Stephen posted a review at 2007-12-27 06:48:19.
This is perhaps the most famous of Hercule Poirot's adventures. On a journey on the luxury train, a passenger is killed and with the train stuck in a snowdrift, Poirot is called in to help identify the killer. A surfeit of clues is set to confuse the investigation. The direction the plot is taking becomes obvious rather earlier than many Poirot novels, but it remains an entertaining read. The way in which the dilemma at the end is dealt with is quite neat, and an interesting contrast with the approach of Lord Peter Wimsey.