Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot Series)

Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot Series)

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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Even famous detectives need their down time, and the vainglorious Hercule Poirot is spending his at a seaside resort hotel known for its good food, sports, and congenial guests. Of course, Poirot is quickly drafted when tragedy strikes the Jolly Roger. Arlene Stuart Marshall is known for her flirtatious ways, openly cavorting with Patrick Redfern while her husband,… See more details below

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Even famous detectives need their down time, and the vainglorious Hercule Poirot is spending his at a seaside resort hotel known for its good food, sports, and congenial guests. Of course, Poirot is quickly drafted when tragedy strikes the Jolly Roger. Arlene Stuart Marshall is known for her flirtatious ways, openly cavorting with Patrick Redfern while her husband, Captain Marshall, and Patrick's wife watch helplessly. When Arlene is found floating face down in a nearby cove, her husband is immediately suspected. But Poirot has his doubts. The fastidious sleuth digs deeper into the case and discovers much more going on at the Jolly Roger — drug smuggling, religious mania, mysterious love letters, unsolved previous murders, and even voodoo.

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.
Times Literary Supplement (London)
“She springs her secret like a land mine.”
Alan Bradley
"Hercule Poirot will live on forever because, like Chaplin’s Little Tramp (that other immortal in moustache and bowler hat) he has the ability to solve the problems of the world."
Time Magazines Literary Supplement (London)
"She springs her secret like a land mine."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785799016
Publisher:
Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date:
11/28/1991
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
4.46(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Alan Bradley
“Hercule Poirot will live on forever because, like Chaplin’s Little Tramp (that other immortal in moustache and bowler hat) he has the ability to solve the problems of the world.”

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