232
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together 16 tales by masters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Agatha Christie crime story that has not been seen since 1922.

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    Brave Enough
  • Author : Kati Gardner
  • Publisher : North Star Editions, Inc.
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781635830217
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The lives of Cason Martin and Davis Channing intersect in a powerful way. Both are struggling to survive life-threatening diseases. Neither feels in control of their lives. Can they be brave enough to beat the odds?

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    Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (Book Analysis)
  • Author : Bright Summaries
  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9782808018067
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Study Aids
  • Unlock the more straightforward side of Murder on the Orient Express with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, which features the celebrated Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. When one of the passengers on the train he is travelling on is found dead, Poirot offers his services to help solve the case, knowing that the culprit must still be on board. However, each piece of evidence seems to point in a different direction, and the contradictory alibis and motivations of his fellow passengers only serve to deepen the mystery. As new details about the victim’s past misdeeds come to light, it gradually becomes clear that the true circumstances of his murder were more complex than anyone could have imagined... Murder on the Orient Express is one of Christie’s most enduringly popular works and has inspired numerous adaptations, including a number of feature films. Find out everything you need to know about Murder on the Orient Express in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

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    Orient Express
  • Author : James B. Sherwood
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781849543859
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • 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.

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    Death on the Nile
  • Author : Agatha Christie
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 11
  • ISBN : 9780007119325
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • John Moffatt stars as the famous Belgian detective in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of one of Christie's most popular novels. Linnet Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth and a devoted husband, she has everything anyone could wish for. But as the happy couple set out on an idyllic honeymoon cruise on the Nile, storm clouds are gathering ...

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    The Long Weekend
  • Author : Veronica Henry
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781409130932
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A short break can become the holiday of a lifetime . . . A perfect summer read from the brilliant Veronica Henry, author of The Forever House. In a gorgeous quayside hotel in Cornwall, the long weekend is just beginning . . . Claire Marlowe owns 'The Townhouse by the Sea' with Luca, the hotel's charismatic chef. She ensures that everything runs smoothly - until an unexpected arrival checks in and turns her whole world upside-down. The rest of the guests arrive with their own baggage. There's a couple looking for distraction from a family tragedy; a man trying to make amends for an affair he bitterly regrets . . .and the young woman who thinks the Cornish village might hold the key to her past. Here are affairs of the heart, secrets, lies and scandal - all wrapped up in one long, hot weekend.

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    Murder On The Orient Express / Убийство в восточном экспрессе
  • Author : Агата Кристи
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9785041840006
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  • Genre : Foreign Language Study
  • В занесенном снегом Восточном экспрессе обнаруживается труп. Спальный вагон полон, что нетипично для этого времени года. Эркюль Пуаро, с трудом доставший билет на Восточный экспресс (дела государственной важности – непременно надо ехать!), пытается найти злодея, что не так-то просто: на трупе столько ран и они такие разные! Несомненно одно: преступник все еще находится в поезде.Разумеется, Эркюль Пуаро как всегда блестяще раскрывает таинственное убийство.Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен подробными комментариями и небольшим словарем. Книга предназначена для студентов языковых вузов и всех интересующихся английским языком.

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    Mayhem at the Orient Express
  • Author : Kylie Logan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780425257753
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Three amateur sleuths call upon their inner Agatha Christie when murder strikes their small town in the first League of Literary Ladies mystery... Most folks aren’t forced by court order to attend a library-book discussion group, but that’s just what happens to B & B proprietor and ex-Manhattanite Bea Cartwright, hippy cat lover Chandra Morrisey, and winery owner Kate Wilder after a small-town magistrate has had enough of their squabbling. South Bass, an island on Lake Erie, is home to an idyllic summer resort, but these three ladies keep disturbing the peace. The initial book choice is Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, and that sets their mouths to watering. The Orient Express is the island’s newest Chinese restaurant. They might not agree about much, but the ladies all love the orange chicken on the menu. But their meal is spoiled when the restaurant’s owner, Peter Chan, has the bad fortune of getting murdered. Now, with Christie as their inspiration, the League of Literary Ladies has a real mystery to solve...if they can somehow catch a killer without killing each other first.

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    Dave at Night
  • Author : Gail Carson Levine
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780062253569
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • If nobody wants him, that's fine.He'll just take care of himself. When his father dies, Dave knows nothing will ever be thesame. And then it happens. Dave lands in an orphanage—the cold and strict Hebrew Home for Boys in Harlem—far from the life he knew on the Lower East Side. But he's not so worried. He knows he'll be okay. He always is. If it doesn't work out, he'll just leave, find a better place to stay. But it's not that simple. Outside the gates of the orphanage, the nighttime streets of Harlem buzz with jazz musicians and swindlers; exclusive parties and mystifying strangers. Inside, another world unfolds, thick with rare friendships and bitter enemies. Perhaps somewhere, among it all, Dave can find a place that feels like home.

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    Honeycote
  • Author : Veronica Henry
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 489
  • ISBN : 9780141003061
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Liddiards have run the brewery in Honeycote for generations, but all that might be about to change, as Mickey adores his wife Lucy but is cheating on her, James is in love with Lucy, and Kay only married Lawrence for his money.

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    The Great Railway Bazaar
  • Author : Paul Theroux
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780547525150
  • Reader Reviews : 610
  • Genre : Travel
  • The acclaimed author recounts his epic journey across Europe and Asia in this international bestselling classic of travel literature: “Compulsive reading” (Graham Greene). In 1973, Paul Theroux embarked on a four-month journey by train from the United Kingdom through Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. In The Great Railway Bazaar, he records in vivid detail and penetrating insight the many fascinating incidents, adventures, and encounters of his grand, intercontinental tour. Asia's fabled trains—the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express—are the stars of a journey that takes Theroux on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.

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    The Mystery of the Blue Train
  • Author : Agatha Christie
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0606124454
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When her aged employer dies, Katherine Gray finds herself in a maelstrom of murder and greed surrounding the famous Heart of Fire ruby

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    The Killer Next Door
  • Author : Alex Marwood
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780698177826
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “The Killer Next Door is even better [than The Wicked Girls]. Scary as hell. Great characters.” —Stephen King Winner of the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel and nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be renting rooms in a sketchy South London building for cash—no credit check, no lease. It’s the kind of place you end up when you you’ve run out of other options. The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don’t know is that one of them is a killer. He’s already chosen his next victim, and he’ll do anything to protect his secret. Alex Marwood’s debut novel The Wicked Girls earned her lavish praise from the likes of Elizabeth Haynes, Laura Lippman, and Erin Kelly and received the Edgar Award. Now, Marwood’s back with a brilliant, tightly paced thriller that will keep you up at night and make you ask yourself: just how well do you know your neighbors? “Taut, assured and reminiscent of Ruth Rendell's psychological novels, Marwood's second book more than lives up to the promise shown in her splendid debut, The Wicked Girls.” —The Guardian

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    Murder on the Orient Espresso
  • Author : Sandra Balzo
  • Publisher : Severn House/ORIM
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781780104560
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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.

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    Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton (Foreword by Tim Burton)
  • Author : Tim Lammers
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN : 9781456620844
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Throughout his career, movie journalist Tim Lammers has talked with director Tim Burton and the key players who helped bring the stop-motion films The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, and Frankenweenie to life. Now for the first time, Lammers has assembled the stories from Burton and his band of creatives all in one place. In Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton, you will not only hear from Burton, but Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Allison Abbate, Martin Landau, Elijah Wood, Atticus Shaffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, the late Ray Harryhausen, and more. The release of Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton comes as the 1993 classic The Nightmare Before Christmas celebrates its 20th anniversary. Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton also includes a foreword by Tim Burton.

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    The Polar Express
  • Author : Chris Van Allsburg
  • Publisher : Andersen Press (UK)
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1849390983
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • Late on Christmas Eve a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.

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    All Quiet on the Orient Express
  • Author : Magnus Mills
  • Publisher : Arcade Publishing
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 1559704950
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "All Quiet on the Orient Express gives us the story of an itinerant odd-jobber - our narrator - watching the dregs of the summer run out in a run-down campground in England's Lake District, and waiting to set off for the East."--BOOK JACKET. "When the owner of the campground offers him a small painting job, our hero thinks it would be rude to refuse. One job leads to another, however, and then another, each stranger and more inscrutable than the one before. Before long he is hopelessly and hilariously enmeshed in the off-season mysteries of a placid northern community, grappling with dark forces beyond his power - some of which hang out at the local pub."--BOOK JACKET.

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    The Murder on the Links & Murder on the Orient Express Bundle
  • Author : Agatha Christie
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780063036611
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • TWO BESTSELLING MYSTERIES IN ONE GREAT PACKAGE! From the Queen of Mystery, The Murder on the Links, in which Hercule Poirot is called upon to solve a murder on a French golf course, and Murder on the Orient Express, where Hercule Poirot searches for a killer on a luxurious train. THE MURDER ON THE LINKS An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing his son’s overcoat? And who was the impassioned love letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse . . . With twists and turns until the final, satisfying conclusion, The Murder on the Links once again does not disappoint the legion of Agatha Christie fans. MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

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    The Path to the Sea
  • Author : Liz Fenwick
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780008290511
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sometimes going home is just the beginning... ‘Vivid and beautifully written, Liz Fenwick is a gifted storyteller’ Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestselling author 'Atmospheric, emotional and full of mystery – an absolute pleasure from page one' Veronica Henry, Sunday Times bestselling author

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    Payment in Blood
  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780553904857
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “The Lynley books constitute the smartest, most gratifyingly complex and impassioned mysteries now being published.”—Entertainment Weekly The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to an abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives an eighteen-inch dirk through her neck. Called upon to investigate the case in a country where they have virtually no authority, aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, grapple for both a motive and a murderer. Emotions run deep in this highly charged drama, for the list of suspects soon includes Britain’s foremost actress, its most successful theatrical producer, and the woman Lynley loves. He and Havers must tread carefully through the complicated terrain of human relationships while they work to solve a case rooted in the darkest corners of the past and the unexplored regions of the human heart.