HjemGrupperSnakMereZeitgeist
Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

Indlæser...

The Woman on the Orient Express

af Lindsay Jayne Ashford

Andre forfattere: Se andre forfattere sektionen.

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
3102386,423 (3.79)60
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.… (mere)
  1. 10
    Mordet i Orient-ekspressen af Agatha Christie (Limelite)
    Limelite: Read the mystery novel inspired by this period in Dame Christie's life.
Indlæser...

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» Se også 60 omtaler

Viser 1-5 af 23 (næste | vis alle)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The writing is excellent, and it held my interest from beginning to end. I was ready for a lighter book, and this filled the bill. It is a fictionalization of the period in Agatha Christie's life after her divorce from her first husband. It is filled with travel to exotic locales, a bit of mystery, a bit of romance, and a bit of adventure. ( )
  phyllis.shepherd | Aug 13, 2023 |
Re-read, July 2022: Some plot points stray into soap opera territory, but the writing is just so good that it kept me speeding along and fully engrossed, just as I was the first time.

Original review follows:

Easy reading, interesting storytelling and weaving of real life and fiction. Set in the time after Agatha Christie's divorce, the book takes advantage of a trip she made on the Orient Express to Baghdad to make a fresh start. Some of the other characters are from real life, some are inventions. Thematically it's a bit PG-13 because part of the storyline involves the fallout from an affair of an invented character. ( )
  Alishadt | Feb 25, 2023 |
Its an interesting story based on elements of Agatha Christie's life. The writing is very good. The author does an excellent job of capturing the language of the time in both the dialog and prose. There are times where the story does drag a bit, but these are usually punctuated by some major event. ( )
  grandpahobo | Aug 17, 2022 |
3.5 - just for fun stars.

I think Agatha Christie would be delighted to find herself a fictional character involved in an oriental adventure in the company of two other women that she just happened to meet on a train. Ashford's imagination of what might have happened on Agatha's voyage on the Orient Express in 1928 felt true and possible, and what more can you ask?

I needed a palate cleanser after two many hard, serious books, and this little gem was just the ticket. I found each of the women fascinating in their own right, such different personalities, but showing that all experiences are universal...most of us have stood on one side or the other and failed to examine the flip side of the coin.

I hope the real Agatha Christie recovered from her divorce and all the publicity of her mysterious disappearance that made headlines and heartaches. I have never pictured her as a beautiful woman, having seen mostly older photographs, but a quick google of her showed a young woman who might have turned many of the heads around her.

I cannot say I am a true fan of Christie, although I have read and enjoyed a number of her books. However, I do think it is fun to find a well-known person scuttling about in the pages of a modern novel, if the writer can do it well--and Lindsay Jayne Ashford does. ( )
  mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
I didn't have a clue what the book was about when I started to read this book. I thought this book would have some kind of mystery that that would inspire Agatha Christe to write one her mystery books. It wasn't until I had read perhaps half the book that I read the blurb and I'm glad that I did not read it before because I thought it gave away a little too much for my taste. I preferred to discover key events rather than knowing before I start a book.

As for the mysteries in this book. Well, I can't say that this book turned out as I thought it would. But, still, I quite liked the book. I liked the women's stories, their friendship as they started to get to know each other. Some things are based on real events and real people and some are the author's inventions like Nancy Nelson. And, this may not have turned out to be the murder mystery story that I thought it would be, but I enjoyed traveling with the women on the Orient Express and later on their time in the Middle East. I love reading about travels in the beginning of the 2000-century. For some reason, it's just so much more exotic, and thrilling to follow people as they travel back then. Especially women like Katharine Keeling who was a real famous archeologist. Nowadays, well everyone is flying everywhere and there are tourists all over the globe.

So, despite not turning out as I thought it would, did I enjoy the book. I liked the writing style and I especially liked reading about three interesting women.

3.5 stars

I want to thank Lake Union Publishing for providing me with a free copy of this book through NetGalley! ( )
  MaraBlaise | Jul 23, 2022 |
Viser 1-5 af 23 (næste | vis alle)
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse

» Tilføj andre forfattere

Forfatter navnRolleHvilken slags forfatterVærk?Status
Ashford, Lindsay Jayneprimær forfatteralle udgaverbekræftet
Eyre, JustineFortællermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Groth, PeterÜbersetzermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originaltitel
Alternative titler
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Personer/Figurer
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Vigtige steder
Vigtige begivenheder
Beslægtede film
Indskrift
Tilegnelse
Første ord
Citater
Sidste ord
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Bagsidecitater
Originalsprog
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk

Ingen

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.

Ingen biblioteksbeskrivelser fundet.

Beskrivelse af bogen
Haiku-resume

Aktuelle diskussioner

Ingen

Populære omslag

Quick Links

Vurdering

Gennemsnit: (3.79)
0.5
1
1.5
2 2
2.5
3 26
3.5 10
4 47
4.5 3
5 12

Er det dig?

Bliv LibraryThing-forfatter.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 208,777,607 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig