By Agatha Christie
Why does Poirot delay his interview with the Italian?
What topic does Ms. Debenham find improper to discuss?
1. First impressions play a large part in the story. When Miss Debenham saw Poirot she referred to the detective as "peculiar but harmless." Explain how Poirot would have assessed his first impression of Miss Debenham, Colonel Arbuthnot, and Cassetti/Ratchett.
2. How did Poirot happen to be on the same train as the victim? Was it by accident or was it planned? How did Poirot react when he realized that Colonel Arbuthnot and Miss Debenham were also on the train?
3. How are working-class people portrayed in the novel? What differences do you see between working class peoples and non-working-class (upper class) individuals?
Not Really a Summary:
This is another "Hercule Poirot" detective story. It is somewhat loosely connected to a real life story: The Lindbergh kidnapping, but that is all I will say! I don't want to give you any clues!