MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
In December 1931, crime novelist Agatha Christie found herself stranded on an Orient Express train following heavy rainfall and flooding. The incident inspired her 1934 murder-mystery, Murder on the Orient Express. In fact, a murder did take place on the train, but not until three years after the book was published. Maria Fareasanu, director of a Bucharest fashion school, was robbed by her compartment companion before being pushed out of an open window to her death. When her fox scarf was spotted around the neck of a Swiss lady, police were informed that it had come from 23-year-old student Karl Strasser. He was imprisoned for life.