Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot Series)

Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot Series)

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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Nobody's willing to help Hercule Poirot solve the murder of the most hated tourist in the Holy Land.

Written in Christie's most brilliant style. (Times Literary Supplement)

Overview

Nobody's willing to help Hercule Poirot solve the murder of the most hated tourist in the Holy Land.

Written in Christie's most brilliant style. (Times Literary Supplement)

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This 1938 Hercule Poirot mystery is not one of Christie's best, but Hugh Fraser's engaging reading makes the time pass pleasantly. Vacationing in Jerusalem, the Belgian detective encounters the Boyntons, a wealthy American family dominated by its tyrannical matriarch. When the old lady suddenly dies on an excursion to the ruins at Petra in Jordan, her children come under suspicion. As usual with Christie's tales, there are romantic complications among the tourists as well. Except for Dr. Girard, a famous French psychiatrist, the characters are rather bland, with the various Boyntons not that differentiated from one another. Christie also does surprisingly little with the Middle East setting. Fraser, best known as Captain Hastings in the televised versions of the Poirot stories, gives his usual sympathetic reading, making the protagonists seem to have greater depth. For Fraser's efforts alone, this is recommended for popular collections.-Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
The Observer (UK)
“Twice as brilliant as Death on the Nile, which was entirely brilliant.”
Val McDermid
“The quickness of Christie’s hand still continues to deceive our eyes.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425108581
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
05/08/2001
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.82(h) x 0.66(d)
Lexile:
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Val McDermid
“The quickness of Christie’s hand still continues to deceive our eyes.”

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She 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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