Murder on the Orient Express: a Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie is one of the author's most famous mysteries. The story was inspired by two real-life crimes and the author's own experience being stranded on the Orient Express during Christmas of 1931.

In the book, the dapper detective Hercule Poirot, for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise, agrees to interview all aboard the famous train's Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionaire before the local police arrive.

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In 1914, a bold young American names Mary Russell meets a retired beekeeper in the English countryside. His name is Sherlock Holmes. And though many years have passed since he astonished Watson by solving Scotland Yard's most baffling crimes, the Great Detective is no fool. He instantly spots a fellow intellect in Mary. When his greatest enemy returns with a fiendishly resourceful plan for revenge, Holmes knows he faces the case of his lifetime - and that he needs Mary's help to solve it.

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Nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide. The monomaniacal Rand brothers--Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist--are utterly ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for the fatal "white-blood disease." In London's Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers' dying patients--wealthy Bryson Radnor--when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and learns to her horror that they've been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes. But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner. As Monk and his faithful friends--distinguished lawyer Oliver Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among them--scour London's grimy streets and the beautiful English countryside searching for her, Hester's time, as well as the children's, is quickly draining away.

Did you miss our Books and Stories Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a bookish storytime at home!

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A child of books by Oliver Jeffers

 

If you enjoyed reading about Kirsten Larson, the American Girl character who immigrates to the United States from Sweden in the 1850s, you might be interested in these titles.

Fiction

Lucky broken girl by Ruth Behar

 

This year has been great for adaptations. Check out this list of new and upcoming movies and TV shows, then grab the book and get reading! 

Movies

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

May 20, 2018 (HBO)

Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Davis, Sofia Boutella

Did you miss our Nature Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an outdoorsy storytime you can do at home (bonus points if you do it outside!).

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Did you miss our "P" Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a princess-pirate-pig-pony storytime you can do at home. 

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The princess and the pony by illustrator 1983- Kate Beaton

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