Appointment with Death

Appointment with Death

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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An assorted group of travelers are staying at a Jerusalem hotel: Lady Westholme and her companion, a young English doctor and her French colleague, a debonair American and a pugnacious Lancashire man. Another guest, Mrs. Boynton, is a domineering American invalid with four stepchildren whose facade of devotion masks enough hatred to murder her as could the doctor

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An assorted group of travelers are staying at a Jerusalem hotel: Lady Westholme and her companion, a young English doctor and her French colleague, a debonair American and a pugnacious Lancashire man. Another guest, Mrs. Boynton, is a domineering American invalid with four stepchildren whose facade of devotion masks enough hatred to murder her as could the doctor whose affection for Raymond Boynton is being obstructed by the old lady. When Mrs. Boynton is found dead, all are suspects even though she was ill enough to die a natural death. Just when the tension becomes unbearable, the doctor discovers essential evidence about Mrs. Boynton's devilish plan to possess and torment the children in death as in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573110191
Publisher:
Samuel French Ltd
Publication date:
10/01/2015
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.24(d)

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie is the world's best known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.

Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest-running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant little Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world-famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies.

Agatha Christie also wrote six romantic novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. As well, she wrote four nonfiction books including an autobiography and an entertaining account of the many expeditions she shared with her archaeologist husband Sir Max Mallowan.

Agatha Christie died in 1976.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
*smiles, standing next to her*
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
Really good read! It had me guessing all the way through the end as to how they were going to figure out who did it, and more importantly, why.
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mvaisl35 More than 1 year ago
Appointment with Death is a very interesting mystery story and I thought it was quite enjoyable. The book started out slowly and was confusing, but towards the middle, it picked up and really became a page-turner. The book is a bit hard to understand, but I recommend it if you like complicated mysteries with unexpected endings. Mrs. Boynton. A large, Buddha resembling women, that was mentally controlling her family. She had decided that she and her family should go on a trip to Petra, where they where surrounded by towering red cliffs. These where the last things Mrs. Boynton ever saw. Somehow, she had died. With only 24 hours to solve this case, and the only evidence being a tiny puncture mark on her arm, it's up to you to find out how Mrs. Boynton suddenly died. Other Agatha Christie books are also excellent, and they are all very good reads. The beginning of this book really gives you a sense of foreshadowing, and that the story was slowly coming to its climax, then boom! One of the main characters dies. "You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Beside the fact that it was a bit hard to understand, I really enjoyed this novel. But who killed Mrs. Boynton, its up to you to find out.
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