Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

René Jules Lalique’s glass panels in the Orient Express (1927), interior of the Orient Express with Lalique floral design on Wood walls, Orient Express symbol and Ghost gown.
The murder on the Orient Express is an Agatha Christie’s novel (1934). “Due to the snow, the Orient express is stopped, that is when an American businessman is killed, stabbed a dozen times. Hercule Poirot and the passagers get isolated and stuck together. Poirot is decided to fin the murderer ; all the passengers are suspects…
There were several movie adaptation. My favourite is the one of 1974, starring a fabulous cast (Lauren Bacall, Jean Pierre Cassel, Antony Perkins, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman…).
The Orient train (Orient Express) is a legendary luxury train, created by the “Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-lits” (CIWL) in 1883. This innovative and extraordinary train is the idea of a Belgian engineer Georges Nagelmackers.

Between 1883 and 1919, the original route went from Paris (East Paris train station) to Istanbul (Turkey), via the Hungary (Budapest) and the Romania (Bucharest). It lasted 76 hours.

The Orient Express began the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in 1982. It proposes others itineraries : the trains can leave from London, Calais or Paris to go to Venice (Italy), Vienna (Austria), Prague (Czech Republic) or Budapest (Hungary).

Sources : futura-sciences.com, sncf.com and Wikipedia

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