This is the total number of incidents in this 288 page book.
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Author: Agatha Christie
Key Words: Fiction, Mystery, Crime, Hercule Poirot
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.
Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.
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Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 4 Incidents
Religious Profanities - 7 Incidents
Heaven knows, Mercy, for God's sake
Violence - None
Conversation Topics - 3 Incidents
Mentions three suicides.
Drinking, smoking, cigarettes, cigars, cognac are mentioned.
A discussion on alcohol.
Lust - 2 Incidents
Men talk about what women they like.
“‘I, too, have reflected with great earnestness,’ said the doctor unblushingly, recalling his thoughts from certain pornographic details.”
Making Out/Sex - 2 Incidents
A woman opens the door to a man’s berth by mistake. He replies that she’s too old (implied sexual jest).
A woman says that she wouldn’t be surprised if the man had a woman in his compartment for a night.
Miscellaneous - 5 Incidents
When a man inquires about an available berth on a train, a friend comments awkwardly: “But it is a lady’s berth. There is already a German woman in the compartment …” “La la, that is awkward.”
"Make a clean breast of it.”
Mentions a negligee.