Sunday, May 5, 2013


By Bea Cartwright from Kylie Logan’s "Mayhem at the Orient Express"
Who doesn’t love a good mystery?

And what mystery writer could possibly compete with Agatha Christie, la grande dame of the genre?

I mean, really, that’s the only thing the League of Literary Ladies was thinking when we chose the Christie classic, "Murder on the Orient Express,"as the first read for our book discussion group. Well, that and the fact the book wasn’t the scary horror novel some of the ladies wanted to read. And the library on South Bass Island actually had enough copies of "Orient Express" for all of us. The book is a class, right?

So what could possibly go wrong?

I guess our first clue should have been that there was a new Asian restaurant on the island. You guessed it, the Orient Express. Best orange/peanut chicken in the world, and the owner, Peter Chan, was the nicest, most ordinary guy you could imagine.

At least I always thought so.

Until that day I went to pick up a take-away order and found Peter arguing with a stranger.

Until I found the note threatening Peter.

Until I found Peter dead with a knife through his heart.

It looked like Christie wasn’t the only one on the island with a mind on mystery. And now, the League of Literary Ladies would have to investigate, using Christie’s detective, Hercule Poirot, for inspiration.

A house full of suspects, a murder mystery dinner party and a snow storm that has trapped a killer on the island, just like Christie’s killer was trapped on the Orient Express . . . the book will hit store shelves on June 4, a little less than a month from now. So come on, join the League or Literary Ladies as we use our little gray cells to uncover the secrets behind "Mayhem at the Orient Express."

Agatha Christie


  1. This sure sounds good :) I am a big fan of Poirot.

  2. I'm with you, Aurian. Poirot would be a total pain to have to deal with, but he's certainly brilliant!