Host a Book Club Party for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

Want to host a book club party? We've got you covered!

How did you enjoy Murder on the Orient Express? We’ve created an all-you-need-plan for your in-real-life book club meeting discussing Murder on the Orient Express.

From a suggested menu with recipes to discussion questions, we have you covered. Each member of your book club could be assigned an item from the menu to bring along to the party. Perhaps you could start the discussion while preparing the food together. Look out for some extra credit ideas at the end, and please share your book club party successes with us either in the comments or by tagging us on Instagram #TNCBookClub.

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These are the food items mentioned in the book:

  • chicken
  • boiled fish
  • delicate cream cheese
  • eggs and omelets
  • cereal
  • biscuits

With that in mind, our menu begins with a light saffron fish stew with white beans and a parmesan-crusted chicken with a delicate cream cheese sauce as the entree. For dessert, you must include an English Trifle or an assorted cheese tray.

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One of the questions included in the Book Club Discussion is about the crime that inspired Agatha Christie’s most popular book. For further reading or to attend book club prepared and wow your friends, try this article.

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Did you love Murder on the Orient Express? Are you looking for more cozy mysteries that leave you guessing until the end? Then try one of these:

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith is charming yet subtle with an unlikely detective worthy of going up against Hercule Poirot.


For eleven long days, Agatha Christie disappeared in 1926 after learning of her husband’s affair. Author Andrew Wilson wrote a fictional account of what happened during those 11 days in A Talent for Murder.


Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan is the classic puzzle mystery and will leave you guessing until the end.


or try another of Christie’s novels ~ a couple of my favorites include The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, And Then There Were NoneIf you enjoyed Murder on the Orient Express and Agatha Christie’s mystery-building then you don’t want to miss those two. There’s a reason she’s still called the Queen of Suspense!

Extra Credit Suggestions

♥ Wouldn’t it be fun to dress up as the characters from the Orient Express? And perhaps even solve a murder mystery as a book club! Helen, why don’t you live closer so we could do this!

♥ Mail formal invitations to your book club group along with a clue or character sketch.

♥ The Official Agatha Christie site has an abundance of information about Christie and her books. Create a trivia game to play at book club with the winner taking home the Queen’s Crown.

Share your book club ideas and experiences in the comments with us! We love to hear how IRL book clubs create and add flavor to their meetings!

 

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