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Hercule Poirot has is suddenly called back to London from Stamboul (Istanbul) and takes passage on the Orient Express. The first class section is unusually full for a winter passage with an eclectic mix of nationalities and class and a snow storm will play a major role in the case.The murder of an American, who is discovered to be traveling under a false identity, sets the stage for an 'impossible' case for Poirot--his favorite kind. The victim has been stabbed twelve times, some with tremendous force and some just barely, some obviously left-handed, others right-handed.Too many convenient clues and red herrings seem to drive the investigation, yet once Poirot sits down to silently 'think it out' and arrives at a satisfactory conclusion.