Murder on the Orient Express and the Theology of Murder

Posted November 21, 2017 5:42 pm by Sean Fitzpatrick

Murder on the Orient Express and the Theology of Murder

Et voilà. The cold corpse lay in Compartment #2 of the Orient Express, stabbed twelve times, no murder weapon, no obvious motive, victim’s pistol ready under the pillow, door locked and chained from within, mysterious clues (or blinds) littered about, a broken watch, a ghostly intruder, a scarlet kimono, a perfect murder and a perfect crime—even given two unforeseen circumstances for the murderer to navigate: first, the sudden stoppage of the train by a snowdrift in the mountains outside Yugoslavia, and second, the presence of the internationally renowned grey-celled Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. Que l’enquête commence. The murderer lurks in

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