|Age Range(s)||Young Adult (20-35), Adult (36-50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Lamenting, Frustrated, Reminiscing life story/Telling a story|
|Description||Hector MacQueen tells Poirot how the victim had ruined his father's life|
Shady businessman Edward Ratchett has been killed in the train Orient Express. Detective Emile Poirot soon finds out the true identity of Edward Ratchett, that is John Cassetti, the man responsible for the kidnapping and death of the young daughter of a prominent American Colonel. Poirot also soon finds a connection between many passengers in the train and the Armstrong family. One of the suspects is Edward Ratchett’s assistant, Hector MacQueen, who is the son of the District Attorney who prosecuted the Armstrong case. When Poirot confronts him with this, and Hector, with this 30 second monologue, recounts how the case ruined his father’s career.
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Hector MacQueen: “They didn’t have a suspect. My dad was pressured to go after this poor French woman..a maid with a weak alibi, Susanne. He hung his whole case on her. She killed herself. She was innocent. By the time the evidence lead to Cassetti, he was long gone. They tore my old man apart. I...I couldn’t do anything for him…”