Queen of crime Agatha Christie surely had amazed all us crime fiction readers, especially when it came to her brilliant masterpiece, Murder On The Orient Express.
*A bit about this book*
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Simon Ratchett is found dead in his compartment, stabbed multiple times, his door locked from the inside. This is when Detective Hercule Poirotis determined to find the murderer before he strikes again.
I loved the concept behind this mystery, and it usually revolves around a group of people who embark on a journey of travel that turns into something shockingly sinister. And through some of my latest reads, I’ve encountered a slew of mysteries that tackle this very same concept…
*The Woman In Cabin 10 by RUTH WARE*
Plot: Travel journalist Laura Blacklock is offered a trip on the luxurious cruise liner The Aurora Borealis, which will hopefully allow her to recover the horrifying experience of a break-in that traumatized her to the core.
One night, Laura is woken by a scream and she looks over her window to witness a body being thrown overboard from the cabin next door. But…the records show that no one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.
Did Laura make a mistake, or is she trapped on a boat with a murderer?
*All By Myself, Alone by MARY HIGGINS CLARK*
Plot: Celia Kilbride, in hopes of escaping public attention concerning the arrest of her husband-to-be, proceeds to lecture on a luxurious ocean liner. On the brand new cruise ship Queen Charlotte, Celia meets Lady Emily Haywood -the owner of a priceless emerald necklace.
Three days later, Lady Emily is found dead – and her necklace is missing.
Each passenger has a dark secret they’re afraid might come out. So when an accident and then a murder occur, it’s hard to pinpoint which one is the guilty party.
Alvirah is one of the passengers. She’s very good detective and a very entertaining one also. She and Willy make it their mission to find out who the killer is before they reach Southampton, their final destination- hopefully alive.
*And Then There Were None by AGATHA CHRISTIE*
Plot: One weekend, ten strangers are summoned as guests to a private island by their host Mr. Owen, who’s unknown to all of them.
Before the weekend comes to end, the guests’ lives are taken one by one; a mysterious killing spree that’s inspired by what’s been called, ‘the ten indian boys tale.’
How do you feel about these books? Have you read them?
Are they up your alley?
Let’s discuss in the comments, fellow readers!