Death in the Clouds

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In this "crime puzzle of the first order" (New York Times), an ordinary flight to London turns extraordinary when a female passenger is shot to death with a venom-tipped dart. Even more bizarre is that the murder went unnoticed by everyone on board— including the brilliant Hercule Poirot.

On a routine flight over the English Channel, a woman is murdered with the venom-dipped dart of a South African blow-gun. How bizarre that the killing should go unnoticed by the ...

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Overview

In this "crime puzzle of the first order" (New York Times), an ordinary flight to London turns extraordinary when a female passenger is shot to death with a venom-tipped dart. Even more bizarre is that the murder went unnoticed by everyone on board— including the brilliant Hercule Poirot.

On a routine flight over the English Channel, a woman is murdered with the venom-dipped dart of a South African blow-gun. How bizarre that the killing should go unnoticed by the plane's other passengers. Most ironic of all, though, is that Hercule Poirot, the brilliant detective, was sitting just 15 feet from the victim! Also published as Death in the Air. The novel was previously published as Death in the Air.

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A crime puzzle of the first order.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007451609
  • Publisher: Collins
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie
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.

Biography

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 a short story collection, 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 Belgian detective 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 died in 1976.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Westmacott (used for her romantic fiction)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 15, 1890
    2. Place of Birth:
      Torquay, Devon, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 12, 1976

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2001

    Christie can be also so uncoventional

    Read the book and at the end of it you will learn what i mean by being 'unconvenitonal'. But for that the reader must have read her other books too. One more thing i liked about the book was it doesnt have the suspects held up in the flight for hours as was the case in Murder on the orient express. Here they have been allowed to roam freely by the great writer. A very very deceptive ending but satisfying nevertheless. An unusual finale but a relieving one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2000

    UNIQUE!!!!!!!!!

    A fresh change from the other Agatha novels. In the air is double the fun!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2008

    One day read! Amazing and unbelivable

    This mystery is one of my favorites. It is the only Poirot novel that I have finished in one day. I just had to know what was going on. Contrary to what a previous reviewer said, you have no idea who the culprit is until the end. Very very good and interesting. It doesn't really matter who the culprit is. The motive and how death was acheived was must more exciting and thrilling!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2008

    wow

    It is so good, never gets in the least bit boring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2004

    My FAVORITE Agatha Cristie yet!!

    I loved this book! The ending(for me at least)was very good even though I knew who the culprit was because of one thing they said. I also liked that there was a little romance even though I didn't like one of the people in the romance! i think this book was the best Agatha Cristie yet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2004

    ATTENTION READERS!!!

    I admit that I am a little picky about books. I am a little embarrased to say this, but I like to have romance in a novel. But, this book was so worth reading! I really liked the part when the guy said 'Steady my boy' to himself when he saw the pretty girl!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2002

    THIS IS THE BEST BOOK!!!!

    this book is one of her best books ever .. it is so good...i really loved it so much !! u have to read it ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2002

    Death During Flight!

    A woman is found dead during an airplane trip.Death was by a poison-dart that caused death instently.Fortunialy Poirot was on board and he must have noticed something.But he was asleep when a murder occured right under his nose.To repare his pride Poirot is going to take flight after the killer.

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