Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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At Devon's Jolly Roger resort, Arlena Stuart Marshall openly cavorts with Patrick Redfern while her husband and Patrick's wife helplessly watch. Later Arlena's lifeless body is found in the sand at a nearby cove. The evidence seems to point to Arlena's husband as the murderer, but Hercule Poirot, who just happens to be on holiday at the tony hotel, doesn't settle for… See more details below

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At Devon's Jolly Roger resort, Arlena Stuart Marshall openly cavorts with Patrick Redfern while her husband and Patrick's wife helplessly watch. Later Arlena's lifeless body is found in the sand at a nearby cove. The evidence seems to point to Arlena's husband as the murderer, but Hercule Poirot, who just happens to be on holiday at the tony hotel, doesn't settle for such an easy answer. Everyone is a suspect, and the evidence includes voodoo practices, drug-smuggling, religious mania, bank withdrawals, mysterious love letters, and two murders from the past.

Editorial Reviews

Times Literary Supplement
Christie springs her secret like a land mine.
New York Herald Tribune
A surprise conclusion of high voltage. You can't go wrong with this one.
Publishers Weekly
Considered by many to be one of the very best Agatha Christie mysteries, this macabre tale has lost none of its crisp intrigue since it was first published in 1940. Using a plot formula that has since become a mystery standard, Christie conveniently gathers all the characters in one hard-to-leave location, in this case, the Jolly Roger, a vacation hotel on the southern coast of England. One of the guests, a gorgeous, dramatic flirt, is strangled to death, and the famous detective Hercule Poirot who happens to be vacationing at the Jolly Roger, too sets out to solve the case. Each of the well-developed characters is suspect, and listeners will constantly be changing their bets as to whodunit. British stage actor Suchet, who many know as the definitive Poirot from the Public Television Mystery! series was an obvious choice for the reader of this production, having won an Audie award for reading Christie's Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1997. Suchet gives an outstanding and highly entertaining performance, obviously taking great zeal in the task of fleshing out Christie's colorful lot of characters. (Feb.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
These are the initial eight volumes in what will grow to 24 over two years in Black Dog's new "Agatha Christie Collection." The books are all decent-quality hardcovers for a bargain price. If you're regularly replacing your Christies, gives these more durable editions a try. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611737745
Publisher:
Center Point
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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