Countess Andrenyi, a young woman of around twenty, is a Hungarian noble married to Count Andrenyi. It’s revealed at the end of the novel that her real name is Helena Goldenberg, and that she’s Sonia Armstrong’s sister. Countess Adrenyi is the only one connected to the Armstrong family who doesn’t stab Mr. Ratchett, perhaps because her connection to Daisy’s case is too direct. Instead, her husband goes in her place. Countess Andrenyi is also the likely owner of the scarlet kimono.
Countess Andrenyi Quotes in Murder on the Orient Express
The Murder on the Orient Express quotes below are all either spoken by Countess Andrenyi or refer to Countess Andrenyi. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Harper edition of Murder on the Orient Express published in 2011.).
Part 2 Chapter 7 Quotes
Countess Andrenyi Character Timeline in Murder on the Orient Express
The timeline below shows where the character Countess Andrenyi appears in Murder on the Orient Express. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2 Chapter 7
Part 2 Chapter 15
Part 3 Chapter 3
...of his contemplation. He targets a few suggestive details beginning with the grease spot on Countess Andrenyi’s passport. He connects this to the handkerchief monogrammed with an “H.” Ignoring the letter... (full context)
...by someone whose name began with “H.” Dr. Constantine concludes that this means that the Countess dropped the handkerchief and tried to obscure her name. Poirot disagrees, thinking that the handkerchief... (full context)
...Linda also had another daughter, one much younger than Sonia. He concludes from this that Countess Elena Andrenyi is actually Helena Goldenberg, Sonia Armstrong’s younger sister. As a result, Princess Dragomiroff,... (full context)
Part 3 Chapter 4
...else from Daisy’s childhood, an old woman: “a dragon—a sort of governess…a big red-haired woman.” Helena remembers her as English, then corrects herself that she was Scottish. She remembers her as... (full context)
Part 3 Chapter 5
Part 3 Chapter 7
...could find further employment as a governess. Poirot asks how she could not have recognized Countess Andrenyi when she had lived with her. In response, Mary gives a meandering response mentioning... (full context)
...out Ms. Debenham’s former occupation. Poirot had already suspected Ms. Debenham’s position when questioning the Countess about Daisy’s governess. The Countess described someone the opposite of Ms. Debenham, and when she... (full context)
Part 3 Chapter 9
...the person most likely to have killed Ratchett had no part it in it, namely Countess Andrenyi. The Count Andrenyi took her “place” and stabbed Ratchett. Poirot further identifies Hildegarde Schmidt... (full context)