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Agatha Christie’s Fondness for Trains

By Beth Scanlon “Trains are relentless things, aren’t they, Monsieur Poirot? People are murdered and die, but they go on just the same. I am talking nonsense, but you know what I mean.” So Agatha Christie wrote in one of […]


Travel on the Orient Express: A closer look at the most iconic European locomotive

By Beth Scanlon The Orient Express has once again arrived at the forefront of pop culture, with the 2017 movie retelling of Agatha Christie’s famous 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express. What better location could there be for a murder […]